Bulgarian Group of IABSE
Vice Chair

Prof. Marina Traykova

University of Architecture Civil Engineering and Geodesy

1 Hristo Smirnenski Blvd. Sofia 1046



Mr. Tzvetan Georgiev

2L, Samokovsko Shose Str Sofia 1138





Dr. Eng. Stoyan Ivanov

Vasil Kirkov Str. 21 Fl. 5,

Aprt. 19 Sofia 1164





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News / Coming Events / Activities / Meetings




December - On December 10, 2020, the event 'Bridge's eve 2020' took place online. Organised for many years by the Dept. of Road Construction and Transport Facilities (Univ. of Architecture, Civil Eng. and Geodesy, Sofia), this event gave an occasion for meeting and exchanging experience, opinions and information between colleagues. This year, despite the complex epidemiological situation, the organisers didn't give up and for the first time the event was organised online. More than 90 participants registered. The moderator of the evening was Assoc. Prof. Petar Nikolov, Head of the Dept. of Road Construction and Transport facilities. Bulgarian Group of IABSE supported this year's edition and in this regard invited Prof. Dr. Alp Canar from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey, who is also the Chair of the National Group in Turkey, for a lecture. Prof. Traykova, Chair of the Bulgarian Group of IABSE, gave a brief introduction of the mission of the National Group and presented Prof. Canar to the audience, whose paper was dedicated to the practice in rail - structure interaction for high speed train bridges. The second paper that was presented during the event was dedicated to selected steel and composite bridges in Bulgaria, by Assoc. prof. Lazar Georgiev. The Closing item was a book presentation on the history of iron bridges, by the author Mr. Doichev, who gave a brief overview of the book. 



November - This november, the NG of IABSE participated and supported the national competition “Kolyu Ficheto” for best diploma thesis in the field of “Civil Engineering”. The competition was organized by the Bulgarian Scientific and Technical Union of Civil Engineering. Prof. Marina Traykova (Chair of NG of IABSE) was a member of the scientific jury. Koluy Ficheto is the name of one of the famous Bulgarian Revival builders. He was architect and sculptor, as well. He realized many bridges and churches on the territory of Bulgaria, excellent examples of the Bulgarian Revival Period and part of the heritage structures of Bulgaria.

Тhe award winner is Nikolay Dinev, graduate student from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia. The topic of the diploma thesis is a combined bridge structure on the highway “Struma”, supervised by Prof. Rangelov.


Pic.1: The Certificate and the brochure for IABSE, prepared for the winner


Pic. 2: The Certificate and the brochure for IABSE, prepared for the winner


Pic. 3: The Certificate of the winner


Pic. 4: The award winner Nikolay Dinov and Prof. Marina Traykova, Chair of the NG of IABSE Bulgaria


The Chair of Bulgarian Group of IABSE, Prof. Marina Traykova, had a special meeting in Sofia on 21 February 2020 with Prof. Jose Matos to discuss about the future activities and development of the National Group.

In the beginning of December 2019, 2 members of the National Group (Pic. 4 - Prof. Marina Traykova and Assoc. Prof. Tzvetan Georgiev) participated in Tirana (Albania) in the international group of experts for the assessment of the damages in buildings after the earthquake. It will be great if you have the possibility to share this information with the other members of IABSE.

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National Conferences supported by IABSE NG Bulgaria:

VSU 2020 – XX International Scientific Conference “Construction and Architecture”, October 2020, Sofia, Bulgaria.