Submission of Abstracts:
October 15, 2017 (Extended)
Join us in Nantes to share your experience with today's megastructures and present your vision about those of tomorrow and your prospect for future outstanding structures.
If you wish to present a paper, hurry and submit your abstract online by October 15, 2017, to one of the following Themes and Topics:
- Megastructures: a radical paradigm shift or simply a
change of scale
- Today’s and tomorrow’s megastructures and
- New trends for innovations in the construction, the
preservation, the exploitation and the upgrading of
For more information please visit: www.iabse.org/Nantes2018
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The IABSE Conference Guimarães 2019 will be held from March 27-29, 2019, in Guimarães, Portugal. This Conference is organised by the Portuguese Group of IABSE (Associação Portuguesa de Engenharia de Estruturas - APEE) in co-operation with the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE), and the University of Minho, Portugal.
The Objectives of this Conference are:
- Place the topic of Sustainability of the Built Environment in
an International Discussion Forum
- Offer a worldwide discussion in risk assessment and
infrastructure asset management with a share of
knowledge from different stakeholders
- Discuss Performance and Costs of built environment
assets, with a focus on ‘Zero Maintenance’
- Provide the adaptation of Young Engineers to the topics of
Risk, Construction, Quality, Resilience and Management.
The Scientific Programme will include Plenary and Concurrent Sessions. Papers covering different themes and topics of the conference will be selected from abstracts submitted to the Scientific Committee.
Preliminary Invitation and Submission of Abstracts: www.iabse.org/guimaraes2019
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National Groups can download their logos from their webpage on the IABSE website here.
News from National Groups
United Kingdom - The British Group of IABSE is pleased to announce that this year's winner of the coveted Milne Medal is Roger Ridsdill Smith, Head of Structural Engineering and a Senior Partner at Foster + Partners. The award is named in recognition of the late Bob Milne who served for many years as the Honorary Secretary of the IABSE British Group. read more here..
Pont de la République ©Lisa Ricciotti
France - The French Group of IABSE (AFGC) is organising the international conference UHPFRC 2017 in Montpellier from October 2-4, 2017. This conference aims at updating and complementing experience gained in the knowledge and use of Ultra-High Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC), based on recent practice of: design of building structures, components, civil works and bridges, industrial realisations, large-scale applications, development of standards and recommendations, more..
News from Collective Members
Ney + Partners - The winners of the Footbridge Award 2017 were announced September 6. Park Bridge Spoor Noord is joint winner in the category medium Span with the Weinbergbrücke of Schlaich Bergermann Partners. The jury’s comment on the Parkbridge is: “A simple yet very effective solution which creates an interesting crossing for users even though it is fully enclosed. The jury found it very impressive that a box girder on this scale could be made without any U-frame, web or diaphraghm stiffener. Very clever design and aesthetically strong.”
BBR - Metro extension in France overhead rail network extension takes shape. Construction is underway in Brittany of the new 14km long Rennes Metro Line B which is scheduled to open in 2020. The route which will have 15 stations includes a 2.4km viaduct which is a complex 8.6m wide structure where the use of precast segmental construction will minimise impact on urban traffic and the environment. The installation of the 970 precast concrete segments and some 600t of BBR VT CONA CMI internal PT tendons is being carried out by ETIC, the BBR Network Member for France.
The Second Wuhu Bridge is a mega project that will cross the Yangtze River in Anhui Province, China. The main bridge is a cable-stayed bridge with an 806m main Span. Its upcoming connections on both sides are 41.03km in total. This project needs to be completed within 4 years. To meet this strict time demand, prefabricated, externally prestressed segmental box-girder bridges are utilised using an industrialised method. Read the article ‘The Second Wuhu Bridge: An Industrialised Application of External Pre-stressed Box-Girder Bridge in China’, K. Hu, X. Shi, X. Ruan, C. Liang, Z. Liu; China., published May 2017. Download the article here..
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SED 12 provides case studies which might be encompassed by the convenient umbrella terms ‘Conservation/Upgrading of Existing Structures’. Selected studies cover a variety of structural types from different countries. The reader will discover different approaches to put forward strengthening or rehabilitation projects.
SED 12 Case Studies of Rehabilitation, Repair, Retrofitting, and Strengthening of Structures is a summary of practices to help structural engineers and edited by Mourad M. Bakhoum, Juan A. Sobrino, is available in the online shop.
Members can download the ePDF for free in the Members Area, here..
SCESCM 2018 ‘Sustainable Structures for Future Generation’ will be held on September 5-7, 2018, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This international conference will be focusing on sustainability concept implemented in design, construction and maintenance in any civil engineering structure. Organised by the University Gadjah Madah in co-operation with a number of universities of the South East Asian region, more..
The aim of ICSA2019 is to present research and developments on the merging of architecture and structural engineering. The conference will facilitate the meeting of international participants interested in the recent advances in the art, practice and theory of designing and building infrastructures in which the structural and architectonic values are consciously combined and the contribution of each other is mutually enhanced. Submission of abstracts is February 2018, more..
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