Structures Congress 2018

Fort Worth, Texas | April 19–21, 2018

For Speakers

Congratulations and thank you for your acceptance to speaker at the Structures Congress 2018. This is an excellent opportunity for you to share knowledge and information with your colleagues. These documents will assist you in preparing your session. Following these guidelines will enable you to maximize your session time. It is important that you prepare an interesting and informative presentation for the conference. Please review the following guidelines to assist you doing this.

View Technical Program details

Preliminary Program (PDF)


If you choose to submit a final paper please read this information carefully. Final papers are optional.

Important Date: - All final Publication Ready Papers 10–12 pages must be uploaded to the Paper Management System. Extensions will NOT be possible. If the paper is a few extra pages that is fine. Make sure this is final and you have followed all formatting and copyright and permissions guidelines. Please remove all track changes and all comment boxes before your upload it. You will need to upload a word document.


  • Final Publication Ready Papers:
  • Notification of modifications needed to paper by:
  • Corrected Final Paper uploaded by: (only for authors notified changes were needed)



Final papers will be evaluated to ensure the following:

  • The content is consistent with the approved abstract.
  • The paper is not a commercial for products or services.
  • Paper formatting, copyright and permission requirements have been complied with.
  • The paper is readable (no significant issues with spelling, grammar, etc.).
  • Photos, figures, and drawings are properly credited in the caption or legend. See Example (PDF)
  • Paper includes a conclusion and provides references if appropriate.
  • The paper has not been published or submitted for publication any other place even ASCE.


Congratulations and thank you for your acceptance to present a poster at Strcutures Congress 2018. This is an excellent opportunity for you to share knowledge and information with your colleagues. Please review the poster guildelines (PDF) carfeully. 


IES Session – Speakers show one slide – using this template (PPTX). Speak for 3 minutes (introduce/sell your topic) and then everyone moves to the other side of the room were each presenter must have their own laptop. The audience can go for individual discussions and more in-depth presentations in a one-on-one format. You will need to confirm with Debbie Smith by September 28, 2017. View sample slide (PPTX)

These documents will assist you in preparing for your IES Session

  • Create 1 slide for your presentation. You only have 3 minutes to speak. Practice.
  • Remember after your presentation you will have your laptop on a table and you can show what ever you like on the laptop such as; power point, pictures etc. to better explain your topic. Get creative. Make whatever you show large enough so people can see from a distance in case you have more than one person interested in speaking with you at a time.
  • REMEMBER – You will not have internet access and you will not have a power cord.
  • Please make sure your laptop can run on batteries for at least 90 minutes.
  • If you want to submit a final paper for publication in the conference proceedings your final publication ready paper is due
  • You are required to provide your final slide to your session moderator one month prior to the conference.
  • All speakers and moderators are required to register.


To document the Structures Congress 2018 proceedings will be published. Authors of accepted abstracts are strongly encouraged to submit a 10 to 12 page final paper for inclusion in the proceedings. The proceedings will be copyrighted and published by ASCE. It is the author's responsibility to obtain any necessary permissions or approvals from employers, project owners, or clients prior to submission of the final paper for publication. Material included in your submission from previously published sources, including the Internet, may require permission from the copyright holder of that publication or Web site. It is the author's responsibility to obtain the permission for reuse of this material and include the appropriate credit information in the paper.

Moderator Information

Congratulations and thank you for your acceptance to moderate a session at Structures Congress 2018.

Please read the Moderator Guidelines (PDF) or IES Moderator guidelines (PDF) carefully. All moderator need to communicate early with session authors and make sure you coordinate receiving final power points in advance of your session.

Important: Please note that LAPTOPS are not provided. The moderator is responsible for bring the laptop with all the session power points pre-loaded and tested to the session. Please make sure you arrange to have a laptop at the session and that you have uploaded all your speaker presentation(s) ahead of time and tested that they work. No Wi-Fi in session rooms.

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