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Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) is a shared national network of 14 experimental facilities, collaborative tools, a centralized data repository, and earthquake simulation software. Together, these resources provide the means for collaboration and discovery in the form of advanced research based on experimentation and computational simulations of the ways buildings, bridges, utility systems, coastal regions, and geomaterials perform during seismic events. Learn more
To permanent assess the condition and the safety of the Reichsbrücke, arsenal research has installed in cooperation with MA 29 and Aplica Mess- und Prüftechnik a permanent monitoring system consisting of accelerometers and temperature sensors. The main target is to monitor the condition of the bridge, detect cracks and other damages in an early stage, to provide the serviceability and the safety of the bridge.
The "International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering" (IABSE) is a non-profit scientific society established in 1929 to promote the international exchange of knowledge in the field of structural engineering. It has 4'200 members in 100 countries, all over the world. Its secretariat is in Zurich, Switzerland.
A modern closed motorway 680 kilometres long and 24.5 metres wide over the greatest part of its length following a new alignment and running across Epirus and Northern Greece from Igoumenitsa to the Evros, the Egnatia Motorway is one of the largest road construction projects in Europe. Nine major vertical axes connect the motorway with Albania, FYROM, Bulgaria and Turkey. Furthermore, 5 ports and 6 airports service the road. A raft of tunnels, bridges and interchanges carry it across the Greek countryside. Egnatia Odos" is building about 1650 bridges, large and small, with lengths reaching 1km (Arachthos Bridge, Greveniotikos Bridge, etc), spans up to 230 m (Votonosi Bridge) and high piers up to 100 m (Metsovitikos Bridge). All types of construction methods are being used to build bridges of every description, including some very special ones (with very long spans).