Welcome to ACMBS-VII

The 7th International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, ACMBS-VII, will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from 22-24 August 2016. One of the longest running conference series focusing on this topic, the conference is organized under the auspices of the ACMBS Technical Committee of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE). The conference is co-hosted by University of Calgary and the University of British Columbia. The success of the previous conferences (Sherbrooke, 1992; Montreal, 1996; Ottawa, 2000; Calgary, 2004; Winnipeg, 2008; and Kingston, 2012) has established this event as a premier forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience with the use of advanced composites in bridges and structures.



The objectives of the ACMBS-VII Conference are to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of recent developments in the use of advanced composite materials (ACM) and fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) in bridges & other structures, and to provide an opportunity for national and international delegates from industrial, research and academic institutions to interact and share their knowledge, to learn about new and innovative technologies in the field, and to discuss future directions.


Conference Topics

ACMBS-VII will deal with all aspects of research, applications and monitoring of advanced composite materials and fibre reinforced polymers in the design, construction and rehabilitation of bridges and other structures. Topics of the conference will include but are not limited to: 

·       Material behaviour including bond, durability, fatigue and long-term performance

·       Fabrication, processing and testing methods

·       Analysis and design

·       Applications in structural concrete with or without prestressing

·       Applications in wood, masonry and steel structures

·       Strengthening and rehabilitation of structures

·       Seismic performance and retrofit

·       Structural health monitoring and intelligent sensing

·       Fire resistance

·       Structural shapes and fully composite systems

·       Anchorage systems and connections

·       Innovative structural systems

·       Full-scale testing

·       Field applications and case studies

·       Codes and standards

·       Sustainability and life-cycle cost


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Conference Chair: Raafat El-Hacha, PhD, PEng             University of Calgary





Honorary Chair: 



Conference Secretariat


Nemkumar Banthia, PhD, PEng

University of British Columbia


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