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Daniel Ureña 

Co-Chair of the Organising Committee


Marija Trifunovic 

Co-Chair of the Organising Committee  

Message from the Organisers

On behalf of the Costa Rican, Chillian, and Mexican Groups of the IABSE, it is our great pleasure to extend a warm invitation to the international structural engineering community to join us at the IABSE Congress 2024. The Congress will be held in the vibrant city of San Jose, Costa Rica, from 25-27 September  2024, at the Costa Rica Convention Centre.

The theme of the Congress, "Beyond Structural Engineering in a Changing World," serves as a call to embrace the dynamic challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in our ever-evolving field. As we embark on a new era of innovation, sustainability, and resilience, it is crucial for us to come together as a global community to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and forge new collaborations.

We are particularly thrilled to host the IABSE Congress in Latin America after more than 60 years, since the last gathering took place in this vibrant region. Latin America has experienced significant growth and transformation in recent decades, with remarkable advancements in infrastructure and structural engineering. The Congress presents a unique opportunity to explore the diverse and rich engineering landscape of Latin America while fostering connections with professionals from this part of the world.

San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica, is an ideal location for this congress. Nestled amidst breathtaking natural beauty, Costa Rica is globally recognised for its commitment to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. As you explore the city and its surroundings, you will be captivated by the lush rainforests, majestic volcanoes, and pristine beaches. Costa Rica's sustainable infrastructure showcases our dedication to harmoniously coexisting  with nature, making it a compelling destination for professionals in the field of structural engineering.

During the Congress, you will have the opportunity to engage in a diverse range of activities. Our programme will include thought-provoking keynote speeches, informative technical sessions, and insightful discussions. The Congress will also provide a platform for sharing best practices, case studies, and research findings, enabling us to collectively shape the future of structural engineering. Furthermore, we have planned exciting social events and networking opportunities that will enable you to connect with fellow professionals, renowned experts, and industry leaders. We believe that these interactions will foster collaboration, nurture friendships, and create lasting memories.

We encourage you to seize this remarkable opportunity to not only expand your professional horizons but also immerse yourself in the natural wonders and sustainable infrastructure that Costa Rica has to offer. Come and discover the innovative projects that exemplify the fusion of structural engineering with environmental preservation.

We eagerly await your participation and look forward to welcoming you to San Jose, Costa Rica, in September 2024.

Warm regards,

Daniel Ureña

Co- Chair  of the Organising Committee  

Marija Trifunovic

Co-Chair of the  Organising Committee

About the Organising Committee

The IABSE Congress 2024 is organised by the Costa Rican, Chillian, and Mexican Groups of IABSE  from both academia and industry. Their collective expertise ensures a well-organised and engaging event that caters to the needs and interests of the participants.

Objective and Scope 

The objective of the IABSE Congress 2024 is to bring together bridge and structural engineering professionals, researchers, and practitioners from around the world to exchange knowledge, share experiences, and discuss the latest advancements in the field. The congress aims to foster collaboration and promote innovative approaches in addressing the challenges faced by the industry in a rapidly changing world. The IABSE Congress 2024, with the theme "Beyond Structural Engineering in a Changing World" will cover a wide range of topics related to bridge and structural engineering. The congress will explore emerging trends, technological advancements, and sustainable practices in the field.

Important Dates:

Call for Abstracts opens:    3 July 2023

Deadline of Abstracts Submission:   15 January 2024

Notification of Abstracts Acceptance:                        16 February 2024

Submission of Full Papers:                                                      15 April  2024

Congress Format

The IABSE Congress 2024 will feature a diverse program that includes keynote lectures, technical sessions, discussions, and networking opportunities. The event will provide a conducive environment for meaningful discussions, sharing of experiences, and establishment of professional connections.

Who Should Attend?

The Congress welcomes participants from various disciplines within the field of structural engineering, including but not limited to researchers, academics, practicing engineers, architects, contractors, and industry professionals. We encourage individuals who are passionate about advancing the field of structural engineering and shaping its future to attend this esteemed gathering.



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