O XIV Congresso de Construção Metálica e Mista contará com personalidades nacionais e internacionais de relevo como:

Maria Fernanda Rodrigues

Secretária de Estado da Habitação, Professora Doutora Maria Fernanda Rodrigues

Maria Fernanda Rodrigues nasceu em 1962 em Águeda. Licenciada em Engenharia Civil pela Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra, em 1985; Mestre Engenharia Humana pela Universidade do Minho, em 1999, Doutoramento em Engenharia Civil pela Universidade de Aveiro, em 2008. Docente no Departamento de Engenharia Civil da Universidade de Aveiro desde 1 de outubro de 2001. Diretora do Mestrado Integrado de Engenharia Civil da Universidade de Aveiro, desde 2017 e desde 2021 acumula a direção da Licenciatura em Engenharia Civil e do Mestrado em Engenharia Civil. No âmbito do seu doutoramento desenvolveu trabalho no âmbito do Estado de Conservação de Edifícios de Habitação a Custos Controlados. Índice de avaliação e metodologia para a sua obtenção.



Professor Luís Simões da Silva

Modular construction: is it the solution for the societal challenges of the construction sector? 

Luis Simões da Silva graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Coimbra in 1984, received an MSc in "Structural Steel Design" with Distinction at Imperial College London in 1986 and a PhD in “Structural Mechanics” also at Imperial College London in 1989. He received the title of Docteur Honoris Causa from the University of Liege, Belgium, in 2018. He is Vice-Rector of the University of Coimbra and Professor of Steel Construction at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Coimbra. Head of Department of Civil Engineering (2001-2003; 2005-2007; 2013-2015). Director/Co-Director of ISISE – Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (2008-2023), Research Centre financed by FCT (Portuguese Science Foundation). President of cmm (Portuguese Steelwork Association). Member of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering. Chair of the Technical Management Board of ECCS (2007-2013) and President of ECCS (2011-2013). Involved in large number of Technical and Scientific Committees in the field of Steel Construction. Author of 700+ scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Large involvement in internationally-funded R&D projects.


BarrettArcht. Stephen Barrett

Long-life, Loose Fit: A forward-looking retrospective

Stephen Barrett  is Partner at RSHP and has over 30 years of experience with the practice. He leads the French and French-speaking teams and projects within RSHP. He was project architect for: Bordeaux Law Courts; Terminal T4 at Barajas airport in Madrid; the Palmas Altas eco-campus in Seville; the control tower at Heathrow airport in London, the Terminal 1 of Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport and, more recently, the East Wing extension at Geneva airport. In addition to more than a dozen airport projects, Stephen has managed the multidisciplinary teams of urban and strategic projects for Grand Paris (2008-2012), Bercy Charenton (2009-19), Gare de Lyon Daumesnil, (2014 -), Roads of the Future Grand Paris, and latterly, the Montparnasse Masterplan. He leads RSHP’s Sustainable Development group and recently managed the audit of the practice’s carbon footprint.


Stuart SmithEng. Stuart Smith

Forging a Sustainable Future: Steel's Evolution in Circular Economy, Modular, and Off-Site Construction

Stuart Smith leads the structural design team at Arup in Germany. He is an expert in innovation and sustainability in structural design. He set up a series of research projects - including the development of prototypes - exploring open-source design, digital fabrication and material cycles. Stuart Smith has been involved in renowned projects such as the Tate Modern Gallery in London, the CCTV Tower in Beijing and the Reforma 509, a 240-metre tall building in the highly seismic Mexico City. In addition, he has worked with prominent artists such as Doris Salcedo for the installation "Shibboleth" at the Tate Modern and Ai Wei Wei for the Serpentine Pavilion 2012. Stuart Smith studied civil engineering at City University and Imperial College in London and went on to work for Arup London for almost 20 years before moving to the Berlin office and taking on the structural team leadership.


