Did you miss the IABSE Congress Christchurch 2020 held from February 3-5, 2021?
No worries, we got you covered! You can now buy ACCESS PASS to the Congress recordings and enjoy all presentations at your own time and pace! With your ACCESS PASS, you can watch all sessions recordings, including discussions sessions and Congress Proceedings. After your purchase, you will receive your personal ACCESS PASS to the Congress until 1 July 2024.
Please email IABSE Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your personal discount code.
Keynote Presentations/Paper Discussion Sessions: can be accessed via the 'FEB 3 - FEB 5/6' tab. Click on the View button, then click on the Play button out to the right next to the Session Recording.
Paper Presentations: This can be accessed via the 'MAR 5' tab that appears under the Programme heading.
Submit Questions for Presenter: You will see this out to the right in any session. This feature is no longer active but you can click on the down arrow to expand and see questions that were asked, or click on the answered tab to see if it was answered.
Meeting Hub: You can check out the list of attendees here. As the event has passed, it is unlikely you will be able to connect with any participants, but you can move the online now switch to see if anyone is online.
Important Technical Information
For the best experience, we recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox browser and allowing OnAIR (the virtual platform) to access your camera and microphone. As a default, your camera and mic will automatically be turned off in all sessions.
The programme will be enriched by well-known, technical and inspirational speakers . There are 15 keynotes speakers and you have the opportunity to hear them present on their specialist topic followed by some interactive discussion sessions. The confirmed keynote speakers are:
(Click on keynote titles to download abstracts available)
Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch City Council, New Zealand
Topic: Resilience of Structures under Seismic and Multi-hazards
Stefano Pampanin, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Title: Seismic Safety and Energy Efficiency: Raising the International Bar to Enhance Community Resilience and Sustainability
Luke Bisby, University of Edinburgh, UK
Title: Adequacy' in Performance-Based (Fire) Engineering
Venkatesh Kodur, USA
Title: Strategies for Mitigating Fire Hazard in Bridges
Mark Sarkisian, Skidmore, Owing & Merrill, USA
Title: Inventive Approaches to Seismic Resiliency
Akio Kasuga, Sumitomi Mitsu Construction, Japan
Title: Technologies for Sustainability in the Seismic Country
Peter Burnton, Arup, Australia
Title: Five Pedestrian Bridges: Construction Opportunities and Constraints
Knut Stockhusen, Schlaich Bergmann Partner, Germany
Title: Move NOW
Philippe Block, ETH Zurich, Institute of Technology in Architecture, Switzerland
Title: Disruptive Innovation in Sustainable Concrete Construction
Carlo Ratti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Title: Senseable Cities
A Special Session: 'The History, the Failure and the Renaissance of the Morandi Bridge' will be presented by 3 Keynote Speakers:
G. Michele Calvi, IUSS, Scuola Universitaria Superiore, Italy
Title: Design, Construction, Life and Failure of the Morandi Bridge
Tullia Iori, Tor Vergata, University of Rome, Italy
Title: Riccardo Morandi and his Invention
Angelo Vittozzi, Italferr, Italy
Title: The Genova's San Giorgio Bridge, The History of the Deck Project from Concept to Testing
Limin Sun, Tongji University, China
Title: Hybrid Monitoring of Bridge Structures
Dan Frangopol, Lehigh University, USA
Title: Risk, Resilience, Sustainability, and Climate Adaptation of Infrastructure in a Life-Cycle Context
About The Organisers
The New Zealand Group of IABSE is organising with the support of the University of Canterbury and 100% PURE NEW ZEALAND the IABSE Congress Christchurch 2020. The Organising Committee (OC) is chaired by Prof. Alessandro Palermo, Co-Chair Stephen Hicks from Canterbury University and Co-Chair Barry Wright, from New Zealand Transport Agency. The OC includes 9 dedicated members.
Alessandro Palermo, Chair
Stephen Hicks, Co-chair
Barry Wright, Co-chair
Raed el Sarraf
Keynote Session Sponsor
Keynote Session Lecture 12, February 5, 2021
Gian Michele Calvi, IUSS, Scuola Universitaria Superiore, Italy
'Design, Construction, Life and Failure of the Morandi Bridge'