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Upcoming Bridge Events

As part of the Every Day Counts Program, the Federal Highway Administration is sponsoring a webinar series: HPC Implementation Stories, July 11, 1–2:30 p.m. EDT. This is the Fifth topic in a series of six webinars offered on UHPC uses, benefits, lessons learned, and example case studies.  Visit FHWA’s UHPC website for more information on registering for this and future webinars and for links to additional resources.

TRB Webinar: Direct Displacement-Based Seismic Design of Bridges

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 22, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET about the concepts of Direct Displacement-Based Seismic Design (DDBD) as a methodology suitable for seismic design of bridges. Presenters will cover the fundamentals of DDBD and its application to multi-span bridge structures. They will also describe example bridge designs that use this method.

34th International Bridge Conference® (IBC) June 4-8, 2017, National Harbor, Maryland.  The IBC is the pre-eminent arena for the bridge industry in North America, Europe and Asia. The IBC annually attracts over 1,200 bridge owners and engineers, senior policy makers, government officials, bridge designers, construction executives, and suppliers from throughout the United States and abroad.

Norwegian Tunneling Society (NFF) - World Tunneling Congress and the ITA – AITES General Assembly in Bergen, Norway, June 9th to June 15th 2017.  Registration will open first half of October 2016. Early bird fee will be available until April 1, 2017 so don’t hesitate to make your reservation.

Timber Structures 2017,  1st Conference on Timber Structures and Engineering, New Forest, UK, June 13 -15, 2017

The 1st International Conference on Timber Structures is being organized by the Wessex Institute in collaboration with the Technical Centre of Wood Industry in Belgium.

AASHTO's 2017 Bridges and Structures Annual Meeting (SCOBS), 2017 - Washington State, Sunday, June 11 - Thursday, June 15, AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures (SCOBS), Spokane, WA.

Western Bridge Engineers 2017, Portland Marriott Waterfront, Portland, Oregon, September 6-8, 2017

The Western Bridge Engineers' Seminar is a biennial cooperative effort by the Federal Highway Administration and the Transportation Departments of Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Its purpose is the exchange of information between government agencies, consultants, contractors, educators, and suppliers on current subjects important to the design, construction, and maintenance of bridges.

  • Abstracts need to be submitted online here by March 23, 2017.
  • Email: additional abstract information and documents to

39th IABSE Symposium - Engineering the Future, Vancouver, September 19-23, 2017.  Vancouver will host the 39th IABSE Symposium on the exploration of topics related to structural engineering of buildings, bridges and other civil infrastructure. The Symposium will showcase the latest in technology and practice to enable engineers, researchers and public agencies to plan ahead. The Symposium Organizers invite the world’s structural engineers to share their experiences with contemporary structures and their vision for the future.  We invite submissions under the following main themes that relate to our overall motto “Engineering the Future”:

  • Innovations in Structures
  • Existing Structures into the Future
  • Performance Based Design

Registration Now Open!

11th University Transportation Centers Spotlight Conference Rebuilding and Retrofitting the Transportation Infrastructure, Washington, DC, September 26-27, 2017


Organized by Transportation Research Board

Supported by The University Transportation Centers Program Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)

This conference will bring together thought leaders in government, industry and academia to discuss key advances needed to rebuild and retrofit transportation infrastructure to address current deficiencies and emerging needs.

ASCE Convention, New Orleans, LA, Sunday, October 8 - Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Engineering > Innovating > Leading, 555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-234.

American Concrete Institute (ACI) Conventions:

Fall 2017 — Making Connections
October 15-19, Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, CA

Spring 2018 - Concrete Elevated
March 25-29, Grand America & Little America
Salt Lake City, UT

The 2017 Bridge Conference dates are set! Save the date!

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.

  • Training Session - October 24, 2017
  • 23rd Statewide Conference on Local Bridges - October 25-26, 2017

Any questions regarding the program:

Rick Gorton
NYSDOT, Office of Structures
50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12332
(518) 457-5940

International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure, New York, New York | October 26–28, 2017, ASCE, Sustainable Cities for an Uncertain World
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.
Important Dates:
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.

2018 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference at The Precast Show

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.

Structures Congress 2018, Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas,  April 19-21, 2018. All Abstracts & Sessions Proposals Due: June 5, 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.

IABMAS 2018 (9th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance Safety and Management)

Melbourne, Australia on July 9-13, 2018; Call for Abstracts Open:  February 2017; Registration Open:  February 2017; Abstract Submission Deadline:  May 2017.