Codes in Structural Engineering
Developments and needs for international practice
03 - 05 May 2010, 3 days
Organizer: International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) and International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib)
The main objective of this IABSE-fib Conference 2010 in Cavtat is to obtain an overview of the present state of codes worldwide including the underlying legal and economical aspects. Based on feedback from practical applications and using the results of theoretical and experimental research, conclusions should be drawn for the development of future codes, striving for international harmonisation in the ever more globalised market.
In addition to traditional topics related to safety and serviceability, new and special topics have emerged concerning for example robustness, assessment of existing structures, sustainability, aesthetics or the extensive use of information technology in the design process. Finally, the transition between codes and practice is made possible by adequate teaching of the fundamentals underlying the codes.