Training School Stockholm

Location and Dates

The school is hosted by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. The school will be held between the 12th and 16th September 2016 in room M110 (ground level) at the division of structural engineering and bridges, department of civil & architectural engineering, at the school of architectural and build environment. The venue is located near to the Tekniska Högskolan underground station, only 8 minutes of walk.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Brinellvägen 23
114 28 Stockholm
Phone: +46 8 790 7960


See this link for better resolution map: Building number B!/KTH_Campus_map.pdf

The venue is located 14 minutes from Stockholm’s central train station T-Centralen, which is most conveniently reachable via the high speed train Arlanda Express within 19 minutes from Stockholm Arlanda Airport. A taxi ride from the Arlanda Airport to the venue takes approx. 37 minutes and costs around 400 Swedish Krona SEK, 1 EUR is approx. = 9.48 SEK. Many car rental companies operate at the airport. Highway is connecting airport with the city. Payment by credit cards in taxis is possible.

Picture2 Figure 1. Travelling from Stockholm’s central train station (T-Centralen) to the venue

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The objective of the COST TU1406 Training School-Stockholm is to spread the latest knowledge and development acquired by the action in the topic of performance-based assessment of existing road bridges. Besides, the school aims at teaching the most recent knowledge on performance assessment procedures with the adoption of specific goals In particular the COST TU1406 Training School-Stockholm focuses on the findings of WG1: Performance indicators and on WG2: Performance goals.

The WG1 goal was to explore those performance indicators of bridge structures, in the course of international research cooperation, which capture the mechanical and technical properties and its degradation behavior, already partly covered by code specifications. Considerations also include: natural aging, quality of the material; service life design methods; sustainable indicators; environmental, economic and social based indicators, performance profiles.The WG2 goal was to identify existing performance goals (where the term goal pertains to quantifiable requirement and/or threshold value) for the indicators previously indicated in WG1. The performance goals vary according to technical, environmental, economic and social factors.

The training school is co-organised with IABSE in Sweden and will take place preceding the 19th Congress of IABSE in Stockholm 2016. It will cover 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
Prof. Raid Karoumi KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Structural Design and Bridges, Sweden. Prof. José C. Matos Minho University, School of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, Guimarães, Portugal.
Dr. Mohammed Safi FOLKBRO, Sweden. Dr. Niels Peter Høj HOJ Consulting GmbH, Switzerland.

Trainers list of experts:
• Prof. José C. Matos, Civil Engineering Department, School of Engineering, University of Minho (UMinho), Portugal.
• Dr. Niels Peter Høj, HOJ Consulting GmbH, Brunnen, Switzerland.
• Prof. Alfred Strauss, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Institute of Structural Engineering, Austria.
• Prof. Irina Stipanovic, University of Twente (UTwente), Faculty of Engineering Technology Construction Management and Engineering Department, The Netherlands.
• Ing. Radomír Pukl CSc. Červenka Consulting, Czech Republic.
• Prof. Drahomir Novak, Brno University, Czech Republic.
• Prof. Raid Karoumi, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Structural Design and Bridges, Sweden.
• Dr. John Leander, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Structural Design and Bridges, Sweden.
• Prof. Costin Pacoste, ELU Konsult and KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Structural Design and Bridges, Sweden.
• Prof. Lennart Elfgren, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.
• Dr. Mohammed Safi, LCC Analyses, Folkbro, Sweden.

The programme includes lectures related to WG1 and WG2 and a technical visit from Monday to Friday.

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 attend.

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.
Local organizers suggest using the following listed hotels for accommodation, conveniently located nearby the venue.

Elite Hotel Arcadia
Closest to KTH
Ask for discounted rate for KTH visitors!

Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza
Birger Jarlsgatan 29
Tel.: + 46 8 566 220 00
Ask for discounted rate for KTH visitors!

Scandic Park
Karlavägen 43
tel. +46 (0)8 517 348 00

Hotel Riddargatan
Riddargatan 14
Tel: +46 (0)8 555 730 00

Kom Hotel
Döbelnsgatan 17
tel. + 46 8 412 23 00

Hotel Birger Jarl
Tulegatan 8
Tel. + 46 8 674 18 00