DuRSAAM 2023 Symposium e-zone



In the family of greener concrete solutions, alkali-activated concrete is emerging rapidly being compatible with current solutions for structural concrete and whereby pilot projects and applications have already been realized in various countries. The characterization and application of alkali-activated concrete remains however less advanced than traditional concrete, stressing the importance to provide a forum for researchers, professional practitioners, and governmental staff to share ideas and be challenged. This is the main goal behind organizing this DuRSAAM 2023 Symposium.

With more than 100 participants in this symposium, our expectations were met for a lively event of 3 days in exchanging knowledge, facilitating alkali-activated concrete more widely into practice, and jointly moving forward the agenda for more circular concrete. The DuRSAAM 2023 Symposium in fact celebrates the end of an exciting and successful EU-project, coordinated by Ghent University, titled ‘PhD Training Network on Durable, Reliable and Sustainable Structures with Alkali-Activated Materials (DuRSAAM)’.

As coordinators of the DuRSAAM project and chairs of this symposium, we are happy to welcome you at the DuRSAAM 2023 Symposium. By now, you have found your way to the e-zone of this symposium, that contains a wealth of information only available to the participants of this event. Feel free to explore this e-zone (that fits the sustainability thought of avoiding printed information) and reach out to your fellow participants during the meeting. Do not hesitate to contact the symposium administration desk if you would have any question.

Prof. Stijn Matthys, symposium chair
Dr. Alessandro Proia, symposium co-chair
Ghent, February 2023