IABSE Newsletter 2016/12

IABSE Newsletter 2016/12

IABSE Conference Kuala Lumpur 2018
Preliminary Invitation

The Malaysian Group of IABSE will be hosting the IABSE Conference ‘Engineering the Developing World’ in Kuala Lumpur from April 25-27, 2018. The Call for Papers will open shortly, participants willing to present a paper are invited to submit an abstract online by April 30, 2017.

Themes and Topics

  • Large Scale Infrastructure Projects
  • Engineering Innovations for Rapid Urbanisation
  • Towards Achieving a Low Carbon Footprint
  • Harmonising New and Old
  • The Future of Aesthetic Design

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Structural Engineering International

‘Preview SEI 1/2017 Recent Structures and Research in Canada’


IABSE Calendar 2017

Download your calendar poster with selected photos of current and past Outstanding Award Winners and finalists here!

IABSE Conference Bath 2017
Creativity and Collaboration

The Technical Programme of the Bath Conference will take place over two days, with plenary sessions, three parallel lecture streams, seminar sessions and a series of design workshops. The design workshops are hands on exercises facilitated by experienced industry practitioners. The preliminary schedule can be viewed online here..

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WG 12: Design of Bridges Against Fire Hazards

Prof. Ignacio Payá Zaforteza from the Politechnical Universtity of València and Prof. Maria Garlock from Princeton University, are the initiators for the creation of this new Working Group. They have been working for a long time together on bridge fires and were aware of the lack of guidelines or codes specific for bridge fires despite their importance. Read more..

SEI 2/2018 - Call for Abstracts: ‘The Value of Health Monitoring in Structural Performance Assessment’

Authors are invited to submit abstracts related to:

- Monitoring Based Performance Indicators
- Quantification of the Value of Structural Health Monitoring
- Performance Assessment of Existing Structures.

Submission of abstract by:
April 15, 2017. More info here..

News from National Groups

UK - IABSE Milne Medal Lecture Report 

The Milne Medal is awarded to an individual engineer for excellence in structural design, both in the overall concept and in the attention to detail in their work, and is named in recognition of the late Bob Milne, who served for many years as the Honorary Secretary of the IABSE British Group. James O’Callaghan wowed a packed audience at the IStructE headquarters with his presentation for the 2016 Milne Medal. Read the report..

Denmark – Student Event 

On October 27, 2016, IABSE Denmark and the Technical University of Denmark organised a successful and well-attended mini-seminar for MSc students. The students were offered the possibility to meet structural engineers in different jobs and to hear about work on interesting projects and different tasks solved by structural engineers. Read more..


WIBE Prize – Last Chance to participate: December 31, 2016

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$. More information and how to submit your abstract: www.fe.up.pt/wibe

Fazlur Rahman Khan Distinguished Lecture Series

The Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series at Lehigh University honours Dr. Khan’s legacy of excellence in structural engineering and architecture was initiated by Prof. Dan M. Frangopol, Lehigh University, USA. The first of the three 2017 lectures will be held by Prof. Eugen Brühwiler, EPFL, Switzerland: ‘Getting More Out of Existing Bridges’, February 17, 2017. Read more..

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