Training School Prague

Location and Dates

The school will be hosted by the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering (Thákurova 7, Praha 6). The school is located in the university campus in Prague, close to the metro station (10 minutes to the Prague centre, the main train stations are within 20 minutes range by Metro) and near the Prague Airport (30 minutes by bus).

CTU in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering
Thákurova 7
166 29 Praha 6

The easiest and most sustainable way to travel in Prague is by public transport. The public transport in Prague is clean, safe and mostly commendable. For public transport information use the trip planner of local transportation company DPP.

The public transport (bus, metro and tram) destination is the Dejvická station (see map).

Travelling from the airport:
Take the public bus 119 to Nádraží Veleslavín, change there for the metro line in the direction Depo Hostivař or Skalka. The ticket fare is 32 CZK for 90 min.

Travelling by train:
From the Prague Main Station take the metro line C in the direction to Háje or Kačerov, change at first stop Muzeum to line A in the direction Nemocnice Motol or Petřiny. The conference venue is near to the Dejvická station.

Travelling by car:
You can park your car in the streets around Faculty of Civil Engineering building, but it is necessary to pay for the parking, as the parking zones were recently introduced. You can use also the underground parking in the National Technical Library across the street from the venue.


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The objective of the COST TU1406 Training School-Prague is to spread the latest knowledge and development acquired by the Action in the topic of performance-based assessment and diagnostics of existing road bridges. The school aims at teaching the most recent knowledge on performance bridge assessment procedures with the adoption of specific goals. Other objectives may be listed, such as: (i) to validate the proposed framework with a set of inspectors with experience from bridge assessment in practice; (ii) to test the proposed framework with three different bridge typologies; and (iii) to develop some exchange of knowledge between participants.

The training school is organised with the support from TSK Praha, maintaining the Prague bridges and will take place after the BESTInfra conference in Prague, 2017.

Venue: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Prague
Room: A229
Time: 25 – 28 September 2017

The training school will cover the WG1 and WG2 topics of COST Action TU 1406, which are ”the assessment of road bridges through Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)” and ”the establishment of Performance Thresholds / Goals”.

Organisers: TUD COST Action TU1406 ”Quality specifications for roadway bridges, standardization at a European level (BridgeSpec)” ( in collaboration with IABSE.

Local Organizer Co-Organizer/ Trainers
Pavel Ryjáček CTU in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering José C. Matos Minho University, School of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, Guimarães, Portugal.
Martin Macho CTU in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering   Joan R. Casas Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech - Civil Engineering Department, Spain
  Rade Hajdin University of Belgrade, Serbia
  Amir Kedar Kedmor Engineers Ltd, Israel

Detailed information is provided in the meeting booklet.

There is no need for registration, except for the Technical Visit and Networking Dinner.

A google form was created to determine the ability/willingness of the participants to participate in the planned network dinner on Monday 25/9 at 18:30.

Please proceed with your registration for these events by using the link
Costs and Reimbursement
COST supports the participation of Trainees and Trainers for their attendance at approved Training Schools. The Trainers will receive their travel, accommodation and meal expenses in line with the eligibility rules. 15 Trainees approved by Organization/Management Committee, based on technical curriculum and on the COST policies on ESR (early stage researcher), gender and inclusiveness country, are entitled to receive a fixed Grant of 700€ and free registration.
Contributions and Templates
Trainers and trainees are kindly asked to in order to achieve a degree of coherency.

Additionally, participants are kindly asked to accept copyright and publishing rules in order to allow organizers to publish and disseminate their assignments and presentations in an ISBN indexed E-Book which will be published after the training school.

• The trainers PowerPoint template can be downloaded here.
• The trainees Word template can be downloaded here.
• The copyright form can be downloaded here.
Three possible hotels are selected here, they are close to the meeting venue and reasonably priced. However, there are plenty of hotels in Prague, for other locations, the server is recommended.

Masarykova Kolej 3*
Web: Hotel Website
Thákurova 1, Prague, 160 41
Distance 400m

Hotel International Prague 4*
Web: Hotel Website
Koulova 15, Praha, 160 45
Distance 800m

Vienna House Diplomat Prague 4*
Web: Hotel Website
Evropská 15, Praha, 16041