Significant events in 2018

The IABSE “Tomorrow’s Megastructures” Symposium, Nantes 17-21/09/2018

The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) has members in 100 countries and boasts 51 national groups worldwide. It deals with all aspects of structural engineering: the planning, design, construction, operation, monitoring, inspection, maintenance, rehabilitation, conservation, demolition and dismantling of structures, taking account of technical, economic, environmental, aesthetic and social aspects. The purpose of the Association is to exchange knowledge and advance the practice of structural engineering worldwide in the service of the profession and society.

Organised by IABSE and AFGC, the Tomorrow's Megastructures Symposium was held in Nantes with the support of IFSTTAR and involved 575 participants, with 6 keynote lectures and 300 publications.

The Tomorrow’s Megastructures Symposium: B. Godart, chair of the organising committee.

CICE 2018 – 9th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering

The 9th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering was held in Paris, France from 17 to 19 July 2018. Since its launch in 2001 in Hong Kong, the CICE series of conferences has travelled to Adelaide (2004), Miami (2006), Zurich (2008), Beijing (2010), Rome (2012), Vancouver (2014) and Hong Kong (2016). CICE is one of the official conferences of the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC). The conference was jointly organised by IFSTTAR, École des Ponts ParisTech and Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. In keeping with the longstanding tradition of this conference series, CICE 2018 aims to provide an international forum where engineers, researchers and practitioners in the field of civil engineering composites can discuss and share recent advances and ideas for the future. This conference attracted more than 300 researchers and engineers from 40 countries and benefited from the support of industry (Freyssinet, S&P, Mapei...). The main themes discussed were:

  • External reinforcement using bonded composites;
  • Reinforced concrete structures with internal FRP internal reinforcement;
  • "All-composite" structures.