IABSE Newsletter 2018/01

IABSE Newsletter 2018/01

Tomorrow’s Megastructures 
September 19-21, 2018

The French Group of IABSE and the AFGC invite the world’s structural engineering community to come to Nantes and share their experiences on today’s megastructures and to present their vision of those of tomorrow - and more broadly their prospect of future outstanding structures.

Preparations are well underway, the Scientific Committee is currently revising over 500 papers received from 50 countries, and the following Keynote Speakers have confirmed their participation:

Ibrahim Mahlab, Egypt
(Mega Projects towards Egyptian Construction Renascence)

Robert Sinn, USA
(The One-kilometer tall Jeddah Tower)

Régis Adeline, Monaco
(Monaco offshore extension project)

Denis Etienne, France
(The Chernobyl shelter: a mega-structure for a safe confinement)

Michel Virlogeux, France
(Cable-stayed bridges)

Jean Marc Tanis, France
(The new coastal road on the Reunion Island)

Registration will open beginning of March and the Final Invitation will be available then too.

More information:

Call for Papers and Proposals for Special Sessions

You are invited to submit your contribution to the IABSE Symposium Guimarães 2019.

Call for Papers: Participants wishing to present a paper are invited to submit an abstract online by February 28, 2018, relating to the Themes and Topics:

  1. Novel Management Tools for the Built Environment
  2. Lifecycle Quality Control of New and Existing Infrastructures
  3. Advanced Frameworks for a Sustainable Built Environment
  4. Risk Analysis Procedures, from Theory to Practice
  5. Future Trends in Structural Engineering

More info: www.iabse.org/Guimaraes2019-callforpapers

Proposals for Special Sessions: The Scientific Committee invites proposals for ‘Special Sessions’. The theme of a Special Session should be in alignment with the themes and topics of the Symposium. However, Special Session Proposals with significant contribution to the objectives of IABSE will be considered.

More info: www.iabse.org/Guimaraes2019-specialsessions

A. Schumacher (5th from left) with the Editorial Board in Madrid in 2014

Interview with Ann Schumacher
SEI Editorial Board Chair (2013-2017)

Ann Schumacher finished her term as Chair of the SEI Editorial Board end of October. In an interview she shares how she got involved with IABSE and talks about her experience working on the journal. Read the article..

Latest News

IABSE Symposium Nantes 2018 Keynote Speakers announced..

More than 100 new Student Memberships Sponsored!
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IABSE Calendar 2018

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Important Dates

Next Conference:
IABSE Kuala Lumpur 2018
‘Engineering the Developing World' 
April 25-27, 2018

IABSE Copenhagen 2018
‘Engineering the Past to Meet
the Needs of the Future'
June 25-27, 2018

IABSE Nantes 2018
‘Tomorrow's Megastructures'
September 19-21, 2018

IABSE Guimaraes 2019
‘Towards a Resilient Built Environment Risk and Asset Management'
March 27-29, 2019

IABSE New York 2019
‘The Evolving Metropolis'
Save the date:
September 4-6, 2019

JCSS Course: April 4-11, 2018

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New Partnership with
Taylor & Francis 

IABSE is pleased to announce its new partnership with Taylor & Francis Group as the publisher of its highly regarded publication, Structural Engineering International (SEI). Starting 2018 onwards, Taylor & Francis will publish and distribute SEI to all IABSE members and will be taking over its subscription, sales and marketing. IABSE remains owner of the journal and the content continues to be under the responsibility of SEI Editorial Board. More information will soon be available at: www.iabse.org/PublishSEI

SEI 1/2018 - is already at the printer and will soon be with you! Read the Editorial by Prof. Guido Morgenthal, new Chair of the editorial board. Look forward to what this issue will bring and download the Table of Contents here..

Spain – On February 6, 2018, the Spanish Group of IABSE, together with the Institute of Technology of CEU San Pablo University, is organising the conference 'From Structural Design to Design of Structures' and contest. The aim of this event is to promote design, inspire future generations, explore different approaches and encourage creativity, read more.

Sweden -  As a part of the European R&D project SBRI+, Ramböll will host a bridge seminar in Stockholm on March 6, 2018. The seminar, which is supported by the Swedish Group gives an opportunity of learning about LCC/LCA aspects and smart steel solutions from around Europe as well as upcoming large projects in Sweden, more..

India - The Indian Group of the IABSE organised the two days International Seminar on ‘Innovations and Aesthetics in Design and Construction of Bridges and Tunnels’ at Nagpur (Maharashtra) from July 8-9, 2017. The Seminar was attended by more than 400 delegates from various Government Departments as well as other private and public organisations, more..

United Kingdom - The ‘12th Future of Design Conference’ will be held for the first time in Scotland in 2018. The conference will be a full day at the University of Edinburgh Business School on Friday April 20, and will be followed by an evening event at Dynamic Earth, more..

News from Members

IDOM - Line 6 of the Santiago Metro (Chile) was opened to the public on November 2, 2017. This new service will link the municipalities of Cerrillos and Providencia in just 20 minutes. IDOM has been involved in the Line 6 project since 2013. Extending over 15 km, this new line has 10 stations, read more..

The 2018 Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series will include: Surendra P. Shah, ‘Sustainability in Concrete Construction Based on Nanotechnology (Feb. 23); Robert Sinn ‘From Bilbao to Jeddah: An Engineer’s Journey’ (March 23), and Yozo Fujino with ‘Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Experience in Dynamics, Monitoring and Control of Bridges’ (April 13), more..

Mott MacDonald - has been appointed to conduct a pier improvement study by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s Civil Engineering and Development Department. The study will look at ways of improving public access and the natural heritage of a number of remote public piers, more..

The José Entrecanales Foundation has awarded its Civil Engineering prize to Javier Manterola. He is the first Spanish engineer to receive the award, which every three years recognises a professional of international stature who has contributed significantly to the development of civil engineering, more (in Spanish)

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