Thank you to all the delegates for making the first ICDC 2012 Congress to such a big success, and we hope that everybody had a safe trip home!
We hope that the next time we see you, will be in New Delhi India in November 2014 for the second ICDC 2014 Congress!
ICDC2012 is proud to announce that approximately 20 papers from the conference will be selected after the congress review process is finished and published in a special issue of the well recognized international journal: Cement and Concrete Composites.
The authors of the selected papers will be contacted prior to announcement.
Proceedings from ICDC 2012 are now available
Trondheim, Norway, June 17 - 21, 2012
NOK 1000,- all inclusive - proceedings + book of abstracts
NOK 850,- all inclusive - proceedings
Please contact: Norwegian Concrete Association P.O. Box 2312, Solli 0201 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 22 94 75 00
Fax: +47 22 94 75 02
"Malhotra Durability Award"
A "Malhotra Durability Award" will be presented at the banquet dinner.
As a participant of the Congress you are invited to nominate candidates to the award. The candidate must have made a outstanding contribution to the concrete society in the field of durability.
Proposals must be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
And the winner is....: R.D Hooton!
Field trip program
The field trip will include two of the construction sites ( Møllenberg and Strindheim) of the "E6 Trondheim-Stjørdal" project, which will establish a new main approach route to the eastern part of central Trondheim, as a part of the ring-road system around the city. The concrete works include low heat, highly chloride resistant concrete including high dosages of fly ash.
The principal elements of the Trondheim part of the project are:
- New lift bridge over the Nidelva River
- 2 km long 4-lane rock tunnel (two 9.5 metre wide bores) in a densely populated area. In addition there will be about 1.5 km of single-lane ramp tunnels (7 metres wide)
- A concrete tunnel to the west (Møllenberg) is to be constructed in a highly challenging hollow containing uncompacted material
- Three-level intersection at Strindheim
- Extension of Bromstadvegen across the railway to Håkon VII's gate (both city streets)
- Environmental measures on Innherredsvegen (a section of the excisting E6)
On behalf of the organizing and the scientific committees, it is a pleasure for us to invite you to attend the 1st International Congress on Durability of Concrete ICDC) to be held in Trondheim, Norway, June 18-21, 2012. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Trondheim, Norway, June 18-21, 2012.
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|Prof. Dr. Harald Justnes |
Chairman Organizing Committee
|Prof. Dr. Stefan Jacobsen|
Chairman Scientific Committee
The history of CANMET/ACI Conferences on Durability of Concrete
In the late 1970's CANMET initiated a major program of transfer of technology in the area of concrete, cementitious materials, and chemical admixtures. To achieve this, CANMET initiated a series of international conferences on the above subjects.
In 1987, it initiated a new series of conferences on Durability of Concrete. The first conference in this series was sponsored by ACI and CANMET and was named Katharine and Bryant Conference On Durability of Concrete, and was held in Atlanta, USA, in 1987.
Subsequently, these conference were named CANMET/ACI conference. The second conference in this series was held in Montreal in 1991. This was followed by the third conference in 1994 in Nice, France, the fourth conference in 1997 in Sydney, Australia, the fifth conference in 2000 in Barcelona, Spain, and the sixth conference in 2003 in Thessoloniki, Greece. The last conference in this series, the Seventh CANMET/ACI International on Durability of Concrete was held in 2006 in Montreal, Canada. After, this series of conferences was discontinued because of several administrative and policy changes at CANMET.
Then in 2008, during a conference in China, a meeting was held between Harald Justnes, Stephan Jacobson and Per Jahren, all of Norway and myself to explore if the above series of conferences could be revived under a new sponsorship.
This new series is a result of that important meeting in China. I am delighted that SINTEF and the University of Trondheim have seen fit to undertake the sponsorship of the conferences. I earnestly hope that this new series of conferences will be as successful as were the CANMET/ACI Conferences On Durability. I offer the New Organizing Committee my best wishes and a good start.
Chair, Committee for the organization of International Conferences formerly CANMET/ACI Conferences.