Dear Colleagues,
Turkish Constructional Steelwork Association (TUCSA) is organizing the 8th International Symposium on Steel Bridges: Innovation & New Challenges 2015 (SBIC-2015) which will be held in İstanbul between 14th and 16th September 2015 in coordination with European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) in conjunction with the ECCS Steel Design Awards Ceremony and ECCS Annual General Meetings.
About in the middle of the 18th century bridge construction began to assume a more scientific aspect than before. Production of iron and steel in commercial scale gave new possibilities. Seemingly the most recent century will be the age of structures considering steel of prime importance. Main motive of the Symposium is that there is still much to do to develop and promote steel in construction industry.
Istanbul is one of the best places to organise the bridge symposium which is a natural bridge between Europe and Asia in addition to having three steel bridges over Bosphorous. This event will give us the opportunity and mission to organize and announce a symposium for architects, structural engineers, designers, steel fabricators and builders as well as environmental psychologists, urban planners and environmentalists to discuss new horizons on steel bridges.
We hope to be together with you in Istanbul.
With our sincere regards,

Prof. Dr. Nesrin YARDIMCI
SBIC 2015 Symposium Chair
President of ECCS


from the Symposium, ECCS Meetings & Social Events


  • The final program has been announced >>>>
  • European Steel Design Awards Ceremony
    The 2015 Award winning projects of 13 European countries will be presented to an international audience within the European Steel Design Awards Ceremony during SBIC 2015 on September 15th, 2015. Awards ceremony is open to public on first come first served basis. Reserve your place in advance.
  • HISTWIN+ Workshop
    An event of HISTWIN+ (High-Strength Steel Tower for Wind Turbine) Project on “Dissemination Seminar on Innovation for Wind Turbines Towers” and “Eurocode” will be organized by ECCS  between 17-18 September 2015 in Fenerbahce Faruk Ilgaz Facilities. Free Registration is available for a limited number of participants on first come first served basis. Reserve your place in advance.
  • CBU Journal of Science Special Issue
    It is a great pleasure to announce that selected papers of SBIC 2015 by the board of editors will be published in CBU Journal of Science as a special edition for 8th International Symposium on Steel Bridges. CBU Journal of Science will be published the accepted full-text papers as soft and hard copies. Editors of the special issue are Prof. Dr. Nesrin Yardimci and Dr. Berna Aydoner. On the following link you can view the journal.
  • Evaluation of Papers SBIC 2015 Completed
    Evaluation of papers has been completed. 95 papers have been accepted  by the Scientific Committee to be presented at SBIC 2015 International Symposium.