Program

The organizing committees of the two co-located events, RTESE'19 and ICCSTE'19, have decided to allow registrants of either conference to attend sessions from both events. As a result, we encourage attendees to study the program and attend the sessions which they may find relevant or interesting.





Registrants from the two conferences are permitted and encouraged to attend sessions from any of the two conferences.

The Conference will be held in Ottawa, Canada, at Carleton University in the Residence Commons building. Please click here for map of the location.

ICCSTE'19 Scientific Committee Chair:


Dr. Sai K. Vanapalli


University of Ottawa, Canada
Conference Chair
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RTESE'19 Scientific Committee Chair:


Dr. Mehrab Mehrvar


Ryerson University, Canada
Conference Chair
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RTESE'19 Scientific Committee Co-Chair:


Dr. Zhi Chen


Concordia University, Canada
Conference Co-Chair
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registrations

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Official Opening
Dr. Sai K. Vanapalli, University of Ottawa, Canada, ICCSTE'19, Chair
Dr. Mehrab Mehrvar, Ryerson University, Canada, RTESE'19, Chair
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM ICCSTE’19 Keynote Lecture
Advanced Numerical Modeling in Engineering - FDEM: A MicroMechanical Appproach that Bridges Across Scales
Dr. Giovanni Grasselli, University of Toronto, Canada Chair: Dr. Sai K. Vanapalli, University of Ottawa, Canada
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM RTESE’19 Keynote Lecture
Great-Expectations — The Strength of Canadian Bridge Infrastructure and the threat of Climate Change
Dr. Riadh Habash, University of Ottawa, Canada Chair: Dr. Mehrab Mehrvar, Ryerson University, Canada
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

Coffee Break

11:05 AM - 12:25 PM Session
Environmental Pollution and Protection
12:25 PM - 12:35 PM

Group Photo

12:35 PM - 1:35 PM

Lunch

01:35 PM - 03:35 PM Session
Geotechnical Engineering
03:35 PM - 03:55 PM

Coffee Break

03:55 PM - 04:55 PM Session
New Technologies, Methods and Techniques in Civil Engineering I




ICCSTE'19 Keynote Lecture

June 11 | 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM | Room 1 | Session Chair: Dr. Sai K. Vanapalli, University of Ottawa, Canada, ICCSTE'19, Chair


Advanced Numerical Modeling in Engineering - FDEM: A MicroMechanical Appproach that Bridges Across Scales
Dr. Giovanni Grasselli, University of Toronto, Canada


Giovanni Grasselli is Professor and NSERC/Energi Simulation Research Chair in Fundamental Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on hybrid finite-discrete element (FDEM) numerical technology, experimental geomechanics applied to the study of tunneling and hydraulic fracturing. He received the prestigious ISRM Rocha Medal (2004) for best thesis worldwide in rock mechanics and supervised two Rocha Medal winner (2015 and 2017). Through the start-up company Geomechanica Inc., the FDEM technology is currently commercialized and translated to engineering practice.


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RTESE’19 Keynote Lecture

June 11 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Room 1 | Session Chair: Dr. Mehrab Mehrvar, Ryerson University, Canada, RTESE'19, Chair


Environmental Implications of Electromagnetic Energy: The Recent 5G Myth
Dr. Riadh Habash, University of Ottawa, Canada


From wearable and mobile communications to power lines and appliances, electromagnetic (EM) energy plays a significant part in many of the innovations that we take for granted everyday. A basic force of nature, this nonionizing energy can be harnessed and used, but still holds the potential to be risky. The question remains, how safe are EM technologies? Especially a new generation of higher frequency telecommunication technologies are being added to the current 2G, 3G, 4G frequencies to offer an array of frequencies that will accumulate enough bandwidth to power future wireless multimedia and the Internet of Things. This speech will present a cutting-edge knowledge and research findings on environmental implications of EM energy comprising low frequency fields and radio frequency radiation including some of the available literature on 5G technologies which are far less investigated for human and environmental effects.

