Press Release

May 27, 2019

Preliminary Invitation and Call for Papers: IABSE Congress Christchurch 2020

Resilient Technologies for Sustainable Infrastructures

The IABSE Congress 2020 ‘Resilient Technologies for Sustainable Infrastructures’ will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand, from 2-4 September, 2020, at the University of Canterbury. The IABSE Annual Meetings will take place prior to the Congress from 31 August - 1 September, 2020. The Organisers are now inviting abstract submissions to the congress theme and topics.

The Congress is intended to provide the latest in technology and practice to enable structural engineers to design resilient and sustainable structures. The theme ‘Resilient Technologies for Sustainable Infrastructures’ will be reflected in the technical papers and invited presentations, which will be underpinned by the following topics:

  - Earthquake engineering
  - Developments of codes and standards
  - Bridge engineering
  - Multi-storey buildings
  - Durability
  - Rehabilitation and modification of structures
  - Forensic engineering
  - Sustainability
  - Performance-based fire engineering
  - Digital technology and fabrication
  - Innovative forms, technologies and materials
  - Performance under multi-hazards

Submission of Abstracts
Authors wishing to present a paper are invited to submit an abstract online by October 15, 2019, via the submission link on the congress website. The Scientific Committee will review all submitted abstracts for acceptance as either an oral or poster presentation. Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and attend the Congress. The congress proceedings will be available in electronic format (ePDF via link) at the beginning of the Congress.

More information:



 Scientific Committee Chair: 
 Organizing Committee Chair:

 Congress Secretariat:

 Contact Phone, Email address: 


 2-4 September, 2020
 University of Canterbury, Christchurch
 Dr. Anthony Abu
 Prof. Alessandro Palermo

 Conferences & Events Ltd | 187 Willis Street, Wellington
 6011, New Zealand | Ph: +64 4 384 15

 15 October 2019
 30 November 2019
 31 January 2020
 28 February 2020
 31 March 2020
 31 May 2020
 31 Aug.- 1 Sept.
 Deadline abstracts submission
 Notification of acceptance of abstracts
 Deadline submission of full papers
 Final Invitation, Registration opens
 Notification of acceptance of full papers
 Deadline for authors registration (Early bird)
 IABSE Annual Meetings

About IABSE - International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering

Founded in 1929, operates on a worldwide basis and deals with all aspects of planning, design, construction, maintenance and repair of civil engineering structures. The mission of IABSE is to exchange knowledge and to advance the practice of structural engineering worldwide in the service of the profession and society. To fulfil its mission, IABSE organises conferences and the owner of high quality journal, Structural Engineering International (SEI); publishes books reflecting the work of its Technical Groups; creates Task Groups, as required by new needs and technological progress; offers activities within National Groups of IABSE; supports Young Engineers with a programme, and presents annual Awards in recognition of outstanding achievements in structural engineering.

To learn more about this Press Release, please contact:
Brindarica Bose, Publications and Communications Manager
IABSE c/o ETH Zurich Hoenggerberg HIL E21.3
8049 Zurich, Switzerland

            Third parties may freely distribute this text in print or electronic form.

For more information, please contact: 
Brindarica Bose
Publications and Communications Manager 
IABSE c/o ETH Zurich
Hoenggerberg HIL E21.3 
8049 Zurich 

Press Release (pdf)