Task Group 1.5

Performance-Based Design Founded on Lessons from Bridge Failures

Mission Statement/Objectives
To mitigate and control the risk of bridge collapses in designing.
Long-term Life Cycle planning through in-depth analysis and assessment of available information regarding failures and their consequences.

Scope & Limitation
Collapses, partial collapses and near failures of road and foot bridges involving all types of structures and materials in designing activity and long term Life Cycle planning. Cases will be considered from all regions of the world by using documents in open access only.

Expected Project Output
  • Global database for bridge failures (2019)
  • Special sessions or workshops during IABSE conferences
  • Technical Report with recommendations for design of bridges (end of 2020)
  • Report “Case Studies” (2021)
  • Joint research projects with other organisations (by the end of 2022)

Start Date:
September 2017
Target Date of Completion: October 2020

Vice Chair

Anton Syrkov, Russia 
Stefan Zmigrodzki, Canada
Colin Caprani, Austria
Dong-Ho Choi, Republic of Korea
Hitoshi Furuta, Japan
Neryvaldo Galvão, Portugal
Bruno Godart, France
Niels Peter Høj, Switzerland
Rujin Ma, China
Fabrizio Palmisano, Italy
David B. Peraza, USA
Andrey Sizikov, Russia
Alastair Soane, UK
Harshavardhan Subbarao, India
Karel Terwel, Netherlands
Anđelko Vlašić, Croatia
Melike Çinar,Turkey
Flora Faleschini, Italy
Jan Bien, Poland