Meeting Zagreb

Location and dates

The Joint workshop of COST Action TU 1402 “Quantifying the value of structural health monitoring”, COST Action TU 1406 “Quality specifications for roadway bridges, standardization at a European level” and IABSE Working Commission WC1 “Structural Performance, Safety and Analysis” of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, will be held in Zagreb, Croatia, at the Faculty of Civil Engineering on 2nd and 3rd of March 2017.

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The faculty full address is as follows:

University of Zagreb
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Fra Andrije Kačića-Miošića 26
10000 Zagreb

Transport: From the airport with the taxi: 

Taxis are available on the Arrivals exit. The price to the city center is aprox. 160 kn (20 Eur).

From the airport with the bus: 

The airport shuttle is available on the Arrivals exit. It leaves every 30 minutes from the airport to the main bus station in the city.
The tickets are bought inside the bus and the price is 30 kn (4 Eur).
The ride takes about 30 minutes.
In front of the main bus station, cross the road to the tram station and take the tram.

  • 2 (stops close to the Westin hotel-Vodnikova station or close to the Faculty-Adžijina station; last station is Črnomerec),
  • 6 (stops close to the Palace hotel-Zrinjevac station;  last station is Črnomerec) or
  • 8 (stops close to the Sheraton hotel-Sheraton station; last station is Mihaljevac).

From the railway station: 

In front of the main railway station, cross the road to the tram station. Take

  • tram no. 2 (stops close to the Westin hotel-Vodnikova station or close to the Faculty-Adžijina station; last station is Črnomerec) or
  • take a 5-10 minutes walk to the Palace hotel or
  • take a 5-10 minutes walk to the Sheraton hotel.

Public transport within the city:

The map of trams is available as a Day Map with the timetable  or as a Night Map with the timetable.

Tram ticket is 10 kn (1,5 Eur) and it is valid for one hour and thirty minutes in any direction.

Informations and Contacts:

For all informations please contact us via e-mail:


So far, within the COST Action TU1406, the focus was on screening process of existing European documents, establishing a database for Performance Indicators and on defining the technical and non-technical bridge performance goals, followed by the establishment of Quality Control Plans for Bridges. The focus of the COST Action TU1402 was development on Fact Sheets on theoretical framework of decision analysis and value of information theory, SHM categorisation and information modelling platform and associated methods and tools involved in the value of information process. IABSE WC1, as a commission dedicated to the problems related to structural performance, safety and life-cycle cost, has set up the Performance of existing structures as one of its focus areas within activity planning.

The long-term objective of this workshop is to contribute jointly to the improvement of the bridge management leading to satisfied users and bridge operators, and sustainable development of European road network. More specific objective is to reveal the value of using sophisticated methods of collecting, updating and processing data and subsequently their inclusion in the probabilistic-based reliability analysis.


The preliminary programme can be downloaded here.

To register please visit the following webpage
Costs and Reimbursement

COST organization provides a certain amount of financial means for organizing such meetings and to reimburse participants. This includes for example accommodation costs, meals, transport expenses, etc. For more information about travel reimbursement request please visit the following webpage.

Please book your flight and hotel as soon as possible in order to find cheap solutions.

Contributions and Templates

We would like to invite authors with different backgrounds and targeted knowledge to submit short papers related to the following topics:

    1. COST Action TU 1406 - Performance assessment of existing Bridges for their reliable management. This session will incorporate the main achievements from COST Action TU1406, with a focus on performance assessment of existing bridges, the establishment of performance goals and the development of quality control plans. The aim is also to integrate such topics into existing deterministic and probabilistic-based frameworks for the efficient management of a single and a network of bridges.

    2. COST TU1402 Framework, Strategies and Tools towards the Quantification of the Value of Structural Health Monitoring. Contributions of high relevance for the quantification of the Value of Structural Health Monitoring in the fields of structural performance and integrity management modelling, SHM strategies and methods and tools are very welcome. The contributions should also provide ideas of how to cooperate with COST TU1406 activities and key performance indicators.

    3. IABSE WC1 - Management and Performance-assessment of Existing Structures. Presentation of contributions related to improved existing performance assessment methods within bridge management systems - for example linear and nonlinear analysis methods, semi and full probabilistic based assessment methods, treatment of uncertainties, Bayesian updating. The presentations can serve as basis for creating procedures applicable in practice based on recent scientific achievements.

The proposed manuscripts should be developed with the Joint Workshop paper template available at the and submitted to Please indicate corresponding author and adequate topic for your paper.

Authors of selected excellent papers will be invited to do oral presentations of their work, being their travel expenditures reimbursed by COST, according to the rules which are explicit in VADEMECUM (reimbursement is only applied for authors from COST Countries).

The deadline for submission is November 20, 2016.

Paper template

Recommended hotels nearby:
Hotel Westin 5* (5 minutes walking distance) Krsnjavoga 1, Zagreb
Hotel Sheraton 5* (20 minutes walking distance) Kneza Borne 2, Zagreb
Hotel Palace 4* (15 minutes walking distance) Trg J.J. Strossmayera 10, Zagreb
Map of Significant Landmarks: