IABSE Newsletter December 2018

December 2018

Monthly Newsletter

Newsletter Archive

New 90th Anniversary
IABSE Logo for 2019!

Important Dates

Next Conference:

IABSE Guimarães 2019
‘Towards a Resilient Built Environment Risk and Asset Management'
March 27-29, 2019

IABSE Mexico 2019
‘2nd Bridge Engineering Workshop Mexico 2019'
June 6-7, 2019

IABSE New York 2019
‘The Evolving Metropolis'
September 4-6, 2019

Download Preliminary Invitation:
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IABSE Wroclaw 2020
‘Synergy of Culture and Civil Engineering – History and Challenges’
May 20-22, 2020

Download Preliminary Invitation:
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Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

NG Events (Updated!)

Happy Season’s Greetings from IABSE Secretariat (video)

This holiday season, sponsor a student with an IABSE Membership through IABSE Give-a-Gift 2018. Over the past two years, this annual campaign has resulted to hundreds of students becoming part of IABSE’s network through the generosity of companies, universities, institutions and individuals alike. We invite you to take part as IABSE help our budding engineers find their way in becoming future leaders in the field of structural engineering.



For only 20 Swiss Francs (CHF), you can show your support to a student by giving an IABSE annual membership. Plus, you will get free access to Naeem Hussain’s Keynote Lecture with 162 slides (PPT Presentation), delivered in the Young Engineers Colloquium in Tongji University, Shanghai in October 2018. Simply email us the following details of the student and we will prepare the invoice for you. 

Click here for more information.

IABSE Conferences

Watch the entire Opening Ceremony of IABSE Symposium 2018 in Nantes

Video: Click here!
Photos: Click here!

Young Engineers Colloquium took place in Tongji University, Shanghai, Oct. 2018 China

Video: Click here!
Photos: Click here!

Tobia Zordan presenting IABSE Foundation Council: Click here!

The first post on the
JCSS pre-conference
course is online: Click here!

SEI November 2018 Editorial
by Tobia Zordan: Editorial

Naeem Hussain’s Keynote Lecture delivered in Shanghai YEC, Oct. 2018

Naeem Ullah Hussain, Director/Global Bridge Leader, Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd.

Interested to see N. Hussain’s Keynote Lecture? See the Student Membership ‘Give a Gift 2018’ above.

Guimaraes 2019 

Early Bird registration: till January 20, 2019

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.’  Click Here!

Read about the Keynote Speakers, topics, and other details in the Final Invitation:
Click Here!

Pre-Symposium Course March 18-22, 2019: JCSS Continuing Education & Advanced School

Probability Theory, Risk Assessment & Structural Reliability and Probabilistic Model Code.

Part 1: Probabilistic Modelling and Risk Analysis in Engineering.

More Information: Click Here

Note: Young Members Grant Calling all IABSE British Group Young Members hoping to present at the Guimarães 2018 Symposium (or any future IABSE international conference). A £300 grant may well be available to you.

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Mexico 2019 

June 6-7, 2019: 2nd Bridge Engineering Workshop Mexico

The objective of this event is to bring together national and international specialists in bridges engineering to share research results and discuss main and relevant issues that will shape a bridges regulation code in order to improve the practice of design and construction of this type of infrastructure in Mexico.

More Information: Click Here

New York 2019 

The Evolving Metropolis will address the social and economic needs of the world with sessions on Durable Bridges and Affordable Housing as well as numerous other important and current issues presented in our world. The Scientific Programme will include Plenary and Concurrent Sessions over three days. Panel discussions and Poster Sessions will also be incorporated into the programme.

Full Congress Details:
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Wroclaw 2020 

May 20-22, 2020: Synergy of Culture and Civil Engineering – History and Challenges, Wroclaw, Poland

Abstract Submission:
March 31, 2019

Download the Preliminary Invitation: Click Here!

Free Registration to a IABSE Conference 2019: Guimaraes or New York? 

From: Synergy of Culture and Civil Engineering – History and Challenges, Wroclaw, Poland

Eligibility: Open to all IABSE members and non-members In celebration of IABSE’s 90th anniversary in 2019, the association will raffle out a Free Conference Registration for one (1) lucky winner who meets the referral eligibility requirements. The choice of conference is upon the winner’s preference, and can either be for the IABSE Guimarães Symposium in March 2019 or IABSE Congress in New York City in September 2019.

