INVITATION

On behalf of the organizing committee of the International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems (ICACMS-2017), I have great pleasure in inviting you to Chennai, the metropolis of south India. Chennai, previously known as Madras (pre-1996), is the fifth most populous city in India, and is a major industrial, technological, cultural, academic, and trading hub in south Asia. Voted one of the 52 best places to visit in the world by New York Times, Chennai has something for everyone – great food, beaches, historic landmarks, culture, and entertainment. I am sure you will enjoy the history and culture of Chennai, and love the hospitality of its people.

The conference covers several themes related to construction materials and systems, with the objective of providing the state of the art coverage on cement and asphalt concrete, heritage materials, and building systems. We expect several participants from the industry, both local and international, who will also set up a large exhibition of construction material related products. The interactions and discussions at the conference are expected to significantly contribute to the process of infrastructure development that is currently in full swing in India.

Besides the conference, we will also host the RILEM Week at Chennai, where all the standing committees and some of the active technical committees will meet. Those of you who are not yet RILEM members can avail the benefits of membership and get involved in committee work.
Please do send in your abstracts before Sep 30, 2016. In case of any queries, please send me e-mail directly at: manusanthanam@gmail.com
Looking forward to meet you in September 2017!

Manu Santhanam
Chairman, Organizing Committee, ICACMS – RILEM Week, Chennai 2017