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Keynote Speakers

In order to deepen the communication in all the participants, ICCEMS 2017 will invite professors from the USA, Greece, Korea,  Hongkong to make keynote speech.

Keyote Speaker I

Prof. Kyoung Sun Moon, Yale University School of Architecture, USA

Title:  Sustainable and Integrated Structural Design to Mitigate Wind-Induced Responses of Tall Buildings

Abstract: Structural design of tall buildings is generally governed by lateral stiffness against wind loads. Therefore, efficiently producing higher lateral stiffness is one of the most important structural design considerations for tall buildings.  Comparative efficiency between structural systems prevalently used for today’s tall buildings is studied based on lateral stiffness in conjunction with architectural design issues. More efficient system selection and design optimization can substantially contribute to constructing sustainable built environment by saving structural materials produced from our limited resources. As tall buildings become ever taller and more slender, achieving an appropriate level of damping is another very important structural design consideration to mitigate wind-induced vibration of tall buildings. Innovative and sustainable damping systems are also studied through systems integration. Instead of adding auxiliary damping devices to tall buildings, providing damping mechanism with existing building systems is investigated.     

Bio: Dr. Kyoungsun Moon is Associate Professor at Yale University School of Architecture. Prior to joining the Yale faculty, Dr. Moon was an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received a B.S. in architecture from Seoul National University, an M.Arch. and an M.S.C.E. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with his doctoral dissertation titled ¡°Dynamic Interrelationship between Technology and Architecture in Tall buildings.¡± Dr. Moon worked as an architect at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in Chicago, one of the primer tall building design firms, and the Republic of Korea Navy.  

Dr. Moon¡¯s primary research area is integration between the art and science/technology of architecture, with a focus on tall buildings. His enduring interest lies in viewing architecture from a synthetic perspective that includes rigorous technology research and a deep interest in design. Dr. Moon¡¯s research projects include ¡°Sustainable Structural Design of Tall Buildings¡± sponsored by the Hines Research Fund for Advanced Sustainability in Architectural Design and ¡°Structural Systems for Complex-Shaped Tall Buildings¡± supported by Korea Institute of Construction and Transportation Technology Evaluation and Planning.   

Dr. Moon¡¯s research articles on tall buildings have appeared in scholarly journals such as The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, Engineering Structures, Journal of Architectural Engineering, Architectural Science Review and International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development. Dr. Moon has also presented many research papers on tall buildings in relevant international conferences including the 8th CTBUH World Congress in Dubai and CTBUH 2011 World Conference in Seoul. He is the guest editor of the special issue on Tall Buildings of the journal Buildings. 
Dr. Moon is a licensed architect in the U.S., and a member of the CTBUH and ASCE Committee on Tall Buildings in which he is the co-chair of the subcommittee on the state of the art technologies for tall buildings. As a teacher, Dr. Moon taught tall building design studios at the School of Architecture of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for three years. Since he joined the Yale faculty in 2008, he has taught a tall building design seminar course titled ¡°Structures and Façades for Tall Buildings.¡±

Plenary Speaker I

Prof. Chien-Yuan Chen, National Chiayi University, Taiwan

Batter Pile Behavior Modeling under Lateral Soil Movement

Abstract: Pile foundation is used frequently when structures are located in weak sub-layers or may suffer from lateral loadings such as earthquake. Design of pile foundations has become more important to stop slope movement in recent years. To understand the behavior of pile foundations subjected to lateral soil movement, this study uses the finite difference program FLAC3D for the numerical analysis. Numerical simulation can reduce the costs of field testing. Vertical piles and batter piles are combined into a 3¡Á3 group pile and are used to analyze the response of batter piles subjected to soil movement. The results of the analysis showed that when the group pile subjected to lateral soil movement, the battered piles lead to an increase of bending moment in the middle row of vertical piles. The increasing in the pile spacing and the existence of battered piles reduce the group pile¡¯s displacement. The batter group pile¡¯s maximum bending moment is smaller in sandy soil but 5-8 times higher than that of the vertical group pile in clayey soil.

