International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering

IABSE Germany

Work & Goals

The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) deals with all aspects of civil engineering: the science and art of planning, design, construction, construction, construction supervision and inspection, maintenance, rehabilitation and conservation, demolition and demolition of buildings, under Consideration of technical, economic, aesthetic and social concerns. The term "civil engineering" in this context refers to bridges, buildings and all forms of civil engineering, regardless of the constructive material.

The German group of the IABSE (German Group of IABSE) also pursues these goals and contributes to the further success of the IABSE.


The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) is a scientific / technical association with 3900 members in 100 countries. Worldwide, there are now 48 national groups, including the German group (German Group of IABSE).

The IABSE also consists of technical and non-technical committees.

National Groups

A national group of the IABSE consists of all the members of the union of one country. The responsibility of a national group is, as far as its sphere of influence permits, to actively support all IABSE projects. One of the special tasks of these groups is to propose qualified members for the elections of the various committees. Furthermore, the groups autonomously organize their activities, e.g. Conferences or the processing of publications. How the different groups organize varies from country to country.

Technical Groups

The technical groups deal with the technical tasks of the IABSE. The results of their work are presented by the groups in publications or at the conferences of the association. Some of these groups exist constantly and some only for the duration of a project.

In addition to the standing committees, groups are also formed that deal with selected topics, such as: the Young Engineers Program (YEP).


Commission 1 – Performance & Requirements

Commission 2 – Conceptual Design

Commission 3 – Structural Analysis and Evaluation

Commission 5 – Existing Structures

Commission 6 – Sustainability  


More Information here.