46th Our World in Concrete & Structures (2021)
25 - 27 Aug 2021 Singapore
This conference series has been running smoothly and continually for 44 years without any interruption. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a huge impact around the world, resulting in serious disruption in practically all things and activities. That includes OWICS, originally scheduled for August 2020, has to be cancelled for the first time. This pandemic has affected the traditional way of planning and doing things and it forces us to pause, think and transform for the future. One thing stands out clearly i.e. digitalising the construction industry now becomes even more helpful and needed. Hence, the 46th run of OWICS in August 2021 will cover, in addition to the usual development and challenges, digital transformation in the concrete and structures. For example, digital technologies and 3-D printing are increasingly used in the industry and their adoption will accelerate in the coming days. We would like to invite all architects, engineers, builders, consultants, contractors, developers, facility managers, researchers, scientists, and students to participate in this invaluable exchange of knowledge and experiences from the world over.
Since the inception of the conference series in 1976, more than 2000 keynote and technical articles have been presented, discussed and published in the annual proceedings.
Professors and participants like Franco Mola (Italy), Shoji Ikeda (Japan), Dr C T Tam, Dr Gary K C Ong, Mr Willie Kay and many more have repeatedly supported the cause.
A/Prof Teng Hooi Tan, Singapore University of Social Science
Conference Steering & Advisory Committee:
01- Concrete design & analysis for buildings & structures
02- Concrete mix design, quality control and production
03- Concrete technology, ready-mix, SCC, RCC
04- Concrete plant, equipment and machinery
05- Concrete repairs, rehabilitation and strengthening
06- Concrete materials, composites
07- Concrete construction and safety
08- Concrete application in roads, bridges, tunnels, underwater, underground, etc
09- Sustainability and smart structures
10- Tall buildings
Special Sessions on selected and special topics e.g.
- “3D printing for concrete construction”
- “Digital technology for design, delivery and construction”
- “Design for Manufactory and Assembly”
The themes are not exhaustive, and submissions which fall within the conference title may be accepted and included for presentation.
Submission of abstracts:
|30 April 2021|
|Notification of acceptance:||15 May 2021|
|Submission of full text:||30 June 2021|
|Conference Dates:||25-27 August 2021|
Abstracts (about 350-400 words with keywords) are invited to be submitted in order to be considered for inclusion in the Conference Proceeding and for oral presentation at the Conference. The Conference Proceeding is an official publication and will bear an ISBN number.
Download OWICS21 full text template here
All abstracts received are reviewed for acceptance. Accepted texts are also peer reviewed for the Conference Award Schemes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org directly for further assistance about abstract or paper submission, or further details about the conference venue, travel and accommodation, and other matters pertaining to OWICS 2021.
Please note that it is part of the requirements of submission that the author or one of the co-authors will attend the Conference and present the paper. Papers accepted for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings will have to be registered with a text-inclusion fee (TIF) of SGD450 per paper. All registered participants will receive a copy of the conference proceedings in electronic format. The Conference Organisers hold the copyrights of all papers published in the Proceedings, which will carry an ISBN reference.
Register to attend the conference to present your research findings, learn about latest concrete and structural design technologies, and network with fellow researchers and practitioners from all over the world.
PDUs for OWICS 2021 is being applied to The Professional Engineers Board Singapore.
Student Fee: S$800 pp
Full Fee: S$950 pp
Text Inclusion Fee: S$450 pp
Registration fee includes conference kit, a soft copy of proceedings, a programme & abstract book, coffee, lunch and tea during days of Conference and an invitation to the Conference industry dinner.
(All accepted papers are to be registered with a text-inclusion fee. The Full Registration fee includes the text inclusion fee for one paper.)
|1800-1900||Cocktails (by Invitation only)|
|0900-1730||Opening, Keynote, Special and Technical Papers|
|1900-2100||Concrete Industry Dinner, featuring the "Chris Stanley" Concrete Quiz|
|0900-1700||Keynote, Special and Technical Papers|
|1700-1730||Awards Presentation and Closing|
Morning and afternoon refreshments would be provided at approx. 1030hr & 1530hr and lunch at approx. 1230hr on each day of the Conference on 26 & 27 Aug, 2021.