Key word: Batter pile, Numerical analysis, Soil movement

Bio£ºChien-Yuan Chen was born on Oct. 27, 1969, in Changhua City, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, in 2001. He received his M.Sc. in Department of Civil Engineering from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, in 1995. He was an associate research fellow (2001-2006) at Slopeland Disaster Reduction Division, National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR), Sindian District, in New Taipei City, Taiwan. He was an assistant professor and an associate professor at Department of Civil and Water Resources Engineering, National Chiayi University. He is currently as a professor at Department of Civil and Water Resources Engineering, National Chiayi University, Chiayi City, Taiwan. His research is focused on the following: disaster prevention management and system, disaster prevention education, debris flow and landslide hazards prevention and mitigation, Geotechincal engineering, GIS application and numerical modeling. He is a member of Disaster Management Society of Taiwan. He¡¯s recent publications included:

Chien-Yuan Chen*, 2016. Landslide characteristics under extreme rainfall conditions after Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan. Landslide 13:153¨C164 (SCI:2.87).

Chien-Yuan Chen*, Jun-Ming Chang, 2016. Landslide dam formation susceptibility analysis based on geomorphic features. Landslide 13:1019¨C1033 (SCI:2.87)

His research grants are sourced from Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in Taiwan mainly. Those include:

Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan: Landslide self-organized criticality and the initiation of debris flow (NSC 94-2211-E-492-002)

Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan: Morphometric analysis of debris flows and their source areas using GIS (NSC 95-2221-E-492-002)

Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan: Riverbank landslide self-organized criticality and the initiation of landslide dam (NSC99-2625-M-415-003-MY3)

Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan: Batter Pile Behavior Modeling Using Finite Difference Analysis (NSC 102-2221-E-415-008-MY3)

Other grants were sourced from the Ministry of Education in Taiwan (MOE) and local government (Chiayi County in Taiwan).


Plenary Speaker II

Prof. Andrew J. Boyd, McGill University, Canada

Sustainability in the Construction Industry


Abstract: Achieving sustainability in the construction industry revolves around our use of concrete. It is by far the most heavily used construction material in the world, and second only to water among all materials that we consume. In its current state, however, the cement and concrete industry is not sustainable. We are using natural resources at an ever-accelerating rate, resources that are inherently finite. In addition, the environmental degradation associated with procuring, processing, and implementing these resources is producing lasting negative effects on our planet. In order to move toward a sustainable industry, we need to reconsider our approach from the bottom up. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, minimizing the environmental impact of mining raw materials, increased use of industrial wastes and recycled materials, more efficient material selection and structural design, and longer service lives are all valuable and achievable goals. A truly effective approach to sustainability represents the single biggest challenge in our industry if we truly do wish to provide for future generations.

Bio£ºDr. Boyd obtained a BScEng from the University of New Brunswick (1993), an MASc from the University of Toronto (1995), and a PhD from the University of British Columbia (2001), all in Civil Engineering. He joined the Department of Civil Engineering at McGill University in 2006, after serving on the faculty in the University of Florida Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering for six years. He is a registered professional engineer in Canada, was named a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute in 2008, and currently chairs the nondestructive testing committees of both ACI and ASTM. Prof. Boyd's research interests lie in the areas of construction materials and sustainability, particularly as they relate to transportation infrastructure. Specific fields of research include durability, nondestructive testing & evaluation, standards & specifications, repair & rehabilitation, recycling, and hazardous waste reduction & mitigation.


Invited Speaker I

Assist. Prof. B. Kondraivendhan, S.V. National Institute of Technology, India

Effect of Metakaolin and Slag blended Cement on Corrosion Behavior of Concrete

Abstract£ºThe present paper is aimed to investigate the influence of Metakaolin (MK) and Portland slag Cement (PSC) on corrosion behaviour of concrete. For this purpose, Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) was replaced by 15% MK by weight and readymade available PSC were used. The standard concrete specimens were prepared for both compressive strength and half- cell potential measurement. For the aforesaid experiments, the specimens were cast with varying water to binder ratios (w/b) such as 0.45, 0.5 and 0.55 and exposed to 0%, 3%, 5% and 7.5% of sodium chloride (NaCl) solution. The specimens were tested at wide range of curing ages namely 7, 28, 56, 90 and 180 days. The effects of MK, w/b ratio, age, and NaCl exposure upon concrete were demonstrated in this investigation along with the comparison of results of both MK and PSC concrete were done. It was also observed that concrete with MK shows improved performance as compared to concrete with PSC.

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