Life-Cycle Civil Engineering is of great significance to society. After a period of industrialization in the past century, with huge developments on all sorts of infrastructural networks and large scale construction projects, society now faces new challenges. Economies have become largely dependent on these civil assets. But society is constantly changing and the existing built environment is getting obsolete. Technically and functionally ageing assets create risks to society. Also the environmental impact of our built environment is becoming a major concern. At the same time cultural heritage needs to be preserved. Action is needed to preserve the environment for the next generations. Life-Cycle thinking is important for all partners in both construction and maintenance processes.
Life-Cycle Civil Engineering is a topic where academics and practitioners need to take steps forward. We are challenged to develop new services and technologies that help us to deal with today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. The Fifth International Symposium on Life -Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE2016, brings world experts together, to share recent progress and formulate future directions to Life-Cycle Civil Engineering.
The fifth symposium of the IALCCE series, the International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering 2016 (www.ialcce2016.org) will be held at the Technical University of Delft from October 16 to 19, 2016. The symposium is organized on behalf of the International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE, www.ialcce.org) under the auspices of InfraQuest, a collaboration between the Delft University of Technology, government agency Rijkswaterstaat and research institute TNO.
Symposium topics IALCCE
Theme IALCCE 2016
Creating a sustainable society is a challenge relevant to the whole civil engineering sector. This is why the theme of the conference is: Civil Engineering from a life-cycle perspective. All delegates are challenged to bring in their solutions to create a sustainable future. The Symposium will devote special attention to meet the following four objectives:
- (a) better control on asset performance over the life cycle;
- (b) better value over the life cycle;
- (c) in control of asset-related risks; and
- (d) reducing the environmental impact to society.
These four objectives do not replace the general IALCCE themes. Nevertheless, we would like the participants to pay attention to the relevance of these objectives. Contributions focusing on at least one of these objectives are particularly welcome.
Submitting the papers
Authors are kindly invited to submit 300-word abstracts by September 30, 2015 (extended deadline), through the online submission system available on the Symposium website (www.ialcce2016.org/papers). Authors will be notified regarding the acceptance of their abstracts on or before October 30, 2015. Full papers are due by February 1, 2016. Final acceptance of full papers will be notified by April 15, 2016.
The official language of the Symposium will be English. The Symposium proceedings will be published by CRC Press/Balkema (Taylor & Francis Group) and will be distributed at the Symposium to registered participants. Extended versions of selected papers presented at the Symposium will be considered for publication in Structure and Infrastructure Engineering – Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design & Performance, an international peer-reviewed scientific journal endorsed by IALCCE, and included in the ISI Science Citation Index (www.tandf.co.uk/journals/nsie).