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Key Note

JAVIER MANTEROLA ARMISEN

SPAIN

CARLOS FERNÁNDEZ CASADO, S.L.

EDUCATION: M.SC.C.E., 1962, TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MADRID; PH. D., 1964, TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MADRID.
MEMBERSHIPS: ASSOCIATION OF SPANISH CIVIL ENGINEERS (CICCP); SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF CONCRETE (ACHE); INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR SHELL AND SPATIAL STRUCTURES (IASS); AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE (ACI); INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR BRIDGE AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING (IABSE); ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS OF SAN FERNANDO (SPAIN)
RESUME OF EXPERIENCE: SINCE 1966 MR. MANTEROLA HAS BEEN ONE OF THE LEADING ENGINEERS IN CARLOS FERNÁNDEZ CASADO, S.L. AND HAS SPECIALISED ON BRIDGE DESIGN. HE IS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE FIRM.
PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN: AUTHOR OF MORE THAN 200 WORKS, MAINLY BRIDGES.
LAST DISTINCTIONS: MEDAL FÉDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE LA PRÉCONTRAINTE (F.I.P.), 1996; NATIONAL AWARD FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING, 2001; IABSE AWARD (SPAIN), 2002; IABSE INTERNATIONAL AWARD OF MERIT, 2006; CIVIL ENGINEERING FOUNDATION AWARD, GALICIA 2010; PUENTE ALCANTARA AWARD, 2010; GOLD MEDAL OF FINE ARTS CIRCLE OF MADRID, 2010; HONORARY MEMBER OF THE ITALIAN ASSOCIATION OF CONCRETE ARMATO AND PRESFORZADO, 2011; OUTSTANDING ENGINEER AWARD, COLLEGE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND PORTS OF MADRID, 2013

PREDICTED TOPIC OF KEY NOTE: LARGE VIADUCTS – SOME EXECUTIONS, A FEW IDEAS

IN LARGE VIADUCTS IT IS CRUCIAL TO BE SPOT-ON REGARDING THE BRIDGE TYPOLOGY CHOSEN AS WELL AS THE BUILDING PROCEDURE, TWO FACTS THAT GENERALLY GO HAND IN HAND. THE TYPOLOGY ALSO DEPENDS ON THE CHARACTERISTICS INTRINSIC TO THE SITE, WHETHER IT IS A RIVER, A SEA, A GREAT VALLEY, ETC.
THE PRESENT ARTICLE REFERS TO MY OWN EXPERIENCES CONCERNING THESES ISSUES REFLECTED IN THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS:
- BRIDGE OVER THE CADIZ BAY (LENGTH: 3.157 M, MAXIMUM SPAN LENGTH: 540 M.)
- BRIDGE OVER THE DANUBE (LENGTH: 1.719 M, MAXIMUM SPAN LENGTH: 180 M.)
- BRIDGE OVER THE TAGUS (LENGTH: 1.488 M, MAXIMUM SPAN LENGTH: 324 M.)
- BRIDGE OVER THE MAGDALENA RIVER IN COLOMBIA (LENGTH: 3.785 M, MAXIMUM SPAN LENGTH: 380 M.)
- EL PORTAL BRIDGE (LENGTH: 3.221.7 M, MAXIMUM SPAN LENGTH: 49 M.)