IABSE Newsletter 2016/11

IABSE Newsletter 2016/11

Professor Fernando Branco, assumed office on November 1, 2016, as President of IABSE for the period 2016-2019. He follows Professor David A. Nethercot, UK.

Fernando Branco is a full-time professor and former president of the Civil Engineering Dept., IST –University Lisbon.

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IABSE Workshop
Helsinki 2017

‘Ignorance, Uncertainty and Human Errors in Structural Engineering’


Submission of abstracts until November 30, 2016

He left recently the Presidency of the European Council of Civil Engineers (ECCE) and he is currently partner of GATEWIT - Construction Information Technologies and of SACIV, Ld.- Civil Engineering Services. His fields of expertise are bridge design, maintenance and rehabilitation, and new materials, having been consultant for major Public Works such as the S. João Bridge, Vasco da Gama Bridge in Portugal and the Macau-Taipa Bridge, China. 

His main objectives as President are to develop the leading path of IABSE, to reach more people, to increase the network of its members and, essentially, to bring to the association young engineers. The plan to increase the network considers, among others, to make the National Groups of IABSE more dynamic, to increase their number, to invite world specialists to lead the creation of New Working Groups, and to put the Working Groups to produce more technical information, and also to reach the small countries where IABSE is not yet present. Read more.

Membership Renewal 2017

Notice to Membership Renewal 2017 has been sent out by email and by post.


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IABSE Conference Bath 2017
Call for Submission of Abstracts and Session Ideas

Only a few more days to submit your Abstract, deadline is: November 28, 2016!

How can we encourage greater creativity and imagination in design? How can cutting edge research be used to influence design processes and outcomes? How can designers work together and collaborate more effectively in today's design context? How can we develop an innovation mindset in structural designers? The event will address these and other related questions exploring creativity and collaboration in the structural design process The Organising Committee for IABSE Bath 2017 is now inviting submissions of abstracts for the lecture format sessions and ideas for the seminar format sessions.

More information and how to submit here..

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Inside SEI November 2016

The Kintai-kyo Bridge is a unique, five-span wooden bridge with three arches across the Nishiki River, Japan. The paper ‘Design and Periodic Inspection of the Kintai-kyo Wooden Arch Bridge’ by Sawako Tomioka and Teruhiko Yoda, studies the origin of the arch structure of the Kintai-kyo Bridge because this arch is unique and different from the voussoir arch or the corbel arch, and its resulting elegant appearance. Download the article here..

Members can access the full version of SEI November issue by signing in here..

WG10: Super Long Bridge Aerodynamics

This new IABSE Working Group’s main task is the definition of a standard to validate a software for the computation of bridge response to the wind turbulence. The WG met in September in Stockholm on occasion of the IABSE Annual Meetings and Symposium. The meeting was well attended with 15 members belonging to universities, laboratories, engineering societies, all involved in the most relevant ongoing projects of long span bridges attended. Read the interview with Prof. Giorgio Diana...

News from Members          News from National Groups

COWI - has been chosen to undertake the detailed design for the European Spallation Source, ESS, which will be home to a ground-breaking research facility; a neutron source with the most powerful linear proton accelerator ever built. On completion, the ESS, a highly advanced target building, will be able to accommodate 2000-3000 scientists and researchers from all over the world, every year. Read more..

UK - Future of Design London 2016

On September 8, 2016, built environment professionals gathered for the 10th IABSE British Group Future of Design event in London. Aimed at promoting innovation and collaboration to young designers, attendees were treated to a day full of inspiration, creativity and discussion. Linda Miller opened the floor with her energetic and inspiring ‘Crossrail – Moving London Forward’ presentation. Read more..

IABSE Awards 2017 - Nominations

Members of IABSE are invited to propose nominations for the IABSE Awards by contacting the Chair of their National Group. The Chairs will submit their proposals to IABSE Secretariat by the following date December 15, 2016 Read more..

Give-a-Gift: IABSE Student Membership

This holiday season, why not sponsor a student with an IABSE Membership? For 20 Swiss Francs you can entitle a student with an annual membership. Don’t have a student to sponsor? We’ll find one for you. Read more on this Give-a-gift promo here..

Structures Congress 2017

The Preliminary Programme of the Structures Congress 2017 is now available here. Choose from 120 sessions during this year’s technical programme and hear from the experts that developed ASCE 7-16 and other standards, learn about buildings, bridges, blast, natural disasters, materials, business practices, and much more. This year’s programme also includes a Career Networking Event for students and employers. Register until February 15, 2017, to benefit from Early Bird fees. More..

Zagreb Joint Workshop 2017

The Joint Zagreb Workshop, (March 2-3, 2017) of COST Action TU 1402, COST Action TU 1406 and IABSE Working Commission 1, is taking shape. The Scientific Committee is currently revising manuscripts received. Four important Keynote Speakers, James L. Beck and Dan M. Frangopol from USA, Ho-Kyung Kim, South Korea, and Hitoshi Furuta from Japan have accepted to give a presentation. The registration fee for this event is only 80 Euros and is open until December 20, 2016. More..

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