Aim of the Conference

The 8th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2016) will be held in Hong Kong, China on 14-16 December 2016. It will mark the 15th anniversary of the CICE conference series, which is the official conference series of the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC). Since its launch in 2001 in Hong Kong, the CICE conference series has travelled to Adelaide (2004), Miami (2006), Zurich (2008), Beijing (2010), Rome (2012) and Vancouver (2014). The conference will be jointly hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and the Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Following the well-established tradition of the series, CICE 2016 will provide an international forum for all concerned with the application of FRP composites in civil engineering to exchange recent advances in both research and practice, and to strengthen international collaboration for the future development of the field.

Scope of the Conference

The structural use of FRP composites in civil engineering has increased tremendously over the past two decades, primarily for the strengthening of existing structures but also increasingly for the construction of new structures. The following list of topics is not exhaustive, and all papers falling within the general scope of the conference will be considered:
  • Materials and products
  • Confinement
  • Seismic retrofit of structures
  • Concrete-filled FRP tubular members
  • All FRP structures
  • Inspection and quality assurance
  • Life-cylce performance
  • Practical applications
  • Bond behavior
  • Strengthening of concrete, steel, masonry and timber structures
  • Concrete structures reinforced or pre-stressed with FRP
  • Hybrid structures of FRP and other materials
  • Smart FRP structures
  • Durability
  • Design codes/guidelines

International Institute for FRP in Construction