Title of keynote Address: "Research on Recycled Concrete Aggregate at National University of Singapore (NUS)"
Dr Tam is a registered Professional Engineer in Malaysia and Singapore and a Chartered Engineer, UK. He worked in the industry for three years in Australia and Malaysia, before taking up his career in teaching and research; beginning in 1963 with the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Malaya, including holding the post of Head of Department. Since 1979, he has been with the Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore.
He is currently the Chief Editor of Singapore Concrete Institute official publication, “Concretus”. He was honoured with the Distinguish Chapter Member of the American Concrete Institute, Singapore Chapter in 1999, having served on its Board of Directors as well as its Chapter President. The Concrete Society of Malaysia also presented him with its Excellence Award for his contribution to the concrete industry in 2008.
He authored the chapter on Constituents and Properties of Concrete in the Civil Engineering Handbook (2nd Ed., CRC Press, 2003) and co-authored the chapter on The Durability of Concrete Structures in the Tropics in Durability of Materials and Structures in Building and Civil Engineering (CRC Press, 2006).
Dr. W. M. C. McKenzie B.Sc., Ph.D., C.Phys., M.Inst.P., C.Eng.
Title of keynote Address: " The Eurocode Program and Structure of Eurocodes"
Bill is a lecturer in Structural Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including the M.Sc. course in Advanced Structural Engineering. He graduated from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and has been involved in consultancy, research and teaching for more than 35 years. His publications include one structural analysis textbook and six design textbooks in addition to research papers relating to stress analysis using holographic interferometry. As a member of the Institute of Physics he is both a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Physicist. He has presented CPD courses and guest lectures to industry throughout the UK, in China and in Singapore in relation to the introduction and use of the Eurocodes.
Prof. Dr. Priyan Mendis
Title of keynote Address: “Safer and Sustainable Tall Buildings”
Prof Mendis has a distinguished and internationally recognized track record for research in tall buildings and behaviour of concrete structures under extreme loading such as impact, blast, fire and earthquakes as evidenced by publishing several books and book chapters, more than 100 journal papers and 200 conference papers. He obtained his PhD from Monash University in 1987. He worked as a Structural Engineer at Connell Wagner Ltd in Melbourne before joining the University of Melbourne in 1991. He has been an expert consultant for design of high-rise structures in Australia and overseas (Malaysia, Dubai etc), including tallest buildings in the world. He is an expert in design of structures for dynamic effects such as wind and earthquakes and also other effects such as blast and fire. He has also led the CTBUH (World Council of Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) sub-committee of use of high-performance concrete in tall buildings and is a member of the Performance-based design and progressive collapse committees. Prof. Mendis has also served as the Chair of ACI International Sub-Committee on High-Strength Concrete between 1996 and 2001. He was the chairman of the working group nominated to revise the Australian Concrete Standard, AS3600 to include High-strength Concrete (HSC) up to 100 MPa and a key member of the AS3600 code committee for more than 20 years