Prof Enzo Siviero

Joe O'Donovan Memorial Lecture by Prof Enzo Siviero.

Prof Enzo Siviero is a Principal at Implementation Projects Studio Associato in Italy and can be considered its main cultural leader and promoter. Born in 1945, he graduated in Civil Engineering in 1969. In 1972, he started his teaching activity at IUAV, the University of Venice, and in 1994 he became full professor of Structural Mechanics. He is Consultant Professor at the College of Civil Engineering of Tongji University, Shanghai-China, Adjunct Professor at Fuzhou University China and member of CUN, National University Council at the Ministry of Education in Rome (since 2007). Awarded the honorary degree in Architecture by Politecnico di Bari, December 10th, 2009. After his Graduation in Structural Engineering at the University of Padua, over the years he has carried out in-depth research into the theme of Bridges, devoting a large part of his Academic activity to teaching structures to architects in order to reach the highest point of connection between structure and form, mechanical behaviour and aesthetics features. As an expert on structural mechanics and concrete structures, he has performed important researches on both these topics at National and International level. With reference to the professional field, Enzo Siviero has designed several outstanding structures alone or in team with several engineers and architects. He is author and editor of numerous books and articles on reinforced and prestressed concrete, management of structural works, conservation, rebuilding and strengthening of roads, bridge design and large structures. In 1998, he inaugurated the exhibition "Enzo Siviero: the theme of the bridge" which has been presented in many Italian and European Universities. In 2009, he inaugurated his important exhibition "Ponteggiando - Bridging" which is currently touring various Universities all around the world, from Turkey to China and America.

He is the supervisor of over 700 dissertations, some of which have received significant awards.

He is the director of the Galileo magazine, which he founded in 1989.

He is also an active member of RMEI (Reséau Méditerranéen des Ecoles d'Ingénieurs) and of EAMC (Engineering Association of Mediterranean Countries) and Vice-President of SEWC (Structural Engineers World Congress). Moreover, he is a member of the Fédération Internationale du Béton (fib), IASS and IABSE.


Keynote Title: 'Multi-performance retrofits to existing buildings: increasing resiliency and reducingProf Corey Griffin the environmental impact of buildings through simultaneous structural and energy retrofits', Prof Corey Griffin, Associate Professor, School of Architecture at Portland State University, USA. 

With graduate degrees in architecture and structural engineering, Prof Corey Griffin is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at Portland State University, teaching design, structures and building science courses. His upper division undergraduate and graduate design courses focus on the integration of architectural design with structural, mechanical and enclosure systems. He also teaches graduate and undergraduate seminars on building science research methods. His own research focuses on the intersections of structural systems and green buildings with an emphasis on integrated design, multi-performance structures and resiliency. Professor Griffin has been the Principal Investigator on over $1,200,000 in grants and sponsored research - including an NSF grant to encourage architecture and engineering students to study green buildings in coursework together. As the director of the Building Science Lab to Advance Teaching (BUILT), Professor Griffin has expanded active learning in undergraduate building science courses through interdisciplinary, hands-on quantitative research by provide resources and training for faculty members to develop research-based exercises for their courses. He is the first Architecture faculty member at Portland State to be awarded the Kamelia Massih Outstanding Faculty Prize in the Arts for his teaching and research, and he will be a US Fulrbright Scholar at NUI Galway working with the Ryan Institute and IRUSE during the 2016-17 academic year.


Dr Annette HarteKeynote Title: 'Massive timber - the emergence of a modern construction material', Dr Annette Harte, Senior Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Dr Annette Harte is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering at NUI Galway and Vice-Dean of the College of Engineering & Informatics. She has 5 years' experience in Structural Design consultancy and over 30 years of university research and teaching experience. She is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Engineers Ireland.

Dr. Harte's research expertise lies in the areas of sustainable materials and construction, timber engineering, and offshore structures and she has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers from this work. In recent years, her Timber Engineering Research Group, one of the major research groups within the Civil Engineering Discipline at NUI Galway, has established strong links with academia and industry on both a national and international level. She is currently coordinator or principal investigator on several international and national research projects. She is a member of the National Standards Authority of Ireland's Timber Standards Consultative Committee. Over the past 12 years, she has been actively involved in the management of and been an active contributor to 7 different EU COST Actions in the field of timber engineering.

Keynote Title: Performance Monitoring for Sustainable Concrete Infrastructure, Prof W. JohnW John McCarterMcCarter, BSc (Hons), PhD, DSc, CEng, MICE, School of the Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland 

John McCarter is Professor of Civil Engineering Materials within the School of the Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.  His work has focussed, in the main, on cementitious materials, particularly in the development of monitoring and characterisation of this group of materials.  His work embraces many aspects of cement and concrete technology in both the fresh and hardened states including hydration, microstructure, supplementary cementitious materials, rheology, quality control, corrosion, performance and durability.  His interests also include health monitoring and remote interrogation and he holds a patent for one of his developments in this topic.  Funding for his work has come from UK research councils, industry and Governmental bodies.  He has published extensively and in 2002, he was awarded a Doctor of Science (DSc) from Heriot Watt University for his collected papers on these subjects.

John has served on the Editorial Boards of the 'Structural Engineering Review' (1990-1996) and 'Cement and Concrete Composites' (1999-2005).  He was Associate Editor of 'Cement and Concrete Composites' from 2005-2008. He was a member of the RILEM Technical Committee 'Performance-based Specification and Control of Concrete Durability'.

David Frost

Keynote Title: The Evolving Role of Materials in Infrastructure SystemsProf David Frost, B.A., B.A.I., MSCE, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng., F.ASCE, Elizabeth and Bill Higginbotham Professor of Civil Engineering, Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

Prof David Frost received B.A. and B.A.I degrees in Mathematics and Civil Engineering from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 1980 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, USA in 1986 and 1989. Prior to entering academia, he worked in industry in Ireland and Canada on infrastructure projects ranging from highways to railroads to tailings impoundments to artificial sand islands for oil exploration in the Arctic. At Georgia Tech, he has served as Head of the Geosystems Engineering Group and as a Vice Provost.

His research is centered on studying subsurface problems related to natural and man-made disasters at multiple scales and he has received two U.S. patents for multi-sensor data collection systems. He has graduated more than 30 PhD students, 45% of whom have gone on to academic positions. He has published more than 150 refereed articles and given more than 80 invited seminars and lectures worldwide. He has edited or co-edited more than 10 conference and workshop proceedings. He is the resource recovery thrust leader and Co-PI for the recently established NSF Engineering Research Center on Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics.

Frost has been recognized for his teaching and research, including being a recipient of an NSF National Young Investigator Award, the ASCE Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize and the ASTM International Hogentogler Award. He is a Fellow of ASCE and co-founder of a software company that develops digital data collection software and systems.

Photo: The Narrow Water Bridge