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December 12 - At the Auditorium of Ministry of Infrastructures and Transportations, Athens, Greece; this special workshop was conducted by the Hellenic Group of IABSE to address the issue of bridge maintenance and safety, that has recently caused acute concern not only to the bridge engineering community worldwide but also to the general public. The workshop was attended by more than 200 engineers, among which were university Professors, high ranking Ministry officials and representatives of infrastructure concessionaires. This IABSE event attracted the public media of Greece as well and was conducted successfully. After a welcome speech by I.N.Sigalas, NG Chair; there was an introduction to ‘The Protection of the National Wealth of Bridges’ by Th.P.Tassios, followed by presentations on the ‘Inspection and Maintenance of Bridges’ by I.Karnesis, General Director of Transport Infrastructure, ‘Bridges of EGNATIA ODOS: Organization and operation of the inspection and maintenance system’, by P. Panetsos, ‘The time for founding of bridge administrative authority’ by D.Nikolaou and the Workshop was wrapped up with a roundtable discussion, coordinated by G. Penelis.
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April 26 - The Hellenic Group of IABSE organised and hosted an Engineering event focused on “Specific Design Aspects of Structural Projects” with the parallel scope to honour three Group members in recognition of their long standing presence and participation in the activities of the Group, more..