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Connections IX Coimbra, 2021

The University of Coimbra at Portugal and the Czech Technical University in Praha at Czech Republic are now planning one of the most important events dedicated to structural Connections in Steel Structures: Workshop Connections IX, in the city of Coimbra on June 2-4, 2020. It provides a great opportunity for researchers to meet and discuss real-world problems where research is needed, as well as the opportunities provided by leading-edge research.


This workshop Connections IX is organized every fourth year, co-sponsored by the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Last International Workshop on Connections in Steel Structures have been in Amsterdam (The Netherlands, 2004), Chicago (USA, 2008), Timisoara (Romania, 2012) and Boston (USA, 2016). Workshop attendance is by invitation only, and is limited to researchers, designers, fabricators and steel industry representatives with significant expertise in the areas of behaviour, strength and design of connections for steel structures.


The workshops have been uniquely successful, with the publication of one book per edition with high-quality papers. The results and recommendations have had a pronounced influence on standards, codes and practice in a number of countries.