Technical Sessions

The IBC is the pre-eminent arena for the bridge industry in North America, Europe and Asia. Currently celebrating its 32nd year, the IBC annually attracts over 1,400 bridge owners and engineers, senior policy makers, government officials, bridge designers, construction executives, and suppliers from throughout the US and abroad. In 2014 participants came from 48 States and 17 countries.


The Call for Papers is now open:

The IBC requests abstracts that address the following topics, but not limited to:

  • Accelerated Bridge Construction
  • Bolting & Fastening
  • Bridge Demolition
  • Bridge Maintenance Programs
  • Cable Stayed Bridges
  • Computer Software Applications
  • Construction Techniques & Planning
  • Design
  • Design/Build Techniques
  • Detail Drawing Preparation
  • Erection Engineering, Practices & Standards
  • Fabrication Methods
  • Foundations Topics
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Ground Modifications
  • Heat straightening in the shop and during bridge maintenance repairs after traffic damage
  • Innovative Design Concepts
  • Innovative Financing
  • Innovative Materials Applications
  • Lessons from Bridge Failures
  • Load Testing & Instrumentation Systems
  • Long Span Bridges
  • LRFD
  • Movable Bridges
  • MPT Construction Phasing
  • NBIS Bridge Inspections
  • Partnering
  • Railroad and Transit Bridges
  • Rapid Construction
  • Rehabilitation and Strengthening
  • Scour Investigations
  • Security Issues & Solutions
  • Segmental Concrete Bridges
  • Seismic Design
  • Surface Preparation & High Performance Coating Systems
  • Timber Bridges
  • Welding of Steel Bridges



Click here to submit an Abstract



Sessions at a glance

For 2014 sessions; paper titles and abstracts, click here


For questions, please contact Cori Stellfox Weber, 412-261-0710 x 11.