The conference theme is “Embracing the future through sustainability”. This theme is to reflect more challenging present and future role of civil engineering profession to the global society.

Evidently, the civil engineers have been very much contributing to human development and quality of life through the provision of infrastructure. But, on the other hand, those infrastructure developments are now contributing to some environmental degradation. Therefore, today’s civil engineers’ role in steering the infrastructure development process towards sustainability is more important than before.

Sustainability is one of important issues raised all over the world especially since the dawn of the 21st Century. Many high executive meetings have been conducted to make agreement in reducing the environmental degradation. Asia region, as one of the fast growing continents in term of economic, is in the middle of it.

Civil engineering profession can offer the solutions to the society and the environment. Civil engineers should take major part in the infrastructure development process, become more aware of social, health, environmental and economic issues, and promote for sustainable development. Now, the civil engineers are in a position to make a tremendous difference.

The areas of special interests to be discussed in the conference include the following:

•Sustainable Construction
• Climate Change and Coastal Management
• Mining Infrastructure
• Green Buildings
• Innovative Construction Products, Systems, and Practices
• Analytical and Design Methods
• Performance Based Design and Analysis
• Case Studies and Failure Investigation
• Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
• Innovations in Design and New Technology
• Safety and Reliability
• Standards, Regulations and Codes of Practice
• Structural Health Investigations
• Testing Technology
• Wind and Earthquake Engineering
• Applications of Information Technology
• Construction Engineering and Management
• Prefabrication Technology
• Durability and Serviceability of Materials and Structures
• Environmental Impact
• New Construction Materials
• Recycling of Resources
• Repairs, Retrofitting and Maintenance

Several technical sessions will be allocated for the presentation of on-going or completed mega projects in Indonesia. The projects proposed are:

-       Surabaya-Madura Link (completed)

-       Sumatera-Java Link (in preliminary stage)

-       MRT Project in Jakarta (in design stage)

-       Construction of Jatigede Dam in West Java (on-going)