Laszlo Dunai

Professor László Dunai

Steel design assisted by FE analysis – new developments in Eurocode 3

László Dunai is Graduated Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Budapest in 1983 and Engineering Mathematics in 1986. PhD title was obtained in 1996 and in 2002 he acquired the habilitation. In 2008 he got the Doctor of Sciences degree, in 2016 he was elected as the Corresponding Member and in 2022 as the Full Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He participated in postdoctoral study programs in Lehigh University (USA) and in Osaka University (Japan). He is now professor at the Civil Engineering Faculty and head of the Structural Engineering Department, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. His key areas of research cover the following subjects: steel and steel-concrete composite structures; thin-walled structural systems; stability and fatigue of bridges; numerical modeling, finite element analysis and design of structures; on these fields he supervised 17 PhD thesis. He participates actively in editorial boards of international journals, in the development of the new generation of steel structural Eurocodes and in conference organizing and scientific committees.


Jean Francois DemonceauProfessor Jean-François Demonceau

Robustness of steel and steel-concrete composite structures – From research to practice

Jean-François Demonceau is Associate Professor at Liege University, and his main research field is related to the resistance and stability of steel and composite structures with a special attention paid to the robustness such structures when subjected to accidental/exceptional events. For around 20 years, he participated to numerous national and international projects, including 17 RFCS projects, and publishing in various international journals. He is also strongly involved in international scientific networks and in normative European committees.



José Miguel CastroProfessor José Miguel Castro

As estruturas mistas aço-betão no contexto da nova geração dos Eurocódigos

José Miguel Castro is an Associate Professor at the Civil Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. He graduated in civil engineering from the University of Porto in 1994 and concluded an MSc in Structural Steel Design at Imperial College London in 2000. In 2006 he was awarded a PhD in civil engineering from Imperial College London. Miguel is an expert in steel and composite structures subjected to extreme loading conditions such as earthquakes and he has been actively involved in the coordination of several national and European research projects. He is a full member of Technical Committee 13 on Seismic Design of the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) and is also a member of CEN/TEC250/WG2 that is working towards the development of the new version of Eurocode 8, the European seismic code. Currently, he is also the president of CT 115/SC4, the national mirror subcommittee of CEN/TC250/SC4. His current research interests are on the development of novel seismic design methodologies for steel and composite structures as well as on the collapse and seismic risk assessment of existing steel buildings. He is co-author of more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and international conference proceedings and is a reviewer of several scientific journals in the fields of earthquake engineering and steel structures.


Markus KnoblochProfessor Markus Knobloch

Research and Assessment of Steel and Composite Structures – Advances and Future Challenges

Markus Knobloch joined the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in 2014 and holds the Chair of Steel, Lightweight and Composite Structures. Previously, he received his PhD in Structural Engineering from ETH Zürich in 2007 and was a visiting researcher at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan and the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He continued his carrier as a project leader with Tuchschmid AG, a steel construction company in Frauenfeld, Switzerland. In 2011, he was appointed Professor at University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and worked as a co-expert at Gruner AG, Basel. He is also the owner of a consulting office in Switzerland. As a member in numerous expert committees, he is actively involved in European standardization work, and serves as CEN/TC250/SC3 Chair since 2022. His research includes studies on structural stability, structural durability and fatigue, and structural hazard performance.


Stefana ParaschoProfessor Stefana Parascho

From Automation to Collaboration

Stefana Parascho is a researcher, architect, and educator whose work lies at the intersection of architecture, digital fabrication and computational design. She is currently an Assistant Professor at EPFL where she founded the Lab for Creative Computation (CRCL). Through her research, she has explored multi-agent fabrication methods, and their relationship to architecture. Her current research focuses on human-robot collaborative processes and the relationship between robotic construction and the built environment. Her goal is to strengthen the interdisciplinary nature of the field by increasing accessibility of digital tools and connecting technical research with societal aspects. Before joining EPFL, Stefana was an Assistant Professor at Princeton University, where she led the CREATE Lab Princeton. She completed her doctorate in 2019 at ETH Zurich, Gramazio Kohler Research. Previously, she received her Diploma in Architectural Engineering from the University of Stuttgart and worked with DesignToProduction Stuttgart and Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering.


