IABSE Newsletter 2018/04

IABSE Newsletter 2018/04

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September 19, 2018 at 18:00 - Welcome Reception
Meet this enormous mechanical elephant among others during the IABSE Nantes Symposium 2018.

Nantes Symposium Preview (Video)

Save the Dates:
Registration deadline for all presenting authors: May 15, 2018 Deadline for Early Bird registration: May 31, 2018
IABSE Annual Meetings: Sept. 17-18, 2018
Symposium and Technical Tours: Sept. 19-21, 2018
Post-Tours: Sept. 22-23, 2018

IABSE Member registration fee:
- Early Bird until May 31, 2018:   Euro 600
- Regular June 1-Sept. 16, 2018: Euro 700
- On site Sept. 17-19, 2018:       Euro 800

‘One Day Pass’ option is also available.
For Post-Symposium Tours and more information:

IABSE Copenhagen Conference, June 25-27, 2018
on 'Engineering the Past to Meet the Needs of the Future'
Registration ongoing

The objective of the conference is to provide a forum for owners, operators, designers, researchers, contractors and suppliers to meet, discuss and exchange ideas and experiences within the topics of operation and maintenance of bridges and other civil engineering structures.

Download Final Invitation for Information on Themes and
Keynote Speakers:
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IABSE Symposium Guimarães 2019
Call for Abstracts open until May 15, 2018 !

The Symposium aims to provide an international forum for the debate on, among others, such important issues as the sustainability of the built environment, risk assessment and asset management in infrastructures. The conference will be focussing on cutting-edge issues, such as Novel Management Tools for the Built Environment, Lifecycle Quality Control of New and Existing Infrastructures, and Advanced Frameworks for a Sustainable Built Environment and Risk Analysis Procedures.

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Structural Engineering International, May 2018

SEI May 2018 to be published soon is based on Recent Research and Structures in France and general reports worldwide. The tentative list of papers and the Introduction for this issue is available here.

Last issue of the journal is available online on Taylor & Francis's website: Click here!

IABSE Members can download SEI online from the IABSE Members Area.

Structural Engineering International - Call For Abstracts
by July 5, 2018 !
Seismic retrofitting of existing structures 

Submit a 200 words abstract to ScholarOne.
For details download Call for Abstracts Document.

Introduction to Safety and Reliability of Structures

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Call to all National Group Chairs and Members,

We would like to make the IABSE Newsletter more interesting and relevant with more recent news about remarkable structures that are being built in your country and recent research in Universities and Companies. Please send us information about new structures, events, awards, research (recent PhD abstract), from your country at a regular basis by end of each month for inclusion in next month’s Newsletter. Recent PhD abstracts should have the following details: Title, Full name of author and email address, country, short summary, and URL to the complete thesis. Please send your news and information to B. Bose at: bose@iabse.org

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Important Dates

Next Conference:
IABSE Kuala Lumpur 2018
‘Engineering the Developing Worild'
April 25-27, 2018

IABSE Copenhagen 2018
‘Engineering the Past to Meet
the Needs of the Future'
June 25-27, 2018

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

IABSE Guimaraes 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

National Groups






Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

NG Events

IABSE British Group Chair,
Ian Firth will be on TED Conference in Vancouver in April, 2018, to participate in a TED Conference, "The Age of Amazement". He shall speak about general treatment of bridges, touching on bridges as catalysts for the growth of human society, as important features of our landscape and as amazing platforms for technological development. Watch out for videos in TED.com. Meanwhile, you can watch I.Firth speaking about bridges in this youtube video too: Click Here !

Collective Member: SYSTRA

The Chacao Bridge is the largest suspension bridge project in South America. SYSTRA is responsible for carrying out half the design studies, the other half will be carried out by the Norwegian designer, AAS-Jakobsen. SYSTRA is in specifically responsible for producing:

• Geological, geotechnical
seismic studies

• Detailed designs for

• Designs for the central tower,
   the steel deck and anchoring

For more information: Click here!

News from National Groups

March 18-22, 2019: Save the Date!

Croatian Group of IABSE supports the RILEM SMSS 2019 Conference;to be held in Rovinj, Croatia, March 18-22, 2019. IABSE members may be particularly interested in the conference segment: Challenges in design and management of structures providing a forum for discussion on problems related to structural performance.Part of the event will be a PhD Symposium with established experts.

For more information: Click Here!

The Netherlands and Belgium
May 24, 2018: Save the Date!

The Dutch and Belgian National Groups of IABSE is organising the seminar ‘Vancouver - Engineering the Future’ at Witteveen+Bos in Breda IABSE.

For more information: Click Here!

May 3, 2018: Save the Date!

IABSE Danish Group invites participants to join ‘Innovation in Engineering – meet your future employer’, event, which will be an informal evening discussion and debate about innovative subjects in engineering.

Date: May 3, 2018; 18:00 hrs; Venue: Olsnedkeren, Griffenfeldsgade 52, 2200 Copenhagen N. Fees: 50 DKK (covers food and beverage).

For more information: Click Here!

October 4, 2018: Save the Date!

The Swiss National Group will host the next Young Engineers Symposium on YES2018, October 4, 2018, in Lucerne, Switzerland. Poster submission by June 30. Download the brochure and for more information: Click Here!

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