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Call for Papers

Bridges in Developing Countries

Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers

Bridge Engineering THEMED ISSUE

Champions: Steve Matthews and Ian Frostick, WSP Group, UK

In the past, Bridge Engineering has concentrated largely on structures that Why publish with ICE?
emphasise technological development, such as major crossings, the use of
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spectrum – ‘appropriate technology’ rather than ‘high technology’. that brings you direct access to ICE’s membership
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In developing countries, construction of a simple bridge using local materials
and labour can be highly strategic and have significant impact on the lives Visibility – we also have thousands of readers
of local people. Often these structures are part of larger improvements (e.g. who are not members of ICE, from corporations,
World Bank and Dfid projects) and the sensitivity and skill needed to provide to governments, to universities. Our journals
structures that are suited to ‘end-user needs’ is unreported. are included in major engineering indexes and
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your enquiries and provide you with guidance on
n Empathy of the design and construction teams with the needs of users
writing your paper.

Papers are invited on planning, design, construction, and maintenance and Marketing – our marketing team has extensive
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n Consistency of approach (codified loadings, design basis, etc.)
n Choice and use of construction resources, materials and local
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The deadline for abstracts is 23rd July 2011. The deadline for For more information about the journal,
submissions is 28th October 2011. visit www.icevirtuallibrary.com
Publication March 2013.