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

FRANCISCO CATÃO RIBEIRO

BRAZIL

ENESCIL – ENGENHARIA DE PROJETOS, LTDA.

ACKNOWLEDGED AS ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED BRAZILIAN ENGINEERS SPECIALIZED IN THE FIELD OF BRIDGES AND VIADUCTS, HE IS THE TECHNICAL MANAGER AT ENESCIL (DESIGN ENGINEERING) SINCE 1976, IMMEDIATELY AFTER RECEIVING HIS PROFESSIONAL DEGREE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING FROM THE POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO.
WINNER OF THREE EDITIONS OF THE PRIZE “GERDAU TALENT OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING” (2008, 2010 AND 2014) AND OF TWO HONOURABLE MENTIONS IN THE SAME PRIZE (2011 AND 2013), HE DISPLAYS IN HIS CURRICULUM THE EXECUTIVE DESIGN OF THE CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE FOR THE ROBERTO MARINHO AVENUE ROADWAY COMPLEX (IN SÃO PAULO), THE CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE OVER THE GUAMA RIVER (IN BELÉM), THE JOÃO ISIDORO FRANÇA CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE (OVER THE POTI RIVER IN TERESINA), THE NEGRO RIVER (IN MANAUS), THE CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE OVER THE GUANABARA BAY (IN RIO DE JANEIRO), THE CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE WITH A VIEWING DECK ACROSS THE PIAUI RIVER (IN SERGIPE), AND OF THE BASIC DESIGN FOR THE 12,5 KILOMETERS-LONG CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE LINKING THE CITY OF SALVADOR TO ITAPARICA ISLAND IN THE BAY OF ALL THE SAINTS (BAHIA), THE LATTER CARRIED OUT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COWI INTERNATIONAL, AMONGST MANY OTHERS.
HIS DESIGN WORK IS GUIDED BY THE QUEST FOR ECONOMY, CONSTRUCTION SIMPLICITY AND GREAT DURABILITY, ALLIED TO A BOLD AESTHETICS, ALWAYS INTEGRATED TO THE ENVIRONMENT. UNTIL NOW, HE HAS PARTICIPATED IN MORE THAN 3000 PROJECTS OF SPECIAL ENGINEERING WORKS OF ART, WITH THE MOST VARIED STRUCTURAL CONCEPTS, FROM CABLE-STAYED WORKS TO WORKS WITH PRE-FABRICATED BEAMS AND SLABS.

PREDICTED TOPIC OF KEY NOTE: EXECUTIVE DESIGN FOR THE CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE IN THE ROBERTO MARINHO AVENUE ROADWAY COMPLEX IN SAO PAULO AND THE BASIC DESIGN FOR THE 12,5 KILOMETER LONG CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE LINKING THE CITY OF SALVADOR TO ITAPARICA ISLAND, IN THE BAY OF ALL THE SAINTS, STATE OF BAHIA.