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NATIONAL GROUP EVENTS



Tentative events are listed below with a rough timeline based on submitted National Group 2023 Activities reports.

For further information, or an update please write to Brindarica Bose at bose@iabse.org.

Date National Group Events organised by National Groups: Onsite and Online (for Webinars/Hybrid events: Click here)
     EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR 2024
    APRIL TO JUNE
 April  UK Future of Design Manchester – April 2024, just before the IABSE Symposium: Click Here.
 April  Chile Onsite talk and discussion with Chair of Mexican IABSE NG – Dario Rivera
 25 April  USA Onsite - Technical Presentation - An Architect’s Role in Bridge Design - Ben Addy & Ezra Groskin. RSVP by April 19 to US NG (click here).
 29 April  USA Mr. Gernot Komar, Dipl-Ing, PE will present the precast and cast-in-place segmental concrete project “Improvement of Al Shindagha Corridor with Infinity Arch Bridge in Dubai”, at the University of California at San Diego, 12 hrs Pacific time. The event is free for members and non-members and will provide one Professional Development Hour (1PDH) which is free to IABSE members and $20 for non-IABSE members. This is a hybrid event - Join us at the Campus (address above) or via Zoom at: https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/97175925122 [ucsd.zoom.us] [gmail.us13.list-manage.com]

Meeting ID: 971 7592 5122. Register for the meeting here.

 May  UK Annual Lecture (Ted Zoli): Click Here (to be updated with further details closer to the event)
 May  Bolivia Bridge lecture: Successive cantilever bridges 3 lecturers
 May  Czech Rep. Site visits planned during the Week of Steel and Timber Structures: Click Here. 

 May

23-25

 Philippines SMART 2024: Structures and Materials: Advances, Research, and Technologies," scheduled to take place from May 23-25, 2024, at bai Hotel in Cebu City, Philippines. The primary focus of this conference is to showcase smart technology, practices, and methods within the field of structural engineering
 May  Chile Onsite talk and discussion with Chair of IABSE Brazilian NG – Sergio Hampshire
 May 30 USA   Hybrid Talk on 'Three Supertall Slender Towers in Midtown Manhattan'. Thursday, May 30, 2024 - 6:30 pm ET/5:30 pm CT.  Click here for registration and further details.
 7 June  Switzerland Trip to the Grimsel-Reservoir and Sagigraben Bridge 
 20 June  Austria Hybrid event: Life Talk on "Adaptive Constructions for Submarine Infrastructure" at 16:30 hrs CET, at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Peter Jordan Strasse 82, Schwackhöferhaus SR06. Click Here.
     JULY TO SEPTEMBER
 July  Bolivia Lecture by international speakers on: Seismic isolators (in coordination with TG)
 July  UK Henderson Colloquium
 August  Bolivia

Site visits planned in August: Chaka Jahuira Dam.
Bolivian NG is also planning the following site visits for young engineers: the last major bridges recently built in Bolivia; bridges built by lifting; and a guided visit to precast plant – SOBOPRET.

 Sept.  UK Future of Design (FoD) in London - tbc
 Sept.  Bolivia Lecture on Cable-stayed bridges
 Sept.  Chile
Chacao Bridge Site visit (TBD with National Bridge Committee) - tbc
 Sept.  Italy In-person Annual Meeting of Italian NG members - tbc
     OCTOBER TO DECEMBER
 Oct. 3  Switzerland

11th Young Engineers' Symposium (YES) organised by the Swiss Group of IABSE. Keynotes by Eugen Brühwiler and Rainer Hohermuth. Venue: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, concluding with a seminar on the topic of circular economy. Further details: Click Here. Download the Brochure (German).

 Oct.

21-23  

 France UHPFRC 2024 international symposium supported by IABSE: Click Here.

 Oct.

20-23

  US Session at the ASBI Convention - October 20-23, 2024 in Atlanta, GA: Click Here.
 Oct.24  Switzerland  Annual Meeting of the Swiss NG - location tbc.
 Nov.  Chile Chilean International Bridge Congress – First Week of November 2024.
 Nov.   UK Journey to Success (careers event) – exact date tbc; Milne Award and Nethercot Prize: Click Here.
 Nov.  Bolivia Artificial Intelligence in Bridge Maintenance: 3 lecturers with the collaboration of the national University.

General programs:

  • Technical webinars every Thursday at 17.30hrs CET (French NG)
  • BST Initiative (Bridges for Social Transformation) webinars connecting university students and IABSE experts (Colombian NG)
  • Annual IABSE BG NG award and National competition "Kolyu Ficheto" for the best diploma thesis in the field of "Civil Engineering", organized by the Bulgarian Scientific and Technical Union of Civil Engineering (Bulgarian NG)
  • Site visit to Penlink project/similar project, tbc (New Zealand)
  • Encourage the development of IABSE “hubs” in the Vancouver and Greater Toronto regions (Canadian NG)
  • Italian NG is planning on mentoring programs for the young engineers.

Events that took place earlier in 2024:


 Jan. 9 US

IABSE-US NG has secured a slot to make a presentation to the Bridge Construction Committee at the TRB Annual Meeting, which will take place Tuesday, January 9, 1:30PM - 5:30PM in Washington, DC. If you are interested in presenting a relevant topic at this meeting, please contact Chiara Rosignoli at crosignoli@hardestyhanover.com. A social event will also be planned for IABSE members attending the Annual Meeting. 

 Jan 11  Chile  Seminar on Digitalization organised by the Chilean NG, speaker will be Dr.Kristian Schellenberg from Switzerland.
 Jan.11  France

Meeting in Toulouse and discussion on: "Prescribing concrete correctly Season 2: the new features of the NF EN 206+A2/CN standard and the updating of the AFGC recommendations for the eco-design of concrete".

Webinar from 17h30 - 19h00  CET time  (only in French) on  "Towards an integrated approach for the evaluation of existing structures: Study of riveted lattice beams in French railway station halls from 1850-1930.

You can know more about upcoming programs planned by the French Group of IABSE represented by AFGC here: Click Here. Young Engineers (in French) can join these events: Click Here.  

 Jan.16  UK  Design Competition deadline for the Milne Medal: Click Here.
 Jan.19  UK  Webinar with Nethercot Prize Winner 2023: Click Here.
Jan 29, Feb. 19  Colombia

 Initiative with Task Group 5.1 on 'Forensic Structural Engineering'. BST Program: Lecture by IABSE experts to local Colombian University students (online) at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ), Bogota.

 BST 5 with Laurent Rus, Spain, on January 29, 10 am Colombian time. Topic: Bridge Failure Analysis: Shallow and Deep Causes. BST 4 with Bruno Godart, France, on February 19, 10 am Colombian time. Topic: Pathology of Prestressed Concrete Structures.

 March 1  Spain Event based on "Sustainable and Innovative Reinforced Concrete Structures (FRP reinforcement)", 

09:00 a 14:00, Centro De Estudio De, Tecnicas Aplicadas, Ubicacion, C/ Alfonso XII, 3 28014, Madrid.

Further details here. 

 Mar-April  Bolivia

Onsite or online lectures on: Software Open Bridge - Applications Part 1/2; may-24 Software Open Bridge - Applications Part 2/2.

 Mar.  Czech Rep.

Steel Bridges event for Young Engineers



                  






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