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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.

Draft Technical Program Now Available 
The SMSB 2014 draft technical program is now posted online on the Conference Program page. Assignment and presentation instruction e-mails will be going out to the correponding authors in early June.

Early Pricing Date Extended to June 16 
The SMSB 2014 Organizing Committee has extended the deadline for early conference pricing to June 16, 2014. Register now and save $$$!

SMSB Conference will be Carbon Neutral! 
Thanks to our Silver sponsor, Associated Engineering, we are pleased to report that the SMSB 2014 conference will be Carbon Neutral. To find out more about this program please look for more information at the conference!

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 
Four short courses will be offered at SMSB 2014: Accelerated Bridge Construction (parts I and II), Design of Stress Ribbon Bridges, and Bridge Sustainability.

Key Dates

June 16, 2014 Extended deadline for early registration pricing
July 15, 2014 Day 1 - ½-day Short Courses and Icebreaker Reception
July 16, 2014 Day 2 - Opening Ceremonies at 8:00 am; Social Night at 6:30 pm
July 17, 2014 Day 3 - Conference Banquet at 6:30 pm
July 18, 2014 Day 4 - Closing Ceremonies at 5:30 pm


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SMSB-IX Welcomes You to Calgary!

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