IABSE Newsletter October 2018

October 2018

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Nantes Symposium Photos
The Photos from IABSE’s 40th Nantes Symposium 2018 are now available! Click Here!

Important Dates

Next Conference:

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!

Download Preliminary Invitation:
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Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

NG Events

Young Engineers Symposium ‘YES2018’

E. Brühwiler with participants; Keynote speakers: T. Delémont and J. Schwartz.

Young Engineers’ Symposium (YES2018) took place at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland on October 4, 2018. More than 80 participants from all over the country used the opportunity to attend inspiring speeches from industry experts, attend interesting presentations and discussions in interactive seminars. Further information Click Here!

Join IABSE in Social Media

Have you signed up and are you following IABSE in Social Media ? LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. If not, do so soon, and learn more about our activities and watch short videos and photos. Instagram: Iabsehq / Facebook: IABSE /
Twitter: Iabsehq / Youtube: IABSEhq

Soon coming up: IABSE App (more news in following issues of newsletter).

Genoa Bridge Collapse: Special session in Nantes

Report on the Genoa Bridge Collapse: Background and Apparent Causes’ by Fabrizio Palmisano during the last day of IABSE’s Symposium in Nantes.

IABSE Conferences

ARCH 2019
Nov. 2, 2018: Call for abstracts www.fe.up.pt/arch19

IABSE Young Engineers Colloquium in East Asia 

October 24-25, 2018 

Venue: Tongji University,
Shanghai, China

Organised by the IABSE National Groups of Japan, China and Korea.

This Colloquium offers young engineers the opportunity to present interesting projects from university, research or construction practice to an audience of fellow structural engineers. A prominent specialist on structural engineering makes a key-note lecture. Technical tours will be arranged in Shanghai.

Further information 
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IABSE Mini Seminar, Denmark 

October 31, 2018

IABSE Mini-Seminar on Bridge Construction Methods and Site Visit at the Fjordforbindelsen, Denmark.

Scandinavian National Groups Register by October 24, 2018!

Please register and send an
e-mail to: mah@femern.dk

Further Information
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Guimaraes 2019 

Early Bird registration: till December 15, 2018

Are you ready for something new?

The Organising Committee of Guimaraes 2019 is excited to introduce a new kind of exciting competition in an IABSE Symposium, the ‘IABSE Tank.’

Read about the Keynote Speakers, topics, and other details in the Final Invitation:
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New York 2019 

Call for Abstracts by
November 1, 2018 (hurry!)

A request for abstracts for the 2019 New York City Congress is now open. Please submit your abstracts in PDF format and not exceeding 250 words to be considered. Preference will be given to relevant papers submitted under one of the paper session topics.

Full Congress Details:
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Explore the IABSE
Publications Archive

IABSE Symposium Report (Nantes 2018)

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Members Discount

SEI November 2019: Extending the Life Time of Old Steel and Composite Bridges (Extended timeline):

Submit Full Paper by
October 31, 2018

News from National Groups

Logo's of National Groups

National Groups can download their logos from their webpage on the
IABSE website

The National Groups Chairs and Representatives met during the IABSE Annual Meetings in Nantes, France on September 17, 2018.

The National Group Chairs and Representatives are busy planning for seminars, workshops and lectures, for 2019! Do you have a National Group in your country? If none, we can help you form your own National Group if you have at least 6 IABSE members in your country.

Contact IABSE Secretariat for more info: secretariat@iabse.org

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United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

Book Reviews (3)

Bridge Deck
Erection Equipment

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Denmark, Scandinavia

October 31, 2018

Mini-Seminar on Bridge Construction Methods and Site Visit at the Fjordforbindelsen, Denmark

IABSE National Groups in Finland, Norway, Sweden; DSBy and NVF are cordially invited by IABSE Danish Group to participate in this mini-seminar. Please register before October 24th 2018 by e-mail to: mah@femern.dk

Further Information
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Japan, China, 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. The best presentations of research paper and report of construction project will be awarded a prize money of 2,000 RMB each.

Read Full Report:
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November 13, 2018

The Milne Medal Lecture by John Parker. Scroll down under ‘Members News’ for further details.

Further Information
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Japan: News!

Recent Structure 2018

In Hiroshima city, Hiroshima prefecture, Japan, the Otagawa Ohashi Bridge was constructed and opened for public use in March 2014. The selection of the bridge design was conducted through an international design competition held in 2009, and the final winning proposal, the one presented here, was chosen for implementation and construction.

Further Information
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November 5-6, 2018

Third Istanbul Bridge Conference (iBridge2018)

This conference will be held in Istanbul Hilton on November 5-6, 2018. iBridge 2018 is intended to provide a continued discussion platform to develop safe, sustainable and economically feasible solutions to be followed in bridge research, design and construction worldwide.

Further Information
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October 5-6, 2018

Workshop on Inspection, Investigation and Repair/Rehabilitation of Bridges and Flyovers

Venue: Thiruvananthapuram, India.

The sub-themes
of the Workshop are as under:

Session 1 - Inspection, Investigation and Bridge Management System.

Session 2 - Repair Materials and Techniques.

Session 3 – Repair/Rehabilitation and Case Studies.

Contact: ingiabse@hotmail.com

Further information
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October 23, 2018

Integration of Architecture and Structure in the Design of Jeddah Tower - The Next World's Tallest Building

IABSE’s newly formed UAE NG is already active and they are supporting this event organised by the Institution of Structural Engineers which will take place on 23 October:
Time: 18:30
Lecturer(s): Mr. Peter Weismantle, Mr. John Peronto Price: Free

Further Information
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May 20-22, 2020

The Polish Group of IABSE, Wroclaw

Synergy of Culture and Civil Engineering – History and Challenges

Venue: Congress Centre of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology,

Main organizers: WUST, Faculty of Civil Engineering Polish Group of IABSE; Jan Bień, Jan Biliszczuk, Paweł Hawryszków. Finalised details to be published later.

All National Groups: Attention!

Activity Report 2019 is due by 31 October, 2018.

Please look at the Tasks distributed along with the National Groups Meeting Minutes and send us the required material.

Please report on news from your country by month end for inclusion in next month’s Newsletter, Social Media and SEI.

We are happy to promote and assist you in your activities!
Write to: bose@iabse.org

Note: 2019 is IABSE’s 90th Anniversary, so start planning some events to promote IABSE in your country!

Members News

John Parker and his projects – The Shard and the London Bridge Station Redevelopment

Awarded: John Parker, awarded the Milne Medal!

The British Group of IABSE is pleased to announce that this year's winner of the coveted Milne Medal is John Parker, Director of WSP Structures in London. John will receive his award and deliver the 2018 Milne Medal Lecture at 18.00 on 13th November 2018 at the Institution of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London EC1V 3PS. Registration details for the lecture can be found here. Contact events@iabse.org.uk if you have any queries in the meantime.

Co-Sponsored Events


October 28-31, 2018
Ghent, Belgium

IALCCE 2018 - The Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering

ARCH 2019

October 2-4, 2018

ARCH 2019 - 9th International
Conference on Arch Bridges

Call for Abstract over soon: November 2, 2018. www.fe.up.pt/arch19

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