Call for Abstracts

Call for abstracts

Submit your Abstracts using the link below

(2024 Call for Abstracts)

How to Submit Abstract

You are invited to submit an abstract of a formal paper to be considered for presentation at the conference. Abstracts are welcomed from bridge design engineers; consultants; fabricators; erectors; precasters; construction professionals; maintenance engineers; transportation officials; policy makers; marketing professionals; federal, state, and local agencies; city, county, and regional officials; industry suppliers; academicians; and bridge professionals with any aspect of bridge design, construction, or maintenance.

Those interested in presenting at the conference should submit a one-page abstract by 11:59 pm EDT,  April 12, 2024. Abstracts must be submitted online at https://abc-utc.fiu.edu/conference/abstract-submission/.

The authors of abstracts selected for presentation will have the option of submitting an extended abstract (minimum of 3 pages) or a full paper (maximum of 10 pages) for inclusion in the conference proceeding.

Conference Topics

The conference topics will include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

3D printing in bridge engineering

Accelerated Bridge Construction

Advances in sensors technologies

Advanced construction materials

Advances in bridge design

Advances in construction equipment

Advanced Non-Destructive testing and equipment

Advances in bridge seismic design

Advances in connections for prefabricated elements

Alternative Contracting Methods

Artificial Intelligence in bridge engineering

Automation in design and construction

Automation in bridge inspection

Best practices in bridge preservation

Best practices in bridge bundling

Best practices in preventing bridge scour

Best practices in service life design of bridges

Bridge Asset management systems

Bridge Deck overlays using advanced materials

Case Studies – Short and medium span bridges

Case Studies – Long span bridges

Case Studies- Bridges in seismic regions

Contractor’s perspectives on future needs of bridge engineering

DOT organizational structures to accommodate innovative technologies

Design and construction of bridges for extreme events/hurricane

Digital Twins in bridge engineering

Emergency Bridge project Cases

 

Forensic Bridge Engineering

 

Health monitoring of bridges

Innovative bridge concepts

Innovation in bridge foundation and substructure

Lessons learned from bridge failures

Movable bridges

Pedestrian bridges – Unique concepts

Policy, planning and procurement

Public outreach and marketing

Prefabricated bridge elements

Railroad bridges

Rail Transit bridges

Robotics in fabrication and construction

Ultra High-Performance Concrete – Mix Design and material characteristics

Ultra High-Performance Concrete for bridge repair, strengthening and rehabilitation

Unique bridge fabrication, erection, construction cases studies

Use of drones in bridge engineering

Use of Blockchain in bridge engineering

Upgrade and rehabilitation of existing bridges

Others

Who Should Attend the Conference?

Bridge design engineers; consultants; fabricators; erectors; precasters; construction professionals; maintenance engineers; transportation officials; policy makers; marketing professionals; federal, state, and local agencies; city, county, and regional officials; industry suppliers; academicians; and bridge professionals with any aspect of bridge design, construction, or maintenance.

Contact Information

For more information, please send an email to msare001@fiu.edu or aazizina@fiu.edu, or call 954-895-7728.

Co-Sponsors

State Departments of Transportation and non-profit and bridge-related organizations and agencies will be co-sponsoring the 2024 IBT/ABC-UTC Conference. 

To become a co-sponsor, please contact Atorod Azizinamini (aazizina@fiu.edu, 305-348-3821).

Sponsored and Organized by

Innovative Bridge Technologies/Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (IBT/ABC-UTC)

Florida International University
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
www.abc-utc.fiu.edu

Conference Chair

Atorod Azizinamini
Phone: (305) 348-0074
Email: aazizina@fiu.edu

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