Swiss Group of IABSE
Vice Chair

Dr. Philippe Menétrey


Rue Centrale 9bis

1003 Lausanne


Dr. Andrea Bassetti

Toggwilerstrasse 9

8706 Meilen






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News / Coming Events / Activities / Meetings




YES2022 6 October 2022


Similar to last year, this year too Swiss Group of IABSE is planning for the YES2022 young engineers event on 6th October 2022. There is a competition, you shall find all details in the flyer here: 

Last date for registration is 31st July, 2022. For further clarification, you can also contact Prof. Dr. Andrea Frangi, Organising Committee of YES2022.


Site Visit, 10-11 June, 2022















Swiss NG's field trip to the Palazzo del Lavoro in Torino, from Pier Luigi Nervi


Swiss Group of IABSE visited Italy on the 10 and 11 of June, together with the “Gesellschaft für Ingenieur Baukunst”. The group visited the rehabilitation of the Grand-Pont, organised under the NG Chairmanship of Prof. Philippe Menetrey. After this meeting, P.Menetrey stepped down as the NG Chair and the presidency of the Swiss group was passed on to Prof. Dr. Andréas Taras. Andrea Bassetti remains as vice-president.


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The group will held its general assembly on 27. October, in Lausanne.The


General Meeting on 27 October 2021


The meeting welcomed all Swiss members, for the on-site meeting, which was chaired by Philippe Menetrey. The elections, budget and activities from 2020-21 were reviewed, there was a discussion about forthcoming new IABSE Awards, and 2022 activities planning. During the election, Stefan Köppel got re-elected, Andreas Taras got newly elected and for internal auditing, Marco Galli, and Dimitrios Papastergiou got elected by the Swiss Group of IABSE. This was followed by a site visit to the new curved footbridge in Zug, designed by Conzett and Bronzini (photo above).


Generalversammlung vom Mittwoch, 27.10.2021 mit Baustellenbesichtigungen auf dem Areal der Tech Cluster Zug AG in Zug


Der Vorstand der IABSE lädt Sie hiermit herzlich zur Generalversammlung 2021 in Zug ein. Wir freuen uns, mit Ihnen anlässlich des Rahmenprogramms Baustellen und Neubauten auf dem Areal der Tech Cluster Zug zu besichtigen. Für den Baustellenrundgang sind geschlossenes, festes Schuhwerk sowie lange Hosen erforderlich. Helme und Warnwesten stehen zur Verfügung. 
Für die Teilnahme am Anlass ist ein COVID – Zertifikat erforderlich. 

Anmeldung: Für die Baustellenbesichtigung und den Apéro Riche bitten wir Sie um Anmeldung per E-Mail an bis zum Montag, 11. Oktober 2021Programm (click here for details).






Board Meeting: On 30th January, 2020, representatives of the Swiss Group of IABSE, under the Chairmanship of Philippe Menétrey met in Bern, with participating members Andrea Bassetti, Gianfranco Bronzini, Patrick Fehlmann, Richard Thürler and Matthias Wielatt. Their meeting’s agenda included discussing membership, future activities, 2019 activities, 2020 IABSE congresses and others.


From 19-22 June, 2020, the Swiss Group is planning for an excursion this year to northern Italy. Plans include visiting Milan on Friday—including the Pirelli skyscraper by Gio Ponti and Pier Luigi Nergi, the Porta Volta by Herzog & de Meuron and the Via Röntgen building by the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi by Grafton Architects. On Saturday, they plan to visit a building by Pier Luigi Nervi, an exhibition hall by Riccardo Morandi and others. On Sunday, visits shall include to the Mole Antonelliana by Alessandro Antonelli and the new Metro buildings. On return journey, one can visit the bridge over the Toce by Riccardo Morandi in Domodossola. This excursion which shall be carried out in association with the Gessellschaft für Ingenieurbaukunst is planned to start from Bellinzona by bus.


YES2020: On 1 October, 2020, the YES 2020 event will be organised by the Swiss Group at the HSLU in Luzern. Interesting programs are being organised for young engineers.