ORGANIZED BY FEUP (FACULTY OF ENGINEERING OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTO) IN COOPERATION WITH IST LISBON, UNIVERSITY OF MINHO AND LNEC.

Published by CRC Press / Balkema (Taylor & Francis Group)

WHERE

In a town which is itself a bridge compendium… Porto

Professor Adão da Fonseca will share a special Key Note Lecture entitled “BRIDGES & PORTO & BRIDGES”.

WHAT

Themes:

Experts, Experiences & Landmark Projects
Conceptual Design
Innovative Construction Methods
Special Foundations and Geotechnical Site Investigations
Life Cycle
Monitoring & Maintenance & Management
Incidents and Accidents
New Materials and Special Devices
Extreme Loads
Rehabilitation
Safety and Serviceability
Structural Analysis.

WHO

WHO'S INVITED
All International community of bridge engineering with particular skills or interest in multi span large bridges.
All Structural Engineers with skills, research work, or knowledge which can be clearly useful for multi-span large bridges engineering.


WHO WILL SHARE KEY NOTE LECTURES

  • JIRI STRASKY

  • MICHEL VIRLOGEUX

  • JAVIER MANTEROLA ARMISEN

  • FRANCISCO CATÃO RIBEIRO

  • ARNE FREDERIKSEN BAEKSTED

  • WOLFGANG EILZER

  • DR. AKIO KASUGA

  • AIRONG CHEN

  • NAEEM HUSSAIN

  • ANTÓNIO ADÃO DA FONSECA

WHO WILL ACTIVELY COOPERATE

Organizing Committee

Scientific Committee

Technical Committee

WHEN

 

Key Dates

Call of Abstracts

22/Sep/14

 

Submission of Abstracts (beginning)

08/Oct/14

 

Submission of Abstracts (deadline)

30/Nov/14

(particular cases to be treated directly with the Organizing Committee)

Acceptance of Abstracts

15 to 19/Dec/14

 

Submission of Full Papers (deadline)

16/Fev/15

 

Acceptance of Full Papers

02/Apr/15

 

Normal Registration (deadline)

30/Apr/15

 

Conference

01-03/Jul/15

 

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ACTUAL STATUS OF THE CONFERENCE – RECENT NEWS



SPONSORS


PLATINUM
  • BERD researches, develops and applies state-of-the-art solutions to bridge construction methods. Founded in 2006, BERD explores the potential of OPS (Organic Prestressing System) and has a professional multi-disciplinary research & development team.

    BERD’s Movable Scaffolding Systems (cast in situ) and Launching Gantries (for precast segments) with OPS are used in the construction of concrete bridges with deck lengths varying from 20 to 120 meters.

    Due to its accumulated experience BERD offers the possibility of building bridges with enhanced construction quality, significant cost savings and fast construction cycles.

GOLD
  • The German company SOFiSTiK is one of the leading European suppliers of cutting edge structural analysis software solutions. Over 1500 active customers prove the software’s applicability. Solutions range from basic 2D FE design packages to 3D bridge analysis suites. Graphical input based on AUTODESK® AutoCAD® and interactive post-processing represent state-of-the-art software technology.
    A strong focus of the SOFiSTiK software is bridge engineering and design. Many major bridges have been designed using SOFiSTiK over the past 25 years, including amongst others: 2nd Panama Channel Bridge, Panama; Stonecutters Bridge, Hong-Kong as well as Queensferry Crossing in Scotland. Parametric graphical modelling allows quick preliminary design as well as comfortable structural optimization. Dedicated modules for construction stage analysis, cable-force optimization and live-load enveloping support the bridge engineer. Advanced features such as geometric and material nonlinear analysis as well as dynamics foster the applicability for pedestrian and integral bridges. The interface for Rhinoceros® strengthens the modelling options for iconic and signature bridges with complex geometry.      
    Design acc. to various international codes are an integral part of the SOFiSTiK program suite. Last but not least, a world-wide expert network of competence centres strives to give optimal support to users and provides tailored training and project consulting.

SILVER
  • Founded in 1946, today the Mota-Engil Group is a multinational with operations focused on construction and infrastructure management in the segments of Engineering and Construction, Environment and Services (waste, water, ports, logistics, energy and maintenance), Transport Concessions (highways, bridges and underground transportation) and Mining.
    As a leader in Portugal with a consolidated position in the ranks of the 30 largest European construction Groups, Mota-Engil is making its mark on 3 continents and in 22 countries, in three distinct geographical areas – Europe, Africa and Latin America, maintaining the same standards of strict compliance, quality and capacity for execution in each market that allow Mota-Engil to assert itself internationally.

BRONZE
  • The experience and know-how towards the Bridges’ Construction. CONSTRUGOMES have the resources and solutions to come across the major challenges in this area, adding value to any constructive solution. CONSTRUGOMES’ overall objective, is always to reinforce the primacy of safety and building up solutions to a faster, consistent and more efficient construction.

    CONSTRUGOMES’ work quality has received the highest praise and unanimous recognition, by our clients and business partners.

    Among the markets, CONSTRUGOMES benefits from a strong brand image that grants it the ability to face any challenge that might arise, with highest standards of professionalism.

    With CONSTRUGOMES, the other side is closer.

  • Doka – your partner for high-performing and top-quality formwork systems
    Doka is one of the world's leading companies for developing, manufacturing and distributing formwork technology for use in all fields of the construction sector. With more than 160 sales and logistics facilities in over 70 countries, the Doka Group has a highly efficient distribution network which ensures that equipment and technical support can be provided swiftly and professionally – no matter how big and complex the project. The Doka Group is a company of the Umdasch Group and employs more than 5600 people worldwide. More information: www.doka.com

  • Há cerca de 20 anos que a Construsoft é líder no software BIM (Building Information Modeling). Estamos em mais de 30 países, entre a Europa e a América do Sul, como parceiros locais da Tekla, do Grupo Trimble, que está rapidamente a expandir-se naindústria do software Trimble Buildings BIM.
    O nosso portfólio inclui vários produtos e aplicações que fornecem informação completa, precisa e detalhada em ambiente 3D para a indústria de construção.
    Somos fornecedores de Software, Consultoria Profissional, Suporte Técnico, Formação, Actualizações e serviços adicionais, tudo para atender às exigentes normas e necessidades específicas das empresas.
    Como organizadora e participante de vários eventos importantes e iniciativas inovadoras, apoiamos activamente o desenvolvimento da sua empresa, bem como o seu crescimento pessoal. Terá acesso a todo um leque de funcionalidades de forma a oferecer aos seus clientes a maior garantia de qualidade e a melhor solução estrutural.

  • LUSAS Bridge software is used for cost-effective analysis, design and assessment of all bridge types – and not just multi-span large bridges. Fundamental frequency, seismic, dynamic, nonlinear, buckling, fatigue, staged construction modelling, concrete creep and shrinkage, heat of hydration, and prestress / post-tensioning can all be undertaken. Cable tuning analysis, Traffic load optimisation to AASHTO and Eurocodes; steel and composite deck design, geotechnical and soil-structure interaction analysis; and rail track-structure interaction modelling are all supported. LUSAS is being used on major bridge projects worldwide (as well as on small-scale structural integrity work). Visit our stand or see http://www.lusas.com for more details.

SPECIFIC SPONSORS
INSTITUTIONAL
TURISTIC
MEDIA PARTNERS