Norwegian Group of IABSE


Mr. Svein Erik Jakobsen
A. Aas-Jakobsen AS Lilleakerveien 4 Oslo 283 NORWAY


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Vice Chair

Ms. Kristin Nessa
Lilleakerveien 4 Oslo 0283 NORWAY

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News / Coming Events / Activities / Meetings

March 28 -
The Norwegian Group of IABSE arranged its yearly spring seminar on March 28, attracting more than 70 people in the premises of the Head Office of Norconsult in Sandvika. The theme of the seminar was “We are looking forward, new materials, new methods”. Read the report.

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The Loftesnes Bridge opened in 2018 and with a span length of 194 m, it was the finalist in the European Steel Bridge Award.

March 1 - The Norwegian Group of IABSE arranged a seminar on March 1, 2018, for members of IABSE and others within the bridge community. The subject chosen for this annual event was: “Design and proof checking of bridge structures - how to maintain the engineer’s structural understanding in an increasingly digitized everyday life”. There have been some unfortunate incidents regarding bridges in operation and bridges under construction lately, causing increasing negative focus from the press. In addition, we have seen that advance structural analyses and digital tools to some extent have weakened young designers structural understanding. Read the full report.

February 8 -  The Norwegian Group of IABSE conducted its first seminar and workshop ‘Recent Norwegian bridge projects and international bridge activities’.The happening gathered 58 participants from consulting companies, public clients and universities. There were introductory presentations from the host Multiconsult including a presentation about IABSE. Recent Norwegian bridges Dolmsund, Sandsfjord, Tresfjord, Vassbotten, Forra, Driva, Harpe, Kvam, Farris and Hålogaland were presented by the respective designers, forcusing on challenges in the design and construction. In the final session, the historical and current international bridge activity of companies like Norconsult, Aas-Jakobsen and NRS was outlined.  The seminar more or less gathered the whole Norwegian bridge society, many young people, and was a huge success. See the programme here..