Task Group 1.2
Design of Bridges against Fire Hazards


Mission Statement/Objectives

Increase the awareness of the importance and consequences of bridge fires. Create a Special Issue for the SEI Journal centred on structural fire design. Create an IABSE bulletin with (a) guidelines for the design of bridges against fire hazards or/and (b) a very well organized selection of bridge fires case studies.

Scope & Limitation

The group is integrated by experts in the field of structural fire engineering and fire engineering. The SED document will explain how to protect bridges from fires for different types of structural systems. It will also contain some recommendations for the post-fire analysis of bridges. The recommendations will be based on the most updated state of the art in research and practice as the group contains both academics and practitioners.

Expected Project Output

An SED book containing guidelines for the design of bridges against fire hazards.


Start Date:September 2016
Target Date of Completion: September 2021



  Ignacio Paya-Zaforteza, Spain
  Vice Chair
  Stefan Zmigrodzki, Canada
  Niels Peter Høj, Switzerland
  Henryk Zobel, Poland
  Fausto Mistretta, Italy
  Flavio Stochino, Italy
  Guillem Peris Sayol, Spain
  Harikrishna Narasimhan, Denmark
  Eva Kragh, Denmark
  Jethro Howard, Spain
  Grunde Jomaas, UK