The contributions on creative and scientific aspects in the conception and construction of structures, on advanced technologies and on complex architectural and structural applications represent a fine blend of scientific, technical and practical novelties in both fields.
Although Architecture and Structural Engineering have both their own historical development, their interaction has led to many fascinating and delightful structures. To bring this interaction to a next level there is a need to stimulate the inventive and creative design of architectural structures to persuade architects and structural engineers to further collaborate in this process, exploiting together new concepts, applications and challenges.
The conference is intended for an audience of researchers and practitioners world-wide with a background in architecture and in structural engineering. It includes architects, structural and construction engineers, builders and building consultants, construction industry persons, academics, researchers, students, product manufacturers, material suppliers, project managers and contract administrators, asset managers, government authorities of infrastructure development and others.
Following the success of the first and second edition of the International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA), the third edition of this conference will be held again in Guimarães, Portugal.
The numbers behind the previous editions of ICSA are impressive:
ICSA2013: 4 keynote lectures; 3 mini-symposia; 5 special sessions; more than 270 presentations; 52 technical sessions; and over 350 participants from more than 45 countries.
For further information please visit www.icsa2013.arquitectura.uminho.pt.