Task Group 1.2
Design of Bridges against Fire Hazards


Mission Statement/Objectives

Increase the awareness of the importance and consequences of fires on civil engineering infrastructure with a special focus on bridges.

Scope & Limitation

The group is integrated by experts in the field of structural fire engineering and fire engineering. The current task of the group is to produce a special issue of IABSE's journal Structural Engineering International (SEI) with the topic "New developments for the resilient fire design of singular buildings and engineering infrastructure" that will be published in November 2023. On the long term, the group plans to write an SED document explaining how to protect bridges from fires for different types of structural systems. This document 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.

Expected Project Output

A special issue of the SEI journal devoted to structural fire design and an SED book containing guidelines for the design of bridges against fire hazards.


Start Date: September 2016
Target Date of Completion: November 2023



  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