Dr. Harshavardhan Subbarao
Chair of the Scientific Committee
On behalf of the Scientific Committee, I am very pleased to invite you to the IABSE Congress in New Delhi, India from 20th September (Wednesday) to 22nd September (Friday), 2023 on Engineering for Sustainable Development. The Congress is being organised by the Indian National Group of the IABSE.
The main theme is “Engineering for Sustainable Development”, a theme most pertinent and relevant to our times. Whilst the various sub-themes will have an emphasis on sustainability issues, in keeping with the UN’s declared Sustainable Development Goals; there is also the possibility of traditional topics and sub-themes.
The Technical Programme will include renowned Keynote Speakers, Plenary and Parallel Sessions, and technical visits will be organised. All written papers submitted are peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Session formats will be paper presentations, panel discussions, special forums, Young Engineers Programme and workshops. In addition, there will be outstanding Key Note addresses. The large majority of the presentations will be delivered orally in normal sessions, nevertheless, special sessions will take place as well.
Commissions & Task Groups of IABSE can apply to have their own special sessions. Keynote Speakers will introduce relevant topics to the theme and give state‑of-the‑art lectures. We have also organised a Technical Exhibition showcasing the latest developments, which will offer tremendous opportunities for networking, collaboration and furthering your business prospects.
We look forward to your contribution and participation in the IABSE Congress 2023 and to meeting you in New Delhi. We are eager to welcome you!
Dr. Harshavardhan Subbarao
Chair of the Scientific Committee, India
About the Scientific Committee
The Scientific Committee (SC) is chaired by Dr. Harshavardhan Subbarao, India with Co-Chair B.C. Roy, India. It consists of 97 members from 31 countries. The SC is elected by the Technical Committee of IABSE, chaired by Tobia Zordan, Italy.
Call for Abstracts opens
Deadline of Abstracts Submission
Notification of Abstracts Acceptance
Submission of Full Papers
Final Invitation, Registration opens
Notification of Full Papers Acceptance
Early Bird registration deadline: Extended
IABSE Annual Meetings
20 June 2022
31 January 2023
15 February 2023
15 April 2023
30 June 2023
30 June 2023
07 August 2023
18 - 19 September 2023
20 - 22 September 2023
The Congress proceedings will be available in electronic format at the beginning of the Congress. Authors must register for the Congress in order to have their paper presented in the Congress and published in the proceedings.
Engineering for Sustainable Development
The scientific programme will include Keynote, Plenary and Parallel Sessions over three days. The official language of the Symposium is English.
Engineering Solutions for Sustainable Development
Hon. Fellow, IABSE FNAE, F.I.C.E. (UK), F.I.E., F.I. STRUCT E. (UK), F.I.E., India
Code of Practice For Sustainable Structures
ISISE, Dep. of Civil Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Changing Climate and Sustainability of Built Environment
Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Republic
New Initiatives to Sustainable Infrastructure Growth in India
Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt of India
Upgrade & Retrofit of Existing Infrastructure & How it Contributes to Sustainability to Extend the Service Life of Structures
Senior Technical Director, COWI UK Limited, United Kingdom
Sustainable Development Goals and the Debate of Demolition Versus Conservation in a Developing Economy
Professor of Structural Engineering Coordinator, National Centre for Safety of Heritage Structures (NCSHS), INDIA
Sustainable Development Pathways to address Climate Change
Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt of India
Role of Indian Standards & Special Publications Orienting Towards Sustainability Causes
Dy Director General (Standardization) Bureau of Indian Standards, India
Existing Bridges - Our Vital Responsibility in BIM Environment
Vanja Samec, Chair of IABSE Task Group 5.6, “BIM in Structure Management”
New Indian Guidelines on Cable Stayed Bridges and Extradosed Bridges
Mahesh Tandon, Alok Bhowmick, V.N. Heggade, Harshavardhan Subbarao and U.K. Rajeshirke
Pre-Congress Workshops and Registration Fees
For Pre-Congress Workshop, registration click here: https://regcon.in/sp/iabse-congress-2023-workshop-registration/
PCW-1 Forensic Engineering (Download the Brochure)
19 September 2023
John Duntemann, Karel Terwel, Laurent Rus Jenni , Harshavardhan Subbarao, V.N. Heggade and Alok Bhowmick
Young Engineers & Students- €140 *
Other Delegates- €185*
The short course is aimed at structural engineers who want to acquire a working knowledge of forensic structural engineering, practicing forensic engineers who want to learn from and share with other practitioners, and designers and constructors who want to use lessons learned from failures to understand design errors and construction defects with the ultimate aim to mitigate design errors and construction defects. Further information is here for the Workshop.
PCW-2 Tie and Strut Models (Download the Brochure)
18-20 September 2023
Arndt Goldack, Vasant Matsagar, Mike Schlaich
Young Engineers & Students- €150 *
Other Delegates-€200 *
The workshop is focused on the topic of Strut and Tie Modeling (STM) for designing reinforced concrete elements. STM is a method used when traditional bending design approaches are inadequate. Developed by Jörg Schlaich and Kurt Schäfer in the 1980s and 1990s, this method is based on Ritter's truss analogy. STM is particularly useful for designing discontinuity regions (D-regions) in concrete elements such as beams, including areas like bearings, corbels, dapped beams, openings, frame corners, anchorages, and shear connections in T-beams.
