JCSS - Joint Committee on Structural Safety

The JCSS is a committee in the field of Structural related Risk and Reliability, acting on behalf of the Liaison Committee of the following five international professional associations:

  • CIB International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
  • ECCS European Convention for Constructional Steelwork
  • fib International Federation for Structural Concrete
  • IABSE International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
  • RILEM Reunion internationale des Laboratoires et Experts des Materiaux

The goals of the JCSS are:

  • To improve the general knowledge and understanding within the fields of safety, risk, reliability and quality assurance, for all types of civil engineering and building structures, on the basis of sound scientific principles and with an open eye for the applications in practice.
  • To take care that inter-associational pre-normative research in the field of Risk and Reliability is performed in an effective and adequate way.

Please find more information on the JCSS website.

GDSI - Global Decision Support Initiative

The GDSI is an interdisciplinary knowledge hub on sustainability, risk and decision support established at the Technical University of Denmark. The main contributing departments include DTU Management, DTU Civil Engineering, DTU Compute, DTU Environment, DTU Food, and DTU Transport. The management of the GDSI is supported by a external advisory board and a Global Expert Network which contribute to the strategic focus and expertise of the GDSI.

Please find more information on the GDSI website.

IFED - International Forum on Engineering Decision Making

IFED is organized by the Six-University Consortium on uncertainty, risk and decision making in engineering. The Consortium manages and sponsors forums and guarantees that all forums are international, non-profit and disconnected from specific professional organizations:

  • Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • University of Calgary, Canada
  • University of Newcastle, Australia
  • University of Tokyo, Japan
  • University of Sydney, Australia
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Please find more information on the IFED website.

COST Action TU1402: Quantifying the Value of Structural Health Monitoring

This Action strives to enhance the benefit of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) by novel utilization of applied decision analysis on how to assess the value of SHM – even before it is implemented. This improves decision basis for design, operation and life-cycle integrity management of structures and facilitates more cost efficient, reliable and safe strategies for maintaining and developing the built environment to the benefit of society. The Action started in 2014 and will continue to 2018.

The Action currently comprises about 120 participants from 27 European countries (December 2015). Please find more information on the TU1402 website.

COST Action TU0601: Robustness of Structures

The main objective of this Action was to provide the basic framework, methods and strategies necessary to ensure that the level of robustness of structural systems is adequate and sufficient in relation to their function and exposure over their life time and in balance with societal preferences in regard to safety of personnel and safeguarding of environment and economy. The Action lasted from February 2007 to October 2011.

Please find more information on the TU0601 website.