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.


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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.

The comments may address questions such as: Do any clauses in EN 1998 require editorial or technical correction? Which clauses would benefit from improvements in clarity? Where should the scope of the EN be extended? Where could the EN be shortened? Are there any clauses whose application leads to uneconomic construction? Are there any clauses whose application necessitates excessive design effort? More information is located in the Introduction and within each section of the forum. 


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.

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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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