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Seminar IABSE Engineering the Future - 24 May 2018

IABSE Nederland en België organiseren het seminar ‘Engineering the Future’ bij Witteveen+Bos in Breda. Deze lezingen zijn eerder gepresenteerd tijdens het IABSE-seminar in Vancouver.

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Seminar IABSE Engineering the Future - 24 May 2018

The Dutch and Belgian National Groups of IABSE organize the seminar ‘Vancouver - Engineering the Future’ at Witteveen+Bos in Breda.


IABSE stands for International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering and is the international professional and scientific association active in the field of structural engineering. IABSE offers a platform for structural engineers to exchange information and to learn from each other at the international level. IABSE covers all aspects of structural engineering in all materials. The structures comprise besides bridges also buildings and all kinds of civil engineering structures. For more information see The Dutch and Belgian National Groups of IABSE are sister associations of the main IABSE organization which is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

When en where

Thursday 24 May 2018 - Witteveen+Bos, Stationsweg 5, 4811 AX Breda

Target group

Structural engineers and architects
Structural Engineers Register Netherlands:

Register structural designers and register structural engineers  receive 2 points for permanent education for assessment of or admission to the Structural Engineers Register Netherlands : 2 KE/PE points.

Architects can book their participation hours as so-called  WAT hours.

Background and content

The Dutch and Belgian National Groups of IABSE organize this seminar together, with as theme ‘Vancouver - Engineering the Future’. Once a year, in September, IABSE organizes an international main symposium on a structural engineering theme in different parts of the world, which attracts more than 500 structural engineers worldwide. Last year this symposium was organized in Vancouver. The theme of this seminar corresponds to that of the international IABSE symposium that was organized in Vancouver.

The seminar consists of a selection of the Dutch and Belgian contributions to the Vancouver symposium. The seminar consists of presentations on the following topics: structures and architecture, land mark bridges, arch buckling, hybrid structures, fibre reinforced polymer structures, robustness, reliability, existing bridges, proof load testing, strengthening and fatigue.


Co-chaired by Ane de Boer (IABSE-NL) and Bart de Pauw (IABSE-B)

14.30  Walk-in

15.00  Opening by Ane de Boer

15:15   Welcome by Witteveen+Bos Breda location director

15.30   Shaping Forces - the symbiotic relation between structure and architecture
            Joris Smits, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

15.50   Concrete arch stability by the nominal stiffness methods
            Philippe Van Bogaert, Ken Schotte, Civil Engineering Department, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium

16.10   Smartcoco Research Project 
            Pierre Mengeot, BESIX, Engineering Department, Brussels, Belgium
            Herve Degee, Hasselt University, Belgium,
            Andre Plumier, University of Liège, Belgium

16.30   Proof load testing of the viaduct De Beek
            Eva Lantsoght, Politécnico, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador and 
            Concrete Structures, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands
            Rutger Koekkoek, Yuguang Yang, Cor van der Veen and Dick Hordijk, Concrete Structures,
            Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands
            Ane de Boer, formerely Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Utrecht, the Netherlands

16.50   Break: coffee and tea

17.20   Numerical simulation of long-term creep tests on prestressed beams
            Tim Van Mullem, Nicky Reybrouck, Pieterjan Criel, Luc Taerwe, Robby Caspeel
            Ghent University, Department of Structural Engineering, Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research,
            Ghent, Belgium

17.40   Durable design of a 42m full FRP footbridge for Bergen, Norway
            Liesbeth Tromp, Kees van IJsselmuiden Ton Boeters, Royal HaskoningDHV, The Netherlands 
            Stian Persson, Norwegian Public Roads Administration-Statens Vegvesen, Norway

18.00   Parametric study and reliability-based evaluation of alternate load path design in reinforced
            concrete slabs

            Didier Droogné, Robby Caspeele, Luc Taerwe, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
            Borja Herraiz, Dr. Lüchinger + Meyer Bauingenieure AG, Zürich, Switzerland

18.20  Break: simple meal

19.20   Prolife: Recalculating a steel railway bridge for determining strengthening measures, using an updated
            FEM model and site measurements

            Mark van der Burg, Arjen Steenbrink, Bert Hesselink, Movares, Utrecht, The Netherlands

19.40   Fatigue damage evaluation using S-N curves obtained by different data fitting methods
            Davide Leonetti, Bahman Hashemi, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
           Johan Maljaars, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands and 
           TNO Delft, The Netherlands
           Diego Allaix, TNO, Delft, The Netherlands

20.00   The steel roof of the new Lille Stadium - It's meachanical scheme, assembly and erection sequences
            Vincent de Ville de Goyet, Frédéric Gens, Sébastien Seret, Yves Duchêne, Engineering Office Greisch, Liège, BELGIUM

20.20   Concluding remarks by Bart de Pauw

20.35   End

Registration and costs involved:

Participation costs € 75,- for members of IABSE and YouCon, € 50,- for students (student registration number obligatory) and € 125,- for non-members. You will get inspiring knowledge for this as well as an increased network of contacts and catering.

Register quickly since the number of  participants is limited to max. 70 persons. 

After registration on this event you will receive within 4 days a confirmation from the IABSE-secretariat