Task Group 1.5
Performance-Based Design Founded on Lessons from Bridge Failures


Mission Statement/Objectives

TG1.5 has for mission to mitigate and control the risk of collapse of bridges in designing and long term Life Cycle planning throughout the process of an in depth analysis and assessment of the available information regarding failures and their consequences.


Scope & Limitation

Collapses, partial collapses and near failures of road and foot bridges. All types of structures and materials in designing activity and long term Life Cycle planning. All regions of the world.  By using documents in open access only.


Expected Project Output
  • Global database for bridge failures (2019)
  • Special sessions or workshops during IABSE conferences
  • Technical Report with recommendations for design of bridges (end of 2021)
  • Report “Case Studies” (2022)
  • Joint research projects with other organisations (by the end of 2022)


Start Date: September 2017
Target Date of Completion: October 31, 2022



  Anton Syrkov, Russia
  Vice Chair
  Stefan Zmigrodzki, Canada
  Colin Caprani, Australia
  Dong-Ho Choi, Republic of Korea
  Hitoshi Furuta, Japan
  Neryvaldo Galvão, Portugal
  Bruno Godart, France
  Niels Peter Høj, Switzerland
  Rujin Ma, China
  Fabrizio Palmisano, Italy
  David B. Peraza, USA
  Andrey Sizikov, Russia
  Alastair Soane, UK
  Harshavardhan Subbarao, India
  Anđelko Vlašić, Croatia
  Melike Çinar,Turkey
  Flora Faleschini, Italy
  Jan Bien, Poland
  Ramon Hingorani, Spain
  Nisrine Makhoul, Lebanon
  Kazuhiro Miyachi, Japan
  Dirk Proske, Austria
  Peter Tanner, Spain