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                               May 2023


IABSE Symposium Istanbul 2023

On 26-28 April 2023, almost 300 structural engineers worldwide participated in the IABSE Symposium Istanbul 2023. Several topics were covered, mainly based on long-span bridges—their conception, site selection, design and construction. 

Despite the short preparation for this event, the Turkish Group of IABSE (OC) and the Scientific Committee successfully delivered a smooth, two-day forum, followed by a full-day Technical Tour to the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge. The Scientific Programme comprised 6 Keynote Lectures; 1 Special Lecture; 1 Panel on Earthquakes, considering the large twin earthquakes in Turkey and Syria on 6 February 2023; 12 Technical Sessions based on the themes of the symposium papers. A total of 118 papers were presented at the symposium.

Gilles Van Staen won the Young Engineers Best Presentation Prize, and Benjamin Schmidt won the YEP quiz. Check out the photos of the event here ...

Thanks to all the delegates, sponsors, participants and organisers of this event for making this IABSE Symposium a great success!



The IABSE Congress 2023 New Delhi
Engineering for Sustainable Development

20-22 September 2023 


Next stop IABSE New Delhi Congress 2023!

IABSE Congress New Delhi 2023 will be an important international event for all those involved with any type of structures above and below ground on the topic of "Engineering for Sustainable Development." It will be held on September 20-22, 2023, at the Hotel Vivanta in Dwarka, New Delhi. Have you saved the date? Our Organising Committee and Scientific Committee members are working hard and visited Istanbul to promote and present the Congress to all participants.

Technical Visits
Technical Visits to some interesting structures either built or under construction within the Metropolitan Area will be offered. These visits will also be open to all interested accompanying persons. Half-day tours to interesting structures near Delhi will be offered during the Congress. A two-day technical visit after the Congress is being prepared as well. The following tours will be confirmed only if minimum participation of 10 persons for each tour is booked (1) Delhi Metro (2) Signature Bridge. Click Here...

Young Engineers Programme
The following have been planned and we are looking forward to your participation:
YEP Best Paper Award; Pecha Kucha Session; Speed Networking; Reserved Bar;
Sightseeing / Bridge Modeling / Forum Discussion.

Read more about the Congress: Click Here.. 
We are looking forward to welcoming you in India!

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SEI May issue features recent structures and research in India.

SEI Editorial Board members and the SC who solicited papers for this special issue have compiled papers based on bridges, buildings and innovative research. You can read the introduction here and all papers online from your Members Area. The Editorial has been written by Chair of the SC, Dr. Harshavardhan Subbarao, and there is a detailed report about the ÎABSE Congress in New Delhi, under 'IABSE News' section. 

Note: Gentle reminder to all our members, those who have not renewed their membership are kindly requested to do so online, as for those who haven't done yet, their address by default does not get included in the mailing list of SEI. To avoid any delivery issues please ensure you pay the invoice by May end.


Save the date and attend the prestigious IABSE Awards 2023

The Juries for IABSE Awards 2023 is now published on our website (Click Here)          

The selection process started early this month, and our jury members are rigorously reviewing all the nominations received. Most of us eagerly await the shortlisted projects to be announced very soon! We look forward to the much-anticipated event this year, which will take place on 8 November 2023 in Zurich, Switzerland.


IABSE 2024 Conferences 


IABSE Symposium Manchester 2024
Construction's Role for a World in Emergency

Have you prepared your Abstract? Submit by 3 July 2023.
Preliminary Invitation and Abstract submission is now open! 
Click Here for further information..

•    Designing and building for net zero
•    Regeneration, rehabilitation and adaptation of existing structures
•    Designing for resilience and extreme events
•    Reducing waste – productivity, efficiency and resource economy
•    The role of structural health monitoring and damage identification
•    The essential value of competence, professionalism and ethics


IABSE Congress San Jose 2024
Beyond Structural Engineering - in a Changing World

Sub-themes and further details: Click Here for futher information..

The Organising Committee Chair, Daniel Urena and IABSE Vice President Carlos Mendez visited the Costa Rican Convention Center, which will be the venue of the San Jose Congress in 2024, to check and plan for the 2024 Congress. Very soon the abstract submission will start. Stay tuned!


IABSE Commission 1 Workshop 

IABSE Commission 1 and JCSS are holding together a Workshop on 'Risk Acceptance Criteria in Civil Engineering Decision Making'  from 19.-20 June 2023, Trondheim, Norway, click here ...

IABSE Commission 6, TG 6.1 Webinar Series

TG 6.1 Chaired by Andre Orcesi just started with their webinar series this month with Dr. Teng Wu, to discuss the effect of climate change on infrastructures, you can watch the recording here and register for upcoming webinars here. Watch out for TG 6.1's Chair and Vice Chair's interview in the upcoming SEI May issue.


The 7th 'Young Engineers Colloquium 2023 (YEC)' will take place at the Technische Universität Dresden from 30-31 May 2023, read further here..


National Groups Events for 2023!

IABSE National Group events for 2023 can be found here: click here..

Please keep sending your NG activities reports to Brindarica Bose at: to report your activities in the Newsletter, social media and SEI.


IABSE Norway hosted their yearly spring seminar the 3 May in Trondheim. The seminar was held in the premises of Statens Vegvesen. Read more here..


United States

On 11 May the IABSE-USA National Group sponsored the first hybrid technical lecture/webinar on the subject “Build More with Less”, presented by Michael Stein, read further here ...

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On 26 April 2023, Stoyan Ivanov and Lazar Georgiev, members of the Bulgarian NG of IABSE, met up with Chep Uytiepo, Executive Director of IABSE, during the IABSE Symposium in Istanbul. The Bulgarian and Turkish NG previously collaborated for a site visit to the 1915 Canakkale Bridge in 2021. 


British Group

After more than ten years as the Chairman of the British Group, Ian Firth handed over the Chairmanship during the AGM of the British Group to David Knight, who has been Vice-Chairman for several years. He was elected without any challenge and with enthusiastic unanimous support.

Ian played a significant role in shaping the British Group with several innovative programs, annual lectures, study tours, and prizes to engage more young engineers. As the Vice-Chair, David has already played an important role in this drive. He hosted the IABSE talk podcasts and lectures, and we are looking forward to more active collaborations and programs by the British Group. Mark Bulmer remains the National Group Secretary and a team of members who are looking after membership and events. We wish them all the best for the future and thank them for setting one milestone after the other as a National Group of IABSE.



Have you registered (free) for IABSE's upcoming webinars?

IABSE Members and Non-Members can register for free, as our goal is to disseminate knowledge and start impactful discussions in the structural engineering community. We are open to proposals and sponsorships for 2023 Webinars. Contact us if interested at


Click Here to register your free seat!


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Invite your friends and colleagues, send this promo to your fellow researchers or practitioners and invite them to join IABSE's worldwide community of structural engineers - make the most of it! Share with your colleagues the advantage of IABSE's membership!

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Members News  

Vanja Samec the Chair of TG 5.6 (BIM in Structure Management) is in the Editorial Board of the e-BrIM magazine, and in this link, you will find their latest May issue (click here). Jose Matos, IABSE Vice President has been interviewed in this issue.








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