Engineering projects around the globe are getting more and more ambitious as major cities jostle to be known for signature landmark building and over coming impossible engineering feats. Today, structures compete to dwarf anything that has come before. Records are broken, design and technical boundaries are challenged; and new concepts on liveability and sustainability have also emerged in the race for space.
Plans beyond imagination are on the drawing board for projects so huge – not only in scale but in their implications for society. Some examples include ´Tunnelling under the Alps´, ´Bridging the Bering Strait´, ´Widening the Panama Canal´, ‘Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge’, the´Burj Khalifa’ and the ´Shanghai Tower”. Soon, we will be constructing beyond heights of 1000m, very longspan bridges, very deep underground tunnels under the sea and structures in previously inhabitable spaces.
We welcome research and case studies on these and many more exciting Extreme Engineering projects.
Call for papers: last date to receive abstracts 15 Sept 2018
Full text: 15 January 2019
Conference dates: 26-28 February 2019