The 2014 IBC was the biggest IBC presented by ESWP to date, with more than 90 technical papers, 8 workshops, 2 continuing education seminars and an exhibit hall with more than 130 displays and a 2,500 square foot AASHTO display which anchored the exhibit hall. In addition to these formal learning opportunities, the IBC held a mobile workshop with visits to local area bridge projects.
The International Bridge Conference® (IBC) is the pre-eminent arena for the bridge industry in North America, Europe and Asia. Presented by the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania, the IBC annually attracts over 1,500 bridge owners and engineers, senior policy makers, government officials, bridge designers, construction executives, and suppliers from throughout the United States and abroad. Now in it’s 32nd year as an annual conference, the 2014 participants came from 48 states and 17 countries. The IBC is planned by an all-volunteer group and provides continuing education and networking opportunities to members of all facets of the bridge industry.
Exhibit Hall - the IBC exhibit hall which is open throughout the Conference. Over 125 exhibitors representing consulting firms, software, design & construction and featuring interactive, heavy equipment displays and demonstrations.
Technical Sessions have always been the heart of the IBC, where attendees can watch, listen and learn about the various topics scheduled for presentation. Conference attendees may choose from presentations in four concurrent technical sessions, as new presentations are scheduled every 30 minutes. Pre-selection of presentations is not required.
Workshops, or Special Interest Sessions are focused sessions on specific topics and are presented by co-sponsors, partners and other leading industry groups. Pre-selection of presentations is not required.
Seminars - 4, 8 or 16 hour intensive courses scheduled during the Conference provide registrants with in-depth focused continuing education on a variety of topics. Separate registration is required, and a certificate of completion is awarded to each registrant.
Many Committee Meetings of industry groups are planned during the dates of the IBC to allow industry professionals to efficiently combine important committee functions with their trip to the IBC.
The Bridge Awards Dinner recognizes the recipients of all IBC Awards and Medals. A full list of past winners, as well as the current recipients can be found here.
Finally, a Student Award is presented for winning submissions from both Undergraduate and Graduate students in the field.
10 Reasons to Attend the IBC:
Key Technical Presentations
Keynote Address by Industry Leaders
Bridge Awards Ceremony
Over 100 Exhibitor Products
Tour of Pittsburgh Bridges
Featured Agency - AASHTO
Earn CEU, PDH, CPC Units
The Exhibit Hall is located in Hall “B” of the Convention Center. With this space we are able to:
increase exhibit traffic by having the 4 technical sessions inside the exhibit hall, keeping 2 of the main attractions of the IBC in one central location!
have more time set aside in the program for “exhibit hall only time”! including more conference events and activities, and refreshment options in the Exhibit Hall during the three (3) days!
have more space for larger and heavy equipment displays!
The ESWP is chartered to advance the professions of engineering, architecture, and applied sciences through technical activities, public service participation and social organizations. It also supports the needs of industries, communities and government in Western Pennsylvania.