IABSE’s technical Commissions and their Task Groups provide opportunities to exchange knowledge & professional expertise with international peers. These Commissions cover the stages within the life-cycle of any structure:

Commission 1 – Performance & Requirements

- Problems related to structural performance and safety of civil engineering structures and requirements to be established for structural performance, both in design phase and beyond.
- Enhancement of design and assessment strategies for all kinds of civil engineering structures, including support for decision-making


Commission 2 – Conceptual Design

- Holistic understanding of design processes, including social as well as technical, functional and aesthetical aspects, for any type of structure
- Promotion of the value of good design in achieving highest quality legacy of infrastructure and built environment for the future


Commission 3 – Structural Analysis and Evaluation

- Problems and progress related to structural analysis and evaluation of any type of structure
- Exchange of knowledge and experiences among worldwide practitioners


Commission 4 – Construction Methods & Processes

- Activities contributing to deeper understanding and best practices in construction methods and processes for all structures


Commission 5 – Existing Structures

- Development & enhancement of methods and tools for economically efficient, environment-friendly, and socially reconcilable decision-making process for any type of existing structure
- Supports technical activities in structure management, from concepts, methods to data processing


Commission 6 – Sustainability

- Provision of guidance towards sustainable development in structural engineering, both from theoretical and practical aspects
- Development of sustainability aspects, including framework, design, disaster prevention & control, construction & maintenance, demolition & function expansion, new materials and value protection.








Commission 1


Niels Peter Høj, Switzerland

Vice Chair

Ana Mandic Ivankovic, Croatia




Commission 2


Annette Bögle, Germany

Vice Chair

José Romo Martin, Spain




Commission 3


Richard Stroetman, Germany

Vice Chair

Vesa Järvinen, Finland




Commission 4


Pedro Pacheco, Portugal

Vice Chair

Javier Muñoz-Rojas, Spain




Commission 5


Rade Hajdin, Switzerland

Vice Chair

Jose Campos e Matos, Portugal




Commission 6


Xin Ruan, China

Vice Chair

Mitsuyoshi Akiyama, Japan