We are the British Group of the worldwide International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). Our members are designers, constructors, researchers, clients and others. We are privileged to count among our number many of the UK’s most influential and inspirational engineers.
Founded in Zurich in 1929, IABSE is a long established and highly regarded international association whose members include many of the world’s leading practitioners, academics and researchers. As the international influence and context of so many of our projects continues to grow, it is increasingly important to develop an international outlook and perspective to our work. IABSE is the pre-eminent international Association dedicated to sharing and disseminating structural engineering knowledge and expertise among its members, and the British Group those members currently working in the UK.
In addition to holding international conferences and events, and publishing guidance documents and the structural engineering journal, the Association operates locally through individual National Groups. The British Group, founded in 1930, organises meetings, lectures, site visits and other events and our members participate regularly in international events. In September 2011 we hosted IABSE’s annual international conference and welcomed over 1000 delegates to London from all over the world for a hugely popular event. We have a strong focus on supporting and encouraging young members, and always welcome new ideas for activites that support the objectives of IABSE.