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On behalf of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) we are pleased to announce its upcoming event IABSE Symposium Guimarães 2019 ‘Towards a Resilient Built Environment – Risk and Asset Management’ on March 27-29, 2019.
The venue will be the Vila Flor Cultural Center (CCVF), a cultural facility of Guimarães, which is the cradle of Portugal and a UNESCO world heritage site, situated next to the city of Porto and the Douro valley.
The IABSE Symposium is organised by the Portuguese Group of IABSE (Associação Portuguesa de Engenharia de Estruturas - APEE) in co-operation with the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE), and the University of Minho, Portugal.
The Symposium aims to provide an international forum for the debate on, among others, such important issues as the sustainability of the built environment, risk assessment and asset management in infrastructures. We shall be focussing on cutting-edge issues, such as Novel Management Tools for the Built Environment, Lifecycle Quality Control of New and Existing Infrastructures, and Advanced Frameworks for a Sustainable Built Environment and Risk Analysis Procedures.
This Event is expected to attract young to renowned engineers, from around the world, who will gather to share their knowledge and expertise in the field of structural engineering.

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Themes and Topics
1. Novel Management Tools for the Built EnvironmentInfrastructure asset managementBridge management systemsManagement and conservation strategies of historical structuresMaintenance, repair and retrofitting strategies​
2. Lifecycle Quality Control of New and Existing InfrastructuresLifecycle performance-based design​Lifecycle assessment of civil infrastructuresLoad carrying capacity and remaining lifetimePerformance indicators​Structural health monitoringEvaluation and assessment techniquesInnovative inspection techniques​
3. Advanced Frameworks for a Sustainable Built EnvironmentPerformance-based framework for structural resilienceAdaptation to climate change and societal challengesExpanding structures service lifeFuture structural and functional demandsNew design methods for sustainable infrastructuresAesthetics in structural designWind and extreme load designCodes of practice for existing and new structuresStrengthening and repurposing of structuresGeotechnical design challengesDeterioration modellingDeconstruction and recyclingCase studies​
4. Risk Analysis Procedures, from Theory to PracticeEnvironmental risk assessmentInsurance, reinsurance and management of riskLearning from previous errors: Forensic engineeringModel updating, safety evaluation and reliability forecastReducing risks of earthquakes and other natural hazardsReducing risks of fire and other man-made hazardsResilience of civil engineering structuresResilience of critical infrastructuresRisk analysis and risk-informed decision makingRisk perception and communication​
5. Future Trends in Structural EngineeringAdvanced experimental testing and techniquesAdvanced numerical models and simulationsBuilding Information Modelling toolsConstruction 4.0Information technology in structural engineeringInnovative construction methodsInnovative structural devicesNew materials and productsOffshore and marine structuresPassive and active control systems

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    Mar 27

    2019

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    Mar 29

    2019

  • Mar 29 2019

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