domingo, 26 de julio de 2015

the deadline for the abstract submission for the International Conference CONSEC 2016 is getting closer (30 July 2015)

Dear Colleagues,
the deadline for the abstract submission for the International Conference CONSEC 2016 is getting closer (30 July 2015).

We invite you to submit your contributions and in the meantime we would like to inform you that three special sessions will be organized on request of some colleagues:
1)      Reinforced concrete durability: carbonation and corrosion – in memory of Eric Moreno – Proposed by Nemkumar Banthia ( and Pedro Castro-Borges (
2)      Assessment of nuclear containment vessels in severe conditions – proposed by Alain Sellier ( (second chairman to be defined)
3)      Concrete behavior at high temperature – in honor of 75th birthday of Prof. Pietro Gambarova – proposed by Roberto Felicetti ( and Patrick Bamonte (
If you are interested to join one of these sessions, please add the name of the session at the beginning of your abstract.
Accepted papers will be published as number of the Journal “Key Engineering Materials” (
In order to submit your abstract, please connect to the conference website (, click on the "submit abstract" button on the homepage and create an account.

Best regards
Marco di Prisco and Matteo Colombo
Department of Civil 
and Environmental Engineering
Politecnico di Milano
Polo Territoriale di Lecco
Via Previanti 1/c
23900 Lecco
TEL: +39 02 2399 8793
FAX: +39 02 2399 8771


Dear Sir/Madam, 

As you know,  IABMAS2016, the 8th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management

will be held next year in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, from June 26-30, 2016.

The conference is organized on behalf of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS)

by the Brazilian Group of IABMAS under the auspices of the University of São Paulo.

The aim of IABMAS2016  is to bring together all the very best work that has been done in the field of bridge maintenance, safety and management, to stimulate and promote research into this field, and to bridge the gap between theory and practice. 

The interest of the international  engineering community in IABMAS2016  has been confirmed by a significant response to the  call for papers. However, we think we could try to increase these numbers a little more to better promote our field in South America. So we would like to ask your help to encourage more people to submit abstracts and participate in our MS and SS next year.

So we would like to inform you that we will be receiving Abstracts exceptionally until September
 7th, 2015. Do not miss this last opportunity. Use our website to upload your abstract!
The Conference Proceedings will be published by Taylor & Francis (CRC Press) and will be distributed at the Conference to registered participants. Extended versions of selected papers presented at the Conference will be considered for publication in Structure and Infrastructure Engineering - Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design& Performance, an international peer-reviewed scientific journal. 

Further details of the Conference, including templates for your paper,  can be found on the official website of IABMAS2016 

Thank you in advance for your contribution to the success of IABMAS 2016. 

Yours sincerely,

Dan Frangopol, President of IABMAS
Tulio Bittencourt, Chair of IABMAS2016

lunes, 6 de julio de 2015

Sensible Fallecimiento del Dr. Eric Iván Moreno

​ALCONPAT Internacional lamenta profundamente el sensible fallecimiento del Dr. Eric Iván Moreno acaecido el día 06 de julio de 2015, enviamos nuestro más sentido pésame a su familia y a la familia de ALCONPAT México.

El Dr. Eric Moreno, como todos sabemos, fue un hombre de reconocido prestigio no solo en el ámbito de su profesión sino también como ser humano, maestro de muchas generaciones de ingenieros, visionario, excelente promotor de la causa de ALCONPAT y sobre todo un gran amigo. Eric fué parte de redes internacionales como DURAR y de Proyectos como DURACON ambos del CyTED,  pertenecía al comité director de las conferencias CONSEC, era árbitro de diferentes revistas de prestigio internacionales, obtuvo el Premio estatal de Ingeniería en 2010, etc. Recientemente había sido nombrado Jefe de la Unidad de Posgrado de la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán.  Como miembro ALCONPAT fue Vice-Chairman del CONPAT 2003 y miembro fundador de ALCONPAT México.
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Dr. Eric Iván Moreno
Descanse en paz.