Marco HenriquesEng. Marco Henriques

Marcação CE de Estruturas Metálicas – Um ponto de vista da indústria nacional

Marco António Oliveira Henriques nasceu em 1971 no Brasil. Licenciado em Engenharia Mecânica pela Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra, em 1993; Mestre Engenharia Mecânica pela Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra, em 2019. Atualmente Diretor de Operações no Médio Oriente e Diretor Geral da Filial do Grupo Martifer na Arábia Saudita, esteve envolvido, desde 2011, como responsável da Qualidade na Martifer Construções Metalomecânicas, nos desenvolvimentos relacionados com a implementação da norma harmonizada para estruturas metálicas em Portugal, fazendo parte também das comissões técnicas TC9 – Marcação CE Estrutura Metálica (grupo de trabalho setorial da European Convention for Constructional Steelwork), na CT 182 (Execução de construções metálicas, do IPQ) e na TC 135/WG2 (Technical requirements for the execution of steel structures, do CEN).


Maria João GraçaDra. Maria João Graça

A importância da normalização na construção metálica e mista

Maria João Graça é Vogal do Conselho de Diretivo do Instituto Português da Qualidade, foi Diretora do Departamento de Normalização do IPQ entre 2014 e 2023; é Head of Delegation nacional nas Assembleias Gerais dos Comités Europeus e Internacionais de Normalização; é membro nacional, do Committee on Standards, fórum de discussão da Comissão Europeia para os Mandatos Europeus; é membro nacional no Fórum de Alto Nível fórum de decisão estratégica no âmbito do Regulamento Europeu sobre Normalização da Comissão Europeia; Medalha de Mérito atribuída pela Associação Portuguesa de Ética Empresarial em 2023; Embaixadora da Aliança ODS Portugal da United Nations Global Compact Network Portugal, para o ODS 16 – Paz, Justiça e Instituições Eficazes desde 2017; foi administradora, em representação da Administração Pública, no Centro Tecnológico da Cerâmica e do Vidro, entre 2015 e 2019.


Pedro GasparDra. Matilde Silva

Matilde Rosa Correia da Silva, licenciada em Direito (1993) pela Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa. Exerce funções de Diretora do Departamento de Assuntos Jurídicos e Contraordenações, na Autoridade de Segurança Alimentar e Económica, desde 13 de maio de 2019; Exerceu funções de inspetora, na Inspeção-Geral da Agricultura, do Mar, do Ambiente e do Ordenamento do Território, desde 20 de janeiro de 2019 até à 13 de maio de 2019; Exerceu funções de Chefe de Divisão de Inspeção, na Direção-Geral de Recursos Naturais, Segurança e Serviços Marítimos, desde 18 de janeiro de 2016 até 19 de janeiro de 2019; Exercício de funções de Chefe de Divisão de Inspeção, em regime de substituição, na Direção-Geral de Recursos Naturais, Segurança e Serviços Marítimos, desde 1 de janeiro de 2013 a 17 de janeiro de 2016; Exerceu funções de Chefe de Divisão de Fiscalização, em regime de substituição, na Direção-Geral das Pescas e Aquicultura, de 13 de agosto de 2012 a 31 de dezembro de 2012; Técnica superior na Administração pública desde 1999.


Nuno NevesEng. Nuno Neves

Construção Modular – Um novo futuro

Nuno Neves nasceu em 1976 no Porto. É licenciado em engenharia civil na Faculdade de Engenharia da universidade do Porto (1999), na opção de estruturas. É mestre em estruturas (2003) pela Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto e tem MBA na universidade católica do Porto (2010). Com 23 anos de experiência profissional, desenvolveu atividade de projeto de estruturas desde 1999 na empresa AFACONSULT com funções de coordenação e gestão de projeto a partir de 2007 tendo participado em projetos de estruturas como o convento de S. Francisco em Coimbra ou a Ponte Pedro-Inês em Coimbra. Em 2010 ingressou no grupo DST, na empresa bysteel onde liderou o departamento de projeto. Tendo participado em projetos como o Aeroporto de Lyon, o Aeroporto de Schiphol ou o Hipódromo de Longchamps em Paris. A partir de 2022 é membro da administração da empresa bysteel, com responsabilidade do departamento técnico, e desempenha funções de coordenação técnica no projeto de industrialização | construção modular no grupo DST.


