HMS News Briefs

Our membership newsletter will keep you informed of all the organizational business and activities as well as information sharing among members.

Biennial Symposium

Nearly 500 attendees gather every other year for information exchange provided by HMS at the biennial symposium. Technical Paper Presentations cover six disciplines of our industry.

  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Ownership/Public Use/Management
  • Performance/Construction/Maintenance
  • Fluid Power Systems
  • Machinery/Mechanisms
  • Structural Elements

Vendor display areas present the latest technological developments in goods and services in the design, construction and maintenance of Heavy Movable Bridges and Structures.

Industry wide representation!

Designers, specialists, manufacturers, suppliers, owners and operators from around the world gather to exchange their knowledge and experiences.


Published Paper Access

Access to previously published papers is available to members of HMS.



Members enjoy a discount on symposium registration.

Heavy Movable Structures, Inc.

HMS is a not-for-profit technical organization of volunteers focusing on the heavy civil facilities utilized by or for the public benefit, with emphasis on, but not limited to, movable bridges.

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