The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) was founded in 1929. Today, IABSE has members in over 100 countries and 50 National Groups around the world. IABSE’s aim as a technical society is to promote the advancement of structural engineering practice while taking into account technical, economic, environment, aesthetic and social aspects. IABSE deals with all structures and with all materials.

To fulfil its mission IABSE organizes conferences and publishes the quarterly journal Structural Engineering International (SEI), conference reports, as well as books reflecting the work of its technical groups. It creates Technical Groups, as required by needs and technological progress, offers activities within National Groups of IABSE, supports Young Engineers with a program and presents annual awards for outstanding achievements in research and practice that advance the profession of structural engineering.