IABSE Congress New York 2019 (ePDF)

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2019 IABSE Congress, New York City, September 4-6, 2019
The Evolving Metropolis


  1. The 200-Year Bridge
  2. Tomorrow’s Affordable Housing
  3. Extreme Events, Climate Change and the Resilient Metropolis
  4. Urban Infrastructure: Design and Preservation
  5. Mitigating Fire Hazards Through Engineering
  6. Globalization and Structural Engineering
  7. Technology, Automation, and Innovation
  8. Urbanization and Population Growth




The Evolving Metropolis (ePDF)

With the growth of cities around the world, New York City and other urban centers must continue to
evolve in order to remain viable places to live and work. This Congress addresses the structural
engineering challenges associated with the Evolving Metropolis. More than 400 podium, expert panel,
and poster presentations offer engineers from around the world, the opportunity to share ideas,
concepts, and lessons learned regarding structural engineering in an urban environment. Attendees will
also have the chance to tour some of New York City’s famous structures as well as newer, but soon-to-be landmarks.
This Congress also offers the unique prospect of focused study and inquiry as structural engineers gather
for two special sessions: 1) The 200-Year Bridge and 2) Tomorrow’s Affordable Housing. The one-day
housing and two-day bridge sessions—each with a session-ending tour—are intended to generate a
work product that will be incorporated into a follow-up IABSE Bulletin, with the session participants
serving as the contributing authors. This first-of-its-kind offering at an IABSE event is applying IABSE’s
mission to further the practice of structural engineering through timely deliverables.