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.


SECED YMSC 2020 Elections

Take the opportunity to be part of the YMSC!

We achieved a lot this year and we aim at doing even more in the future. That's why we would love to have fresh ideas from motivated, young, creative minds, coming from industry and academia. There are three (3) spots available to join the group of SECED Young Members.

Check these links if you want to find out who we are and what we did last year.

How to apply

If you are not yet a SECED member but wish to put yourself forward for nomination, you are invited to join by submitting an online application. You can find details here. Note that you need to apply for an individual or student membership, even if you already work for a corporate member.

If you are already a SECED member, you should have received an email with all the relevant information. In case you missed this, you can always contact us.

Win £500 in SECED's logo competition

We have launched a competition to find a new logo, and the prize for the best design is a £500 cash award. The competition is open to all, regardless of background or affiliation. The competition closes on 31st October 2020, and the winner will be announced on 1st December. For details of the competition and how to enter, go to seced.org.uk/logocompetition.

In other 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.

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.

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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