Coventry University and  UWM Center for By-Products Utilization

 

Second International Conference on

Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies

 

June 28 - June 30, 2010

Università Politecnica delle Marche

Ancona, Italy

 

Conference Aims

Venue

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Supporters

Committee Members

Program and List of Accepted Abstracts

Call for Papers

Author Instructions

Deadlines

Conference Fees

Social Program

Accommodations

Contact Us

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Disclaimer

 

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Ancona and the Marche region were not affected due to the recent earthquake in the medieval town of L'Aquila. L'Aquila, capital of the Abruzzo region, was significantly damaged and about ten kilometers area surrounding L'Aquila was heavily damaged and destroyed. (Map of Italy showing Ancona and the town of L'Aquila.)

 

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Is Le Marche the Next Tuscany?:  New York Times article on the Le Marche region.

Information on travel within the Le Marche region.

INFORMATION ON SELECTED CITIES AND REGIONS WITHIN ITALY.

 

      

Conference Aims

Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies

June 28 - June 30, 2010

The construction materials industry is a major user of the world's resources.  While enormous progress has been made towards sustainability, the scope and opportunities for further improvements are significant.  The focus of this conference series is to highlight case studies and research that show new and innovative ways of achieving sustainability of construction materials and technologies.   

This second international conference has been planned after the successful  First International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies was conducted in Coventry, U.K., on June 11-13, 2007.  Over 190 papers from 45 countries were published and presented at the first international conference (A complete listing of abstracts from all three volumes of the proceedings from the 2007 Conference may be found at http://www.coventry.ac.uk/researchnet/d/674.)  The conference was attended by government officials, engineers from government and private industry, engineering faculty and students, materials suppliers, and others.   While the conference highlighted current practice and research in sustainable construction materials, it also showed that more research and implementation work remains to be done in this area, thus, the second international conference has been planned for 2010 to continue this technology transfer effort. 

Venue

The conference will be held at the Università Polytechnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy.  Ancona is on Italy's beautiful east coast on the Adriatic sea. The city airport has direct flights from the UK and other European centers.  Rome airport is about three hours by car from Ancona (View Directions). 


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Ancona was settled in the 4th Century B by Greek colonists from Syracuse.  Later, the Romans exploited its sheltered anchorage and in 115 AD, the harbor walls were built under the Roman Emperor Trajan.  The streets of the old town show the influence of the Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Venetian empires.

 

Information on travel within the Le Marche region.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Potential Sponsors and Exhibitors should contact Peter Claisse <p.claisse@coventry.ac.uk> or Tarun R. Naik <tarun@uwm.edu> now to gain maximum advantage from the publicity.

Supporters

ACI Committee 229, Controlled Low-Strength Materials, USA.

AUT, Concrete Technology and Durability Research Center, Tehran, Iran.

CSIC, Corrosion and Durability of Concrete Structures, Madrid, Spain.

EPRI, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California, USA.

E.VI.PAR., Industrial By-Products R and D Assoc. Thessaloniki, Greece.

NTEC, Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre, UK

Committee Members  

Organizing Committee

Peter Claisse, Coventry University 

Tarun R. Naik, UWM Center for By-Products Utilization 

Eshmaiel Ganjian, Coventry University 

Rudolph N. Kraus, Formerly UWM Center for By-Products Utilization 

Giacomo Moriconi, Università Polytechnic delle Marche 

Mark Tyrer, Imperial College London

Technical Committee

Fethullah Canpolat, Formerly UWM Center for By-Products Utilization 

Chris Cheesman, Imperial College London

Y. Paul Chugh, Southern Illinois University

Peter Claisse, Coventry University

John Forth, Leeds University

Eshmaiel Ganjian, Coventry University 

Gurmel Ghataora, University of Birmingham

Nizar Ghazireh, Tarmac Limited

Steve Goodhew, Nottingham Trent University

Jamal Khatib, University of Wolverhampton

Rudolph N. Kraus, Formerly UWM Center for By-Products Utilization 

Sanjay Kumar, CSIR - Jamshedpur

Giacomo Moriconi, Università Polytechnic delle Marche 

Tarun R. Naik, UWM Center for By-Products Utilization 

Sunny Nwaubani, Anglia Ruskin University

Tony Parry, Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre

Homayoon Sadeghi Pouya, Atkins Consulting Engineers

Phil Purnell, Leeds University

Ali Ramezanianpour, Amir Kabir University

Bruce W. Ramme, We Energies

Marios Soutsos, Liverpool University

Julia Stegemann, University College London

Larry Sutter, Michigan Technological University

Mark Tyrer, Imperial College London

Charles A. Weiss, Jr., US Army Corps of Engineers

John Zachar, Milwaukee School of Engineering

 

We are continuing to gather additional distinguished experts for the Technical Committee.  Persons interested in memberships in the Technical Committee should contact Peter Claisse (<p.claisse@coventry.ac.uk> or Tarun R. Naik (<tarun@uwm.edu>).  Responsibilities will include technical reviews of abstracts and papers.

