Welcome from ICDC Chair

We would like to invite you to join us at the 3rd ICDC (International Congress on Durability of Concrete) from 22nd to 25th October 2017 in the beautiful city of Adelaide, Australia. The venue is the Adelaide Convention Centre.

The 3rd ICDC is jointly organised by the Norwegian Concrete Association and the Concrete Institute of Australia and will be held in conjunction with the 28th Biennial Conference of the Institute, Concrete 2017. The ICDC durability streams will be held over the entire 3 days and delegates will be able to attend sessions in ICDC and Concrete 2017 as well as attend social events for both events.

ICDC serves as a forum for exchanging current research results and for displaying how concrete will continue to ensure durable buildings and structures for sustainable development in both local and global contexts. The 3rd ICDC is a great chance for participants from around the world to connect face to face and to share information and experiences related to advances in concrete durability.

We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you to Adelaide and the 3rd ICDC!

Mr Rodney Paull                       
Conference Chair                      

 

About International Congress on Durability of Concrete (ICDC)

The International Congress on Durability of Concrete (ICDC) series are built on the heritage of the former CANMET/ACI Conferences on durability of concrete and Mohan Malhotra is the Honorary Chair of this series.

The 1st ICDC was held in Trondheim, Norway, in 2012, and the 2nd ICDC was held in New Delhi, India, in 2014. The 3rd ICDC will be held in Adelaide, Australia, in 2017 and is jointly organised by the Concrete Institute of Australia and the Norwegian Concrete Institute.

The ICDC series serve as a forum for exchanging current research results, with the main objective of displaying how concrete will continue to ensure durable buildings and structures for sustainable development in both local and global contexts. Making durable concrete is not only important for ecology (less CO2 emission and resource consumption), but also economy as maintenance of degrading concrete structures of inferior quality is of significant cost. The complexity of concrete durability demands specialist from different fields, including chemistry, geology and civil engineers within materials, as well as structural engineers.

  

About Norwegian Concrete Association (NCA)

The Norwegian Concrete Association (NCA) was founded January 14th 1955, and is a professional society with approximately 1000 members (both individual and companies). Anyone interested in concrete can become a member. NCA is an independent organization, affiliated to Tekna – The Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals.

The work is conducted on a voluntarily basis and consists of approximately 8000 man-hours yearly. The NCA has a secretariat consisting of 3 full-time and 3 part-time employees.

The Norwegian Concrete Association is an active meeting arena that brings together everyone from students to specialists and forms an impressive network of concrete knowledge.

For many the Association is a center for personal development, learning and fellowship, and gives an arena for professional networking. 

The Association makes a platform for cooperation between contractors, concrete­ and material suppliers, transporters, universities and higher education, consulting engineers, scientists, standardization, project owners and end users.

An important feature in the history and culture of the Association is the ability to cooperate across the modes, and it is the members in our Association that creates this opportunity and its value.

The Norwegian Concrete Association stimulates Norwegian concrete trade and industry through activities with the purpose to:

  • promote development and use of concrete by improving the operating environment of the industry
  • promote research and education, and disseminate knowledge and information
  • promote efficient methods of concrete construction in order to ensure the economical,
  • technical, environmental and aesthetic qualities of the material
  • promote the Norwegian concrete technology internationally and seek cooperation with other members of the Nordic Concrete Federation
  • nurture an enthusiastic professional society for the members by arranging seminars, discussions, courses etc., and by involving members in technical committees

 

Themes

The ICDC durability program will include topics such as:

  • Durability design
  • Durability planning
  • Exposure assessment
  • Deterioration mechanisms
  • Good practice
  • Modelling of deterioration processes
  • Performance of existing structures
  • Concrete penetrability
  • Cracking and crack control
  • Maturity and matched curing
  • Sampling and laboratory tests
  • In service inspection and testing
  • Structure health monitoring
  • Concrete Repair
  • Cathodic Protection
  • Quality assurance

All papers submitted that relate to the durability themes will be included in the dedicated ICDC stream that will form part of Concrete 2017.