David AndradeProfessor David Andrade

Additive Manufacturing in Steel and Composite Construction: Opportunities and Challenges

David Andrade received a MSc in Mechanical Engineering in 2016 and, in 2021, was awarded a PhD in Steel and Composite Construction at the University of Coimbra with Distinction and Cum Laude. He is currently working as a Researcher at the University of Coimbra, and he is an integrated member of ISISE (Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering), where he coordinates the Digitalization and Advanced Design Cluster. He is also an Invited Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra. The research interests cover various topics related to the mechanical and microstructural characterisation of metallic materials, numerical modelling, welding, additive manufacturing, auxetic structures and modular construction. He has proven himself as a motivated researcher as he has published in several peer-reviewed international journals and participated in several International Conferences in his research field.


Artur MateusProfessor Artur Mateus

Additive Manufacturing Overview and Trends: What's on the Horizon for 3D Printing?

Artur Mateus holds a PhD from the University of Reading (UK) in the physics department. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon (IST-UL). He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the School of Technology and Management (ESTG) of the Polytechnic of Leiria (PLeiria), carrying out research and teaching in the areas of advanced production technologies, Additive Manufacturing, Computer Aided Engineering, Virtual Prototyping and Computational Modelling and Simulation, Augmented Reality, Rapid Tool Manufacturing and Product Design and Development. He is the co-editor of 11 books, author or co-author of more than 100 articles in international magazines, national magazines, book chapters, book articles and conference proceedings and co-author of 17 patents and 2 industrial models. He is director of the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRSP), at PLeiria. He has been a member of the technological and advisory board of the business incubator - Association for Specific Business Opportunities (OPEN), since September 2016. Over the last fourteen years, he has collaborated in the implementation of around 230 national and international research projects mainly in direct digital manufacturing area.


Artur MateusProfessor Teresa Vieira

Tudo que um Engenheiro Civil deve saber Hoje sobre Fabrico Aditivo

Teresa Vieira Professora Catedrática convidada a título gracioso da Universidade de Coimbra (desde 2020) Professora Catedrática do Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal (2001 a 2019). Membro do Centro de Engenharia Mecânica, Materiais e Processos (CEMMPRE) (desde 2020). Membro Conselheiro da Ordem dos Engenheiros (Materiais) (desde 2019). Vice-Presidente do CEMUC* (2010 a 2015) Responsável do Grupo de Nanomateriais & Microfabricação do Centro de Engenharia Mecânica da Universidade Coimbra (CEMUC) (2008 a 2019). Agregação em Engenharia Mecânica, Universidade de Coimbra (2000). Responsável do Instituto de Engenharia de Materiais e Superfícies (ICEMS - Universidade de Coimbra)) (1994 - 2008). Membro da direção do Instituto Pedro Nunes (1991-94)  Responsável do Laboratório de Ensaios de Desgaste e Materiais (LED&MAT) (1994-2012).  Membro da Comissão instaladora do Instituto Pedro Nunes, organização privada sem fins lucrativos, de iniciativa da UC, que promove a inovação e a transferência de tecnologia, sendo o principal elo entre a Universidade de Coimbra e o setor industrial/empresarial), Coimbra Vice-Presidente do Instituto de Investigação Interdisciplinar (3Is) (2001-2005)  Presidente do Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica da Universidade (1985- 1990) Doutoramento (Thèse d'Etat ex-Sciences Physiques, Paris XI (Orsay) (1983) e doutoramento em Engenharia Mecânica da Universidade de Coimbra (1984) Diploma de “Étude Approfondies”, Saclay, França (1978). Licenciatura em Engenharia Metalúrgica, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (1974). Ampla experiência na coordenação científica de projetos de investigação nacionais e internacionais em Materiais, Microfabricação de Nanomateriais, e após 2012 em Fabrico Aditivo. Atualmente destacam-se grandes projetos relacionados às tecnologias de fabrico aditivo (Membro líder da PAMI - Iniciativa Portuguesa de Fabrico Aditivo. Prémio de Mérito Científico, do Ministério de Ciência e Tecnologia e Ensino Superior (2023)

* CEMUC e ICEMS tornaram-se um Centro único denominado CEMUC (2008-2020)