15th International Conference on Alkali-Aggregate Reaction
July 03th - 07th , 2016 - São Paulo, SP, Brazil
— Organization —
The International conference on alkali-aggregate reaction (ICAAR), which is held every four years since 1974, deals on the study of a harmful chemical reaction (alkali-aggregate reaction) that affects concrete structures worldwide, causing an important decrease on their durability and service life.
On behalf of the Organizing- and Scientific Committees, we would like to invite you to attend the 15th International Conference on Alkali-Aggregate Reactions in Concrete (ICAAR), in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We are very honored to organize this conference, and look forward to offer you a wonderful technical conference, as well as a unforgettable experience in the heart of the cultural/economical capital of Brazil, Sao Paulo.
We are committed to creating opportunity for professional development, for information sharing and dissemination, and for continued advance in the field of AAR research. Every aspect of the conference is intended to make your time attending more interesting, both professionally and personally. You will have opportunities to interact directly with researchers who are at the cutting-edge of new topics and network with other professionals like yourself.
We would like to offer our sincere thanks to the many participants who have made past conferences so successful and memorable and to extend a warm welcome to new friends who will be joining us this time in South America. Mark the dates in your calendar and make your plans/arrangements to attend this important occasion.
We look forward to welcoming you to Sao Paulo!
The Organizing Committee
The first ICAAR was organized in Denmark in 1974. Since that first meeting, ICAAR has gained tremendously influence/impact as reflected by the number of delegates attending. From an annually recurring event originally, the ICAAR has become a quadrennial conference of great prestige, seeing well over 200 delegates from all continents. Meanwhile, the conference’s focus has deepened from the mere identification of deleterious AAR to detailed analysis at all size scales.
The last conference was held in Austin, Texas (USA), presenting about 130 technical presentations and 5 keynote addresses on topics ranging from AAR mechanisms to test methods and specifications, and from modeling to structural effects.
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