Program at a Glance

Objectives and Themes
CICE 2014 aims to provide an international forum where leaders, engineers, researchers, practitioners and industrial partners in the field of FRP composites in civil engineering can discuss, and share recent advances and developments and future perspectives in the use of FRP composites in construction and civil infrastructure.

CICE 2014 will cover all aspects of research, development and application of FRP reinforcement for concrete and other structures, such as timber, steel and masonry.

Topics of the conference will include but are not limited to:

•    FRP Strengthening
•    FRP for Sustainability
•    FRP in Seismic Retrofitting
•    Hybrid FRP Structures
•    Bond and Interfacial Stresses
•    Concrete Filled FRP Tubes
•    Confinement of Concrete
•    All-FRP and Smart FRP Structures
•    FRP Internal Reinforcement
•    Fire, Impact and Blast Loading
•    Prestressing with FRP
•    Inspection and Quality Assurance
•    Durability and Long-Term Performance
•    Codes and Design Guidelines
•    New Composite-based Materials, Systems and Strengthening Techniques
•    Field Applications and Case Studies
•    FRP in 2020: Visions and Reality


Keynote Speakers

Professor Urs Meier, a former Managing Director of EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, in Dubendorf, Switzerland, a position that he held until his recent retirement. In addition, he has also been lecturer and professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. Professor Meier’s keynote lecture is on “FRP in Construction: It was a Long Way to Go”.

CICE 2014 promises to be intellectually engaging. The three-day programa will contain keynote lectures, special sessions detailing state-of-the-art research and field applications in different countries, general technical paper sessions, posters sessions, as well as photo competition. Distinguished keynote speakers will provide perspectives beyond those normally covered within the CICE series. They come from varying backgrounds and therefore promise to be thought provoking.

Professor Nabil Garce, Dean of the College of Engineering and a University Distinguished Professor at Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, USA.  He is also the Director of the Center for Innovative Materials Research, which is one of the largest and most comprehensive testing facility in the country. Professor Grace’s keynote lecture is on “Recent Bridges with CFRP Reinforcement in USA”.

Professor Jin-Guang Teng, Chair Professor of Structural Engineering and the Director of the Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is the founder of the CICE conference series and served as the founding president of the IIFC from 2003-2006. Professor Teng’s keynote lecture is on “Structural Use of FRP Composites in China: Research, Code Development and Field Applications

Two prestigious awards will be given at the CICE 2014 conference.

The IIFC Medal Awardwhich is the Institute’s highest honor and is awarded every two years to an IIFC member who has made distinguished contributions to the field of FRP composites for construction through research or practical applications, or both. 

Professor Antonio Nanni is the winner of the IIFC Medal award for 2014. Professor Nanni is Lester and Gwen Fisher Endowed Scholar, and Chair, Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering; University of Miami, USA. Professor Nanni is invited to give the IIFC Distinguished Lectureat the CICE 2014 conference on “Personal Reflections Following 20 years of R&D; in FRP Construction”. 

The IIFC Distinguished Young Researcher Award is given every two years to an IIFC member not older than 40 years of age at the CICE conference, who has distinguished himself/herself from his/her peers through research contributions in the field of FRP composites for construction. 

Professor Luke Bisby is the winner of the IIFC young Researcher Award for 2014. He is Arup Chair of Fire and Structures and RAEng Research Chair within the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Professor Bisby is invited to deliver a keynote lecture at the CICE 2014 conference on “Fire-Safe Use of FRP Composites in Construction: Myths and Realities”.