COST TU1207 End of Action Conference
Budapest, Hungary - 3-5 April 2017

Useful downloads:
Practical Information and Draft Programme (includes draft of technical sessions)
Full paper template (recommended length 4-6 pages)
Presentation template (widescreen)
Presentation template (standard)

Local Organising Committee

György L. BALÁZS (Chair)
Professor
balazs.gyorgy@epito.bme.hu

Sandor Solyom
solyom.sandor@epito.bme.hu

Department of Construction Materials and Technologies

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

H-1111 Budapest, Műegyetem rkp.3
HUNGARY

 

Programme at a glance

Monday 3 April

08:30-09:00

Arrival and Registration

 

09:00-09:30

Opening

 

09:30-10:30

Plenary Session

 

10:30-10:50

Coffee break

 

10:50-12:30

Bond in strengthening applications

Seismic and extreme loadings

12:30-14:00

Lunch

 

14:00-15:30

Strengthening of masonry structures

Internal FRP reinforcement

15:40-16:00

Coffee break

 

16:00-17:30

Column Strengthening

Bond and Long term behaviour of FRP reinforcement in concrete

18:00-19:00

Management meeting

 

19:30

Dinner+Walking

 

 Tuesday 4 April

08:30-09:00

Arrival and Registration

 

09:00-09:30

Opening

 

09:30-10:30

Plenary Session

 

10:30-10:50

Coffee break

 

10:50-12:30

Shear and torsion

Strengthening of timber and steel structures

12:30-14:00

Lunch

 

14:00-15:30

Long term response of strengthened structures

Material development and characterization

15:40-16:00

Coffee break

 

16:00-18:00

Summary of activities at partner institutions

Prefabricated and prestressed elements

19:30

Dinner+Boat

 

 Wednesday 5 April

08:30-09:00

Arrival and Registration

 

09:00-11:00

ESR Meeting

Discussion groups

11:00-11:30

Coffee break

 

11:30-12:30

Closure and the path forward

 

12:30-14:00

Lunch

 

 

About Budapest

There are those who fall in love with the city at first sight and those who warm to it after a longer relationship, but everyone agrees that Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is one of the most beautifully situated towns in the world. The huge river Danube cuts the city in two and separates the hills and valleys of the western Buda side from the flat eastern side of Pest. The Chain Bridge, as a highly artistically created jewellery, crowns the river. Caves, thermal springs, nature preservation areas, all are in a bustling city of two millions, which is the political, economic and cultural center of the country. The city has a history dating back over 2000 years.

Its main characteristics reflect the atmosphere of the end of the 19th century when the millennium of the Hungarian State was celebrated. The panorama of Budapest and the Buda Castle Quarter are part of the World Heritage. Suburban Buda and its historic castle district offer medieval streets and houses, museums, caves and Roman ruins. The dynamic Pest side boasts the largest parliament building in Europe, riverside promenades, flea markets, bookstores, antique stores and café houses.

For more information:

http://budapest.gotohungary.com

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/hungary/budapest


Meeting venue

The meeting will take place in the historical central building of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). The venue is located in the close vicinity of the heart of Budapest, with an amazing view of the Danube river bank with several types of road bridges across the river and the Pest-side of the capital. The city center can be reached by not more than 10 minutes’ walk.

The outstanding building, built in 1782, has already hosted various international engineering conferences and has been operating as the largest education center of Hungarian engineers.

The event will be held in the Ceremony Hall of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The full address of the venue is as follows:

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
Faculty of Civil Engineering
H-1111 Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 3.
Building “K”, First Floor, Ceremony Hall (Room no. 3.)
GPS Coordinates: 47.4816676334 (lat) 19.0559487888 (long)

How to get to the meeting venue

The venue building (K) of BME is well accessible either by public transport services from the international airport and the main railway stations in downtown or by car through the motorways.

From Liszt Ferenc International Airport:

By public transport: Take Bus no. 200E (frequency approx. 7-10 minutes), get off at terminal station "Kőbánya-Kispest”, change to Metro line M3 till “Kálvin tér” , change to Metro line M4 (towards “Kelenföld vasútállomás”) and get off at “Szent Gellért tér”. The venue is located at 3 minutes walking distance from Szent Gellért tér metro station. Approximate journey time is 1 hour.

Timetable of bus no. 200E from the airport: http://www.bkk.hu/apps/menetrend/pdf/2005/20160601/10.pdf

Tickets are available at the airport. Search for the ticket machine in bus station 200E. You have to validate your ticket on the bus. You have to buy separate ticket for metro (validate before entering the station).

