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

Sponsors and Exhibitors (to be announced)

Time and Venue

Date: to be announced

Venue: to be announced

Address: to be announced

Important dates

Abstract submission: to be announced
(each registration may cover up to two abstracts/presentations upon acceptance)

Acceptance of Abstracts: rolling-basis

Manuscript submission: to be announced

Revision of manuscripts: to be announced

Acceptance of Manuscripts: to be announced

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Workshop Themes

The main theme of BEI-DURABILITY is Sustainable Construction Materials and Structures, which will be composed of plenary lectures, parallel sessions, panel discussions, and exhibitions concerning bridge engineering and related fields. A call for abstracts on session themes is as follows

1. Construction materials

2. Mechanics of materials

3. Laboratory- and large-scale testing

4. Modeling and analysis

5. Construction, maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation

6. Application of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites

7. Reliability investigations

8. Soil-structure interaction

9. Dynamics, earthquake, wind, impact, and vibration control

10. Structural health monitoring/non-destructive testing

11. Design and innovation

12. Time-dependent deterioration

13. Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC)

14. Extreme loading

15. Seismic performance

16. Research and development

17. Other emerging topics

Plenary Speakers (to be announced)

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Official language

English is the official language of the conference


Manuscripts (two 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


The Proceedings of BEI are registered in the United Stated Congress Library under ISSN 2689-2804 and indexed.


Full registration (BEI Members): to be announced

Full registration (Non-members): to be announced

Student registration: to be announced

Accompanying person: to be announced

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As part of customer appreciation, BEI will waive your 5th registration fee if you register for four BEI conferences

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

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

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

Cancellation will be available until TBD and a refund will be made accordingly, except for a service charge of 20%. No refund will be made after TBD.

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)


A number of hotels are available in Dubai

Becoming a sponsor

BEI-DURABILITY is one of the major gatherings in bridge engineering and related fields. Your company will have a great opportunity to communicate with leading bridge engineers and owners as well as with conference 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 conference. Your support will be officially acknowledged whenever available during the course of the conference, which will maximize the visibility of your company. For further information and sponsorship, please contact the organizers of the conference (email: bei_institute@outlook.com).

Workshop Chairs

Yail Jimmy Kim (USA)

Organizing Committee

Isamu Yoshitake (Japan): Chair

Vanissorn Vimonsatit (Australia)

Xuhui He (China)

International Scientific Committee (Alphabetical order)

Riadh S Al-Mahaidi (Australia)

Toshihiko Aso (Japan)

Catherine Armwood-Gordon (USA)

Brahim Benmokrane (Canada)

Steve Cai (USA)

NY Chang (USA)

Mark Green (Canada)

Masahide Matsumura (Japan)

Monique Head (USA)

Issam Harik (USA)

Venkatesh Kodur (USA)

Eva Lantsoght (Netherlands)

Urs Meier (Switzerland)

Hiroshi Mutsuyoshi (Japan)

John Myers (USA)

Antonio Nanni (USA)

Steven Nolan (USA)

Saiid Saiidi (USA)

Xianming Shi (USA)

Jim Shiau (Australia)

Johan L Silfwerbrand (Sweden)

Jongsung Sim (Korea)

Ertugrul Taciroglu (USA)

Su Taylor (UK)

Dan Tobias (USA)

Mark Williams (USA)

Wael Zatar (USA)

Conference Secretariat

Yongcheng Ji (China)