SMSB-IX Welcomes You to Calgary!

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Welcome to SMSB 2014! 
Welcome to the SMSB 2014 website! We are looking forward to the 9th International Conference on Short and Medium Span bridges in scenic Calgary, Canada. To stay informed of important developments, be sure to sign up for our electronic newsletter.

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to January 31, 2014 
The SMSB 2014 Technical Committee has extended the paper submission deadline to February 17, 2014

SMSB 2014 Keynote Speakers Announced 
SMSB 2014 is pleased to have Peter Buckland, Jiri Stráský, Amin Ghali, Walter Dilger and Ted Zoli as distinguished speakers at the daily plenary sessions.

Short Courses Confirmed for SMSB 2014 
Three short courses will be offered at SMSB 2014: Accelerated Bridge Construction, Design of Stress Ribbon Bridges, and Bridge Sustainability.

Key Dates

Oct. 18, 2013 Deadline for on-line abstract submission extended
Oct. 31, 2013 Author notification of abstract acceptance
Feb. 17, 2014 Deadline for on-line submission of full technical papers
Mar. 31, 2014 Return of reviewer comments for paper revisions
April 30, 2014 Final submission of revised papers


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The Calgary bridge engineering community is pleased to host the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering’s 9th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, SMSB-IX.

The SMSB 2014 Conference will be held July 15 - 18, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in scenic downtown Calgary, Alberta, home of the Calgary Stampede and gateway to the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Since 1982 the International Conferences on Short and Medium Span Bridges have been held in Canada to provide a worldwide state-of-the-art forum on all aspects of short and medium span bridges (i.e. spans less than 150 m). Bridge engineers, researchers, contractors, and owners from around the world will again enjoy this unique opportunity to discuss recent practices and new research and development concerning all types of short and medium span bridges.

The SMSB 2014 Organizing Committee invites you to come to Calgary to discuss the challenges we are facing in our profession and to share your experiences under the themes of:

  • Bridge Aesthetics
  • Research and Development
  • Environmental Loads and Extreme Events
  • Dynamics and Vibration of Bridges
  • Innovative Design and Construction
  • Advanced Materials in Bridges
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction
  • Sustainability, Durability, and Resilience
  • Management of Bridge Assets
  • Bridge Failures, Lessons Learned
  • Inspection, Evaluation and Rehabilitation
  • Pedestrian, Rail Bridges, and Buried Structures
  • Historic Bridges