This special book is a collection of keynote papers presented in the 10th International Conference on Advances in Steel Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures (ASCCS 2012) held in Singapore from 2 to 4 July 2012. The conference is jointly organized by the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Structural Steel Society and has attracted 155 contributions from 28 countries. The keynote presenters selected are all international experts in their respective field and have contributed to iconic projects, national and international specifications in the fields of steel and composite structures in America, Australia, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore.
Steel concrete composite construction, which encourages the efficient use of both materials, has accelerated the adoption of a number of innovations which lead to an overall improves of productivity in construction. The move to larger spans to accommodate column free space and the intensive service requirements of the building tenant has brought in new design concepts. New construction technologies are also emerging together with new products, such as high strength steel, high strength and lightweight concrete, composite materials, weather resistant and fire resistant steel. Furthermore, steel concrete composite systems are increasingly being employed to produce innovative and spectacular architectural designs with complex geometrical problems.
This is made possible with the advancement in design expertise, metallurgy research, fabrication technology and construction technique, and more importantly, the close cooperation and commitment of all relevant parties sharing knowledge through building information model and working as a team to ensure successful transformation of an innovative design to a successful completed project of architectural and structural marvel.
Readership: Civil engineers, scientists, researchers, graduates and post-graduates in Civil engineering. Also, it will be a useful source of reference to structural engineers and professionals.