IABSE Summit 2016 Helsinki - Barcelona
Global Risks in Structural Engineering

March 10-11, 2016
Helsinki - Barcelona

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Purpose of the summit

The summit theme global risks in structural engineering refers to the recent and future risks in civil and structural engineering sectors. The purpose of the summit is to provide a meeting point and discussion forum to any professional interest to the theme in a wide sense. These include engineers, architects, developers, researchers, teachers and association representatives. Summit is targeted to everybody from young professionals to eminent: each opinion and viewpoint is valuable to address the theme.

Keynote speakers are invited as multidisciplinary bases and aim to present the best skills and experience on their field. This gives the participants a possibility to learn new ideas and best practices.

The summit includes general panel discussions where the stage-of-the art and future trends can be reviewed. If urged, the summit can gather statements or recommendations towards IABSE and national structural engineering associations. These may include recommendation for arranging future events or other modes of collaboration on specific topics.

The summit is an international engineering event that by its size is between associations’ annual meetings and engineering conferences. It aims to be more versatile and flexible to address emerging professional issues than scientific conferences; both for the invited speakers and for the participants. The summit is part of organisers’ plan to better serve the needs of the structural engineers by arranging international engineering science workshop or conference every other year and smaller, more adaptable, international event meanwhile.

Prof., Dr. Risto Kiviluoma
Chair of the Finnish Group of IABSE

Prof., Dr. Joan Ramon Casas
Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

Dr., Prof. (Emeritus) Ayaho Miyamoto
Yamaguchi University, Japan, Visiting Professor, Aalto University, Finland