The two major challenges in front of the civil engineering community today are to help save the environment by reducing the pollution and carbon footprint for new structures and to ensure the safety of new and existing structures against natural and man-made hazards.
For practical reasons, the new approaches within the framework of green engineering and the approaches to enhance the safety of structures should not relinquish the economic efficiency and viability. To achieve this, various aspects of civil engineering such as material behavior, structural behavior, construction practice, environmental considerations, geotechnical aspects etc. must be appropriately considered. This means that all the aspects of civil engineering must go hand-in-hand. Additionally, good emergency preparedness and disaster management isessential to mitigate the consequences of the accidental hazards.
Given the recent advances in the various fields of green engineering and the methods to enhance the safety of structures against hazards, this conference aims at bringing researchers and engineers together and offers an excellent platform for exchange of ideas, as well as to showcase the results of their research efforts.
Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum (EACEF) was founded in 2006 in Stuttgart – Germany. The founders of EACEF are Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harianto Hardjasaputra (Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl-Heinz Reineck, (University of Stuttgart, Germany). EACEF is a forum to promote the cooperation and understanding between European and Asian countries, focusing on Civil Engineering expertise. EACEF plays an important role as the bridge between these two continents, to link European and Asian Civil Engineers, especially those with a commitment to sustainable development (www.eacef.com).