Indian National Group of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) was founded in 1929 in Zurich by Engineers from 14 countries, who recognized both the necessity for a closer human collaboration and exchange of information, knowledge and discoveries across all national borders. The Government of India, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (Roads Wing) in consultation with various State Government set up the Indian National Group (ING) of IABSE in May, 1957.
The goals of the Association are, promotion of international collaboration between engineering and researchers and particularly representatives of science, industry and public authorities. Encouragement of awareness and the responsibility of its members towards the needs of the society and promotion of the exchange of technical and scientific knowledge.
The Group works as an arm of the Parent Body in trying to achieve its goals. The Indian National Group deals with all aspects of planning, design, analysis, detailing, construction, management, operation, maintenance, repair and rehabilitation of structures of all kind including Bridges. The Group also organizes Seminar and Workshops for exchange of experience and implementation of research findings.