The Outstanding Paper Award
The Outstanding Paper Award (OPA) is remitted each year to the author(s) of a paper published in the preceding year’s issues of the IABSE Journal Structural Engineering International (SEI), encouraging and rewarding contributions of the highest quality. Starting with the 2011 Outstanding Paper Award, it is presented in the categories ‘Technical Report’ and ‘Scientific Paper’.
2011: Category Technical Report: 'Creating the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, New Zealand'
P. Ch. Mulqueen SEI 4/11
Category Scientific Paper: 'Swiss Federal Roads Office Guidelines for Integral Bridges'
W. Kaufmann and M. Alvarez, SEI 2/2011
2010: 'The Aerodynamic Behaviour of the Deck of Stonecutters Bridge, Hong Kong'
Doris M.S. Yau and Michael C.H. Hui, China. Published in SEI 2/2010.
2009: 'Design of Mechanically Reinforced Glass Beams: Modelling and Experiments'
A. B. Ølgaard, J. H. Nielsen and J. Forbes Olesen, Denmark. Published in SEI 2/2009
2008: 'Design and Experimental Investigation of the Joints of Inclined Struts for the Widening of Bridge Deck Slabs'
Philippe Menétrey and Eugen Brühwiler, Switzerland. Published in SEI 4/2008
2007: 'Pedestrian Lateral Action on lively Footbridges: A New Load Model'
Fiammetta Venuti, Luca Bruno and Paulo Napoli, Italy. Published in SEI 4/2007
2006: 'Time Variant Structural Performance of the Certosa Cable-Stayed Bridge'
Fabio Biondini, Italy, Dan M. Frangopol, USA and P. Girogio Malerba, Italy. Published in SEI 3/2006
2005: 'Temperature in the Box Girder of the Normandy Bridge'
Jean-Michel Lucas, Michel Virlogeux and Claude Louis, France. Published in SEI 3/2005
2004: 'Mechanical Properties and Remaining Strength of Corroded Bridge Wires'
Shun-Ichi Nakamura, Keita Suzumura and Toshimi Tarui, Japan. Published in SEI 1/2004
2003: 'Elasto-Plastic Model for Timber-Concrete Composite Beams with Ductile Connection'
Andrea Frangi and Mario Fontana, Switzerland. Published in SEI 2/2003
2002: 'Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Historical Churches'
Stefano Sorace and Gloria Terenzi, Italy. Published in SEI 4/2002
2001: A Re-definition of Stiffness of Reinforced Concrete Elements and its Implications in Seismic Design
Tom Paulay, New Zealand. Published in SEI 1/2001
2000: Aerodynamics of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge - 60 Years Later
Allan Larsen, Denmark. Published in SEI 4/2000
1999: Design and Construction of the Millennium Dome
Ian Liddell and Paul Westbury, UK. Published in SEI 3/1999
1998: Tension Chord Model for Structural Concrete
Peter Marti, Manuel Alvarez, Walter Kaufmann and Viktor Sigrist, Switzerland. Published in SEI 4/1998
1997: Rehabilitation of the Mexico City Cathedral
Roberto Meli and Roberto Sanchez-Ramirez, Mexico. Published in SEI 2/1997
1996: Economic Considerations of Displacement-Based Seismic Design of Structural Concrete Buildings
Luis Garcia, Colombia. Published in SEI 4/1996
1995: Tuned Vibration Absorbers for "Lively" Structures
Hugo Bachmann and Benedikt Weber, Switzerland. Published in SEI 1/1995
1994: Solar Thermal Electricity Generation
Jörg Schlaich, Germany. Published in SEI 2/1994
1993: Traffic Loads on Bridges
Ton Vrouwenvelder and Paul Waarts, The Netherlands. Published in SEI 3/1993
1992: Carbon-Fibre-Reinforced Polymers: Modern Materials in Bridge Engineering
Urs Meier, Switzerland. Published in SEI 1/1992
1991: Gibraltar Strait Crossings - A Challenge to Bridge and Structural Engineers
Philip Chow and T.Y. Lin, USA. Published in SEI 2/1991