CBDG 27th Annual Conference
Request for Abstracts

Institution of Structural Engineers, London, EC1V 3PS

Wednesday 19th June 2024

The influence of technology continues to be at the forefront of construction and no less so than for concrete bridges. Iron bar to improve concrete performance was used in the 1870s (Homersfield Bridge Suffolk/Norfolk borders) and reinforcement with the Hennebique system (Chewton Glen Bridge, Hampshire) in 1902. The introduction of precast, prestressing, cantilever and incrementally launched sections, pushed the boundaries further. The exponential leap in computing power in the 21st century has enabled an explosion in digital technology in all areas of design and construction and, more recently, remote assessment and inspection.

The CBDG's 27th Annual conference will discuss the influence of intelligent engineering on concrete bridges; a material with intrinsic versatility, design flexibility and, above all, natural durability.

Request for Abstracts
Abstracts are requested by the 19th February 2024.
This must include a title and outline content (maximum 150 words).
Presentations are typically expected to be 20-30 minutes plus Q&A.
Following acceptance, the presentation in PowerPoint format will be required in advance of the conference.

Suggested topic areas include, but not limited to, those listed below;

  • Modern Methods of Construction
  • Alternative concrete constituents
  • Monitoring
  • AI Technology & Innovation
  • Standard health monitoring
  • Intelligent engineering
  • AI
  • Digital and future technology
  • Assessment & Inspection
  • 3D printing

Further information
More information will be provided as the conference programme develops.

For further information and to submit your abstract, please email: enquiries@cbdg.org.uk