2nd Bridge Engineering Workshop Mexico 2019

The 2nd Bridge Engineering Workshop will take place in Puerto Vallarta from June 6-7, 2019, and will be jointly hosted by the Mexican Society for Earthquake Engineering and the Mexican Group of IABSE. This Workshop will serve as a basis for planning and glimpse the creation of Technical Groups to address technological innovations in design and construction of bridges, in order to guarantee their safety and functionality to contribute to the construction of cutting-edge communication means according to the growth challenges which Mexico demands. In the past few years, several bridges have been built in Mexico, and have been exposed to different load conditions, such as vehicular, soil pressure, earthquake or wind, among others, coupled with a lack of regulation codes for the construction and design of bridges, there is uncertainty about the level of their structural security condition. It is in this context that this Workshop shall play a significant role and provide a platform for discussions. The objective of this event is to bring together national and international specialists in bridge engineering to share research results and discuss main and relevant issues that will shape bridge regulation codes in order to improve the practice of design and construction of this type of infrastructure particularly in Mexico. 

Main Themes are:
Structural analysis and experimental work; Structural design; Foundations, abutments, piers and walls; Joints, bearings and anti-seismic devices; Maintenance and rehabilitation; System identification and health monitoring studies.

Keynote Speakers are:
Prof. Yaojun Ge, China; Dr. Juan Sobrino, Canada; Dr. Khalid Mosalam, USA; Dr. Roy Imbsen, USA.

For more information and to register please visit: www.iabse.org/mexico2019

Important Information:

Topic: 2nd Bridge Engineering Workshop, Mexico 2019

Date: June 6 to 7, 2019

Venue: The Hilton Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Organising Committee (Chair): Dario Rivera Vargas

Workshop Secretariat: Fernando Heredia Zavoni
Camino Sabta Teresa #187 Desp 12, Col. Parques del Pedregö, Tlalpan; C.P. 14010, CDMX, Mexico
Email: smis@smis.org.mx; Phone: +1 (52) 55-5665 8377
Web: www.iabse.org/mexico2019


International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) 
The mission of IABSE is to exchange knowledge and to advance the practice of structural engineering worldwide in the service of the profession and society. To fulfil its mission, IABSE organises conferences and publishes a high quality journal, Structural Engineering International (SEI); publishes books reflecting the work of its Technical Groups; creates Task Groups, as required by new needs and technological progress; offers activities within National Groups of IABSE; supports Young Engineers with a programme, and presents annual Awards in recognition of outstanding achievements in structural engineering.

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