The Brazilian IABMAS Group is thrilled and honored for hosting the 8th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2016) in Brazil. The conference will be held in Foz do Iguaçu, PR, from June 26-30, 2016. The conference is organized on behalf of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS), under the auspices of the University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

As an international association with many national chapters, IABMAS has developed into a high level forum for discussion of academic, scientific and technical aspects of bridge maintenance, safety, and management.

The international IABMAS 2016 conference aims at providing an appropriate atmosphere for the exchange of experiences related to bridge maintenance, safety, and management. IABMAS 2016 will bring together academics, researchers, and practicing professionals, bridging the gap between theory and practice in bridge maintenance, safety, and management. IABMAS 2016 will provide an informal atmosphere and sufficient free time for scientific connections, interactions with past and future collaborators, and so on.

The conference will be held in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil. Foz do Iguaçu is a place of converge for rivers, borders, nature, technology and people. Near the meeting of Paraná and Iguaçu rivers are the Iguaçu falls, listed as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, with a flow of up to 45 million liters per second, and worship place for Guarani Indians since ancient times. The triple border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay is a melting pot for Lebanese, Chinese, Germans, Italians, French, Swedes, Portuguese and Ukrainians; also for Christians, Muslims and Buddhists. Foz do Iguaçu is home to the Itaipu dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric plant in power generation. In June 2016, Foz do Iguaçu will be the convergence place for academics, researchers and practitioners of bridge maintenance, safety and management, and a place for you to merge with nature and with other cultures.

We look forward to welcoming you to Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, for IABMAS 2016.


Tulio N. Bittencourt, Dan M. Frangopol and André T. Beck
Chairs of IABMAS 2016

Bird Park Three Borders Landmark
Itaipu Dam Eco-museum
Iguazu Falls Buddhist Temple