IABSE Newsletter July 2018

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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!

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Copenhagen 2018
Conference successfully conducted! 

This conference was organized by the Danish Group of IABSE in cooperation with the Technical University of Denmark to share experience and knowledge, based on operation and maintenance of bridges and other civil engineering structures, and to provide a platform for discussion to owners, operators, designers, researchers, contractors and suppliers. As shown in photo (bottom), Alex-Manuel Muresan won the Young Engineers Contribution Award.

Conference Report can be
purchased from here: Click Here!

Further information: Click Here!

IABSE Awards 2018 Announced!

          B.C. Roy                              L.Elfgren

Bidhan Chandra Roy, India
Lennart Elfgren, Sweden (Video)

Honorary Membership 
The Honorary Membership is presented to an Individual Member of IABSE, for exceptionally great services rendered to the Association.

Tristram Carfrae, UK

International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering 
The Award was established in 1975 to underline the importance of the work done by engineers, by highlighting examples of particular significance. It will be conferred for outstanding contributions in the field of structural engineering, with special reference to their usefulness to society.

Teng Wu, USA

The IABSE Prize was established in 1982 to honour an IABSE member early in his/her career, forty years of age or younger for an outstanding achievement in the field of structural engineering, in Research, Design or Construction.

Winner: Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Turkey

Outstanding Structure Award winner
The IABSE Outstanding Structure Award (OStrA) was established in 1998. It is one of the highest distinctions awarded by IABSE and recognises, in different regions of the world, some of the most remarkable, innovative, creative, or otherwise stimulating structures, but not necessarily the largest, longest, highest, or otherwise record-breaking structures. Sustainability and respect of the environment is also an important factor.


Circle Bridge, Denmark
Viaduct over River Almonte, Spain
Queensferry Crossing, UK


Outstanding Paper Award 

The Outstanding Paper Award is remitted each year to the author(s) of a paper published in the preceding year's issues of the IABSE Journal Structural Engineering International, launched in 1991. 

Category ‘Technical Report’:
‘The New Old Bridge: Renovation of the Macdonald Suspension Bridge’ by D. Radojevic, K. F. Kirkwood, Canada, SEI 1/2017,(Feb) page 32 – 37.

Category ‘Scientific Paper’:
‘Considerations for Robustness in the Design of Steel and Composite Frame Structures’ by P. Stylianidis, D. Nethercot, UK,
SEI 2/2017, (May) page 263- 280


Nantes 2018 

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Committee Members are requested to register for the Annual Meetings

New York 2019 

Call for Abstracts by
November 1, 2018.

Guimarães 2019 

Interested to know about the sponsorship opportunities? 
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The 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


Book Reviews (3)

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Structural Engineering  International

Impact Factor (IF) for SEI increased to 0.621 for 2017, IF in 2016 was 0.383. Congratulations to the SEI Editorial Board, Advisory Board, Correspondents, Authors, Reviewers and all involved!

SEI November 2019: Extending the Design Life of Structurally Deficient Steel and Composite Bridges

Call for Abstracts! For details download Call for Abstracts document.

Abstract submission by
August 15, 2018.


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Aug. 21-22, 2018: Bridges Engineering, Design, Construction and Maintenance

This Seminar will be held in Center for Advanced Studies and Extension,CEA PUCV, Antonio Bellet 314, Providencia, Santiago, Chile. Scope of this seminar is to strengthen ties and academic - professional development in this area with the countries of our region, promoting their participation in: design, construction and maintenance, of bridges.

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China, Japan, Korea

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

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. Please submit a two page-paper for research and project report including a short Curriculum Vitae using our template and the application form by August 31, 2018.

Read Full Report:
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June 12, 2018: Workshop SBRI+ Valorisation of Knowledge for Sustainable Steel - Composite Bridges in Built Environment, Croatia

The Workshop was organised by the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering. The workshop has been organised in two parts. The workshop was very successful and the participants agreed that the holistic approach for analysing the life-cycle design of bridges presented in the workshop is an important theme.

Read Full Report:
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Oct. 3-4, 2018:
AFGC – ‘Le Pont’

The Association Française de Génie Civil representing the French Group of IABSE and the Association Le Pont are organising for the 23rd time the Colloquium 'Le Pont' on October 3-4, 2018, in Toulouse, France. For full report (in French): Click Here!


June 8-9, 2018:
Group Visit

The Swiss Group met in the canton of Ticino and visited a bridge in the south of Gotthard Base Tunnel and two rail viaducts between Lugano and Bellinzona. They also visited Calancasca valley where they discovered a church, an arch bridge by professor Christian Menn and the Tibetan footbridge “Carasc”.

For full report:
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NOTE: The YES 2018 Call for Posters extended, see above.

The Netherlands, Belgium

May 24, 2018: ‘Vancouver - Engineering the Future’

This seminar included a selection of the Dutch and Belgian contributions to the Vancouver symposium 2017. The following topics were covered: structures and architecture, landmark bridges, arch buckling, hybrid structures, fibre reinforced polymer structures, robustness, reliability, existing bridges, proof load testing, strengthening and fatigue.

Read Full Report:
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Discussions and Feedback

Topic: SEI Paper

Réunion Island’s New Coastal Road – A Viaduct with a Wide Precast Deck and Piers by T. Duclos, B. Djessas, F. Chebbi, R. Leonard, France
SEI Vol. 28, Number 2, page 111.

Question: It is certainly a good idea to replace a long exposed coastal road with a series of offshore bridges. However, there are problems… Prof. Dr. Joerg Schneider, Switzerland.

Response: Mr. Jean-Marc Tanis, France, responded on behalf of the Authors of the Paper. Click here to read the discussion…


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