Introduction


                
    Paulo B. Lourenço    José Campos e Matos  
        Co-Chair OC          Co-Chair OC  
       
                            
On behalf of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) we are pleased to announce its upcoming event IABSE Conference Guimarães 2019 ‘Towards a Resilient Built Environment – Risk and Asset Management’ on March 27-29, 2019. 

The venue will be the Vila Flor Cultural Center (CCVF), a cultural facility of Guimarães, which is the cradle of Portugal and a UNESCO world heritage site, situated next to the city of Porto and the Douro valley. 

The IABSE Conference is organised by the Portuguese Group of IABSE in co-operation with Associação Portuguesa de Engenharia de Estruturas (APEE), the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE), and the University of Minho, Portugal.

The Conference aims to provide an international forum for the debate on, among others, such important issues as the sustainability of the built environment, risk assessment and asset management in infrastructures. We shall be focussing on cutting-edge issues, such as Novel Management Tools for the Built Environment, Lifecycle Quality Control of New and Existing Infrastructures, and Advanced Frameworks for a Sustainable Built Environment and Risk Analysis Procedures.

This Event is expected to attract young to renowned engineers, from around the world, who will gather to share their knowledge and expertise in the field of structural engineering.

We look forward to your interest too in this promising event and invite you to submit your contribution online submit your contribution online by February 28, 2018.