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Saturday, January 30, 2016

International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering's (IABSE) Future of Design Conference @ Bristol

The 9th Future of Design Conference, which is coming to Bristol for the first time, has the fundamental objectives of promoting design excellence and inspiring future generations of young engineers. At the conference internationally renowned architects and engineers will share their approach to design challenges, drawing on recent experiences. The conference will also provide opportunity for younger engineers to network and present to their peers through the Young Designers Competition.
The conference will be a full day at The University of Bristol on the 8th April 2016 followed by an evening dinner event at the beautiful Goldney Hall Orangery in Clifton.
A number of key note speakers have already been confirmed, including Laurent Ney – founder of Ney & Partners in Belgium, Steve Denton – Director of Engineering WSP/PB and David Wakefield – Managing Director of Tensys.
For further information visit the website IABSE Future of Design West 2016. 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Seismic Risk of Highway Networks: freeware for Loss Assessment

A Matlab- & NEXTA-based freeware for assessing the Seismic Risk of Highway Networks simultaneously considering seismic hazard, structural vulnerability, geotechnical vulnerability, traffic flow and retrofit cost aiming to estimate the direct and indirect loss of the transportation network after multiple seismic scenarios.

More: www.retis-risk.eu



Thursday, December 31, 2015

“Cities, Earthquakes, and Time” EERI Distinguished Lecture

Dr. Robert Olshansky, Professor and Head at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as EERI’s 2015 Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Olshanksy’s lecture, titled “Cities, Earthquakes, and Time”, examines the relationships of earthquakes to time and the policy implications thereof. The EERI Distinguished Lecture Award is given to members of the EERI Institute to recognize and encourage communication of outstanding professional contributions of major importance for earthquake hazard mitigation.