Published February 5, 2018
Last year, a UB assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, and two of her PhD students participated in two international bridge engineering events in 2017.
Pinar Okumus, also an MCEER researcher and member of the Institute of Bridge Engineering (IBE) board of directors, was an invited speaker at the National Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Conference in Miami, Florida last December. She spoke during a workshop on accelerated bridge construction in seismic regions. This workshop offered an opportunity for bridge engineers from national and international state departments of transportation, consultants, and academics to exchange the latest research and implementation associated with this topic. Okumus gave an overview of low seismic damage precast concrete bridge systems, and presented her work with PhD student Cancan Yang on using advanced materials and self-centering systems to control seismic damage in bridge columns.
Okumus also co-organized two sessions with PhD student Mauricio Diaz Arancibia at the 2017 American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Convention and Exposition in Anaheim, California. Each session was associated with international experiences of bridge evaluation through load testing. Specifically, Okumus and Diaz Arancibia discussed diagnostic load testing to understand problems related to high skew in prestressed concrete bridges. They presented their work on load testing and long-term monitoring of bridges with very high skew to demonstrate the Northern U.S. experience.
“Pinar has been a superb team member with IBE, MCEER and the Department since she arrived in 2013,” said Joseph Atkinson, professor and chair of the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. “Our faculty members and students continue to produce innovative research, and it is a significant advantage for us to be able to share findings and collaborate internationally.”
ABC-UTC was organized in November 2010 by a group of renowned U.S. bridge engineering professionals gathered at the Florida International University (FIU) in 2010. This group aims to reduce the societal costs of bridge construction by focusing special attention on preservation, service life, construction costs, education, and other aspects associated with accelerated bridge construction.
ACI was founded in 1904, and is a leading authority for the development, dissemination and adoption of standards, resources, training and certification programs and expertise for individuals and organizations working in the concrete design, construction and materials industries.
Fall 2017 — Making Connections
October 15-19, Disneyland Hotel
Spring 2018 - Concrete Elevated
March 25-29, Grand America & Little America
Salt Lake City, UT
Cornell Local Roads Program, New York State Department of Transportation Structures Division to present a conference about bridge issues for local governments. It is held in the Syracuse area and runs for 1½ days.
Any questions regarding the program:
NYSDOT, Office of Structures
50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12332
International Conference on Sustainable
Infrastructure, New York, New York | October
26–28, 2017, ASCE, Sustainable Cities for an Uncertain
ASCE's International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure will provide an opportunity to learn from and network with industry leaders and sustainable infrastructure practitioners from around the world.
Nov 15, 2016 - Abstracts Due
Dec 15, 2016 -Abstracts Acceptance
Feb 1, 2017 - Draft Papers Due
Apr 1, 2017 -Paper Acceptance Date
May 1, 2017 -Final Manuscript Deadline
International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, ISHMII invites you to participate in the following: SHMII-8, Brisbane, Australia - December 6-8, 2017, a Conference on Real-world SHM Applications. Submission of Abstract: January 28, 2017.
2017 National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference, Premier Bridge Engineering Conference, Conference Co-Sponsored by 30 State DOT and FHWA, December 7 and 8, 2017, third national bridge engineering conference. The first two conferences were held during December 2014 and 2015.
Denver, CO, Starts: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, Ends: Saturday, February 24, 2018
World Steel Bridge Symposium, April 11-18, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland
The 2018 World Steel Bridge Symposium organizers are interested in papers dealing with all aspects of steel bridge design and construction. 2018 WSBS Abstract Submission: 500 words or less, submit by Friday, June 2, 2017, acceptance message will be sent out by Friday, June 30, 2017.
"SEI members are leaders in structural engineering practice and academia, SEI provides great networking opportunities while stimulating coordination and understanding between academia and practicing engineers - driving the practical application of cutting edge research. SEI produces technical publications, journals, conferences, continuing education, codes and standards, and professional practice documents that advance the structural engineering profession. SEI advances our members' careers, stimulates technological advancement, and improves professional practice."
Eleventh U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (11NCEE), Integrating Science, Engineering, and Policy, June 25-29, 2018, Los Angeles, California.
Melbourne, Australia on July 9-13, 2018; Call for Abstracts Open: February 2017; Registration Open: February 2017; Abstract Submission Deadline: May 2017.