2nd International Conference on Durability of Concrete Structures
24 - 26 November 2010
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan


ICDCS 2010 was successfully finished. The Organizing Committee extends its appreciation to your kind contributions and supports.

Best Paper Award have been awarded to the following three papers:

Validation of models for assessment of durability of concrete structures exposed in the chloride road environment
By Luping Tang and Anders Lindvall

Structural performance of heavily deteriorated RC members serviced in marine environment for 44 years
By Yuichiro Kawabata, Ema Kato and Mitsuyasu Iwanami

Effect of electrochemical treatment at fresh condition in enhancing the corrosion resistance in concrete
By Ho Jae Lee, Do Gyeum Kim and Ki Yong Ann


Concrete structures are the most widely used construction in the world. Over ten times more concrete is produced than all other construction materials put together. Concrete structures were traditionally viewed as being maintenance-free with a practically unlimited life. However, over the past several decades, a number of durability related problems have emerged and stimulated research into the key factors relating to durability of concrete structures globally. It is now generally accepted that the concrete structures deteriorates with time. Actually, premature deterioration of concrete structures has been a major and growing world-wide problem.

At the same time, with the rapid rate of economic growth, China is going though an extensive construction period. However, the expected design lives of these projects are questioned because of lack of technologies and experiences, especially in marine environment. Therefore, it has an urgent necessity to formulate durability–based design and performance-based strategic maintenance methodologies to guarantee the durability of on-going construction projects.

The aim of the conference is to bring together leading experts in this field from around the world to present the latest development, share the recent achievements, discuss the current problems and address the future challenges on durability issues of concrete structures.

The first ICDCS was successfully held in Hangzhou, China on 26-27 November 2008. 189 papers are presented in the two volumes of proceedings "Advances in Concrete Structural Durability." The ICDCS 2010 is sequent to the first one.