IABSE Newsletter August 2018

Newsletter August 2018

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Genoa Bridge Collapse
Read Thomas Vogel’s recent
interview in German

Watch IABSE Awardees videos

Lennart Elfgren, Sweden

Bidhan Chandra Roy, India

Tristram Carfrae, UK

Teng Wu, USA

Are you ready for something new?

The Organising Committee of Guimaraes 2019 is excited to introduce a new kind of exciting competition in an IABSE Symposium, the ‘IABSE Tank.’

This competition aims to bridge the gap between the innovative and creative engineers and the daring investors in the industry searching for something new. On stage, the candidates either an individual or a team will sell their new and patented ideas (e.g. innovative products, materials, techniques, software, services, etc.) to the 5 investors. The investors will decide on the spot if he/she is willing to invest or not. This is not a game, but a real opportunity for both investors and innovators to meet and start a real business partnership.

There are still slots available for both investors and innovators.

An opportunity that cannot be missed!
Click here for more information

IABSE Conferences

Important Dates

Next Conference:

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

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

IABSE New York 2019
‘The Evolving Metropolis'
September 4-6, 2019

Call for Abstracts info: Click Here!

Download Preliminary Invitation:
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Nantes 2018 

Coming Next! Register now!

Click here to download the detailed Technical Programme

IABSE Annual Meetings:
Sept. 17-18, 2018

Symposium and Technical Tours: Sept. 19-21, 2018

Post-Tours: Sept. 22-23, 2018

Announcing #IABSENantes2018 for all Instagram posts during and after the Conference

New York 2019 

Call for Abstracts by
November 1, 2018.

A request for abstracts for the 2019 New York City Congress is now open. Please submit your abstracts in PDF format and not exceeding 250 words by November 1, 2018, in order to be considered. Preference will be given to relevant papers submitted under one of the paper session topics.

Full Congress Details:
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Book Reviews (3)

Explore the IABSE
Publications Archive

August Issue
SEI Vol. 28, No. 3

SEI August issue was printed and mailed to all members and subscribers by the first week of August, well on time, with the transition to Taylor and Francis coming to an end.

Copenhagen Conference Report

Download the Table of Contents for Copenhagen 2018 Conference, click here..

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Members Discount


National Groups events

National Groups



United Kingdom

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

NG Events

Logo's of National Groups

National Groups can download their logos from their webpage on the
IABSE website


October 16, 2017 till
January 15, 2019

Croatian National Group of IABSE supports the research project CODEbridges: Influence of concrete damage on reinforcement corrosion - computer simulation and in service performance of bridges, founded by Unity trough knowledge fund.

Read more here..



Greece Study Tour
October 12-14, 2018

The British Group is organizing a Greece Study Tour from October 12-14, 2018, open to all.

Further Information
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Third Istanbul Bridge Conference (iBridge2018)
November 5-6, 2018

This conference will be held in Istanbul Hilton on November 5-6, 2018. iBridge 2018 is intended to provide a continued discussion platform to develop safe, sustainable and economically feasible solutions to be followed in bridge research, design and construction worldwide.

Further Information
Click Here!

Young Engineers events


YES 2018 Symposium’s deadline for the Call for Posters has been extended till
August 20, 2018!

For further information:
Click Here!

For queries contact: yes@ivbh.ch

IABSE Young Engineers Colloquium in East Asia, Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
October 24-25, 2018

This Colloquium offers young engineers (under about 35 years of age) the opportunity to present interesting projects from university, research or construction practice to an audience of fellow structural engineers.

Read Full Report:
Click Here!

Members News

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Awarded: Zdeněk P Bažant

Zdeněk P Bažant, US, received on May 31, 2018, the Alfred M. Freudenthal Medal of the American Society Engineers at the Annual Meeting of ASCE-Engineering Mechanics Institute at MIT, Cambridge, MA. He was cited for “developing a comprehensive theory of probabilistic mechanics of strength, lifetime, and size effect of quasi-brittle structures.

Further information: Click Here!

Elected: Ahsan Kareem

Ahsan Kareem, US, the Robert Moran Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, and the Director of the NatHaz Modeling Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, was elected as a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). Congratulations!

Further information: Click Here!


Robert Silman (Bob)

Robert Silman, US, President Emeritus of Silman, the structural engineering firm he founded in 1966 (previously known as Robert Silman Associates, P.C.), sadly passed away on July 31, 2018, at the age of 83. He received the Honorary Membership 2015 ‘in high appreciation of his outstanding and dedicated services to the Association’.

Click here to read his obituary.

Christian Menn

Christian Menn, Switzerland, was awarded the 2009 International Award of Merit. Christian Menn graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, in Civil Engineering in 1950 and earned his doctorate there in 1956. He was Professor of Structural Engineering at ETH Zurich from 1971-1992. Since then he is a consulting engineer in private practice, Chur, Switzerland.

Click here to read his obituary.

Collective Members News


The deck of London's newest moveable bridge was installed yesterday following a 36-hour voyage across the North Sea from its fabrication site in Belgium to its new home in Canary Wharf. The 28-meter single-leaf bascule bridge on Water Street crosses the southern end of Bellmouth Passage. Once open for use, it will provide a road and pedestrian link between Montgomery Square and Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf.

Read here the press release.

Co-Sponsored Events


The sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering 2018 will be held in Ghent from October 28 to 31, 2018. The mission of IALCCE 2018 is to bring together all cutting-edge research in the field of Life-Cycle Civil Engineering and so to advance both the state-of-the-art and state-of-practice in the field. This event is organised on behalf of the International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE) under the auspices of Ghent University, more..

4th SCESCM 2018

‘Sustainable Structures for Future Generation’ will be held on September 5-7, 2018, Yogyakarta, Indonesia on sustainability concept implemented in design, construction and maintenance in any civil engineering structure, more..

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