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 is also concerned with the study of societal and economic ramifications of major earthquakes.


Temporary suspension of online applications

Recently we launched new online application forms for individuals and corporations wishing to join SECED. Unfortunately, due to data security concerns, we have had to temporarily deactivate the online forms and revert to the old-fashioned paper-based forms. Please note that if you recently applied to join SECED using one of the online forms, your application would not have reached the SECED Secretary. The data contained in the form would have been deleted, and you would need to re-apply using the paper forms.

SECED 2019 Conference

9-10th September 2019 in Greenwich, London.

Latest news: We have secured preferential rates for conference delegates with De Vere Devonport House hotel, located a few minutes' walk from the conference – see Useful Information. We are delighted to announce the publication of the programme for the conference. We are also delighted to announce that a special EEFIT session will take place during the second day of the conference. This session will feature speakers from EEFIT (Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team) who will talk about the history of EEFIT, the many lessons learned during EEFIT missions, and how field work can provide vital insights into the effects of earthquakes.


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.

How to connect

 SECED is on Facebook as a Closed Group. Please use this link if you wish to join; then request to join the group.

 SECED is on Twitter as @SECED_UK.

 LinkedIn has a SECED group. Please use this link if you wish to join. 

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