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Author(s): Kamal H. Khayat
Paper category: Conference
Book Title: 8th International RILEM Symposium on Self-Compacting Concrete - SCC 2016
Editor: Kamal H. Khayat
ISBN: 978-2-35158-156-8
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-157-5
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2016
Page: XXI
Total Pages: 1
Language: English


Abstract: Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to organize the Eighth International RILEM Symposium on Self-Compacting Concrete and the Sixth North-American Conference on the Design and Use of Self-Consolidating Concrete, from May 15-18, 2016, in Washington, D.C. This conference is held simultaneously with the 11th Annual International Concrete Sustainability Conference of the National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA). SCC 2016 (Flowing towards Sustainability) is designed to bring researchers and practitioners together to exchange the latest knowledge and tools used in building sustainable concrete structures with SCC. The RILEM series of symposia started in 1999 in Stockholm, followed by Tokyo in 2001, Reykjavik in 2003, Chicago in 2005, Ghent in 2007, Montreal in 2010, and Paris in 2013 with a steadily increasing number of papers, participants, and interests from across the globe. Due to the growing success of SCC, regional conferences have been organized, such as the North-American Conference on the Design and Use of SCC held in Chicago in 2002, 2005, 2008, and 2013 and in Montreal in 2010; the International Symposium on Design, Performance and Use of SCC held in Changsha in 2005, Beijing in 2009, and Xiamen City in 2014; as well as the 2nd International Conference on Advances in Concrete Technology in the Middle East: SCC held in Abu Dhabi in 2009. These regional conferences and symposia were very successful and reached a far more international audience than anticipated.

Nearly 170 papers were submitted to SCC2016, from 32 countries, covering a wide range of timely and original subjects from around the world. Topics covered in these Proceedings include SCC mix design, materials, test methods, rheology and workability, production and placement, flow modeling, pumping, formwork pressure, mechanical and physical properties, durability, structural performance, fiber reinforcement, sustainability, and case studies. These papers reflect the most recent advances in research, design, and implementation of SCC worldwide. Nearly 120 papers are presented during three parallel sessions in addition to 35 papers discussed during the poster session at the conference.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their support of the joint conference. Special thanks go to the Honorary Advisory Committee, the Steering Committee, and the International Technical Committee for their advice and help in promoting the conference. The Scientific Committee performed the herculean task of reviewing 108 papers that were submitted for peer-review and consideration for inclusion in the RILEM book proceeding.

We would like to thank the organizers of the joint conferences: the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies (CIES) at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), the US DOT Tier-1 Center for Research on Concrete Applications for Sustainable Transportation (RE-CAST), the NRMCA, as well as RILEM and ACI.

Kamal H. Khayat
SCC2016 Conference Chair
Missouri S&T
May 2016


Online publication: 2016
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00