Receives, raises and provides funds for activities and programmes that advance structural engineerng and are consistent with the objectives of IABSE in order to disseminate the knowledge of Civil Engineering around the world paying a particular attention to the needs of developing countries
Presents the Anton Tedesko Medal (a prize) to recognize a Laureate's lifetime achievements in structural engineering and give the chance to a deserving young engineer to experience an extraordinary educational experience in the most qualified universities and companies
A priority goal of the Foundation is the transfer of technology to developing countries and the support of young engineers. Education and knowledge diffusion instead of charity in order to provide a better and more sustainable future
On December 9, 2021, the Anton Tedesko Medal of the IABSE Foundation (Foundation of the International Association for Bridge and Building Construction) was awarded to Prof. Dr. Mike Schlaich in recognition of his exceptional achievements in civil engineering as well as his dedication and commitment to the training of engineers in Berlin. One of the special concerns of Prof. Dr. Mike Schlaich is to awaken the responsibility of the engineers for the design of our building culture and to combine the design and the construction into a harmonious unit.
The medal and the CHF 25,000 prize were presented by the chairmen of the Foundation Dr. Alp Caner (Turkey) and Dr. Roman Geier (Austria) at the Design and Construction Department of the Institute for Civil Engineering at the TU Berlin.
Prof. Dr. Mike Schlaich also provided an insight into the institute's current research activities through a tour of the faculty's impressive and landmarked Peter-Behrens-Hall.
We extend our warmest congratulations to Prof. Dr. Mike Schlaich for this award!
The IABSE Foundation receives and provides funds to supports individuals, groups and organisations with the goal of donating knowledge in the field of Civil Engineering and promoting the mission of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). The Foundation encourages the exchange between theory and practice, research and education, decision-makers and the public promoting also self-construction in the most disadvantaged areas of planet Earth. A priority goal of the Foundation is the transfer of technology to developing countries and the support of young engineers.
The IABSE Foundation is an independent body managed by a self-governing Foundation Council comprised of voluntary members, and is affiliated with the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). It was founded in July 1993 as a non-profit institution, with its legal seat in Zurich, Switzerland.
The IABSE Foundation is managed by the Council composed by:
Deniz Yalcin Gandolfo (Switzerland) – Secretariat
Bruno Briseghella (China)
Alessandro Rovera (Italy)
Yaojung Ge (China)