Important Dates

Submission of 250-word Abstract April 15, 2024
Acceptance of Abstract April 25, 2024
Early-bird Registration May 31, 2024
Submission of 4-page Extended Abstract / 8-page Full Paper May 31, 2024
Submit application for Indian Conf. Visa, if needed May 31, 2024
Acceptance of 4-page Extended Abstract / 8-page Full Paper (optional) June 15, 2024

CONSEC Conference Series

CONSEC conferences focus on the advancements in the areas related to the design, construction, testing, and preservation of various construction materials and systems exposed to severe environmental and loading conditions. Earlier CONSECs were held in Japan (1995), Norway (1998), Canada (2001), South Korea (2004), France (2007), Mexico (2010), China (2013), Italy (2016), and Brazil (2019). Now, the Centre of Excellence on Technologies for Low-Carbon and Lean Construction (TLC2) at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras feels proud and privileged to organize the 10th CONSEC in Chennai, India (named as CONSEC24). We have also planned pre- and post-conference workshops on allied topics. CONSEC24 will provide a single platform for exchanging ideas in both focussed and holistic manner for the design, construction and conservation of reinforced concrete structures experiencing severe conditions. We invite students, researchers, faculty members, and practitioners working in the relevant areas of structural engineering and construction materials to attend CONSEC24 and make it a huge success.


Advanced materials for severe conditions

  • Cements and binders (SCMs)
  • Chemical admixtures
  • Hydration and microstructure
  • Metallic and non-metallic reinforcement (fibres, mesh, bars, strands)
  • Alternative aggregates

Lab/field testing and characterisation

  • Material characterisation tests
  • Accelerated tests and long-term performance
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Forensics and condition assessment
  • Naturally deteriorated systems

Repair and strengthening materials and methods

  • Preventive maintenance
  • Electrochemical repair
  • Waterproofing & coating
  • Grouts and grouting methods
  • Repair mortar and concrete
  • Residual capacity assessment
  • Strengthening techniques

Damage, deterioration and transport properties

  • ASR, sulphate or acid attack
  • Chloride ingress
  • Carbonation and leaching
  • Corrosion of reinforcement
  • Creep and shrinkage
  • Fatigue and fracture

Service life, reliability, sustainability and resilience

  • Simulation of residual capacity
  • Service life and durability
  • Reliability and resilience
  • Sustainability and life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Standardization and codes

Special concretes and construction techniques

  • Precast concrete
  • 3D-concrete printing
  • Underwater construction
  • Cold-weather construction
  • High-rise concrete pumping