IABSE Newsletter 2016/05

IABSE Newsletter 2016/05



IABSE Guangzhou Conference 2016

The IABSE Conference Guangzhou was held from May 8-11, 2016, and was organised by the Chinese Group of IABSE in association with Tongji University, Guangzhou University, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Authority and Guangdong Provincial Chang Da Highway Engineering Co. Ltd. It linked national and international activities in a single conference and attracted 1110 participants from 29 countries and areas. The top five participating countries besides China were Indonesia, Germany, Japan, and Switzerland! The proceedings (ePDF) can now be purchased at the online shop. Read the report..


YEC Hamburg 2016 – Proceedings available online

The Young Engineers Colloquium Hamburg 2016 which was jointly organised by the German and the Danish Groups of IABSE offered attendees with an overview of current research topics, as well as challenging construction projects. The proceedings are now accessible for IABSE Members in the online Members Area. Read the report..


Count Down for Opening of Gotthard Base Tunnel

At 57 kilometres, the Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is the longest railway tunnel in the world and represents the centrepiece of the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA). On June 1, 2016, 17 years after the first blast in the main shaft, the world’s longest railway tunnel will be ceremonially opened. The final preparations for the opening of the Tunnel and for the festivities under the title of ‘Gottardo 2016’ are in progress. On May 10, 2016, the organisers - Swiss Federal Office of Transport (FOT), Swiss Federal Railways and AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd (ATG) - invited to an on-site preview. Read more..

Discover the Tunnel with the Gottard App - download here.


News from Members

Zdeněk Bažant, USA – has been presented with the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science an Art of the 1st Class. He received the award on May 11, 2016, from the President of Austria at the Hofburg in Vienna. Professor Bažant is the 78 person and the first engineer to receive this honour since its inception in 1960. He is best known for his discovery of the scaling law for the energetic size effect in quasibrittle structural failure. Read more..


WIBE 2017

Don’t miss to participate in the World Innovation in Bridge Engineering (WIBE) 2017. The WIBE Prize 2017 will awarded by an international jury to the author or authors of a ‘Paper’ that demonstrates the greatest potential of innovation and contributes to the development of Bridge Engineering worldwide. The Prize: 50,000 USD$. Pre-register at: www.fe.up.pt/wibe

IABMAS 2016

The Final Programme for the 8th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, June 26-30, 2016 is now available. IABMAS 2016 will bring together academics, researchers, and practicing professionals, bridging the gap between theory and practice in bridge maintenance, safety, and management. Read more..

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