27/01/2016 09:00 AM


29/01/2016 05:00 PM


Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Organized by

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Department Safety of Structures

ACCTA 2016

ACCTA 2016

Source: BAM

ACCTA 2016 International Conference

Advances in Cement and Concrete Technology in Africa 2016

ACCTA provides a platform to cross-link experts in the field of cement and concrete technology with key players from research institutions, industries, associations and policy-making bodies to establish business and research relations and opportunities in the African market for future collaborations. It provides a hub where young aspiring researchers can network with experienced scientists and researchers with the aim to establish a sustainable and economically efficient cement and concrete technology in Africa that impacts societies worldwide.

The success of the first international conference ACCTA 2013, which took place in January 2013 at Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg, promoted a high impact to the African architectural, civil (structural and material engineering) society. At the same time the conference was a link between researchers and engineers worldwide. Experts and renowned keynote speakers from more than 40 countries came together to share their knowledge in cement and concrete technology and to provide ideas for the betterment of the product in its performance and durability.

The second international conference took place in Tanzania in 2016. There was a special focus on "Binder Technologies" and on "Innovation, Standards, Product Safety and Quality Infrastructure".

The success and the positive feedback from the scientific community encouraged us to set up ACCTA as a permanent triennially conference.

Topics of ACCTA 2016

  • New and advanced technology in cement and concrete construction
  • Innovative construction and sustainability
  • Sustainable cement and concrete technology for Africa
  • Wastes and by-products for sustainable construction
  • Civil engineering materials and composites
  • Building energy conservation and green architecture
  • Engineering and construction safety in Africa (fire, floods, earthquakes and man-made disasters)
  • Structural design and durability
  • Rehabilitation and maintenance of concrete structures
  • Education and research policies and standardization for future concrete solutions
  • Social, economic and environmental aspects of cement and concrete construction

International scientific committee

A. M. Amde (University of Maryland, United States of America)
A. Palomo (Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja, Spain)
A. Radlinksa (Penn State University, United States of America)
A. Rogge (BAM Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung, Germany)
A. Tagnit-Hamou (Sherbrooke University, Canada)
A. Zingoni (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
B. Mwamila (Nelson Mandela Institute of Science and Technology, Tanzania)
C. Andrade (IETcc, Spain)
C. Arum (University of Technology, Nigeria)
C. Kankam (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)
C. Shi (Hunan University, China)
D. Bjegovic (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
D. Law (RMIT University, Australia)
E. Ghafari (Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States of America)
F. Dehn (Leipzig University, Germany)
G. De Schutter (University of Ghent, Belgium)
H. Abdelgader (University of Tripoli, Libya)
H. Beitzel (ibu Trier, Germany)
H. Beushausen (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
H. Ghorab (Helwan University, Egypt)
H.C. Uzoegbo (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
I. Adewumi (Niger Delta University, Nigeria)
I. Pepenar (ICECON, Romania)
I. Rubaratuka (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
J. Khatib (University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom)
J. Makunza (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
K. Khayat (Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States of America)
K. Scrivener (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
L. Ferrara (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
M. Alexander (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
M. Boutouil (L’École D’Ingénierie et Travaux de la Construction, France)
M. Florea (Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands)
M. Gohnert (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
M. Sonebi (Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom)
N. M. Elbasha (Zawia University, Libya)
N. Roussel (IFSTTAR, France)
N. S. Msinjili (BAM Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung, Germany)
O. Kayali (University of New South Wales, Australia)
O. Wallevik (Reykjavik University, Iceland)
P. C. Aitcin (Sherbrooke University, Canada)
R. D. Hooton (University of Toronto, Canada)
R. J. Mangabhai (Cement and Concrete Science, United Kindgom)
R. R. Hussain (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia)
S. Amziane (Université Blaise Pascal, France)
S. Shah (Advanced Cement-Based Materials Northwestern University, United States of America)
S. Taylor (Queens University, United Kingdom)
V. B. Bosiljkov (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
W. Breit (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)
W. L. Lai (Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
W. Schmidt (BAM Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung, Germany)
Y. Ballim (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)


Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
University of the Witwatersrand, Jonannesburg
University of Zagreb


ACI American Concrete Institute


Accta 2016, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Accta 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa