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Young Concrete Researchers, Engineers and Technologist Symposium (YCRETS)

Due to COVID-19, this event has been postponed. Originally planned on 1-3 July 2020, it will now be held on 13-14 July 2021 and YCRETS GOES VIRTUAL!

The Young Concrete Researchers, Engineers and Technologist Symposium (YCRETS) aims to create a platform to bring together young individuals who work on the development, design and application of concrete and cementitious-based materials, in Southern Africa.

Symposium Themes

  • New generation of construction materials - Cement-based materials, alternative binders, waste materials, environmentally-adaptable materials, green composites, intelligent materials, self-healing and self-sensing materials.
  • Durability, monitoring & repair of RC structures - Durability aspects of construction material in a variety of structures and harsh environments, maintenance and management of civil infrastructure and sustainable repair, rehabilitation and retrofitting.
  • Challenges in the design and management of structures - The design of new and assessment of existing structures based on lessons learned from practice, from collapses, from successes, aiming optimization of structural life cycle management decisions.
  • Sustainability - Specifications and standards for concrete, optimising materials for improved durability. Current and future research needs.
  • Structural analysis - Analysis of various structural elements or structures that consist of or incorporate concrete.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: 1 NOV 2020
  • Abstract acceptance : 3 JAN 2021
  • Full paper submission : 1 APR 2021
  • Final version deadline : 1 JUN 2021
From Tuesday 13 July 2021
to Wednesday 14 July 2021
The event is organized online


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