By taxi: Reservations can be made in person at the Főtaxi booths located at the exits at Terminals 2A and 2B (follow the painted signs on the floor in the arrival hall). At the taxi rank in front of the stands, taxis are parking continuously waiting for passengers. All cars are equipped with a POS terminal, therefore credit cards are also accepted. Taxis operates at a fixed tariff of 280 HUF/Km (0.95 EUR/Km) in addition to the one-off basic fee of 450 HUF (1.50 EUR) and waiting fee. A ride to the city center should typically cost around 6500 HUF (22 EUR) depending on traffic conditions.

By shuttle: Airport Shuttle minibus service operates between the airport and any location in Budapest. Special rates are available for airport-hotel travels. Tickets can be purchased at the desk on arrival in the baggage reclaim hall (follow the painted signs on the floor in the arrival hall). Use the https://hotelshuttle.hu/ website to get further information.

From the main railway stations to the venue:

Keleti station: Metro M4, stop: „Szent Gellért tér”
Nyugati station: Tram no. 4 or 6, stop: „Petőfi híd, budai hídfő”
Déli station: Tram no. 56, 56A, stop: „Szent Gellért tér”
Kelenföld station: Metro M4, stop: „Szent Gellért tér” (recommended)

The following public transportation lines stop near to the meeting venue:

Subway:
Metro line M4 – stop: Szent Gellért tér.

Trams:
Lines 4, 6 to Petőfi híd, budai hídfő (Goldmann György tér)
Lines 18, 19, 41, 47, 48, 49 to Szent Gellért tér

Buses:
Bus n° 7, 133, 233 to Szent Gellért tér
Bus n° 153, 212 to Petőfi híd, budai hídfő (Goldmann György tér)

Useful websitehttp://futar.bkk.hu

From the motorways to the venue by car:
M1 (E60, E75), M7 (E71): M1-M7 - Budaörsi út - Nagyszőlős u. - Bocskai út - Október 23. u. - Irinyi József u. - Műegyetem rakpart M3 (E71): M3 - Hungária körút - Könyves Kálmán körút - Rákóczi híd - Pázmány Péter sétány - Műegyetem rakpart M5 (E75): M5 - Nagykőrösi út - Gyáli út - Könyves Kálmán körút - Rákóczi híd - Pázmány Péter sétány - Műegyetem rakpart

Public parking (~300 places) in front of the venue building is free of charge.

Accommodation

Local organizers suggest using the following listed hotels for accommodation, as they are conveniently located near the venue:
Rooms with special price will be available for a limited time for the participants at Danubius Hotel Gellért. Booking is possible through this form. This hotel is located about 3 mins walk from the venue.

Danubius Hotel Gellért 4*
Szent Gellért tér 1
H-1111 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 889-5531
Fax: +36 1 889-5528
e-mail: daniel.hasitz@danubiushotels.com
web: http://www.danubiushotels.hu/szallodak-budapest/danubius-hotel-gellert
Booking.com rating: 7.8/10

Prices:
A / Single room with bath on the courtyard side for single use: EUR 60, - / room / night
B1 / Standard double room with river or hill view for single use: EUR 90, - / room / night
B2 / Standard double room with river or hill view for double use: EUR 110,- / room / night
C1 / Superior double room with river view for single use: EUR 105, - / room / night
C2 / Superior double room with river view for double use: EUR 125, - / room / night

Above prices include buffet breakfast, free wifi, VAT and the local tax.
Our hotel guests are entitled to a free admission to the Gellért Bath once during their hotel stay.
For each additional entry to the Gellért Bath, the hotel grant 50% discount on the daily ticket price to the hotel guests.


Other hotels nearby the venue:

4* Hotels
Estilo Fashion Hotel Budapest
Address: Váci u. 83, 1056 Budapest
info@estilohotelbudapest.com
http://estilohotelbudapest.com/
Booking.com rating: 8.6/10

Boutique Hotel Budapest
Address: Só utca 6, 1056 Budapest
boutiquebudapest@zeinahotels.com
http://boutiquehotelbudapest.com
Booking.com rating: 8.4/10

3* Hotel
Ibis Styles Budapest City
Address: Soroksari ut 12, 1095 Budapest
H2025@accor.com
http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-2025-ibis-styles-budapest-city/index.shtml
Booking.com rating: 8.8/10