Preliminary session programme is now available

Registration to the conference is now open!

11 Workshops published

Session topics and program at a glance published

Map of the exhibition area is published

134 presentations from 29 countries will be presented in the conference

Important dates

EXTENDED Deadline for abstracts – January 2, 2018
Abstract notifications – February 6-13, 2018
Deadline for Modified Abstracts or Extended Abstracts – April 1, 2018
Registration and payment deadline for authors – April 15, 2018
Early bird fees available until April 15, 2018
WASCON 2018 – June 6-8, 2018


Could waste for one be a raw material for other?

It could, and it is. One of the largest sectors utilizing industrial by-products as raw materials is construction. Industrial by-products from residue sludge, metallurgical slags, incinerator fly ashes, bottom ashes, foundry sand and blasting grit to mine tailings, demolition wastes and contaminated soils are used in construction applications such as fill, roadbase, cement, concrete, ceramic products, and roofing materials.

The 10th International Conference on the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials ISCOWA 2018 will show both the state of the art and the future developments in the field. In addition to fulfilling the most rigorous standards in its academic track, the conference will also showcase hands-on industrial solutions from air to earth.

D.Sc. Nani Pajunen

The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

"Breaking out The Silos! - Towards Circular Economy Society"

June 6 at 9.30

Project management officer Rob Oomen

Valley Creators

June 6 at 10.00

Dr. Yoichi Watabe

Hokkaido University

"Cement-treated lightweight soils used in a large-scale land reclamation project"

June 7 at 9.00

Professor Yiannis Pontikes

KU Leuven

"A proposal for alternative cementitious binders of high performance, that can be supplied at massive scales, and have a lower environmental footprint than the existing Portland cement ones"

June 7 at 9.30