9th International Workshop on Connections in Steel Structures

June 4-8, 2022 •


Department of Civil Engineering, Polo II, University of Coimbra, Coimbra


Co-Chairs: Luís Simões da Silva (UC) and Frantisek Wald (CVUT)


Important places in Coimbra for workshop participants can be found in the website of the workshop: Please click: “useful information” followed “meeting point”. Places are identified with a red circle.





Workshop Social Program


Saturday, June 4, 2022

14:30 – 16:30      Visit to Palace of Schools at the University of Coimbra. 

Meeting point: Porta Ferrea (



16:30 – 18:00      Walking from Palace of Schools to Mondego River, through Botanic Garden followed by free Sunset socialization in Parque Verde, near Mondego River. Walking takes around 30 minutes; comfortable shoes are recommended.



19:30 – 21:30      Welcome Dinner – Cordel Maneirista Restaurant (



Sunday, June 5, 2022

9:30 – 18:00        Day trip around Coimbra

Conimbriga - the largest Roman settlements excavated in Portugal.

Buçaco - A portuguese montain with an amazing view and the Nacional Palace that celebrate Buçaco Battle in XIX century.

Vista Alegre Museum – show of the production of porcelain and its importance in the Portuguese society of the XIX and XX centuries
Lunch in Bairrada region - typical menu of Bairrada region: Roast Piglet 

Meeting point: Hotel VILA GALÉ Coimbra

Face mask is still mandatory on bus!




Wednesday, June 8, 2022

8:30  – 12:00       Technical visit to a Steel Company – Ferpinta at Vale de Cambra. 

Ferpinta is the largest Iberian manufacturer of steel tubes

Meeting point: Hotel VILA GALÉ Coimbra

Face mask is still mandatory on bus!