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Best Paper Awards 2017

Technology in Urban & Regional Planning, Sustainability & Preservation

Best Research Paper
Dr. Ankhi Banerjee
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Best Research Paper
Rani Prihatmanti
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Architecture & Engineering Design, Theory and Teaching

Best Research Paper
Dr. Jaser Khalaf Mahasneh
Jordan University of Science and Technology

Best Research Paper
Yashodha Perera
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Technology Research & Practice

Best Research Paper
Dr. Hassan Majeed Hassoon
ISHIK University Erbil, Iraq

Best Research Paper
Yerong Huang
The University of Sydney, Australia

Best Research Paper
Benjamin Jacot, Dimitrios Pagonakis, Mitchell Shope, Corentin Fivet, John A. Ochsendorf
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Editor’s Choice

Prof. Robert Powell
Taylor's University Lakeside Campus, Malaysia

Anand Nirbhay Shah
CEPT University, India


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Selected Paper Submissions for Oral Presentation at ACE 2017 (as at 7th Aug 2017)


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million. The massive loss of life is due to the high density of population in the coastal areas, people living in poverty within poorly constructed houses and the extremely low-lying land of the coastal zone. In the name of disaster preparedness, the major response to frequent cyclonic storms has been the establishment of cyclone shelters, which considering the depth of damage forced upon by such calamities, have failed to ensure minimum loss of lives and assets. The reason behind that is, while the cyclone shelters have been proved to be useful they are more of a disaster management solution and thus is useful particularly in the event of a cyclone. But in the case of developing countries like Bangladesh where the coastal areas are highly vulnerable to such cyclonic effects, actions on identifying the point of intervention at micro level becomes paramount. Acknowledging this scenario, it becomes necessary to walk through a more suited approach that will enhance building sustainability during and after cyclones and will minimize the damages in the event of a disaster. An extensive survey was conducted in Satkhira, one of the most disaster prone coastal areas of Bangladesh, to document the architectural, structural and traditional features of the construction of these houses. This paper summarizes the challenges and their probable responses with the aim of making the traditional structures more compatible to cyclonic storms by proposing some vital guidelines for traditional house building in coastal areas of Bangladesh.
Concrete is most extensively used material in today’s rapidly growing world. In various structures, the concrete section has used to carry different types of loads. Many times concrete poses difficulty in its usageand application and hence a new material called flexible concrete sheet has developed. The paper covers the major aspect of the behavioral study of flexible concrete sheet. Flexible concrete sheet is the composite member having three layers in which bottom layer is impermeable layer, intermediate layer is a 3-D fiber matrix and top layer is permeable cotton layer. The middle layer has filled with a settable material, whichcan be cured. The settable material used here is cement mortar.This paper also emphases on the benefits of the flexible concrete sheet in various different applications. The paper also includes the financial study and cost comparison of flexible concrete sheet with the conventional concrete material.
tSelf- Compacting Concrete is a special type of concrete that is able to flow and compact under its own weight and can occupy all the spaces in the form without any vibration and at the same time it is cohesive enough to be handled without bleeding or segregation. In recent years, self-compacting concrete has been gaining wide range of application for placement in congested reinforced concrete structures with difficult casting conditions. For such applications, the fresh concrete must possess high fluidity and good cohesiveness. The use of additive materials such as industrial wastes as mineral admixtures can ensure the required concrete properties. The initial experimental study aims at producing and evaluating SCC for ternary and quaternary blends incorporating fly ash, GGBS, sugarcane bagasse ash and alccofine as partial replacement of cement. Twelve number of SCC mixtures were investigated in this study. The self-compacting mixes have cement replacement with different percentages of mineral admixtures while keeping cement quantity fixed for 350kg/m3.The tests such as slump flow test, V funnel test, T500 slump flow test, J ring test and V5min test were carried on fresh properties of SCC mixes to check the prerequisites mentioned in EFNARC, the mechanical properties of hardened concretes such as compressive strength, split tensile strength and durability tests such as alkali attack test and sulphate attack test were also carried on all the mixes. Incorporating these mineral admixtures resulted in producing economical concrete and the workability requirements of SCC were satisfied, the strength obtained was maximum when alccofine and GBBS were added in the concrete.

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