Special EuroStruct Topics
In addition to the themes of EuroStruct2023 for which you can submit your paper(s) within the scope of a General Session, namely:
- Bridge repair and rehabilitation issues
- Bridge management systems
- Needs of bridge owners
- Strategies as to how to incorporate sustainability & climate change issues into the design, construction, operation, and quality control plans in bridges safety and management
- Implications and applications of Big Data and AI in the management – quality control
and Mini-Symposia, you can also do so for one of the many Special EuroStruct Topics in this event.
SET1 – Nature & Engineering <i>Alfred Strauss, Konrad Bergmeister, Christian Zangerl, Roland Kaitna, Wei Wu, Rosemarie Stangl</i>
Nature serves the evolution of humans and technology is supposed to help us. We are currently experiencing the consequences of climate change in the form of increasing natural hazards. Flood waves, landslides and avalanches, but also water scarcity and forest fires are affecting our living space. The global temperature increase must be limited to 2.0°, as science shows us, in order to preserve our habitat in an acceptable way.
The construction and operation of our buildings and infrastructure is responsible for at least 25% of global CO2 emissions and for 50% of our resource consumption. It is therefore of utmost importance to scientifically discuss the interactions between engineering and technology as well as natural and climate phenomena and to develop solutions.
We need disruptive changes and bold ideas!
Since infrastructure construction requires large resources, another goal would be to build infrastructure that is particularly durable and has low
maintenance costs. This requires a holistic view of the scientific processes and the technical factors.
This special session aims to identify new directions and provide new opportunities for circular economy, resource efficiency and climate sustainability. The intention is to initiate a new basic understanding about the interaction of nature, climate on the one site and civil, building, environmental engineering on the other site. New ideas and technologies are welcomed as well as practical applications.
This Special Session is organised by and includes contributions from the Department of Civil Engineering & Natural Hazards, and welcomes relevant contributions addressing developments in Engineering sustainability and best practices.