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Call For Abstracts

Abstract Submission is now closed!

Please submit your abstracts in PDF format and not exceeding 200 words by November 20, 2018 in order to be considered. Preference will be given to relevant papers submitted under one of the paper session topics.

Abstracts will only be accepted through our online peer review system using the template provided. No hard copy, fax or email submissions will be accepted. The Scientific Committee will review all submitted abstracts for acceptance as either an oral or poster presentation. Upon acceptance of your abstract, in order to be considered for full paper acceptance, you must also register to attend the Congress. 

Suggestions can be directed to the two Focused Sessions: Tomorrow’s Affordable Housing and The 200-Year Bridge or to any of the following themes and sub themes and presented through Parallel Sessions.

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1. The 200-Year Bridge

This 2-day workshop occurring within the Congress will include a series of presentations by experts and practitioners in combination with presented papers. Abstracts are solicited for the following paper sessions:

a. Engineering Sustainable Materials and Systems 
b. Advanced Instrumentation and Monitoring 
c. Designing for Durability 
d. Incorporating Cars, Buses, Trains, and Other Transportation Means
e. Pushing Materials to Their Limits

2. Tomorrow’s Affordable Housing

This 2-day workshop occurring within the Congress will include a series of presentations by experts and practitioners in combination with presented papers. Abstracts are solicited for the following paper sessions:

a. Alternative Construction Materials and Techniques

b. High Versus Low-Rise Affordable Housing

c. Defining Affordable Housing

d. Affordable Ecological Building Construction

e. The Future of Mass Timber

3. Extreme Events, Climate Change and the Resilient Metropolis

Making today’s urban centers, whether new or old, resilient to the threats of climate change and extreme events requires innovative thinking. Abstracts are solicited for the following paper sessions:

a. Increasing Durability, Resilience, and Safety in the Future Using Lessons Learned from Failures in the Past

b. Multi-Hazard Resilience

c. Preparing the Unprepared: Steps Towards Seismic Resiliency of Existing Urban Structures

d. Designing for Earthquake-Resistant Structures

e. Climate Change Impacts on the Service Life of Reinforced Concrete

 4. Urban Infrastructure: Design and Preservation

From innovative new designs to historic restorations of all structure types, structural engineering in an urban context has unique challenges. Case studies demonstrating these challenges will be highlighted. Abstracts are solicited for the following paper sessions:

a. Performance-Based Engineering of Buildings and Infrastructure

b. Advanced Computing Methods for Wind Effects on Long-span Bridges

c. Innovative Approaches to Slender and Complex Building Design with High Strength Concrete

d. Mitigation of Wind-induced Vibrations in New and Existing Buildings

e. Tunnel Resiliency

f. Durable Reinforced Concrete Repairs

g. Footbridges and Non-Redundant Structures over Critical Infrastructure

h. Restoration and Strengthening of Historic and Significant Structures

i. New York City: A Structural Engineer’s Metropolis

5. Mitigating Fire Hazards Through Engineering

There is a need to evaluate the proper fire resilience and safety of structures given the complex geometry, architecture, use of space, construction materials, and construction technology associated with today’s urban arenas, convention centers, public buildings and cultural spaces. Abstracts are solicited for the following paper sessions:

 

a. Performance-Based Fire Engineering for Evolving Communities

b. Fire Hazards in the Evolving Metropolis 

6. Globalization and Structural Engineering

As globalization continues to accelerate, structural engineering companies simultaneously face global competition and new global opportunities. Travel facilitates the exchange of ideas and leads to creative new designs for the built environment. However, unnecessary and undesirable barriers because of differences in standards, credentials, or access to knowledge can negatively offset these benefits. Abstracts are solicited for the following paper sessions:

a. Quality Management of Major Projects

b. Global Interoperability

c. Travel and the Structural Engineer

 7. Technology, Automation, and Innovation

Structural engineering in the 21st century will rely upon technology, automation, and innovation to succeed in meeting the future restrictions and challenges placed on construction in an urban setting. Both emerging and proven examples will be presented. Abstracts are solicited for the following paper sessions:

a. BIM/BrIM and Virtual Reality: Successful Applications

b. Accelerated Bridge Construction

c. Structural Health Monitoring

d. Alternative Construction Materials

e. Hybrid construction

8. Urbanization and Population Growth

Where land is scarce and the streets are narrow, construction in a dense urban center is risky, problematic, and often costly. However, opportunities exist to recover costs through sustainable practices. Abstracts are solicited for the following paper sessions:

a. Site and Construction Constraints – Their Influences on Building Costs

b. Structural Safety of Urban Areas

c. Opportunities and Challenges of Urban Mining of Renewable Resources

d. The Challenges of Building Urban Infrastructure Quickly and Efficiently

Contributors can also suggest topic presentation methods such as paper, poster, panel discussion, etc. Abstracts will be accepted through November 20, 2018.

The Scientific Committee will review submitted abstracts and notify authors through the online portal.

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