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GRT Consulting presented at the IBC (International Bridge Conference)
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Edited by Mr. Li Ningyuan and Ms Li Yan Yan
GRT Consulting presented at the IBC (International Bridge Conference)

18 Chinese exhibitors and more than 150 Chinese representatives from enterprises, institutions and individuals participated at the 35th International Bridge Conference (IBC) that was held in Maryland, U.S.A. during June 10 - 13, 2018.  After discussion with Mr. Cui Hongcai of the CEO of GRT Consulting Ltd., Dr. Li Ningyuan, International Business Development Senior Advisor, attended the conference on behalf of our company.

A few photos and a video clip provided by Dr. Li Ningyuan are presented in the following:

To help GRT Consulting get the picture of international road and bridge engineering services and marketing development, Dr. Li has provided some insights on how Chinese engineering consulting companies or individuals collaborate and develop international business markets, especially in North America, through partnership with some proper foreign companies based on his own experience and strategic vision. He indicated a number of highway engineering areas that GRT Consulting and other Chinese enterprises may take into account, including road asset management integrated with intelligent data collection and automated evaluation system applications, innovation in engineering materials and construction technologies, road materials recycling process in line with environmental engineering standards, new management models for road and bridge maintenance, etc.  The IBC selects a country every year to host the ""featured country session"" at the conference, to publicize and introduce that country's national bridge achievements during the year. This year's session is ""featured China"". This is the second time China has been the featured Country, the first being at the 24th IBC in 2007.

At the session, Chinese bridge experts and scholars gave nearly 30 presentations and speeches, as well as exhibiting products and technologies and conducting other activities to fully demonstrate the latest technologies and achievements in bridge construction in China.

China bridge construction was a highlight of this conference.

The IBC has established six IBC awards of distinction to award and commend excellent bridge projects or individuals respectively for among other things, distinctions in design, practicability, concept, environmental resources. These awards are presented to the honorees of the year during each year's conference. At this year's conference, China won the four awards of the total six.

One was the John A. Roebling Medal, honoring an individual for lifetime achievements in bridge engineering. The 2018 recipient was Dr. Gongyi Xu, the Deputy Chief Engineer, BRDI.

The other three medals and their Chinese recipients are:

The George S. Richardson Medal, recognizing a single recent outstanding achievement in bridge engineering, awarded to the owner of the Second Wuhu Yangtze River Bridge;

The Gustav Lindenthal Medal, recognizing an outstanding and also aesthetically and environmentally pleasing structure, awarded to the owners of the Beipanjiang First Bridge and the Yachi River Maga Bridge;

The Arthur G. Hayden Medal, recognizing a single recent outstanding achievement in bridge engineering demonstrating vision and innovation in special use bridges, granted to the owner of the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, Zhangjiajie Park.

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