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

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Key Note

ANTÓNIO ADÃO DA FONSECA

PORTUGAL

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING – UNIVERSITY OF PORTO

CIVIL ENGINEERING DIPLOMA IN 1971 - UNIVERSITY OF PORTO (FEUP), PORTUGAL.
PHD IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING IN 1980 - IMPERIAL COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM.
FELLOW AND SPECIALIST IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING OF “ORDEM DOS ENGENHEIROS” – PORTUGAL.
PROFESSOR OF BRIDGES AT FEUP, UNTIL 2010.
MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL OF ETHICS OF UNIVERSITY OF PORTO.
RESEARCH FELLOW OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTRE OF SUSTAINABLE AND INNOVATIVE BRIDGES, FUJIAN UNIVERSITY, CHINA, FROM 2013.
NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING COLLEGE OF “ORDEM DOS ENGENHEIROS”, IN 1995-1998.
PRESIDENT OF ECCE – EUROPEAN COUNCIL OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, IN 1998-2002.
VICE-PRESIDENT OF APEE – PORTUGUESE STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION” - PORTUGUESE COLLECTIVE MEMBER OF IABSE.
PRESIDENT AND TECHNICAL DIRECTOR AT “AFA – CONSULTORES DE ENGENHARIA”, IN 1985-2005.
DESIGNER OF BRIDGES AND SPECIAL STRUCTURES AT “ADÃO DA FONSECA – ENGENHEIROS CONSULTORES” (PORTUGAL), FROM 2006, AND AT “ADEAM – ENGENHARIA E CONSULTORIA (BRAZIL)”, FROM 2012.

PREDICTED TOPIC OF KEY NOTE: BRIDGES & PORTO & BRIDGES

THERE ARE NOT MANY TOWNS IN THE WORLD WITH SUCH VARIETY OF BRIDGE TYPES. FOR SURE THERE IS NO OTHER TOWN IN THE WORLD WITH 4 OUTSTANDING ARCH BRIDGES. ALL OF THEM AMAZING BRIDGES AND WORLD RECORDS AT LEAST AT OPENING DAY. IN PORTO AND OVER RIVER DOURO 7 BRIDGES HAVE BEEN BUILT AND 6 MORE HAVE BEEN DESIGNED FOR THE FUTURE. UP STREAM, ON THE WAY TO THE PORT WINE VINEYARDS, OTHER EXCEPTIONAL BRIDGES WERE DESIGNED AND BUILT.
THE RIVER DOURO – AN INSPIRATION FOR BRIDGE DESIGNERS AND A CHALLENGE FOR BRIDGE BUILDERS.