40th Symposium of IABSE
Nantes, France, September 19-21, 2018
Megastructures represent the most ambitious and spectacular constructions in the world which are all incredible technological achievements of great human adventures. As the Jules Vernes’ birthplace (author of adventure novels, including a premonitory “Paris in the Twentieth Century”), Nantes is definitively the best place to address the following challenges:
- Megastructures: a radical paradigm shift or simply a change of scale?
- Today’s and tomorrow’s megastructures and megaprojects
- New trends for innovations in the construction, the preservation, the exploitation and the upgrading of structures.
Inside SEI August 2016
Educating Engineers to Create Good Looking Bridges
The way bridges look is important. Beautiful bridges evoke positive emotions in people and thus enhance quality of life, whereas ugly bridges do the opposite. Bridges embody particular characteristics that give their appearance special importance relative to other visible objects. Read the article, by Paul Gauvreau, Canada, putting forth ideas on how to enhance the engineering curriculum to improve the capacity of engineers to design good looking bridges.
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Looking for Experts
New IABSE Working Groups
As a result of the Geneva Conference 2015, three new Working Groups have been recently enacted and are now open to experts interested to join and actively contribute to the group.
WG 10: Super-Long Span Bridge Aerodynamics
Chair: G. Diana, Italy
WG 11: Building and Structures Management
Chair: J. Campos e Matos, Spain
WG 12: Structural Response to Fire
Chair: I. Paya-Zaforteza, Spain
If you are interested to join one of these Working Groups, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
IABSE Social Media
IABSE has move forward in adding two new Social Media platforms to continuously connect with its members! Get informed and check us out on: Facebook, Twitter and new Google+ and Instagram. We will be sharing the latest news about IABSE and news about Structural Engineering from around the world! #IABSE
News from Members
Sanjeev Shankar, India, author of the awarded paper ’Living Root Bridge: State of Knowledge, Fundamental Research and Future Application’, presented at the IABSE Geneva Conference 2015, has received a citation of appreciation from the Meghalaya Biodiversity Board, Government of Meghalaya, for his role in the India biodiversity Award given to 'Seng trei lang', a self help group from Mawkyrnot village under the category 'sustainable use of biological resources', for promoting and protecting the root bridges therein.
Sanjeev will give a talk on ‘Living Root Bridges' at Cornell University from October 13-16 and at New York Botanical Garden on October 18, 2016.
IABSE Permanent Committee Meeting
The Agenda for the 81st Meeting of the Permanent Committee of IABSE, September 22, 2016 is available in the Members Area. If you are a Delegate of Alternate Delegate, please make sure your name is incluced in the official list, check the list here..
Updates and changes to this list are accepted until August 31, 2016, and must be sent to email@example.com
If you have not yet registered for the Annual Meetings, please do so here..
Zagreb Joint Workshop
Call for Papers
The Joint workshop of COST Action TU 1402 “Quantifying the value of structural health monitoring”, COST Action TU 1406 “Quality specifications for roadway bridges, standardisation at a European level” and IABSE Working Commission WC1 “Structural Performance, Safety and Analysis” will be held in Zagreb, Croatia, at the Faculty of Civil Engineering on March 2-3, 2017. Contribute to this event with your knowledge, experience and ideas for joint progress and submit your paper by November 20, 2016.
More information: www.grad.unizg.hr/joint-zagreb-workshop Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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