IABSE Newsletter - March 2020


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IABSE Newsletter March 2020


Dear Members of IABSE, 

We trust that you and your families are all in good health and are coping well in this current situation.

Last week, many governments declared 'Lockdown' to slow and stop the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. It is clear that this unprecedented situation has swept the world and bringing it to a standstill and has extraordinarily affected all our lives.

Resonating the expert's recommendations, we should all remain calm, practice social distancing and stay healthy. You have probably been watching the news and following social media to keep yourself abreast of the situation, so there's no need for us to reiterate on this.

Unfortunately, events around the globe have been postponed, rescheduled or cancelled for the safety of the public. We hope that the united efforts of our governments, scientists and medical experts to fight against Covid-19, will be successful in eradicating this virus soon.

To serve you better, we decided to update our Calendar of Events page to provide a one-stop page, providing all the updates and changes to all IABSE related events webpages at www.iabse.org/events.

In particular, the upcoming IABSE Symposium Wroclaw 2020 scheduled on 20-22 May 2020, has now been rescheduled to take place on 7-9 October 2020. To receive the most recent development on this symposium, we encourage you to visit the website regularly and signup to the Organising Committee’s free mailing list.

Thank you, stay safe and well!

Chep Uytiepo
IABSE, Executive Director

Click here for the latest update on all IABSE Events


Staying at home?

Time to catch up on some interesting reading!

Free articles from SEI:

1. "Toni Rüttimann and His Bridge Building Approach."
2. Innovative Approaches to Steel Bridge Repair and Strengthening Around the Globe”
3. "Seismic Vulnerability and Retrofit Alternatives for Typical Soft-story Buildings in
     Earthquake Prone Areas"
4. Recently there has been a rapid development of structural glass projects inNew York City”
5. "Once upon a Time in Italy: The Tale of the Morandi Bridge."

Download your free copy of the most recent Case Study 2 and SED 17 from the Members Area.

SEI Call For Abstracts!!

SEI November 2021: Bridge Conceptual and Aesthetic Design
Read the Call for Abstracts..

Abstract Submission Deadline: June 15, 2020
Full Paper Deadline: September 15, 2020

We would like to urge our members to take this opportunity to visit the Members Area to download
more IABSE publications at www.iabse.org


News from National Groups



On 22 February, 2020, the Philippine Group of IABSE co-organized with the Civil Engineering Department of De La Salle University and HIRUN International Co. Ltd. the “Continuing Professional Development Lecture for Civil Engineers on “Modifying Earthquake Response of Structures using Anti-Seismic Devices” or MODES CPD at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, which had almost 80 participants.

For more information: Click Here


The Netherlands

On 23 February 2020, the Dutch Group of IABSE organised a Seminar 'IABSE Connect - Digital Techniques and the End of the Structural Engineer' at the office of Movares in Utrecht, which was attended by around 80 structural and civil engineers. The goal of this event was to give a broad overview of new digital techniques like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and how they will change the work of the structural engineer. 

For further information:
Click Here



After serving as the Chair of the Norwegian Group of IABSE for several years, Lars Toverud (left photo) stepped down from this role this month. We thank him for his dedicated service for IABSE and Congratulate and welcome Svein Erik Jakobsen (right photo) for becoming the new Chair and Kristin Nessa as the Secretary, NG.

Recent Norwegian Seminar got canceled in March due to the Corona Virus threat, but a Workshop is planned tentatively for 8-9 June, on Risk Acceptance – Principles and Application in Civil Engineering Projects, in
Trondheim, Norway .

For further information:
Click Here



On 12 March, the Swedish Group of IABSE conducted a seminar with a limited group of participants.

Important Notice: All National Group Chairs and Secretaries:
Please make sure to communicate with the IABSE Secretariat immediately the current status of your future local events to bose@iabse.org

Click to check your National Group for latest news!

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