International Seminar on Building a Collaborative Network for Researching Design and Construction Standards of Reinforced Concrete Structures in the Hot Weather Condition in Asia

On the 25 th September 2018, National University of Civil Engineering (NUCE) collaborated with universities from Japan, Thailand, and Sri Lanka to organize a seminar on “Deterioration of Concrete Structures and Application of Mineral Admixture in Hot Weather Conditions” as part of JSPS Core-to-Core Project.

Overview of the seminar

Attending the seminar, it is honored to welcome Mr. Le Quang Hung – Deputy Minister of Ministry of Construction; Mr. Nguyen Trung Thanh – Director of Institute of Construction Materials, Chairman of VCA Joint Stock Company; Assoc. Prof. Pham Duy Hoa – Secretary of the Party Committee, Rector of NUCE; Prof. Taketo Uomoto – Tokyo University; Prof. Hiroshi Yokota – Hokkaido University, Japan; and many experts, lecturers and students from organizations, enterprises, institutes, and universities in Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.

Delivering the opening speech, Assoc. Prof. Pham Duy Hoa – Rector of NUCE expressed his honor and pride of this international conference that NUCE – one of the leading universities in Vietnam in the field of construction – hosted. Assoc. Prof. Pham Duy Hoa hoped that the seminar would be a great opportunity for Vietnamese experts and students to meet, discuss and cooperate with international experts on a variety of issues related to JSPS Core-to-Core Project.

Assoc. Prof. Pham Duy Hoa – Rector of NUCE delivers his opening speech

Giving his speech at the seminar, Mr. Le Quang Hung – Deputy Minister of Ministry of Construction appreciated the support of partners and universities from Japan, Thailand and Sri Lanka on researching and completing standards and building code of design and construct concrete structures in hot weather in Asia, including Vietnam. The Deputy Minister believed that discussions in the seminar would contribute significantly to the development of construction industry in Vietnam in present.

Mr. Le Quang Hung – Deputy Minister of Ministry of Construction gives speech

The seminar took place in 2 days from 25 th to 26 th September, 2018 with more than 30 presentations by experts from Vietnam and abroad. The papers highlight engineering standards, and current status of application for concrete structure in condition of hot weather in Vietnam.

Experts presents at the seminar

The seminar succeeded in creating an environment for experts and students to discuss and exchange experiences in the project. Therefore, it is hoped that Vietnamese experts and students shall gain more valuable experience on the application of engineering standards and building codes for civil construction works in accordance with the climate of Vietnam.