The 18th IABSE Congress was held in Seoul, Korea on September 19-21, 2012 on Innovative Infrastructures - Toward Human Urbanism. Multiple events are involved such as annual meeting, congress, exhibition, technical visits, etc. It offers a platform for exchange of knowledge, opinions and ideas, to explore new ways for global issues.
Mr. Hangfan Xiang, professor in Tongji University, former vice president of IABSE was awarded “International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering” for his outstanding contribution to structural engineering as a professor and expert. He became the second Chinese expert awarded this prize after Mr. Guohao Li, professor of Tongji University in 1987.