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The Continuous Strength Method: Review, Opportunities and Outlook

Leroy Gardner is Professor of Structural Engineering at Imperial College London. He is engaged in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, specialist advisory work and leading an active research group in the area of steel structures. His principal research interests, in respect of which he has co-authored five textbooks and some three hundred papers, lie in the areas of structural testing, numerical modelling and the development of design guidance for steel structures. He is a member of the European and BSI Committees responsible for Eurocode 3 and Fellow of both the Institutions of Civil (FICE) and Structural (FIStructE) Engineers. He is Editor-in-Chief of Structures and the International Journal of Steel Structures, and a member of the editorial boards of many other International journals. Prof Gardner was awarded the IABSE Prize in 2017.


 Qing Rui Yue
Development of Steel Structures Towards The Targets of Carbon peaking and Carbon Neutrality in China
Qing-Rui YUE 
University of Science and Technology Beijing

Qing-Rui YUE is  academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and  Part-time Professor of Central South University, Tongji University, Southeast University, University of Science & Technology Beijing, Tianjin University, Huaqiao University. He is the president of China Steel Construction Society and the Director of National Engineering Research Center for Steel Construction.He is an academic leader in the field of structural diagnosis and treatment and carbon fiber civil engineering applications in China. He got a master's degree in engineering in 1988 and a master's degree in business administration (EMBA)in 2011. he was elected academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2017. Academician Yue has published more than one hundred and forty papers and three monographs. He has Obtained three Second Prizes of The State Scientific and Technological Progress Award, one First Prize for China Standards Innovation Contribution Award, three Special Prize and four First Prizes of Provincial-level Science and Technology Award.

Holistic Research on Reuse of Steel Composite Flooring System

Professor Dennis Lam is the Chair of Structural Engineering in the School of Engineering and the Director of Bradford Centre for Sustainable Environments at the University of Bradford, UK. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers and Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Before joining the academia, he had spent more than ten years in engineering practices. He is currently a Special Guest Professor at Tsinghua University, China and Adjunct Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is the European Editor-in-Chief for Steel & Composite Structures and serves on the editorial boards for six other international journals of structural engineering. He is the President of the Association for Steel – Concrete Composite Structures (ASCCS) and chairs the Working Group of the European Standard Committee, CEN/T250/SC4 responsible for the systematic review of the Eurocode 4.


Key Issues on Fire Protection of Steel Structures with Intumescent Coatings

Guo-Qiang Li

College of Civil Engineering
Tongji Universuty 

Guo-Qiang Li is currently a professor of structural engineering at the College of Civil Engineering in Tongji University, a fellow of The Belgian Royal Flemish Academy of Sciences and Arts, the director of Research Centro of Education Ministry of China for Steel Construction and the director of National Research Centro of China for Pre-fabrication Construction.  He is also a vice-chairman of Chinese Society of Steel Construction and a vice-chairman of Chinese Association of Construction Standardization.   In addition, He is a fellow of Institution of Structural Engineers in UK and an Honorary Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction.Professor Li’s research has been mainly in the area of hazard mitigation for steel structures, including earthquake-resistance, fire-resistance and blast-resistance. He has been the principal investigator for more than thirty research projects funded respectively by Chinese Science and Technology Ministry, Construction Ministry, Education Ministry, Natural Science Foundation and Shanghai Government.  He has published thirteen technical books and more than six hundred journal papers in Chinese and English relevant to his research topics.


Design of High Strength Composite Beam-Columns for Building Construction

J.Y. Richard Liew

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
National University of Singapore

Richard Liew is a Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore. He is a fellow of Singapore National Academy of Science,  a Chartered Engineer in UK, a Professional Engineer in Singapore, and a Chartered Professional Engineer of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore, an Honorary Fellow and the Past President of Singapore Structural Steel Society. He has been involved in research and practice in steel and composite structures with lightweight and high strength materials for applications in offshore and marine, defense, civil and building structures. He serves on the editorial boards of 8 international journals. He has been consulted for the design and construction of several prominent tall buildings and large span structures in Singapore. He is a key person responsible for the development of Singapore’s codes of practices of steel structures and steel-concrete composite structures. He also serves on the expert panels for Building Construction Authority and Housing Development Board in Singapore.