The workshop not only covers the theoretical aspects of STM and its basics, but it also provides practical insights and exercises for effective application. Therefore, the workshop aims to offer a comprehensive understanding of STM, along with ample time for participants to engage in individual exercises to strengthen their practical skills in using the method.
* Plus GST @ 18%
Young Engineers Programme
Delegates born in 1989 or later will enjoy reduced registration fees. In addition, a jury will present the Young Engineers’ Contribution Award to two young authors, born in or after 1989, who have personally presented their paper during the Congress. The prize is sponsored by the IABSE Fellows and the Organizing Committee. These awards consisting of financial prizes will be presented at the Closing Ceremony of the Congress.
The Congress will include an exclusive Speed Networking Session, offering young engineers the opportunity to network with prominent IABSE professionals (due to YE spaces being limited and YE needing to reserve ahead of time). It will give young engineers the opportunity to enhance their communication and presentation abilities as well as receive advice from experienced professionals from various international backgrounds. The experienced professionals will also get the opportunity to meet enthusiastic new engineers, expand their network, and even potential candidates for positions.
The Pecha Kucha Session will add a creative touch. Young engineers will be able to give lively presentations with striking images. For ice-breaking activities, a Reserved Bar provides a relaxed environment. The Structure and Bridge Model Competition encourages young engineers to work in teams to build model structures.
To learn more of the Special Activities organised for young engineers at the Congress New Delhi 2023. To register, please click the link below for further details: YEP Activities
A three-day optional technical visit to interesting structures near Delhi during the Congress is planned. Please note that the confirmation of these tours will offered to first 35 participants booked for each tour.The tours will also be open to any interested accompanying persons.
Technical Tour Booking Form: https://form.ingiabse.org/
A fascinating Technical Tour of the Delhi Metro, where you will discover the inner workings of one of India's most impressive transportation systems. This tour provides an exclusive opportunity to explore the various stations, depots, and engineering marvels that make up the Delhi Metro network. Led by experienced professionals, you will delve into the intricacies of the metro's planning, design, construction, and operation. Witness the cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and innovative features that have made the Delhi Metro a shining example of efficient urban transportation.
Date: Wednesday, 20th September 2023
Time: 14:30 - 18:30 Hrs
Extradosed Barapullah Bridge
An enlightening Technical Tour of the extradosed bridge over the Barapullah drain in New Delhi. This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore and learn about the innovative engineering behind this remarkable structure. Led by knowledgeable guides, you will delve into the design, construction, and unique features of the extradosed bridge. Marvel at the blending of aesthetics and functionality that makes this bridge a standout landmark in New Delhi.
Date: Thursday, 21st September 2023
Time: 14:30 - 18:30 Hrs
The Signature Bridge
Embark on a captivating Technical Tour of the iconic Signature Bridge in Delhi. This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore and learn about the engineering marvel that has become a symbol of modern architecture. Led by knowledgeable guides, you will delve into the intricacies of the design, construction, and structural elements of the Signature Bridge. Marvel at the impressive span, innovative features, and aesthetic beauty of this landmark structure.
Date: Friday, 22nd September 2023
Time: 09:30 - 14:00 Hrs
Harshavardhan Subbarao, Chair, SC, India
OTHER SC MEMBERS
Joan Ramon Casas, Spain
Katrin Habel, Canada
Luigi Fenu, Italy
Luís Oliveira-Santos, Portugal
Mahesh Tandon, India
Maria Pina Limongelli, Italy
Marion Rauch, Germany
Mike Schlaich, Germany
Mitsuyoshi Akiyama, Japan
Mohan Jatkar, India
Mourad Bakhoum, Egypt
Narayan Pal, India
Padmakar Manjure, India
Paul Mullins, Malaysia
Paweł Hawryszków, Poland
Peter Seitz, Germany
Petr Hájek, Czech
Raad Abdul-aziz, Switzerland
Rade Hajdin, Switzerland
Rajiv Ahuja, India
Ravindra Gettu, India
Redla Chakrapani, India
Richard Stroetmann, Germany
Rob Vergoossen, The Netherlands
Ronur Jaigopal, India
Sakai Koji, Japan
Sanjay Kumar Nirmal, India
Sébastien Maheux, Canada
Shunichi Nakamura, Japan
Sorin Dan, Romania
Sougata Roy, USA
Stefan Zmigrodzki, Canada
Stephanos Dritsos, Greece
Steve Kite, Hong Kong, SAR China
Svein Erik Jakobsen, Norway
Tamon Ueda, Japan
Thomas Vogel, Switzerland
Tina Vejrum, Denmark
Tobia Zordan, Italy
Venkatram. P. G, India
Vijay Kulkarni, India
Vikram Pakrashi, Ireland
Vinay Gupta, India
Xin Ruan, China
Yaojun Ge, China
Ye Xia, China