Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics
Welcome to the website of the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED). SECED was founded in 1969 to promote the study and practice of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, including blast, impact, and other vibration problems. SECED also provides a forum for the study of societal and economic ramifications of major earthquakes.
The biennial Mallet–Milne Lecture is organised by SECED in memory of the two founding fathers of engineering seismology: Robert Mallet and John Milne. The concept of the Mallet–Milne lecture series is to capture a lifetime of experience from eminent professionals who have spent their careers working in the field of seismology or earthquake engineering. In recognition of his great contribution to British earthquake engineering, Edmund Booth was elected to deliver the 16th Mallet–Milne Lecture at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London. The lecture was held on 24th May 2017 in the Thomas Telford Theatre to great aclaim. The lecture will also be published as an open access publication - more details to follow..
SECED, in collaboration with the British Standards Institution sub-committee responsible for Eurocode 8 (B/525/8), hosts a Eurocode 8 forum on this website. The purpose of the forum is to collect comments and proposed changes for all parts of Eurocode 8. All members of the earthquake engineering community in the UK and abroad are invited to post comments - the only prerequisite is registration on the SECED website.
SECED is the British branch of both the International Association and the European Association of Earthquake Engineering. SECED is an Associated Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and is sponsored by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and The Geological Society.