Van Hattum en Blankevoort sponsort de IABSE Spring Conference. Dé vakbeurs voor specialisten in het beheer en onderhoud van infrastructuur staat dit jaar in het teken van opname, opwaarderen en hergebruiken van bestaande infrastructuur. Het evenement vindt plaats tussen 6 en 8 mei in De Doelen in Rotterdam.
Van Hattum en Blankevoorts principal design engineer, Hans Galjaard, presents strenghtening about the fly-over Rottepolderplein and the widening of the bridge crossing the 'Zijkanaal C' near Haarlem.
The co-operation between scientists and practitioners in IABSE proved to be an enrichment, leading to new ideas and initiatives for over 80 years now. In the field of construction materials and construction many changes can be noted. For progress nowadays working together in an International context is a must. In a fast changing world the considerable developments and challenges ask for a general and common approach and also bundling of forces. New material and construction types challenge the imagination of designing. The implementation of life cycle design is stimulated by ecological and economical constraints. Infrastructure is not only designed for safety and serviceability, but as well for flexibility and adaptability. Maintenance and upgrading of structures move to the centre of interest.
The Dutch and Belgian IABSE groups organise May 6 - 8, 2013 an International Conference dedicated to the very important topic for our society to keep our infrastructure in a good condition. IABSE, the International association for Bridge and Structural Engineering is a scientific / technical Association comprising about 4.000 members in 100 countries, counting 48 National Groups worldwide. Thus IABSE offers the platform for exchange of knowledge, opinions and ideas to explore new ways for this global problem.