The Eighteenth East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC-18) will be held on 13–15 November 2024 in the beautiful and culturally rich city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. The conference will be hosted by the School of Civil Engineering and Technology, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand at the Shangri-La Chiang Mai.
The objective of EASEC conference is to provide a forum for academicians, researchers, and engineers working in broad areas of Structural Engineering and Construction in the East Asia and Pacific region to exchange information leading to close collaboration and cooperation.


EASEC was founded by Professor Fumio Nishino, then the Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Bangkok-based Asian Institute of Technology. The objective of the Conference was to provide forum for professional structural and construction engineers and researchers working in Asia and the Pacific region to present recent progress in research and development, and to discuss the implementation of new tools and technology in professional applications. In particular, the conference intends to promote mutual understanding and share common ideas. EASEC has been held regularly since 1986.
The historical EASEC conferences are listed as follows:
EASEC 17 Singapore, 27-30 June 2022
EASEC 16 Brisbane, Australia, 3 - 6 December 2019
EASEC 15 Xi An, China, 11-13 October 2017
EASEC 14 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 6 to 8 January 2016
EASEC 13 Sapporo, Japan, 11-13 September 2013
EASEC 12 Hong Kong SAR, 26-28 January 2011
EASEC 11 Chinese Taipei, 19-21 November 2008
EASEC 10 Bangkok, Thailand, 3-5 August 2006
EASEC 9 Bali, Indonesia, 16-18 December 2003
EASEC 8 Singapore, 5-7 December 2001
EASEC 7 Kochi, Japan, 27-29 August 1999
EASEC 6 Chinese Taipei, 14-16 January 1998
EASEC 5 Gold Coast, Australia, 25-27 July 1995
EASEC 4 Seoul, Korea, 20-22 September 1993
EASEC 3 Shanghai, China, 23-26 April 1991
EASEC 2 Chiang Mai, Thailand, 11-13 January 1989
EASEC 1 Bangkok, Thailand, 15-17 January 1986


Conference Theme

  Construction Engineering for a Responsible Growth and Sustainable Future


Innovations in Materials Science and Engineering in Construction
▸ Composite materials and structures
▸ Advanced and innovative concrete technology
▸ Novel construction materials
▸ CO2 reduction, carbon-neutral, carbon-negative construction materials
Advancements in Foundation and Geotechnical Engineering
▸ Geotechnics for Sustainable Infrastructure Development
▸ Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
▸ Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction
▸ Soil stabilization and improvement techniques
▸ Soil-structure interaction
▸ Innovative solutions for geotechnical engineering construction
Resilient Structures and Design for Natural Disasters and Extreme Events
▸ Earthquake engineering
▸ Fire resistance design
▸ Forensic engineering & case studies
Advancements in Structural Analysis and Design
▸ Applications of Artificial Intelligence
▸ Analytical & design methods
▸ Computational mechanics
▸ Modelling and simulation
▸ Wind engineering
▸ Tall buildings
▸ Steel structures
▸ Structural & solid mechanics
▸ Structural dynamics
▸ Advanced and complex structures such as plates & shells, 3D-printed, etc.
Smart Infrastructure Systems and Construction Management
▸ Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Twin
▸ Big data analytics in the management of construction and infrastructures
▸ Infrastructure systems
▸ Modern construction management
Advanced Construction Techniques, Operations, and Maintenance
▸ Additive manufacturing (3D printing) & application
▸ Automation and robotics in construction
▸ Maintenance, repairs, and strengthening of structures
▸ Prefabrication and modular construction
▸ Life-cycle analysis and assessment
▸ Structural health monitoring
Transportation Engineering
▸ Challenges, best practices, and planning in transport projects
▸ Innovations and technology in transport infrastructure
▸ Sustainability, resilience, and safety in transportation infrastructure
Circular and Green Construction Economy
▸ Net-zero and green building
▸ Construction waste management
▸ Sustainable practices in construction
Professional Practices and Engineering Education
▸ Safety and reliability
▸ Standards and codes of practice
▸ Innovative pedagogy in civil engineering education
Conference Symposia
▸ IJSSD Symposium 2024: Advances in Structural Stability and Dynamics (Organized by Prof. Xiangying Guo, Beijing University of Technology, Prof. Hong Zhang, Beijing Institute of Technology, and Assoc. Prof. Wenhao Pan, Zhejiang University)
▸ Seismic Resilient Structures (Organized by Prof. Bin Wang, Sichuan University)
▸ Structural Health Monitoring and Damage Identification Under Changing Environment and Operational Conditions (Organized by Prof. Dongsheng Li and Dr. Jiezhong Huang, Shantou University)
▸ Structural Vibration Control of Engineering Structures against Multiple Dynamic Hazards (Organized by Dr Haoran Zuo, Curtin University, Prof. Zheng Lu, Tongji University, and Dr Ruisheng Ma, Beijing University of Technology)
▸ Bayesian System Identification of Civil Engineering Structures (Organized by Assoc. Prof. Jia-Hua Yang, Guangxi University and Prof. Heung-Fai Lam, City University of Hong Kong)
▸ Artificial Intelligence in Structural Health Monitoring (Organized by Assoc. Prof. Jun Hu, Wuhan University of Technology and Prof. Heung-Fai Lam, City University of Hong Kong)
▸ Advances in Materials and Structural Engineering (Organized by Prof. Chang-Wei Huang, Department of Civil Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University)
▸ Contract and Legal Affairs in Construction (Organized by Assoc. Prof. Seng Hansen, Universitas Agung Podomoro)
▸ Australian Network of Structural Health Monitoring (ANSHM) mini-symposium: Emerging techniques for structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure (Organized by Assoc. Prof. Jun Li, Curtin University, and Prof. Hong Guan, Griffith University, and Prof. Tommy Chan, Queensland University of Technology)
▸ Advanced concrete technology and composite structures (Organized by Prof. F.M. Ren, Guangzhou University, Dr. J.C.M. Ho, University of Queensland, Prof. Z.W. Yu, Guangzhou University and Dr. M.H. Lai, Guangzhou University)


Activities Deadline
Abstract submission January 31, 2024 (extended)
Deadline for Full Paper Submission April 5, 2024 (extended)
Notification of Full Paper Acceptance June 30, 2024
Deadline for Early Bird Registration August 31, 2024
Conference Dates November 13-15, 2024
Remark: The above deadlines may be subject to change where necessary.



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