The International Conference on Sustainable Development of Critical
Infrastructure (IC-SDCI 2014) will be held in Shanghai, China on the campus of
the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) May 16-18 2014. This is the first joint
international conference sponsored by both China Civil Engineering Society (CCES)
and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Shanghai is in the midst of
developing infrastructure systems for the entire China; these include all types
of infrastructure systems, from buildings, bridges and tunnels, high-speed rails
and super-highways, to nuclear power plants, and wind and solar energy systems.
The ID-SDCI 2014 will be a platform for participants and
international experts to discuss and exchange information,
experience, and knowledge on the design, construction, and
operation of infrastructure systems. The conference will also
emphasize the technologies necessary for the development of all
sustainable engineering systems including specialized topics on
sustainability, resilience, risk assessment and management, and
life-cycle performance and cost.
Leadership in the development of the technical and scientific
programs of this international conference is provided by the
respective technical committees of the two sponsoring societies;
namely, the Committee for International Cooperation & Exchange of
the CCES and the Council on Disaster Risk Management (CDRM) of the
ASCE. The Technical Council on Life-Cycle Engineering (TCLC) of the
Institute of Structural Engineering (SEI) and other groups of ASCE
also contributed to the technical program of the conference.