Seismic Design and Analysis of Steel Panel Dampers for Steel Frame Buildings

Keh-Chyuan Tsai

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Prof. Keh-Chyuan Tsai received his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Taiwan University (NTU) in 1977 and a master of science degree from Stanford University in 1980. From 1980 to 1984, he worked as a structural engineer in the San Francisco office of Skidmore Owings Merrill.  He completed his Ph.D. degree in the University of California at Berkeley in 1988. Prof. Tsai is a registered civil and structural engineer in Taiwan and California, USA. He has joined the faculty members in the Department of Civil Engineering of NTU since 1989. Prof. Tsai served as the director of the NCREE from 2003 to 2010. He has conducted research for more than 30 years on design, testing and analysis of steel structures subjected to earthquake loads.


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Australasian Advances in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures


Brian Uy 

Brian Uy is Professor of Structural Engineering and Head of the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney. He is Chairman of the Standards Australia Committees BD32 on Composite Structures for Buildings and BD-90-Part 6 on Steel and Composite Structures for Bridges. He is the Chairman of the Australia Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Australian Group of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering. Brian is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, the Institution of Structural Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers and the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering.


Over 100 Years of Design by Advanced Analysis
Ronald D. Ziemian
Ron Ziemian is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and an Associate Dean in the College of Engineering at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, USA. Ron received his BS, MEng, and PhD degrees from Cornell University and was a practicing structural engineer for several years. His research primarily focuses on applying advanced methods of computational analysis to better understand the stability behavior of metal structures. His honors include the ASCE Norman Medal, ASCE Shortridge Hardesty Award, and the AISC Special Achievement Award. Ron is the former chair of the Structural Stability Research Council, and is currently a member of the Specification Committees of AISC, AISI, and the Aluminum Association. He is a coauthor of the textbook Matrix Structural Analysis, the editor of the Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures, and the developer of the structural analysis software MASTAN2. Ron is currently Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Constructional Steel Research.


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Behaviour and design of cold‐formed aluminium members and portal frames
Professor Kim Rasmussen is Deputy Dean and Associate Dean Research for the Faculty of Engineering and Challis Professor of Civil Engineering. He obtained his Masters of Science in Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, and his PhD and DEng from the University of Sydney. He joined the School of Civil Engineering in 1989, and served as Head of School for 11 years from 2005 until 2016. He has been Deputy Dean and Associate Dean Research since 2016, and acted as Interim Dean from 1 Jan 2018 to 30 June 2018.He is Chairman of the Centre for Advanced Structural Engineering which operates within the School of Civil Engineering and supports its research and consulting activities in the area of structural engineering. He is member or chairman of numerous Standards Australia committees and a member of the editorial boards of most of the leading journals in his field. Until recently, he was a member the Engineering, Mathematics and Informatics (EMI) Panel of the College of the Australian Research Council. Kim continues to be an active consultant to industry, nationally and internationally.Kim's main research areas are theoretical and experimental structural mechanics with particular expertise in steel structural members and systems, cold-formed steel structures, stainless steel structures, aluminium structures, and structural stability and analysis. He currently supervises ten PhD students and three post-doctoral fellows.He was awarded the 2016 Shortridge Hardesty Award by the Structural Engineering Institute for his contributions to the development of practical design provisions and advanced analysis guidelines in the field of structural stability. 


Concrete-Filled Steel Tubular Hybrid Structures: Research, Applications and Development of National Standard
Lin-Hai Han

Professor Han has long been engaged in teaching and innovative research in the field of civil engineering. His research interests include encased and mixed structures. He is the first and second-level candidate of the first batch of National Millions of Talents Project, Chair Professor of Chang Jiang Scholars Program of the Ministry of Education, State Council Special Allowance Expert, winner of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, and the Chief Scientific Communication Expert of the Country. He has been appointed as” since 2014.Professor Han won the Outstanding Contribution Award of the China Steel Construction Society Association for Steel-Concrete Composite Structures (CSCS-ASCCS) ,and he was honored as the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK; the Fellow of The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Institution of Structural Engineers (ISE).He is the Associate Editor of several international journal, including Journal of Structural Engineering, Structures and China Civil Engineering Journal. He is also the member of the editorial boards of six journals in his research field. He has delivered keynote presentations at more than twenty international conferences.His main research achievements have been adopted by many national and industrial standards and national civil engineering professional planning textbooks, and have been directly applied to the safety design of the main structures of several landmark projects. Professor Han is responsible for the formulation of more than six industry and group engineering construction standards. He has won fourteen science and technology awards including the second prize of the National Natural Science Award.




