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.

Important dates

Abstract submission opens - June 8, 2017
Deadline for abstracts – October 13, 2017
Abstract notifications – December 1, 2017
Deadline for Modified Abstracts or Extended Abstracts – January 26, 2018
WASCON 2018 – June 6-8, 2018

Conference themes

Lessons learnt from practical projects
Proof of compliance – requirements and quality assurance
Monitoring and long term performance, both technical and environmental
Durability and ageing
Interaction and chemical compatibility with other materials and structures
New products, applications and machinery
Development of testing methods and standardization
Development of design and modelling methods
Processing possibilities and logistics
LCA and emission modelling
Regulations and legislation

Previous Wascon conferences

WASCON is the reference international conference on the use of alternative materials in construction. The most recent conferences have been held in

Santander 2015

Gothenburg 2012

Lyon 2009

Belgrade 2006

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