IABSE Newsletter June 2018

Newsletter June 2018

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Closing soon: Submissions deadline by June  30, 2018

Important Dates

Next Conference:

IABSE Copenhagen 2018
‘Engineering the Past to Meet
the Needs of the Future'
June 25-27, 2018
Scientific Programme can be downloaded from here:

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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'

Call for Abstracts info: Click Here!

Download Preliminary Invitation:
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Save the Date:
September 4-6, 2019

The New Namawukulu Footbridge in Uganda-Africa
By Tobia Zordan, Chair of the IABSE Foundation

IABSE Foundation: The new suspended footbridge spans the Ngame river on a total length of 70m. With a constant width of 100cm in cross-section, it connects the two sides of the village during the rainy season. A team of 9 volunteers, composed by professional engineers affiliated to IABSE was sent to Namawukulu to help in the construction of the bridge: 4 engineers supported by the IABSE Foundation (coming from the following partner Engineering Companies: Bolina Ingegneria from Venice-Italy, Bridgewiz from Ankara-Turkey and Schimetta Consult from Vienna-Austria) and 5 engineers from Ramboll UK. At the end of this fantastic experience, to acknowledge a unique human, social and professional experience, a special thank is addressed to Bridges to Prosperity and to all the Donors that made all of this possible supporting the activities of the IABSE Foundation enthusiastically. Read the Full Report here.

Would you like to see more humanitarian project like this?
IABSE Foundation needs your support. Donate today!


Watching the
World Cup 2018?

Report on the FIFA World Cup 2018 Stadiums.
(Report by S. Mozalev, NG Chair, Russia)

Here are the some facts about the Stadiums in Russia...

Copenhagen 2018

Don’t miss it! Few more days
to go!
Register now!

Guimarães 2019 

Interested to know the sponsorship opportunities available? More information

Nantes 2018 

Early Bird extended
till June 30, 2018!

New York 2019 

Call for Abstracts by
November 1, 2018.


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Book Reviews (3)

Call for Abstracts document!

SEI August 2019:
Seismic Retrofitting of Existing Structures by July 5, 2018.

Abstract submission here

SEI November 2019: Extending the Life Time of Old Steel and Composite Bridges 
by July 30, 2018.
Abstract submission here

Engineering History and Heritage Structures – Viewpoints and Approaches, by Eberhard Pelke and Eugen Brühwiler

Read the excellent book reviews published in three very distinguished journals:

Steel Construction, Feb. 2018, Stahlbau, April. 2018, Mauerwerk, Feb. 2018.

Wish to buy or gift a hardcopy of the book?
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News from National Groups

National Groups






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


The X Brazilian Conference on Bridges and Structures (X CBPE), Rio de Janeiro.

Around 430 engineers took part in this Conference which took place in the Pestana Hotel, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, from 9 – 11, May, 2018. This Conference was promoted by ABPE (Brazilian Association of Bridges and Structures – Brazilian Group of IABSE) and ABECE (Brazilian Association of Consulting Engineers).

Read Full Report Here.


The Croatian group of IABSE supported the SBRI+ WORKSHOP which was held in Zagreb, Croatia at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering on the 12th of June 2018. The main aim of the workshop was the presentation of the European project “SBRI+ Valorisation of Knowledge for Sustainable Steel-Composite Bridges in Built Environment” and the dissemination of the project results. Detailed report shall be published in following newsletters and in the website.


On 1 June 2018, IFSTTAR, which is Europe’s premier research institute for urban issues, transport and civil engineering, and DLR, Germany’s leading research centre not only for aeronautics and astronautics but transport and energy too, signed a cooperation agreement at the French Embassy in Berlin to create the Franco-German research institute ”Innomob”. This “virtual” institute is marked out...

Further information: Click Here


Explore the IABSE
Publications Archive

Are you following IABSE in LinkedIn?

Checkout the recent discussion with Marco Rosignoli on:

Full-Span Precasting of High-Speed Railway Bridges


IABSE extends a warm welcome to new Chair of Indian NG, Mr. Bhesha Nand Singh, and bids farewell to Mr. Do Tawade and congratulates him for his active role as the Chair of the Indian NG!


Annual Day 2018
and Technical Presentations, New Delhi, May 12, 2018.

The Indian National Group of the IABSE had organised its Annual Day-2018 at India International Centre, New Delhi on May 12, 2018. The Event was attended by about 100 delegates from various parts of India. The presentations was highly acclaimed.

Read Full Report Here.


Members News: Eleni Chatzi, Prof., Dr., ETH, Switzerland: celebrated for her Work on Intelligent & Data-Driven Assessment of Engineered Systems!

Read Full article Here.

The Swiss NG will host the next Young Engineers Symposium YES2018, on Oct. 4, 2018 in Lucerne, Switzerland. Please note, that the deadline for submission of posters is June 30, 2018.

More Information

New Structures Worldwide

The NG Chairs are welcomed to submit on any recent remarkable structures from their country which we may feature in this monthly newsletter.
Submit maximum 2 photos and 200 words to 

Co-Sponsored Events


Kerch Strait bridge:
President of Russia Vladimir Putin on May 15, 2018 officially unveiled a bridge crossing the Kerch Strait. 

Read full report here.


Betancourt bridge:
New bridge over Malaya (Small) Neva River has been opened recently in Saint Petersburg in preparation to the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Read full report here.


Mukogawa Bridge: 
The world's first extradosed bridge with butterfly webs was opened in March 2018. The Mukogawa Bridge,
a 442m long five-span...

Read full report.

Contributions and Feedback

Recent PhD Abstracts:

Spread the word! IABSE Newsletter will start to feature: ‘Recent PhD Abstracts’. Previously launched in SEI and now to be relaunched in this monthly Newsletter to keep our Members and readers informed about Worldwide cutting edge


research! Submit via email in PDF, with title, full author’s name and email address, abstract and URL for the published PhD thesis to bose@iabse.org titled ‘Newsletter: PhD Abstract’ by June 30, 2018.

SEI Readers Feedback 

Did you receive your print copy of SEI May 2018 issue? Did you like reading any particular paper and would like to share your opinion on it? We want to improve our SEI Journal, and we want to hear from you. Please send you comments to bose@iabse.org 

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