International Advisory Committee

Carmen Andrade, Spain

Nemkumar Banthia, Canada

Theodore W. Bremner, Canada

Fethullah Canpolat, USA

Y. Paul Chugh, USA

Peter Claisse, UK

Mario Collepardi, Italy

Jitendra P. Desai, Singapore

Alejandro Duran-Herrera, Mexico

Raafat El-Hacha, Canada

Gabriele Fava, Italy

Simon Foo, Canada

Ravindra Gettu, India

Brian H. Green, USA

Konstantin Kovler, Israel

Rakesh Kumar, India

P. Kumar Mehta, USA

Christian Meyer, USA

Giacomo Moriconi, Italy

Tarun R. Naik, USA

Ioanna Papayianni, Greece

Ali A. Ramezanianpour, Iran

Bruce W. Ramme, USA

Koji Sakai, Japan

Kenji Sakata, Japan

Surendra P. Shah, USA

Teodoro Valente, Italy

John Zachar, USA

Awards Committee

Nemkumar Banthia, Canada

Peter Claisse, U.K.

Eshmaiel Ganjian, U.K.

Rudolph N. Kraus, Germany

Giacomo Moriconi, Italy

Tarun R. Naik, USA

Antonio Nanni, USA

Ali Ramezanianpour, Iran

Bruce W. Ramme, USA

Kenji Sakata, Japan

Local Host Committee

Giacomo Moriconi, Chairman

Gabriele Fava, Program Committee

Romeo Fratesi, Treasurer

 

Please check back for updated information

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Program

We are happy to report that over 300 abstracts were accepted for the Second International Conference in Ancona, Italy, June
28-30, 2010.  We are confident that this will be an even more significant conference than the first conference that was held in
Coventry, UK in June 2007.
For a list of the abstracts accepted for the conference, click here.

FOR OUTLINE OF DETAILED SESSIONS AND OTHER PLANNED ACTIVITIES, click here.

Papers Accepted at the Second International Conference on SCMT, Ancona, Italy, click here.

The main proceedings will be a peer-reviewed published book.  We plan to make the full text of the papers available on the Internet after the conference.  The 10 best papers will be selected by a committee and published in the ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering.Please submit questions regarding the conference to Peter Claisse, E-mail: p.claisse@coventry.ac.ukThe conference language will be English.

Call for Papers

Papers were invited on all the different materials that are used in construction including aggregates, bitumen, cementitious materials, (fly ash, wood ash, slag, silica fume, natural pozzolans, and  other similar materials), concrete, glass, gypsum, lime, masonry, metals, and  plastics, rock, timber, and other materials of construction. Papers on paints, adhesives, preservatives, and preservation processes are also welcome.  The 10 best papers will be selected by a committee and published in the ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering.  Currently selected award winning papers that would be recognized at the conference as outstanding papers are: click here.

Themes

Carbon Credits Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Designing structures with sustainable materials.  Embodied energy from production.  End of life-materials that can be demounted/deconstructed and reused or recycled.  Energy requirements for transport and use.  Energy management during construction.  Energy management during use of the buildings and infrastructures.  Greenhouse gas reduction.   Life cycle analysis.  Making construction materials durable.  Maintaining quality and durability while achieving sustainability.  Maintenance and repair technologies for sustainability of buildings and infrastructure.   Mass balance - sources and final destinations of materials.  New materials production and construction technologies using innovative materials.  Recycling of municipal solid waste (MSW).   Sustainability, quality, and public perception.  Use of recyclable by-products in construction materials. Innovative and non-traditional materials. 

Author Instructions

Author Instructions for papers accepted for the conference, click here.Please submit questions to Tarun R. Naik, E-mail: <tarun@uwm.edu>The conference language will be English.

Deadlines

Final Deadlines for Manuscripts for Ancona-2010 Submission of papers for review: October 17, 2009Submission of papers incorporating reviewers comments: January 11, 2010 Conference: June 28 - June 30, 2010

Conference Fees

Please Click Here for details.

Registration fees after June 20 must be paid at the conference.

Social Program

We are planning the following, click here. Information on select cities and regions within Italy.

Accommodations

The city has a wide range of hotels including budget options. Suggested Hotels in Ancona, please see Hotels.

*To obtain the rate negotiated for the conference, please be sure and specify that you will attend the SCMT conference when booking your hotel reservation.*

Contact Us

Dr Peter Claisse, Conference Secretariat Sir John Laing BuildingCoventry University Priory StreetCoventry CV1 5FB, UK Phone 024 7688 8881 (international +44 24 7688 8881) Reception 024 7688 8166 (international +44 24 7688 8166) Fax 024 7688 8296 (international +44 24 7688 8296)

EMAIL p.claisse@coventry.ac.uk

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Disclaimer

All best endeavors will be made to present the program as detailed. However, the conference secretariat and the organizing committee and its agents reserve the right to alter or cancel without prior notice any of the arrangements, including timetables, plans, or other items relating directly or indirectly to the conference, exhibition or social events, for any cause beyond its reasonable control. The conference secretariat and the organizing committee and its agents are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration. In the event of cancellation of the conference all pre-paid fees will be re-funded in full. However, the conference secretariat and the organizing committee and its agents are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such a cancellation. In particular, the organizers will not be liable to refund any travel or hotel costs incurred by delegates or their partners. Delegates and their partners are strongly advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance to cover personal possessions as the conference does not cover individuals against cancellation of bookings or theft or damage to belongings. The secretariat will hold and process your personal details on our database. This information is necessary for the legitimate management of this conference, which will not include it being available to any organizing/sponsoring company. The database will be transferred to the property of the conference organizers once the conference has concluded. If you wish your details to be removed from our database, you may write to us at any time.

 

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