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 Carlos Mendez-Galindo, PhD                              Matias Valenzuela, PhD          

 Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee                    Co-Chair of the  Scientific Committee

On behalf of the Scientific Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite the esteemed members of the international structural engineering community to the IABSE Congress 2024 in San Jose, Costa Rica. The event will take place from 25-27 September 2024, at the Costa Rica Convention Centre in San Jose. The Congress is being organised by the Costa Rican, Chillian, and Mexican Groups of the IABSE.

The IABSE Congress is a premier international gathering that provides a platform for sharing knowledge, fostering collaboration, and discussing advancements in the field of structural engineering. With the theme of "Beyond Structural Engineering in a Changing World," the Congress aims to explore the challenges and opportunities that arises from the evolving global landscape.

The Congress will feature a wide range of themes and topics that are of utmost importance to the structural engineering community. Renowned experts and practitioners from around the world will present their cutting-edge research, innovative solutions, and best practices in these areas. The Congress will provide a fertile ground for meaningful discussions, knowledge exchange, and networking opportunities that can shape the future of our profession.

We believe that your expertise and valuable contributions would greatly enrich the Congress. We kindly request you to consider participating as a speaker, presenting a technical paper, or joining as an attendee. Your presence will undoubtedly enhance the quality of discussions and make the Congress a resounding success.

We look forward to welcoming you to the IABSE Congress 2024 and to the beautiful city of San Jose. Let us come together to explore new horizons, share knowledge, and shape the future of structural engineering in a changing world.

With warm regards,

Carlos Mendez-Galindo, PhD

Co-Chair, SC, Mexico

Matias Valenzuela, PhD

Co-Chair, SC, Chile 

About the Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is elected by the IABSE Technical Committee responsible of maintaining the academic and scientific content of the event. They rigorously review the submitted abstracts and papers to ensure a high-quality technical programme, contribute to the content selection, programme development, and overall success of the conference. 

Full list of members to be released in due course.

Important Dates:

Call for Abstracts opens:                                           3 July 2023

Deadline of Abstracts Submission:         10 November 2023

Notification of Abstracts Acceptance:  15 December  2023

Submission of Full Papers:                                    4 March 2024

Themes and Topics

- Decarbonization and Climate change

- Sustainability

- From design to construction

- Constructability

- Structural health monitoring

- Rehabilitation of existing structures

- Communication routes

- Alternative systems components

- De-constructability and second use

- Software modeling

- Demand loads

- Resilience

- Integrated design

- Soil-structure interaction

Call for Abstracts

We invite researchers, professionals, and experts to contribute to the congress by submitting abstracts related to the Congress themes and topics. Abstracts should highlight significant research findings, innovative methodologies, case studies, and best practices. 

Call for abstracts is now open!
Submission deadline: 10 November 2023
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Conference Proceedings

The  Congress Proceedings will be distributed in electronic format (ePDF) to all participants during the congress.  Authors must register for the Congress in order to have their papers presented and included in the proceedings.

Young Engineers Programme

Delegates born in 1990 or later will enjoy reduced registration fees. In addition a Young Engineers’ Contribution Award will be presented to two young authors, born in or after 1990, who have personally presented their paper during the Congress. The prize is sponsored by the IABSE Fellows and the Organising Committee. The award consist financial prize and a certificate, which will be presented during the closing ceremony. 


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