1st International Interactive Symposium on UHPC 2016
July 18-20, 2016 – Des Moines, Iowa
Ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) can be seen as one of the major breakthroughs in concrete technology in the last two centuries. The material has attracted the interest of many researchers, designers, practitioners, agencies, societies, contractors and suppliers through its excellent mechanical performance and its resistance against environmental degradation. UHPC has been investigated in numerous aspects around the world and the research effort is increasing based on the number of published journal papers and conference articles. UHPC unites people, disciplines and societies to achieve goals of high impact. Those goals are directed towards an enhancement of our safety, health and living conditions by positively impacting our environment, counteracting the degradation of the infrastructure, and by providing inspiring, sustainable and cost-efficient solutions to our current problems and to those to come.
The organizing committee supported by the International Scientific Advisory Committee welcomes you to the First International Interactive Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete in Des Moines, Iowa. The interactive symposium will provide a platform to share knowledge about material and structural design, application examples and opportunities, to identify knowledge gaps and to grow the UHPC family dedicated to truly working together to achieve similar goals.
Benjamin Graybeal, Federal Highway Administration
Sri Sritharan, Iowa State University
Kay Willie, University of Connecticut
2nd International Interactive Symposium on UHPC 2019
June 2-5, 2019 – Hilton Albany ~ Albany, New York
We are pleased to welcome you to the Second International Interactive Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete (2IIS-UHPC) to be held in Albany, New York, USA from June 2 to 5, 2019. Building on the success of the first symposium held in July 2016, we are bringing together the UHPC Community for more learning, networking, and advancement of this innovative technology. The interactive symposium will afford professionals working on all aspects of UHPC to: share knowledge about applications and opportunities, broaden technical depth, identify knowledge gaps and grow the UHPC family dedicated to truly working together to achieve similar goals.
Ultra-high performance concrete can be seen as a major breakthrough in concrete technology in the last century. The material has attracted the interest of many researchers, designers, practitioners, agencies, societies, contractors and suppliers through its excellent mechanical performance and its resistance against environmental degradation. UHPC has an increasingly large world-wide research audience increasing the number of published journal papers and conference articles. UHPC unites people, disciplines and societies to achieve goals of high impact. Those goals are directed towards an enhancement of our safety, health and living conditions. They positively impacting our environment, counteract the degradation of our infrastructure, and provide inspiring, sustainable and cost-efficient solutions to current and future design problems.
The symposium will include Innovation Awards and provide a platform to present recent Ultra High Performance Concrete activities, research and breakthroughs as well as to participate in hot topic panel discussions, led by industry leaders, where active participation is encouraged. Topics include the latest developments in UHPC architectural and structural design applications emphasizing enhanced performance, sustainability, durability, resiliency and cost efficiency. Additional topics will cover material characterization, numerical and structural modeling, repair and retrofit, bridge design and construction, architectural and security applications, and more.
The Symposium will be an outstanding opportunity for networking with a wide range of experts, from local engineers and architects to international industry leaders. We expect over 300 architects, engineers, researchers, owners, fabricators, and suppliers ranging in experience from leading senior A/E and academics to young professionals and graduate students to attend.
We offer interactive engagement through networking, technical sessions and panel discussions, and tours of relevant UHPC projects. Take advantage of our break times to meet new project partners and catch up with longtime friends of the industry . State-of-the-art smart phone technology will be used for to facilitate technical discussions, allowing for more interactive communication with industry experts. A full day of tours will take attendees to key locations highlighting innovative solutions using UHPC .
The UHPC Student Competition will host student teams from around the world to hone their skills at designing and testing an aesthetically pleasing and structurally efficient UHPC beam.
The International Scientific Committee, comprised of world renowned experts in UHPC, will oversee the scholarly works of the Symposium including review of technical posters and papers, facilitation of topic panel discussions, and selection of award winning manuscripts. Click here for more information on our technical programs and committee members.
Ultra-High Performance Concrete Innovation Awards will be presented at the Symposium Awards Gala to celebrate the implementation and exemplary use of UHPC in buildings, structures and non-structural applications . Awards will be presented for innovative technologies and progressive practices to promote excellence in design, craftsmanship and construction of UHPC elements. Innovation Award applicants can find more information here.
Our Sponsorship program is designed to provide organizations with the opportunity to increase their profile in the local and global markets while supporting the UHPC Community as a whole. Opportunities for sponsorships from Platinum to Bronze levels, are available along with many other opportunities to be associated with this prodigious event including the student competition and tour events.
Dr. Tess Ahlborn, P.E., FACI, FPCI, Co-Chair Michigan Technological University
Dr. Benjamin Graybeal, P.E. Co-Chair Federal Highway Administration
Dr. Sri Sritharan, Co-Chair Iowa State University
Top reasons to attend 2IIS-UHPC:
- Engage with professionals and academics dedicated to broad-based implementation of Ultra-High Performance Concrete
- Strengthen your relationships with longtime friends, colleagues, and prospective or existing clients and project partners.
- Gain valuable knowledge through technical sessions and panel interactions lead by key industry leaders that are setting the trend in new building and infrastructure design.
- Enhance your visibility and position yourself as an expert through active participation.
- Discover cutting edge fabrication and construction techniques along with best practices for today’s fast-paced world.
- Network with our students to create the next generation of architects and engineers focused on innovative solutions for a sustainable and resilient infrastructure.
- Support the UHPC Community as a whole.