BEI-DURABILITY, an official workshop of the Bridge Engineering Institute (BEI), is a forum for international researchers and practitioners around the world. State-of-the-art knowledge on the durability of construction materials will be discussed with distinguished speakers in plenary and parallel sessions.

Sponsors and Exhibitors (to be added)

Time and Venue

Date: Postponed to 2021

Venue: Northeast Forestry University

Address: No. 26 Hexing Road, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China

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Important dates

Abstract submission: by Mar. 1, 2020

Acceptance of Abstracts: by Mar. 15, 2020

Manuscript submission: by April 1, 2020

Revision of manuscripts: by April 30, 2020

Acceptance of Manuscripts: by May 5, 2020

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Workshop Themes

The main theme of BEI-DURABILITY is Recent Accomplishments in Durability of Construction Materials, which will be composed of plenary speeches, parallel sessions, and exhibitions. Call for abstracts on session themes is as follows

1. Durability of construction materials

2. Long-term behavior of structures

3. Material characterization

4. Effects of extreme loadings

5. Earthquake resistance and seismic analysis/design

6. Repair, retrofit, and rehabilitation

7. Resistance factors for structural design

8. Thermal and fire loadings

9. Performance of non-conventional materials

10. Fiber reinforced concrete

11. Ultra-high performance concrete

12. Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for structural applications

13. Structural health monitoring and non-destructive testing

14. Analytical and mathematical modeling

15. Case studies

16. Service life prediction

17. Other emerging topics

Plenary Speakers (alphabetical order)


Issam Harik

  • University of Kentucky


John Myers

  • Missouri S & T


Xianming Shi

  • Washington State Univ.

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Official language

English is the official language of the conference


Manuscripts (four pages maximum) to be submitted will be reviewed by experts in the subject areas. Accepted manuscripts will be published in the Proceedings of BEI-DURABILITY

The authors are required to follow the following publication ethics: 1) Significant findings that can contribute to the advancement of scientific and engineering knowledge are presented; 2) Each manuscript submitted has detailed and valuable contents for others to repeat and confirm the accuracy; 3) Plagiarism is strictly prohibited in any circumstance; 4) Criticism due to personal reasons is not acceptable; 5) All authors must contribute to the manuscript in terms of writing, ideas, physical testing, and the like; 6) Commercial contents need to be avoid; and 7) Generally acceptable guidelines in the research community are respected


Full registration (BEI Members): US$400 on or before May 10, 2020; US$500 after May 10, 2020

Full registration (Non-members): US$500 on or before May 10, 2020; US$600 after May 10, 2020

Student registration: US$250 on or before May 10, 2020; US350 after May 10, 2020

Accompanying person: US$200

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The full and student registrations include access to all technical sessions and plenary speeches, welcome reception, lunch, coffee breaks, a banquet, and online proceedings

The accompanying person registration includes welcome reception, lunch, coffee breaks, and a banquet

Listener registration will be the same as the Full registration, including all functions

Cancellation will be available until May 30, 2020 and a refund will be made accordingly, except for a service charge of 20%. No refund will be made after June 1, 2020. BEI will do its very best to accommodate the need of all attendees. However, the Institute denies any responsibilities and accepts no liability whatsoever for any circumstance related to this workshop.

Name badges

Only registered attendees with name badges will be permitted to attend BEI-DURABILITY functions


BEI will provide a letter of invitation to those who need a Visa to attend the workshop (email: bei_institute@outlook.com)


To be announced

Becoming a sponsor

BEI-DURABILITY is one of the major gatherings in the durability of construction materials. Your company will have a great opportunity to communicate with leading engineers and owners as well as with workshop delegates. Spaces for exhibition will be provided for you to promote products and services concerning the technical specialties of your company. Social events of the conference will be another exciting chance to attract the participants of the symposium. Your support will be officially acknowledged whenever available during the course of the symposium, which will maximize the visibility of your company. For further information and sponsorship, please contact the organizers of the symposium (email: bei_institute@outlook.com).

Workshop Co-Chairs

Yongcheng Ji (China)

Yail Jimmy Kim (USA)

Organizing Committee

Peifeng Cheng (China): Chair

Lifeng Wang, (China)

Yanmin Jia (China)

Isamu Yoshitake (Japan)

Vanissorn Vimonsatit (Australia)

Xuhui He (China)

International Scientific Committee (Alphabetical order)

Riadh S Al-Mahaidi (Australia)

Brahim Benmokrane (Canada)

Steve Cai (USA)

NY Chang (USA)

Mark Green (Canada)

Issam Harik (USA)

Venkatesh Kodur (USA)

Urs Meier (Switzerland)

Hiroshi Mutsuyoshi (Japan)

John Myers (USA)

Antonio Nanni (USA)

Steven Nolan (USA)

Saiid Saiidi (USA)

Jim Shiau (Australia)

Johan L Silfwerbrand (Sweden)

Jongsung Sim (Korea)

Ertugrul Taciroglu (USA)

Dan Tobias (USA)

Mark Williams (USA)

Workshop Secretariat

Yongcheng Ji (China)