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.


Latest news

We are delighted to announce that Prof Julian Bommer has agreed to deliver the 17th Mallet-Milne Lecture in May 2021. The lecture will provide insights from Julian's 35 years of experience in seismic hazard studies.

We have launched a competition to find a new logo! For details of the competition and how to enter, go to seced.org.uk/logocompetition.

Our usual evening meetings at the ICE headquarters in London are suspended due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. However, we are organising alternative online meetings. We are currently on a summer break, but we will soon be back with a programme of evening meetings, with the first autumn meeting scheduled to take place on 30th September.


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.

Upcoming events

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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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