Recent Studies and Changes in US Specifications on Lateral-Torsional Buckling and Torsional Beam Bracing for Bridge and Building Applications

Todd A. Helwig

Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
United States

Professor Todd Helwig is an international expert on the stability aspects of bridge construction with a focus on the design and behavior of steel structures. He is a talented, hands-on researcher and teacher who trains his students to become outstanding engineers, and creates practical solutions for practicing engineers. His ability to educate others on the applied technology that comprises the built environment better is exemplary. His research has been recognized with several awards including the ASCE Collingwood Research Prize, the ASCE Moisseiff Award, and the ASCE Shortridge Hardesty Award. Todd's work on stability bracing systems in steel bridges was recognized at the North American Steel Construction Conference with a Special Achievement Award.  He was also recently selected as the recipient of the 2017 T. R. Higgins Lectureship Award from AISC.



Designing steel structures with high strength steel


Luís Simões da Silva 

Luis Simões da Silva graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Coimbra in 1984, received an MSc in "Structural Steel Design" with Distinction at Imperial College London in 1986 and a PhD in “Structural Mechanics” also at Imperial College London in 1989. He received the title of Docteur Honoris Causa from the University of Liege, Belgium, in 2018. He is Professor of Steel Construction at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Coimbra. Head of Department of Civil Engineering (2001-2003; 205-2007; 2013-2015). Director of ISISE – Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (2015-2019), Research Centre financed by FCT (Portuguese Science Foundation) evaluated in 2014 with EXCELLENT. President of cmm (Portuguese Steelwork Association). Member of the Portuguese Academy of Engineering. Chair of the Technical Management Board of ECCS (2007-2013) and President of ECCS (2011-2013). Involved in large number of Technical and Scientific Committees in the field of Steel Construction. Author of more than six hundred scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Large involvement in internationally-funded R&D projects.


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Practical nonlinear inelastic anaysis of composite structures for direct design


Seung Eock Kim

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Sejong University
South Korea

Kim Seuong Eock is Professor of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Sejong University, Korea. He is executive vice president of Sejong University. He has long been committed to non-linear elastic steel structure. Professor Kim Seuong Eock has published more than 300 papers and published the monograph "LRFD Steel Design Using Advance Analysis". He is the member of Railway Design Standards of Korea Institute of Steel Structures and the member of  the Establishment of Steel Structure Design Criteria. Professor Kim Seuong Eock is also the editor of the Korean Institute of Steel Structures ,the editor of the Computational Structural Engineering Institute of Korea and the editor of Korean Society for Steel Structures.He is the director of Korea Institute of Steel Structures,the chairman of Korea Steel Structure Association.




Advances in theory and technology of flexible protection structure


Zhi-Xiang YU 

School of Civil Engineering
Southwest Jiaotong University

Zhi-Xiang YU is a professor, doctoral supervisor, director of the Department of Structural Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, and director of the Research Center for Protective Structures. He has been engaged in the research of steel structures, disaster prevention, mitigation, and protection engineering for a long time. He presided over and participated in more than 30 scientific research projects, published more than 100 academic papers, obtained 52 invention patents, and participated in the compilation of 20 standards and 2 monographs. He hosted and won more than 20 awards including the first prize of the Sichuan Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award and the first prize of the China Highway Society Science and Technology Award.




Important Dates

First Call for Paper:
1 July 2019
Abstract Submission Deadline:
31 October 2021
(postponed to: 10 August 2022)
Full Paper Submission Deadline: 
28 February 2022
31 March 2022
(postponed to: 10 August 2022)
Online Registration Begins:
1 September 2021
Early Bird Registration:
until 31 January 2022
Online Registration Closes:
15 April 2022
(postponed to: 20 August 2022)
12-14 May 2022
(postponed to: 21-23 August 2022)

Instructions for Presenters:

Each keynote presentation is allocated 25 minutes plus 5 minutes of questions and answers. Presentation slides should be created at a 16:9 ratio.

Each regular presentation is allocated 12 minutes plus 3 minutes of questions and answers. Presentation slides should be created at a 4:3 ratio.

For online presenters:

A) Online presenters can share screens for online presentations via ZOOMTencent meeting;

B) The presentation videos can be recorded in advance. And the videos should be sent to the conference assistants before 22nd August. The size of the recorded video should not be larger than 100Mb.

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