 

Organising Committee

Conference Chair        Int. Scientific Chair             Scientific Chair              CIA Contact            NCA Contact

Mr Rodney Paull           Dr Harald Justnes               Mr Frank Papworth      Mr David Millar       Ms Henny Braarud

 

Scientific committee

Scientific Committee for the 3rd ICDC comprises leaders in concrete durability from around the world, including:

Prof

Mark

Alexander

University of Cape Town

South Africa

Prof

Carmen

Andrade

National Research Council of Spain

Spain

Dr

Sabet

Bahador

Global Engineering Creators,1st Vice President SCI

Singapore

Prof

Phil

Bamforth

University Sheffield

United Kingdom

 

David

Corbett

Proceq

Switzerland

Prof

Frank

Dehn

University Leipzig

Germany

 

Sue

Freitag

Opus International Consultants

New Zealand

Prof

Christoph

Gehlen

Technical University of Munich

Germany

 

Roberto

Giorgini

corrPRE

Netherlands

 

Joost

Gulikers

Ministry of Infrastructure

Netherlands

Dr

Kribanandan

Gurusamy

JTK Consult

Malaysia

 

Steinar

Helland

Skanska

Norway

Prof

Doug

Hooton

University of Toronto (Director ACI)

Canada

Prof

Harald

Justnes

SINTEF

Norway

Prof

Kefei

Li

Tsinghua University

China

 

Lionel

Linger

Vinci Construction

France

Dr

Stuart

Mathews

BRE

United Kingdom

Dr

Jose

Matos

University of Minho

Portugal

 

Frank

Papworth

BCRC

Australia

 

Rodney

Paull

GHD

Australia

Prof

C.S

Poon

The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univeristy, President HKCI

Hong Kong

Dr

Manu

Santhanam

Indian Institute of Technology

India

Prof

Karen

Scrivener

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne

Switzerland

Dr

Takumi

Shimomura

Nagaoka University of Technology (Chair fib C8.4)

Japan

Prof

Ueda

Tamon

ACF President

Japan

Prof

Michael

Thomas

University of New Brunswick

Canada

Dr

Roberto

Torrent

Materials Advanced Services

Argentina

Dr

Tom

van Dam

Principal NCE (Chair of ACI C201)

USA

Dr

Anthea

Airey

Airey Taylor Consulting

Australia

Dr

James

Aldred

AECOM

Australia

Dr

Daksh

Baweja

BG&E Materials Technology

Australia

 

Tom

Benn

University SA (Chair -Technical Committee, Concrete 2017)

Australia

Dr

Marita

Berndt

Swinburne University of Technology

Australia

Prof

Frank

Collins

Deakin University

Australia

 

Miles

Dacre

AECOM

Australia

 

Warren

Green

Vinsi Partners

Australia

Dr

Natalie

Lloyd

Curtin University

Australia

 

Andrew

Peek

GHD

Australia

Prof

Vute

Sirivivatnanon

University Technology Sydney

Australia

Dr

Shengjun

Zhou

Ancon Beton

Australia

 

Featuring Key Note and Invited Speakers

Professor Doug Hooton who is NSERC/Cement Association of Canada, Senior Industrial Research Chair in Concrete Durability and Sustainability in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. His research focusses on durability performance of cementitious materials in concrete as well as on performance testing and specifications. He serves on the ACI Board of Directors and chairs committees at ACI, ASTM, CSA and RILEM and will look at work being conducted on ACI 201 Durability committee.

Professor Karen Scrivener who is Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Construction Materials at EPFL, Switzerland, which focuses on the sustainability of building materials, in particular cement and concrete, and is a prominent member of RILEM.

Dr Stuart Matthews who will lead an expert team to introduce the durability provision in Model Code 2020 which will for the first time include provisions for existing structures. This will bring repair and restoration design in step with reliability and time based durability design included in MC 2010 for new structures.

Please click here for more information on our Keynote Speakers.

Durability Provisions in Model Code 2020

Dr Stuart Matthews will lead an expert team to introduce the durability provision in Model Code 2020 which will for the first time include provisions for existing structures. This will bring repair and restoration design in step with reliability and time based durability design included in MC 2010 for new structures.

 

 

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