42nd OWICS 2017 Introduction

The 42nd Conference on
23-25 August 2017, Singapore

Theme: "Sustainable and Resilient World in Concrete"


On 23-25 August 2017, OWICS will celebrate its 42nd successive year. The conference will be dedicated to the American Concrete Institute – Singapore Chapter in recognition and appreciation of their significant contribution and support, viz the:
- dinner quiz, ACI-SC Awards, Project Competition, Evening Talks

To mark this auspicious occasion, ACI-SC will present the Conference Lecture, and a guest of honour will be invited.

The major theme at OW17 shall be on “A Sustainable and Resilient World in Concrete”.

OW17 intend to celebrate the Singapore Chapter’s achievement of being awarded the ACI Excellent (2013) and outstanding (2014 and 2015) Chapter Award, 3 times, in the last five years. The Chapter would also like to take this opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions of all the past presidents in earning these accolades over the years. The local Singapore Chapter shares with this series of conference the objective of bringing together all those who share a common interest in the area of concrete and structures. As part of the celebrations, besides the ACI – Singapore Chapter 2017 lecture will be one of the major highlights of the conference, the Chapter intends to invite as many of its past Presidents as possible to join in the celebrations. OW17 also wish to have representatives from ACI in the US as well representatives from the regional and other international ACI chapters.

The OW17 conference will feature at least 10 prominent renown professors and professionals, many of whom have supported OWICS for over 15 years like Prof Franco Mola, Italy; Emeritus Professor Shoji Ikeda, Japan; Emeritus Professor G M Sabnis, USA, Emeritus Professor N Otsuki, Japan; Mr Willie Kay, Singapore and Mr Kiat Huat Seow, Singapore.

The OW17 Conference will continue the 12 ‘Highly Commendable Paper Awards sponsored by the Support Organizations and the Industry. Among the twelve are FOUR special Awards in the memory of our good friends, the late Tibor Javor (Czech), late Ken Francis (HK), late HoePeng Lim (Singapore) and the late C R Alimchandani (India).

Assoc. Professor K.C. Gary Ong
Conference Chairperson
National University of Singapore

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