The Technical and Research Group of IBMS 2018 welcomes authors who have done pioneering research and have established various procedures and systems that are part of the themes of IBMS 2018. Authors are requested to submit their abstracts of not more than 350 words as per guidelines and specified date.
Based on the scrutiny, selected authors will be intimated to submit their final paper which shall be presented. Authors whose contributions are good but not presented will also be intimated to submit their papers which shall be included in the IBMS 2018 Knowledge Document will  be published and released in the conference.

Key Dates


30th January 2018


15th February 2018


30th March 2018


15th April 2018

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Themes for Parallel Session

Each parallel session shall have minimum 3 key note speakers and 9 technical papers to qualify as a Parallel session. Else it will be converted to a single session of 1 key note speaker with 3 technical paper. 

Topic 1

Non Destructive Testing & Real Time Monitoring of Bridges.
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Non Destructive testing and real time monitoring are very critical to decide on the present status of the bridge stock. With the present level of distress in Indian bridges, many bridges are in urgent need of testing and monitoring. Aging, degradation, increasing loads, and hazards lead to increasing risk of the bridge infrastructure. Innovations in real time monitoring using nano technology and vibration signature analysis can be trend setters in this arena. This session will be able to provide the platform for researchers and innovators to place their technique for scrutiny and acceptance. Under the Chair of Chetan Raikar, the Parallel session will witness one strong force that propounds the use of such techniques for evaluation of bridges.


CHAIR: Mr. Chetan Raikar

Topic 2

Innovation in Rehabilitation & Strengthening Techniques for Bridges.
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There are many reasons (including environmental aggressiveness) that causes the bridge to be damaged. To maintain the bridges in safety operation conditions they sometimes have to be rehabilitated by repair or both repair and strengthening. With Inspection and Monitoring results on hands, the design should take into account the differences between Existing and New bridges. An old bridge well designed and built demonstrates its qualities through the inspection, showing no important structural problem and no abnormal deterioration after years of good service. In this case, this bridge can support more load than was supposed in its design because many of the required tolerances were far respected. This means that the last version of design codes need not to be applied completely to this case. Unfortunately we do not have an Existing Bridge Code yet. Under the chair of Vinay Gupta the Parallel session shall be able to bring forward his vast experience in Bridge rehabilitation and structural strengthening technique.


CHAIR: Mr. Vinay Gupta

Topic 3

Application of Chemicals in Bridge Rehabilitation & Strengthening.
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Chemical and its use to prepare concrete and rehabilitation system is constantly a process under innovation. The Innovations are driven by economics, application of new technologies to rehabilitation and introduction of a very strong demand to rehabilitate and strengthen bridge and structures. Chemical industry world over works to propel the innovations to ensure that they have the correct type of solution. This make the market very competitive. None other than Samir Surlekar can bring the focus of this session to innovations and modern technology. His career as a Civil Engineer dedicated to Chemical Technology will ensure that the Parallel session will highlight the new trends in chemical industry. This Parallel session is meant to provide a platform for Chemical technologist to contribute their innovation to Bridge Management.


CHAIR: Mr. Samir Surlakar

Topic 4

Innovation To Prolong Life Cycles of Appurtenances of Bridges.
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Most bridges outlive the appurtenances which are provided. This causes a constant need to replace various appurtenances like the bearings, expansion joints, etc. As the bridge is designed for over 50 years the appurtenance manufacturing needs innovation and research to prolong their life cycles to match that of bridge structure. Under the Chair of Saprava Bhattacharya, international experience on this front will be highlighted and brought home. Parallel Session provides an ideal platform for Indian and South Asian manufacturers to showcase their products and innovations that have increased the life spans of appurtenances.


CHAIR: Mr. Saprava Bhattacharya

Topic 5

Impact of BMS on Economy of The Region.

CHAIR: Mr. V L Patankar

Topic 6

Performance Evaluation of Masonry Bridges & Its Retrofit.
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This Parallel session is aimed to discuss criteria for the safety assessment and maintenance planning of a bridge typology which includes a huge number of structures in India mainly built by the British in the pre Independence era, by using an impressive number of different materials, but with a principal structural economy based on the use of vaults and arches to pass over rivers or creeks. In general, bridges of this type present acceptable maintenance conditions due to the absence of steel elements; it is however to say that bricks and mortars can be damaged by weathering. The evaluation of capacity of these structures and possible repair techniques based on innovative composite materials are other topics which are under debate in the scientific community. Under the Chair of Chetan Raikar an exponent in retrofit of historical structures the Parallel Session provides ideal platform to create a protocol for evaluation of such structures.


CHAIR: Mr. Chetan Raikar