International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
IABSE is a scientific / technical Association comprising members in 90 countries and counting 55 National Groups worldwide. Founded in 1929 it has its seat in Zurich, Switzerland.
IABSE deals with all aspects of structural engineering: the science and art of planning, design, construction, operation, monitoring and inspection, maintenance, rehabilitation and preservation, demolition and dismantling of structures, taking into consideration technical, economic, environmental, aesthetic and social aspects. The term 'Structures' includes bridges, buildings and all types of civil engineering structures, composed of any structural material.