IALCCE 2018

The Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering


The Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering

In our contemporary high-level society, civil engineering structures are expected to be designed to meet long-term requirements related to structural safety, robustness, serviceability, durability and sustainability. Life-cycle civil engineering provides the knowledge and tools to accommodate for these requirements and relates to the design, inspection, monitoring, assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation of structures and infrastructures taking into account their lifetime perspective.

The last decades there is a growing awareness of the importance of a life-cycle perspective in civil engineering and challenges exist to tackle the contemporary needs, for example related to the long-term prediction of material behaviour and structural response, the assessment of existing structures, inspection and maintenance strategies, life-cycle optimization, etc. Considering these needs, the objective of the International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE) is to promote international cooperation in this field of expertise.

Previous editions of the bi-annual IALCCE symposium took place in Varenna (Lake Como, Italy, 2008), Taipei (Taiwan, 2010), Vienna (Austria, 2012), Tokyo (Japan, 2014) and Delft (The Netherlands, 2016). The Sixth International Symposium on Life Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2018) will be organized on behalf of IALCCE under the auspices of Ghent University in Ghent (Belgium) on October 28-31, 2018.

We are looking forward to welcome all of you in Ghent in 2018!

Symposium chairs

Robby Caspeele

Robby Caspeele

Ghent University, Belgium

Luc Taerwe

Luc Taerwe

Ghent University, Belgium

Dan Frangopol

Dan Frangopol

Lehigh University, USA

Conference location

Citing Lonely Planet, Ghent is one of Europe’s greatest discoveries, small enough to feel cosy but big enough to stay vibrant. It is one of Europe’s finest panoramas of water, spires and centuries-old grand houses.

The historical city center is very well preserved and offers plenty of touristic sightseeing possibilities and conference facilities, together with a vibrant atmosphere which is partly due to the fact that Ghent is also the host of Ghent University with more than 40000 students.

Graslei

Korenlei

The ‘Castle of the Counts’

The ‘3 towers’

The historical Meat Hall

The new Market Hall