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Cement & Concrete SA calls for papers for YCRETS symposium

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Cement & Concrete SA is calling for abstracts for papers for next year’s Young Concrete Researchers, Engineers and Technologists (YCRETS) symposium. The deadline for abstracts is October 12, 2022. Researchers 35 years or younger in 2023 are eligible to participate. The YCRETS symposium will be a live event and will take place in June 2023 at Stellenbosch University.

YCRETS was established in 2021 for young professionals involved in the research, design, and application of concrete and cementitious-based materials.

Hanlie Turner, Business Development Manager for CCSA, says: “The theme of YCRETS 2023 will be ‘Circularity’, with the focus on research into the importance of a circular economy in construction, particularly cement and concrete. This is an important subject to ensure that concrete retains its position as the world’s most widely-used construction material. We are seeking papers that will highlight how innovation, materials, design, analysis, and durability contribute and augment cement and concrete’s important role in the circular economy. These five subjects form the sub-themes of YCRETS 2023.”

“We are pleased that the University of Stellenbosch will be hosting YCRETS 2023. The symposium will reinforce CCSA’s commitment to combining all resources for the future of cement and concrete. It’s important for young people to join a respected network of professionals such as CCSA, and to be noticed and regarded as a global influencer,” Turner says.

Abstracts of up to 200 words should be e-mailed to: ycrets2023@sun.ac.za. The Scientific Committee for YCRETS 2023 will announce by December 7 which abstracts have been accepted for submission of full papers by March 3, 2023.

Click here to download the abstract and full paper template from the YCRETS 2023 website
which has full details about the Symposium.

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