Forum on bridge life-cycle performance data analysis

IALCCE2016 welcomes the Transport Research Board’s Data Analysis Working Group!  




The Transportation Research Board’s Bridge Data Analysis Working Group (“the Bridge DAWG”) will conduct a forum on bridge life-cycle performance data analysis in conjunction with the 5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2016) that will be held on October 16-19, 2016, in Delft, The Netherlands.The forum on bridge life-cycle performance data analysis at IALCCE2016 will address methods of collection and analysis of bridge performance data over the bridge service life considering aging and structural deterioration, inspection and maintenance, repair and retrofitting.

Bridge DAWG forums

  • are sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and are conducted by the National Academies’ Transportation Research Board.
  • foster international discussions of methods of collection and analysis of bridge performance data.  Presentations address the technical interests of professionals engaged in highway research and engineering design, maintenance, and rehabilitation. Presentations focus on methods of collecting and analyzing bridge performance data, and deriving an improved understanding of the causes and mechanisms of bridges deterioration.
  • are held annually at the TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, and at major international conferences of interest to the highway bridge community.

All attendees of IALCCE2016 are welcome to attend this forum and present briefings in sessions that will be conducted in parallel with the other technical sessions. There is no additional registration requirement or fee, but an abstract form[1] must be completed and submitted to the forum organizers ( for review and selection. Presentations concern ongoing and incomplete work by investigators who have questions which they request the forum’s help to answer.  In this manner, the Bridge DAWG forum on bridge performance data analysis is compatible with, but different from, IALCCE2016, and material suitable for presentation in symposium sessions differs from material suitable for presentation at the forum.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions created by the United States Congress that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. They bring together leaders from academia, industry, government, and other sectors to provide independent, objective advice to the nation on issues involving science, engineering, and technology. The mission of the Transportation Research Board is to provide leadership in transportation innovation and progress through research and information exchange.

For additional information about the DAWG forum, contact Dr. A. Robert Raab, Senior Program Officer at the Transportation Research Board (


Note from te IALCCE216 organizers: This forum invites participants to present their ongoing work on data analysis. An abstract is required to select presentatons. The abstract submission and selection process described above is coordinated by the forum organizers, and it is independent on the IALCCE2016 paper submission and review process.