Vancouver - Engineering the future

The Dutch and Belgian National Groups of IABSE organized this seminar together, with as main theme, the ‘Vancouver - Engineering the Future’ Congress. Once a year, in September, IABSE organizes an international symposium on a structural engineering theme in different parts of the world, which attracts more than 500 structural engineers. In 2017 this symposium was organized in Vancouver, Canada. The theme of this seminar corresponds to that of the international IABSE symposium that was organized in Vancouver.

The seminar consisted of a selection of the Dutch and Belgian contributions to the Vancouver symposium. The following topics were discussed on the seminar: structures and architecture, landmark bridges, arch buckling, hybrid structures, fibre reinforced polymer structures, robustness, reliability, existing bridges, load testing, strengthening and fatigue.