Keynote presentations

The workshop program consists on invited key-note lectures and an open call-for paper sessions. At the end of the both workshop days, time is reserved for common discussions. The confirmed keynote speakers are introduced below.

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Avoiding Structural Failures in Construction

Predrag Popovich, USA
President of IABSE

Bridge Damage Caused by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

Dr. Kazuhiko Kawashima, Japan
Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo

Robustness in Tall Buildings: Earth, Wind & Fire

Dr Mark O’Connor, UK
Technical Director, WSP

Failures in Large-Span Roof Structures in Switzerland

Dr René Steiger, Switzerland
Senior Scientist, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (Empa)

Extending Fatigue Life of Metallic Structures Beyond 100 Years

Dr Eugen Brühwiler, Switzerland
Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) Lausanne

Robustness of Structures

Thomas Vogel, Switzerland
Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich

Quantifying redundancy and robustness of structures

Dr. Joan Casas, Spain
Professor, Technical University of Catalonia in Barcelona

Structural Failures from Safety Investigation's Point of View

Kai Valonen, Finland
Chief Safety Investigator, Safety Investigation Authority

Ensuring Safe Structures for a Modern Nuclear Power Plant

Timo Kukkola, Finland
TVO