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2015 Annual Lecture and Dinner
21/05/2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Each year the IABSE British Group has been holding an Annual Lecture. This important and hugely popular lecture is always given a high profile by the invited speaker, often from overseas. The history of the Annual Lecture can be found here.
The 2015 Annual Lecture will be given by Mike Schlaich. He is Professor for Structural Engineering chairing the Department of Conceptual and Structural Design at Technische Universität Berlin and a Partner of Schlaich Bergermann und Partner.
More information regarding the annual dinner will be available soon.
Mike Schlaich worked in Spain as a structural engineer before joining in the firm of Schlaich
Bergermann and Partner in Stuttgart which specializes in lightweight and long-span
He became Managing Director of the firm in 2002, which has been active in the field of
renewable energies for more than 20 years. Systems for solar thermal energy production
including dish-stirling concentrators, trough collectors and the solar updraft tower were
successfully developed by the office.
His research at TU Berlin concentrates upon active and movable lightweight structures that
can adapt to changing boundary conditions. An “intelligent” bridge with damping by artificial
muscles or experimental structures that fold away when not needed was built at the TU