IABSE Newsletter 2018/03

IABSE Newsletter 2018/03

IABSE Kuala Lumpur 2018: NEW Technical Tour!

Acre Works Casting Yard: April 26, 2018, 08:30 – 12:00

This casting facility, located about 22km from downtown KL, has to-date cast an estimated 8,343 nos. of segments for Segmental Box Girders (SBG) for projects such as LRT2, MRT1, and several highways. These include 24 Balanced Cantilever Crossings (BC) of spans up to 95m. The current production includes the supply in excess of 7,500 nos. of SBGs for MRT2 and the DASH Highway. Technical Tours are complimentary. Early registration is recommended, as spaces are limited and on first come first serve. For all Technical Visits you will find information here..

Time is running out! Register now!

Standard fees apply till April 24, 2018: Register here!

More information and Final Invitation available at: www.iabse.org/Kualalumpur2018

IABSE Nantes 2018: Final Invitation is now Online!

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

Registration is now open!

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. To Register: Click here!

Pre-Conference Workshops will take place on Sept. 18:

1. Structural Failures–cases, causes, investigations, lessons learned
2. Designing with UHPFRC based on most recent standards
3. Practice of finite elements calculation (for Young Engineers)

Technical Visits will take place from Sept. 17-19:

1. Wind tunnel of the CSTB and swell basin of the Ecole Centrale
2. Geotechnical Centrifuge, Pavement fatigue test track and Cable
    fatigue test bench at IFSTTAR.
3. Saint-Nazaire Bridge. 
4. Cheviré Bridge. 
5. The New Railway Station of Nantes.

For Post-Symposium Tours and more information:

Call for Contributions - Opens April 15, 2018

Contribute at the Congress!

  • Focused or Parallel Session Topic idea
  • Suggest a Topic (paper, poster, panel discussion, etc.)
  • Serve as a Topic Moderator or Panelist
  • Apply to be a Topic Reviewer

Contributions will be considered through June 1, 2018.

Focused Sessions

Special topics explored over two days and culminating in special publications:

  • 'Tomorrow's Affordable Housing'
  • 'The 200 Year Bridge'

Parallel Sessions

Crowd-sourced topics under the Congress Theme:
‘The Evolving Metropolis’



Structural Engineering International, February 2018

This was the first issue to be published by Taylor and Francis (T&F). SEI February 2018 was printed and distributed by T&F to all Members and Subscribers and the journal is already available online on their website. From Jan-March´18 transition took place with Laserwords SPi (copyeditor and typesetter, India), AVD (printer, Switzerland) and Ingenta (Online Hosting, UK). SEI May issue (topic: France) will be entirely edited, typeset, printed and distributed by T&F. This issue is currently under production. IABSE Members can download SEI online from the IABSE Members Area.

Structural Engineering Document 15

Engineering History and Heritage Structures – Viewpoints and Approaches

The latest in the SED series, SED 15 is receiving very good response worldwide. IABSE Members can download the PDF for SED 15 for free from Members Area, and if you wish to buy a hardcopy, please order your copy from here..

Latest News

TC Meeting in Zurich
The TC met on March 10, 2018

Important Dates

Next Conference:
IABSE Kuala Lumpur 2018
‘Engineering the Developing World' 
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'
Save the date:
September 4-6, 2019

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News from National Groups

Germany and Austria

April 13-14, 2018, The German and Austrian Groups of IABSE Young Engineers are organising a 5th Young Engineers Colloquium in the Universität der Bundeswehr München in Neubiberg. Within this colloquium, young engineers can present student projects, PhD research papers as well as construction projects from all fields of civil engineering. More..

The Netherlands and Belgium

May 25, 2018

Meeting of Dutch and Belgian Groups of IABSE is planned on this date. Please contact the National Groups for further information.

Note: To know about IABSE’s National Group activities please keep checking IABSE’s website at a regular basis – National Groups page.

Norway – The Norwegian Group of IABSE arranged a seminar on March 1, 2018 on ‘Design and proof checking of bridge structures - how to maintain the engineer’s structural understanding in an increasingly digitised everyday life’. There have been some unfortunate incidents regarding bridges in operation and bridges under construction lately, more..

Chile – Latin American Seminar on ‘Bridge Engineering Design, Construction, and Maintenance’ is planned for August 21-22, 2018 at the Centre for Advanced Studies and Extension, CEA PUCV, Santiago, Chile. This Seminar will be jointly organised by the Chilean Group of IABSE, and others. More..

Spain - The Spanish Group of IABSE in collaboration with the Institute of Technology of CEU San Pablo University, organised a Conference and Contest on the topic: ‘From Structural Design to Design of Structures’ on February 6, 2018 in Madrid. The aim of this event was to promote design, inspiring future generations, more..

USA - Stories of successful collaborations, stories of challenges and stories of achievements are central to bringing the community of builders and designers together. The future of collaborations is at the heart of this edition of IABSE Future of Design NYC. More..

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News from Members

The Prix Albert Caquot is an annual prestigious award presented by the French Association of Civil Engineering, and it will be presented to Klaus Ostenfeld at the General Assembly of AFGC on March 27, 2018. The award is given for a lifetime of scientific and technical achievements, as well as high ethical standards and influence throughout the construction industry. www.afgc.asso.fr

Ramboll's bridge designer Peter Collin, Sweden wins prize for international work within the field of bridge engineering January 30, 2018.

This award was issued by the Swedish Group within CIB / IABSE / RILEM (CIR) to Peter Collin, who works as Market Manager Bridges at Ramboll Sweden and is a professor at Luleå University of Technology, read more..

Co-Sponsored Events

GeoMEast 2018 ‘Sustainable Infrastructures: Structural Integrity’ - Call for Abstracts is still open! The GeoMEast SERIES is managed by SSIGE and supported by a number of leading international professional organisations, more..

4th SCESCM 2018 - ‘Sustainable Structures for Future Generation’ will be held on September 5-7, 2018, Yogyakarta, Indonesia on sustainability concept implemented in design, construction and maintenance in any civil engineering structure, more..

Obituary: Thomas Spuler

The sudden demise of President and CEO of the Board of Directors, Mageba on March 1, 2018 has shocked many. He was an active IABSE member, who participated regularly in IABSE events, committees and was a Member of the Foundation Council. Foundation and IABSE members including the Executive Director attended the funeral service in a church on March 15, in Bülach, Zurich.

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