Welcome to IABSE Symposium New Delhi 2021!


              Yaojun GE


The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering is very pleased to invite you to the IABSE Symposium 2021, “The Changing Skyline and Underground Structures”, in New Delhi, India, from April 14 to 16, 2021. The goal of the Symposium is to attract civil and structural engineers, architects and associated professionals interested in the Changing Skyline including Multi-Disciplinary Planning and Integration, Smart Planning and Building Information Model, Notable Architects Structures, Elevated Transportation Structures, and Green Buildings, Environmental and Sustainability Issues, and the Underground Structures covered with Corridor Planning and Integrated Multi-Modal Transport System, Geo-technical Features and Soil-Structure interaction, Temporary and Permanent Structures, Transportation in the Digital Age, Tunnel Asset Management and Monitoring, and Operation and Maintenance of Metro System.


This IABSE Symposium is organised by the Indian Group of IABSE. This National Group is among the earliest ones in IABSE’s history and is very dynamic. It has hosted four IABSE events in New Delhi and Kolkata, including IABSE Congress 1992, IABSE Colloquium 1999, IABSE Conference 2005 and IABSE Symposium 2013. This will be the fifth time in India and the fourth time in New Delhi. The Organising Committee chaired by Dr. I. K. Pandey, Chair of the Indian Group of IABSE, and the Scientific Committee, chaired by Dr. H. Subbarao, Vice President of IABSE andB.C Roy former Vice President of IABSE, have prepared a very attractive and innovative event.


Besides the Symposium activities, I in particular look forward to discover with you the city of Delhi, a symbol of the rich past and thriving present of India. Home to millions of people, the city takes on the unprecedented responsibilities of realising dreams by bringing people closer and inspiring their thoughts. Depart from your work and come to New Delhi in spring to participate in IABSE Symposium 2020. A special invitation goes out to our younger colleagues born in 1987 or later, and you will take advantage of the “IABSE Young Engineers Programme”, including reduced registration fees and special prizes sponsored by the IABSE Fellows and the Organising Committee.


Yaojun Ge
President of IABSE



The main theme of this Symposium is The Changing Skyline and Underground Structures.


Who is invited?

Consultants, Planners, Contractors, Owners, Architects, Associated Experts, Researchers and Practitioners are invited to exchange ideas and experiences on planning, structural design, construction and maintenance issues, as well as ideas for future growth and sustainability.



Important Dates

Receipt of Abstract (extended till):

to be re-confirmed


Notification Abstract Acceptance:

to be re-confirmed


Submission of Full papers:

to be re-confirmed


Final Invitation, Registration opens:

14 September 2020


Notification of Full Papers Acceptance:

30 August 2020


Deadline for Authors registration:

30 September 2020


Early Bird registration fee deadline:

9-10 November 2020


Opening Ceremony:

14 April 2021