The Asia-Pacific region is witnessing unprecedented economic growth, concentration of population in mega-cities, and complexity and scale of infrastructural development. This sea change is taking place under looming global threats such as climate change and scarcity of resources. The development of innovative and sustainable solutions to improve life quality, while reducing hazard and risk and protecting both communities and the environment is the foremost challenge to civil engineers in the new millennium.
Risk management using structural reliability or other related concepts is integral to the above challenge not merely as a decision tool but also as a communication tool to engage non-engineering stakeholders in the public, government, and industry and between disciplines. We seek to encourage technical exchanges on advancing and closing knowledge gaps in risk and uncertainty with emphasis on sustainable development of civil infrastructures and mitigation of natural disasters. Every aspect of structural safety and reliability is covered. This includes both theoretical developments and practical applications for structures and systems in civil engineering and other related areas.
This proceedings contains 120 papers from 33 countries (Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam) including 5 keynote papers and a significant number of papers contributed by experts in invited sessions. A special plenary session to honour the lifetime contributions of Professor Wilson Tang was organized in his memory in this Symposium.
Readership: Civil engineers, scientists, researchers, graduates and post-graduates in Civil and Environmental engineering. Also, it will be a useful source of reference to structural engineers and professionals.