The International Association for Wind
Engineering is founded for two principal aims -
(i) Organisation of international meetings
(ii) Liaison with national and international
organisations working in similar fields.
The Association will be governed by a Steering
Committee which will meet every four years at the venue of an International Conference.
The Chairman of the Association is to be the Chairman of the Organising Committee for the
next International Conference.
The Steering Committee will consist of the
Regional Secretaries and of one member from each country represented at the International
Conference plus an additional member for those countries with a large number of
representatives. These representatives are to be invited by the Chairman following prior
consultation with national wind engineering organisations to seek their nominations and
with delegates attending the International Conference in the case of countries without
identifiable national organisations. The Chairman of the Association may co-opt a further
five representatives to the Steering Committee.
The Association will be administered by an
Executive Board consisting of the Chairman, the Past Chairman and the three Regional
Secretaries. The Executive Board is co-ordinated by the Chairman who keeps the contacts
with the different regions through the action of the Regional Secretaries.
The Association will use the Journal of Wind
Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, published by Elsevier, as its official organ, and
will report to members through this publication.
There will be no
formal membership of the Association and membership will be deemed to be those who have
registered for the International Conferences.
The Steering Committee is vested with the
responsibility of accepting the invitation by a National Delegation to host the next
International Conference and of nominating the Chairman of the Organizing Committee. The
venues for the International Conferences are to rotate in sequence through three regions
(i) Europe and Africa
(ii) North and South America
(iii) Asia and Australia
In the event that a Steering Committee is not in
possession of an acceptable invitation to host the next International Conference it will
remain the responsibility of the Executive Board, on behalf of the Steering Committee, to
establish, by invitation, a suitable host country and Chairman for the next International
The By-Laws can be amended at any International
Conference through a majority vote of the Steering Committee.
Formally ratified at the IAWE Steering
Committee Meeting held on June 22, 1999, during the 10th ICWE, Copenhagen, Denmark, June