International Seminar on Steel Structures
Teaching and Research on Science and Technology
Objective: To identify the priority areas for research and training of
senior staff in the country, related to civil construction in steel and
possibilities of interaction with internationally reputed institutions.
Target Audience: Teachers and researchers of Civil Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering and Architecture, as well as undergraduate
and postgraduate coordinators.
Estevam Barbosa de Las Casas (CAPES),
Ricardo Hallal Fakury (UFMG).
Catia Mac Cord Simões Coelho (CBCA-Aço Brasil).
Organizing Committee:
Ana Lydia Reis de Castro e Silva (UFMG),
Arlene Maria Sarmanho Freitas (UFOP),
Eduardo de Miranda Batista (COPPE-UFRJ),
Fernando Matos (CBCA-Aço Brasil),
Manoel Santana Cardoso (DPB - CAPES) and
Rosária Ono (FAU-USP)
Date: October 4th and 5th, 2012, Thursday and Friday.
Venue: Auditorium 2, CAPES Headquarters Building, North Banking Sector,
Block L, Plot 06, ZIP Code 70040-020 - Brasilia, Federal District.
Programme: October 4, 2012
Registration: 08:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Opening Session:
09:00 to 9:30 a.m.
- CAPES’s President - Jorge Almeida Guimarães
- Brasil Steel Institute’s Representative (invited authorities)
Session 1 - 9:00 to 12:30 a.m.
- Visions and demands of the steel construction industry concerning
teaching and research systems -integrating university, business and
the public sector.
Coordination: Catia Mac Cord Simões Coelho, Brazilian Center of
Steel construction (CBCA-aço Brasil).
Rapporteur: Rosária Ono, FAU-USP
Roger Ferch, president American Institute of Steel
Construction-AISC (40minutes)
Graham Couchman, CEO of The Steel Construction Institute SCI (40 minutes)
Francisco Ferreira Cardoso, USP (30 minutes).
- (Industry) Luiz Carlos Caggiano dos Santos, President of
ABCEM Brazilian Agency of Metallic Construction (30 minutes).
Lunch break
Debates (session 1) 2:00 to 3:10 p.m.
Session 2 - 3:20 to 6:40 p.m.
Teaching of steel structures in engineering and architecture
Coordination: Arlene Maria Sarmanho Freitas, UFOP
Rapporteur: Leandro Palermo Jr., UNICAMP.
- Luis Simões da Silva, University of Coimbra (50 minutes).
- Ricardo H. Fakury, UFMG (30 minutes).
Coffee Break: 4:40 to 5:00 p.m.
Lecturer (industry): Yopanan Conrado Pereira Rebello, USJT. (30
Debates (session 2) - 5:30 to 6:40 p.m.
October 5, 2012
Session 3 - 9:00 to 12:30 a.m.
Research on steel structures in engineering and
Coordination: Eduardo de Miranda Batista, COPPE-UFRJ
Rapporteur: Ana Lydia de Castro e Silva, UFMG
- Roberto Leon, EUA. (50 minutes).
- Pedro Vellasco, UERJ. (30 minutes).
- (Industry): Angela Uller, CRIAR-UFRJ. (30 minutes
Break (20 minutes)
Debates - 11:10 to 12:30 a.m.
Lunch Break
Reports and Synthesis of the event for preparation of the Call.
2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Closure Coffee Break: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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