1st International Summer School on Assessment and re-design of existing Bridges
The fib supports the 1st International Summer School on Assessment and re-design of existing Bridges, which will be held in Brescia, Italy from 2 to 6 July 2018.
The lecturers include fib President Hugo Corres Peiretti, fib Presidium member Marco de Prisco, fib Italian Deputy Giuseppe Mancini, fib Presidium member Aurelio Muttoni, Ezio Giuriani, Luca Giordano and Peter Mark.
There is a significant and growing need nowadays for the strengthening of existing reinforced concrete structures. Structural deterioration may have taken place, a change in use could result in more onerous loading, or requirements of design and loading Standards may change. In this context, new materials and techniques can provide cost-effective solutions to both the design and implementation of strengthening measures. Deterioration of materials, higher traffic loads, seismic hazard are determining the need for defining innovative structural solutions for designing new bridges and new analyses and retrofitting techniques for existing bridges.
Hence, the main goal of the Summer School is to offer innovative background, both analytical and practical, on structures and infrastructures, as well as laboratory experience.
The target audience includes engineering master students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, highway technical managers and practitioners willing to do research and applications in the field of bridges and infrastructures. The school is a unique chance to meet peers, experts and practitioners in the field.
For more information, please refer to the official brochure.