The conference language is English, and all
speakers must be able to make their
presentation and respond to questions in
The event will take place at Bath University.
Bath University has a joint design,
engineering and architecture school
developed by Professor Ted Happold in 1976.
Designed to bridge the gap between the
teaching of architecture and engineering
and foster interdisciplinary working, the
university is an ideal place to discuss
creativity and collaboration. Further travel information is available at the following link:
Bath is a beautiful city set in rolling
countryside in the south west of England.
Famed for its 18th century Georgian
architecture, its history extends back to
Roman England – and you can still bathe in
the natural hot springs in the city’s Roman
Baths. A UNESCO world heritage site, the city
is home to architectural highlights including
Bath Abbey, the sandstone Royal Crescent
(by John Wood), and present day gems that
respect the extensive heritage of the city.
On the evening of Wednesday April 19, there will be a gala dinner, which will take place at the historic Roman Baths in the centre of Bath. Ticket details will be made available on registration.
Getting to Bath
Bath is 90 minutes from central London by
train, and is readily accessible from several
international airports including Heathrow and
Bristol. Transport hubs are well connected by
bus and train. Further travel information is available at the following link:
Travel by train:
Great Western Railway have announced that construction work will be taking place at Bath Spa Station over the period of the conference. Train services should not be affected during the conference, but replacement buses will be in operation in the weekends before and afterwards if you are looking to extend your stay. Please check the following website for more details:
Organising Committee and Scientific
An organising committee has been formed
under the chairmanship of Ian Firth in the UK.
A scientific committee for the review of
abstracts and the technical programme will
be formed in due course.
'Future of Design 2017' will be taking place in Sheffield on April 21st. This is organised by the IABSE British Group and aimed at younger engineers and architects. If you are interested extending your stay in UK and visiting Sheffield, travel details are available here: http://iabse.org.uk/fod-sheffield-location/
More details are available on the conference website here: http://iabse.org.uk/fod-sheffield-2017/