Themes and Topics

1- MEGASTRUCTURES: A RADICAL PARADIGM SHIFT OR SIMPLY A CHANGE OF SCALE?  
  • Arcology
  • Macro-engineering
  • Autonomous buildings
  • Bionic architecture
  • Earthship
  • Underground projects
  • Climate change adaptation and disaster resilience
 

 
2 - TODAY’S AND TOMORROW’S MEGASTRUCTURES AND MEGAPROJECTS
 
  • Megaprojects and risk
  • Megaprojects as economic stimulus program
  • Sea-crossing bridges and tunnels
  • High-speed railway structures
  • Tall buildings and structures
  • Large-scale sporting events
  • Floating structures
  • Power plants megaprojects
  • Historical megastructures
 
   
3- NEW TRENDS FOR INNOVATIONS IN THE CONSTRUCTION, THE PRESERVATION, THE EXPLOITATION AND THE UPGRADING OF STRUCTURES
 
  • High and very high-performance materials
  • Smart materials and structures
  • New methods of design
  • Performance Based Design
  • Reliability and risk
  • Long design lifetime
  • Design for durability
  • Design for robustness and resilience
  • Design against extreme and exceptional loading
  • Project delivery models
  • Innovative construction methods
  • Modular and pre-fabricated construction
  • Additive printing construction
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Forensic engineering
  • Structural control and monitoring
  • Strengthening and requalification of structures
  • Codes and guidelines
  • Management of structures
 
   
   

Eric Tabarly Bridge - Michel Royer-Muller