Friday, November 8, 2013

IABSE Symposium Call for Abstracts


The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) is hosting their 37th annual symposium on September 3-5, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. The conference will include a track on sustainable infrastructures. Abstracts are being accepted through November 30, 2013. More about the symposium is available online at

The title for the 2014 symposium is "Engineering for Progress, Nature and People." Organizers have highlighted the following quote by Carlos Fernandez Casado to summarize an engineer's responsibility, " perfect union with Nature; however, we cannot forget our engineer goal of controlling it. Nevertheless, landscape beauty and its grandiosity get into contradiction with above attitude due to the fact that the engineer was taken over by nature, till the moment I learnt 'natura parendo vincitur', 'to get control of nature but obeying it.' The Engineer shall always love nature..."

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