Definition & creation
Task Group “a group of people who are brought together to do a particular job […]” (Cambridge dictionary)
A TG is much more focused and specific than a Working Group.
A Working Group is a group of experts working together to achieve specified goals. The groups are domain-specific and focus on discussion or activity around a specific subject area.” (wikipedia)
TG missions and names
The TG ToR shall clearly identify the particular job to be done. The TG name shall clearly reflect its mission (i.e. specific task). In defining your TG name please think about the following:
- Concerned “life” phase of structure: requirements, actions, conceptual design, structural analysis and design, construction, management, diagnostics, maintenance, improvement, structural evaluation, forensics, demolition, recycling, …
- Type of structure: bridge, building, geotechnical structures, …
- Type of construction material: concrete, steel, masonry, timber, hybrid, FRP, aluminum, glass, alternative, …
- Other specific aspects: size of structure, type of action, analysis method, process, detailing, monitoring, in-situ evaluation, sustainability, …
TG deliverables and time frame
Possible outcomes (= task achievement) : SED, Bulletin, SEI article(s), workshop, e-learning material... Everything can but shall be defined from start of TG activity.
Time frame: max. 4 years but rather target task achievement in two years.
Chair and Vice Chair must be IABSE member
TG Members must not necessarily be IABSE Member but are very welcome to become. There is no limit in number of members!