International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety - Australia
Ensuring R&D for bridge maintenance, safety
and management is focussed on community needs
Bridging the gap between
theory and practice.
Advancing of the state-of-the-art in
the fields of bridge maintenance, safety and management


IABMAS Conference

Every two years IABMAS holds a conference at a different location throughout the world. The conference attracts researchers, representatives from all sections of bridge engineering, bridge engineers working with transportation departments, consultants, contractors and local authorities interested in all aspects of bridge maintenance, safety and management.

The aim of the conference is to consider recent developments in the field of bridge maintenance, safety and management and related topics and to stimulate and promote research into this field with the intention to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

The conference has been/will be held in the following locations:

  • 2002 Barcelona, Spain
  • 2004 Kyoto, Japan
  • 2006 Porto, Portugal
  • 2008 Seoul, Korea
  • 2010 Philadelphia, USA
  • 2012 Stressa, Italy
  • 2014 Shanghai, China
  • 2016 Iguassu Falls, Brazil
  • 2018 Melbourne, Australia


The 2018 IABMAS Conference will be hosted in Melbourne by:

  • VicRoads
  • Monash University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • RMIT University

The conference will be chaired by:

  • Nigel Powers, VicRoads
  • Professor Dan Frangopol, Lehigh University (IABMAS President)

The Honorary Chair for the conference is:

  • Professor Frieder Seible, Monash University

To manage the conference, we propose to have three main committees including a Local Organising Committee, a International Scientific Committee and a National Advisory Committee.