Brazilian Group of IABSE
XIV Brazilian Conference on Bridges and Structures (XIV CBPE) in Rio de Janeiro (Click Here)
From 10 – 12 May, more than 400 engineers participated in the XIV Brazilian Conference on Bridges and Structures (XIV CBPE) which took place in Pestana Hotel, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, which was promoted by the ABPE (Brazilian Association of Bridges and Structures – Brazilian Group of IABSE, chaired by Sergio Hampshire) and ABECE (Brazilian Association of Consulting Engineers). In the three days of the Conference, 20 main lectures were given by major Brazilian and foreign specialists in the construction and design of bridges and other structures. Among other interesting presentations, special lectures were given by eminent specialists, for instance, from Germany (Engineer Michael Mueller), Portugal (Engineers Laura Esteves and Humberto Varum), Spain (Engineer Jose Maria Lorenzo Romero) and from Italy (Engineer Mario de Miranda). In parallel with the main lectures, about 100 technical papers were presented by Brazilian specialists and researchers. In another room, stands displaying the products of the CBPE sponsors could be visited. On all three days of the Conference, all the rooms were full of very interested participants. The event’s main objective was to present to the Brazilian engineers the more recent progress in Civil Engineering technology and the great civil works presently in execution in Brazil and abroad. The next CBPE is foreseen to occur in 2024 in São Paulo.