30th May 2023 - Colloquium

Registration - 9:00 am

    Technische Universität Dresden, August-Bebel-Straße 20, 01219 Dresden

    ABS Haus 83, Hörsaalgebäude, room ABS/E08/H


Opening - 9:30 am

    Welcome from TU Dresden - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Richard Stroetmann

    Welcome from German Group of IABSE - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Geralt Siebert

    Welcome from Czech Group of IABSE - Prof. Dr. František Wald / Prof. Dr. Pavel Ryjáček


Keynote Presentation - Dr. Massimo Laffranchi, Switzerland


Oral Presentations | Part 1 - 10:30 am

    Chair: Matthias Lang

    Matthias Müller - Workflow for a semi-automated sustainability assessment of road bridges

    Michal Venglar - Operational modal analysis of the steel truss bridge

Short Presentations of the Poster Session | Part 1

    Daniel Beutelhauser • Johannes Diers • Lukas Ehrhardt

    Raphael Erlemann • Gloria Hofmann • Natalie Hoyer

    Vitalii Komlev • Maxence Paoletti • Johanna Klein


Lunchbreak - 12:00 pm


Oral Presentations | Part 2 - 1:00 pm

    Chair: Stefanie Röscher

    Batuhan Der - Numerical design calculation of steel members and joints in fire

    Mareike Kohm - Development of a measurement system for modal-based damage analysis of bridge superstructures

    Petr Miklas - Recommendations for modifying concrete fatigue assessments

    Maximilian Ziwes - New design guideline for anchor plates with headed studs

Short Presentations of the Poster Session | Part 2

     Daniel Samek • Jakub Šejna • Marian Sykora

     Ronghua Xu • Thilo Schmidt • Fabian Schmaller

     Immo Lukas • Nina Feber • Ondřej Šimek • Sérgio Nascimento


Coffee Break - 3:00 pm


Oral Presentations | Part 3 - 3:45 pm

    Chair: Prof. Dr. František Wald

    Hubert Naraniecki - A digital twin for the bridge maintenance of the Filstal bridges

    Jakub Štěpán - Application of the high frequency mechanical impact (HFMI) method to butt welded joints of high thickness

    Joachim Wisnewski - Experimental investigation of an orthotropic composite slab system with dowel strips for road bridges

    Fabian Seitz - Experimental investigation on a historic railway bridge


Introduction of IABSE and Young Engineers Programme (YEP)


Closing Ceremony with Award Ceremony of YEC2023 - 5:00 pm

    German Group of IABSE - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Geralt Siebert


Transfer to Get together at the evening event


German Bridge Construction Prize (Messe Dresden) - 6:00 pm

   Messe Dresden, Messering 6, 01067 Dresden

31st May 2023 - Technical Walks

!!! Don't forget to bring your safety shoes !!!

You are free to bring your own helmet or vest.

Please do not bring your luggage to the construction site. Please store your luggage, e.g. hotel or public lockers, as we take the public transport over the day.


Construction site „Gottleuba Viaduct“

Meeting point: Busparkplatz Ammonstraße, Dresden, at 8:30 AM, Wednesday 31.05.2023

   Approximately 10 min of walking from main train station.

   We will visit the construction site “Gottleuba Viaduct” at 9:30 AM.

   You can find more information of the project HERE.


Construction site „Beyer Bau“

   After a small lunch, we will visit the construction site “Beyer Bau” at TU Dresden.

   You can find more information on the historic building HERE.


3:00 PM is the End of Young Engineers Colloquium 2023!

   You can get back to your hotel, airport or main station using public tranport.

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Massimo Laffranchi

Massimo Laffranchi was born in 1969 in Locarno, Switzerland. He has been educated at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, from where he graduated in 1993. He then worked as a research assistant for Prof. Dr. Peter Marti at the Institute of Structural Engineering (IBK) of ETH between 1993 and 1999.

His scientific work focused on the design and analysis of the form and load-bearing behaviour of curved bridges. This formed the basis for his doctoral thesis "Zur Konzeption gekrümmter Brücken", published in 1999. He started his professional career at the structural engineering office Stocker &Partner in Bern from 1999 to 2001.

At the end of 2000, he founded the company Fürst Laffranchi Bauingenieure GmbH in Wolfwil with Dr. Armand Fürst. In the beginning, the company mainly worked on static examination and expert mandates for bridge and civil engineering structures. This was followed by numerous successful project competitions for bridges and buildings, which were realised. These include the Aare bridge and the Aare footbridge in Solothurn West (2006-08), the Mülimatt Sports Training Centre in Brugg/Windisch (2010), the Hergiswald bridge near Kriens (2013), the Aare bridge asm in Aarwangen (2015), the Bürgerspital Solothurn (2007-22) and most recently the Saane Viaduct of the BLS in Gümmenen (2019-21), which was awarded the Ernst &Sohn engineering construction prize in 2022.

From 2000 to 2013, he was a professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI). In 2007, he was awarded the CS Best Teaching Award. He has been involved since 1996 with the Swiss Society for the Art of Engineering through his participation in realised exhibitions and published books. He has been a member of the board since 2001 and he has been president of the Society since 2019.