Structural engineering deals with the analysis and design of structures that support or resist loads. Its theory is based upon physical laws and experimental knowledge of structural performance.
Structural Engineering is the science and art of planning, design, construction, operation, monitoring and inspection, maintenance, rehabilitation and preservation, demolishing 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.
IABSE deals with the whole and all possible aspects of structural engineering.