Friday, 6 January 2017

Attendance at CICE 2016 Conference in China

Happy New Year everyone!!
I hope 2017 will be full of happiness & success for all of us!
Let’s keep our good holiday memories and try to go on with our work…

In this post, I'll share with you my experience at CICE 2016 conference last month.
This was my second conference within TRUSS where I presented my paper entitled “Development braided basalt FRP rebars for reinforcement of concrete structures” 
(co-authored by Ciaran McNally and Greg Byrne).

Paper & Presentation submitted to CICE 2016

The 8th International Conference on Fibre - Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2016), with more than 400 delegates, was held in Hong Kong, China from the 14th to the 16th December 2016.

CICE 2016 logo

CICE 2016 is an official conference of the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC) and it was jointly hosted by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) and the Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Inside CICE 2016 conference

The general subject of this conference was the structural use of FRP composites in civil engineering applications, including new construction, strengthening of existing structures, performance in seismic and severe loading, as well as aggressive environments, and many other relative areas of research.

My presentation focused on both the manufacturing design of braided BFRP rebars and the development of a numerical approach to predict the elastic properties of braided composites.

Certainly, this event was an excellent opportunity to highlight my work in the international research community and exchange ideas with new people working in fields similar to mine.

At the entrance of Hong Kong Polytechnic University on the 16th December 2016 

Moreover, I must point out that Hong Kong is an amazing city, totally different from European ones, full of people, tall buildings, bridges, tunnels… 
An endless infrastructure “party”!!!

Views of Hong Kong city


Stay tuned for more posts within 2017!!