More Information: Click Here!


IABSE Symposium Report (Nantes 2018)

Buy Online with
Members Discount

IABSE Young Engineers Colloquium (East Asia 2018)

Buy Online with
Members Discount

Join Now!

Hope you received SEI November issue with 2019 Calendar by now! Display it in your office and upload it to your own facebook account and tag IABSEHQ or send it to us by email at bose@iabse.org, we will post it in IABSE's Facebook with your name and country!

News from National Groups

National Groups






The Netherlands




Logo's of National Groups

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


October 23, 2018

First NG Event!
The newly formed IABSE UAE NG supported an event organised by the IStructE UAE RG at the American University in Dubai. It was entitled “Integration of Architecture and Structure in the Design of Jeddah Tower – The Next World’s Tallest Building”.

More information
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November 15-16, 2018

Workshop on Bridge Design (WoBD 2018)

The Spanish Group of IABSE organized the current Spanish Structural Engineering conference and Workshop on Bridge Design 2018, in collaboration with the Technical University of Madrid. Professionals, academics, and students attended the two-day event.

More information
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December 5, 2018

Adaptable structures - what really is serviceability?

The British Group of IABSE will be running a panel discussion in London based on the theme of this year's Henderson Colloquium run in conjunction with IStructE's Structural Futures Committee.

Young Members Grant!

Calling all IABSE British Group Young Members hoping to present at the Guimarães 2018 Symposium (or any future IABSE international conference). A £300 grant may well be available to you

More information
Click Here!


December 12, 2018

Workshop on ‘Protection of the National Wealth of Bridges’

This workshop was conducted by the Hellenic Group of IABSE to address the issue of bridge maintenance and safety, that has recently caused acute concern not only to the bridge engineering community worldwide but also to the general public. Venue was the Auditorium of Ministry of Infrastructures and Transportations, Athens, Greece. The workshop was attended by more than 200 engineers, among which were university Professors, high ranking Ministry officials and representatives of infrastructure concessionaires.

More information 
Click Here!

All National Groups:

2019 Calendar of Activities: Click Here (New!)

Please report on news from your country by month end for inclusion in next month’s Newsletter, website, Social Media and SEI. We shall update this Calendar based on your new activities planned regularly.

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!

Check Out the NEW Logo!


November 5-6, 2018

Third Istanbul Bridge Conference - (iBridge)

The Third Istanbul Bridge Conference (iBridge2018) took place in Istanbul Hilton Hotel, which was attended by 250 participants. Like its predecessors, iBridge 2018 was 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.

More information
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December 5, 2018

50th Anniversary of NG! 

On December 5, 2018, the Portugese Group of IABSE (APEE - Associação Portuguesa de Engenharia de Estruturas) celebrated their 50th Anniversary and hosted a conference in Lisbon. The conference was a success, with more than 200 participants, who had an active participation in the lively and interesting final debate.

More information
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December 8-9, 2018

The Indian National Group of IABSE, conducted a Workshop on “Inspection, Investigation and Repair/Rehabilitation of Bridges and Flyovers” at IIT Campus Chennai, India, which was supported by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and the National Highways Authority of India. This Workshop intended to provide insights into the probable causes of damage/distress and available methods and techniques of their repair and rehabilitation to enhance their serviceability during the design life.

More information
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The Netherlands

February 5, 2019

The Dutch Group of IABSE shall conduct a Seminar on highrise structures, with various speakers. Topics are related to: construction aspects, wind, deep foundations, sustainability and risk analysis.

More information
Click Here!


The Canadian NG, under the Chairmanship of Michael Bartlett is trying to encourage young (and young at heart) IABSE members to contact the engineering schools in their area to volunteer to serve as advisors to student teams designing and building pedestrian bridges in developing countries. This addresses the IABSE objective “to encourage awareness and responsibility of the structural engineers towards the needs of society.”


Maurice Cosandey: Obituary

The 4th President of IABSE (1966 to 1977) passed away on 4th December 2018, at age 100. He was also the recipient of IABSE Honorary Membership Prize in 1977.

Read the Obituary by John C. Badoux

Interview with M.Cosandey (French)

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October 2-4, 2019

The 9th International Conference on Arch Bridges (ARCH 2019) will be held on October 2 to 4, 2019, at the campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) in Porto, Portugal. Click Here!

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