The 3rd annual plenary meeting of TRUSS was hosted by UCD on 28th and 29th August 2018. The agenda included the delivery of 2nd TRUSS Workshop in UCD Sutherland School of Law during the 29th (Information on the Workshop can be found here) and the Supervisory and Management Board meetings held in UCD School of Civil Engineering on the afternoon of the 28th. This was the 8th management meeting following others in UCD (February 2015 and January 2018), UNOTT (December 2015), ENSA (June 2016), Arup (December 2016), UPC (January 2017) and LLoyd’s Register (May 2017). The agenda consisted of:
- Supervisory Board (3:30 pm). The project coordinator (Arturo Gonzalez) reviewed financial matters and other items with the members of the Supervisory Board composed by Salam Al-Sabah from Arup, Luis Costas from ENSA, Wendy Mann from Lloyd’s Register, Alan O’Connor from TCD, Eugene OBrien, Ciaran McNally and Parisa Beizaei from UCD, Joanna Buckingham from AECOM, and Rui Teixeira as ESR representative.
- Management meeting (4:00 pm). All ESRs joined the meeting to report on their individual contributions to the state of the art of their research as well as their training and communications activities throughout the entire project. These contributions and activities are summarized in the profile page of each ESR with TRUSS (see http://trussitn.eu/about-truss/people/fellows/).
- Final presentation by coordinator (5:45 pm). The project coordinator gave total figures in dissemination, outreach and training activities achieved by the network as a whole. TRUSS also acknowledged and congratulated those ESRs that outstood in specific aspects of the communication of the project for their high level of participation and success in reaching the scientific and general public.