The International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) encompasses all aspects of bridge maintenance, safety, and management. Specifically, it deals with: bridge repair and rehabilitation issues; bridge management systems; needs of bridge owners, financial planning, whole life costing and investment for the future; bridge related safety and risk issues; economic and other implications. The objective of IABMAS is to promote international cooperation in the fields of bridge maintenance, safety, and management for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society.




The IABMAS2010 Conference will be held in downtown Philadelphia at the Loews Hotel from July 11-15, 2010. A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel for the participants.


Granted a charter in 1701, Philadelphia, also known as "the City of Brotherly Love", is the fifth largest city in the United States with a population of just over 6.2 million people. Philadelphia is known as the city of neighborhoods.


Philadelphia is rich in colonial history and the history of the American Revolution. Notable attractions include the Betsy Ross House, the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, the Old City District, the U.S. Mint and the Franklin Institute.


Philadelphia is also a vibrant and rich center for arts and culture. Philadelphia offers museums, the performing arts, and more. Walk across the South Street Bridge, for pedestrians only, and take a walk on South Street. Visit Penns Landing where there are open air concerts on the great plaza. Visit the historic ships and the Independence Seaport Museum or just walk along the water. Philadelphia is also home to wonderful eating establishments that span the spectrum of culinary and cultural traditions.