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                            January 2023


Wishing you all a good year ahead!

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IABSE Award 2023 submission platform is now open!

Submission deadline 31 March 2023

National Groups, please click here to submit your nominations: 
IABSE People and Paper Awards (Click to submit)

Companies, please click here to submit your nominations:
IABSE Project and Technology Awards (Click to submit)

For more information about the IABSE Awards, please click here.

IABSE Symposium Istanbul 2023
Long Span Bridges
26-28 April 2023

Register for the Symposium!

Keynote Speakers and their topics:

1. Revealing the Structural Identity of Aging Bridges Having Hardly Any Records
Alp Caner, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

2. Long Span Bridges- Breaking Records and Breaking Down Barriers
Tina Vejrum, Denmark  

3. Collapse of the Chirajara Bridge, Columbia, Mechanism and Lessons Learned
Klaus H. Ostenfeld, Aarhus University, Denmark

4. Structural Engineering in a Fundamentally Changing World
Thomas Voegel, Institute of Structural Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland 

5. Advance Planning and Innovative Construction Technologies in the Challenging Bridge Projects
Ömer Guzel, Yapi Merkezi Construction and Industry Inc.,Turkey

6. Where Next with Long Span Bridges?
David Colling, Arcadis & University of Surrey, UK.
Click here for more information..

The IABSE Congress 2023 New Delhi
Engineering for Sustainable Development

20-22 September 2023


Abstract till 31 January 2023: Click Here to submit an abstract.

Save the Date!

ING-IABSE welcomes you to New Delhi, the capital of India, a vibrant metropolis with a remarkable blend of modernity and meticulously preserved antiquity. The IABSE Congress New Delhi 2023 will have Keynote Speakers, Parallel Sessions, Grand Exhibition, Tours for Technical and Social Purposes and a special "Programme for Young Engineers." Special Sessions are being planned by IABSE Commissions and Task Groups.

ABSE Task Group TG 5.6 BIM on Structure Management shall have a special session. So, join us, and submit an abstract!

Read further about the Technical Programme: Click Here

Watch the Chair of OC and SC speak: Click Here


Upcoming 2024 IABSE Conferences 


IABSE Symposium Manchester 2024: 
Click Here for further information ...

Don't forget to mark your calendars for this important event!

The start of a New Year focuses our attention on hopes for the future. It also sees publication of a swarm of polls, predictions and portents. At or very near the top of all these is the Climate Emergency. Read further here ....


Save the Date! IABSE Congress San Jose 2024
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Structural Engineering International (SEI): Call for Abstracts

Timelines and further details: Click Here
Submit an abstract: Click Here

Globally infrastracture is aging, while budgets allocated to assess and maintain structures are limited. It is therefore essential to develop and implement innovative assessment methods and procedures. Read Further..

Forensics Engineering
Timelines and further details: Click Here
Submit an abstract: Click Here

The built infrastructure consists of increasingly complex structures which are, by nature, all prototypes. As technical products, failure of structures is possible, and gets even more likely with longer service life. Read further..

Attention: For a smooth delivery of SEI journal to your address, please update your profile is up-to-date in our website with your full address and telephone number.
National Groups

Thank you to all NGs who submitted their National Group Activities Report for 2023. Once we receive all pending reports, we shall update our website and notify you.

Welcome New Macedonian Group of IABSE!

The first annual meeting of the North Macedonian National Group of IABSE was held on 22 December 2022 in Skopje, North Macedonia. There were six members present at the founding meeting (IABSE). The official election led to the following Committee:

Chair: Darko Nakov
Vice-Chair: Denis Popovski
Secretary: Marija Docevska

We are looking forward to events and activities in the near future from this newly formed NG! Congratulations for forming a new National Group!

Increasing collaboration between members of IABSE National Groups!

IABSE promotes the collaboration and interaction between IABSE National Groups and their members to exchange knowledge and experiences. Get inspired and contact the IABSE National Group Chair to get in touch with local professionals during your next technical visit abroad.

Chilean and Swiss National Group members recent collaboration


Mathias Valenzuela, Chair of the Chilean Group of IABSE, welcomed Kristian Schellenberg, Member of the Swiss Group, for a technical visit to Puente de Chacao on 11 January 2023. Watch the video clip.

Puente de Chacao is currently the largest bridge construction site in South America.IABSE's Chilean and the Swiss National Groups collaborated with IABSE Commission 5 on this project read further here..

A project explanatory video is available: Click Here
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Austrian NG meeting to discuss 2023 activities

The Chair of NG Austria (Alfred Strauss) and Secretaries (Alois Vorwagner, Roman Geier) met on 16 January 2023 to discuss their online and onsite activites for 2023. More information will be available soon. 


IABSE Webinars 2023

Two Webinars are upcoming, have you registered? Free registration for all.

IABSE Webinars:
Theme: Conceptual Design is the stage of the projects when engineers have to be creative to propose the best solutions.
Date: 27 January 2023 (Postponed)
Registration: Click here

Theme: Less and better: the way forward for sustainable bridges
Date: 6 February 2023
Registration: Click here


IABSE Members News
Image Caption Obituary: Angus Low

The British Group of IABSE announces the unexpected passing of Angus Low with sincere regret.

He was an Honorary Member, long-time Fellow of IABSE and Honorary Secretary of the British Group of IABSE for many years. A well-known stalwart of the UK bridge community, he died last week following an accident.   

Obituary from the British Group of IABSE 

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