The Guatemalan Association of Structural and Seismic Engineering (AGIES), founded in 1996, is a private non-profit, cultural, academic, educational and scientific association that promotes research and dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge in the field of structures, seismology and related areas, as well as the improvement of the teaching and professional levels in these fields, and the better and greater use of the material and human resources related to it.
Within the aims and objectives of AGIES, it is emphasized in:
- Promote and stimulate scientific and technological research in the field of structures, seismology and related areas.
- Coordinate the preparation and dissemination of technical information in areas of its competence.
- Encourage and ensure the use of structural design technical regulations, to produce safe and economical civil engineering works.
- Contribute to the dissemination and exchange of technical knowledge.