Riadh Habash is an engineering educator and Research Chair on Electromagnetic Energy and Health at the McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, University of Ottawa. The author of several books and research papers; recipient of the National Wighton Fellowship and several university interdisciplinary initiatives awards; taught for more than 35 years at various universities worldwide.


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Session

June 11 | 11:05 AM - 12:25 PM | Room 1 | Session Chair: Dr. Rajiv Gupta, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India


Environmental Pollution and Protection


RTESE 133
Time: 11:05 - 11:25
Presenter: Mohammed Alzamel, University of Ottawa, Canada
Authors: Mohammed Alzamel, Mamadou Fall

RTESE 111
Time: 11:25 - 11:45
Presenter: Lamiaa Khalid, Sheridan College, Canada
Authors: Lamiaa Khalid, Shirook Ali

RTESE 140
Time: 11:45 - 12:05
Presenter: Hoda Mohammad Pour, University of Ottawo, Canada
Authors: Hoda Mohammad Pour, Mamadou Fall

RTESE 130
Time: 12:05 - 12:25
Presenter: Linda Maud Naa-Dedei Palm, University of Ghana, Ghana
Authors: Linda Maud Naa-Dedei Palm, Samuel Boakye Dampare, Sarah Blankson-Arthur, Sam Adu-Kumi, Innocent Joy Aboh


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Session

June 11 | 01:35 PM - 03:35 PM | Room 1 | Session Chair: Dr. Mitchell Gohnert, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Session Co-Chair: Mr. Amarachukwu Nwadike, University of Auckland, New Zealand


Geotechnical Engineering


ICCSTE 140
Time: 01:35 - 01:55
Presenter: Bhuwani Paudel, University of Ottawa, Canada
Authors: Bhuwani Paudel,Mamadou Fall,Bahram Daneshfar

ICCSTE 222
Time: 01:55 - 02:15
Presenter: Hitesh Rupani, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, India
Authors: Hitesh Rupani, Manas Bhoi

ICCSTE 206
Time: 02:15 - 02:35
Presenter: Xue Wei, University of Ottawa, Canada
Authors: Xue Wei, Mamadou Fall

ICCSTE 223
Time: 02:35 - 02:55
Presenter: Manav Patel, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, India
Authors: Manav Patel, Manas Bhoi

ICCSTE 196
Time: 02:35 - 02:55
Presenter: Amit Kumar, National Institute of Technology, India
Authors: Amit Kumar, Dharmender Kumar Soni

ICCSTE 224
Time: 02:55 - 03:15
Presenter: Parth Patel Pandit, Deendayal Petroleum University, India
Authors: Parth Patel, Manas Bhoi

ICCSTE 214
Time: 03:15 - 03:35
Presenter: Mukhtar Abukhettala, University of Ottawa, Canada
Authors: Mukhtar Abukhettala, Mamadou Fall


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Session

June 11 | 03:55 PM - 04:55 PM | Room 1 | Session Chair: Dr. Mitchell Gohnert, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.


New Technologies, Methods and Techniques in Civil Engineering I


ICCSTE 171
Time: 3:55 - 3:15
Presenter: Manatsawee Nawik, Metropolitan Waterworks Authority, Thailand
Authors: Manatsawee Nawik, Kanjana Sirapongpairoj, Pathomphong Phannurat

ICCSTE 197
Time: 3:15 - 4:35
Presenter: Asal Ameen Taha, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Authors: Asal Ameen Taha, Farzad Hejazi

ICCSTE 183
Time: 4:35 - 4:55
Presenter: Christelle Geara ESIB, Université Saint-Joseph, Lebanon
Authors: Christelle Geara, Rafic Faddoul, Alaa Chateauneuf, Wassim Raphael



9:00 AM - 9:45 AM ICCSTE’19 Keynote Lecture
Lessons learned from Recent Lateral Torsional Buckling Research
Dr. Magdi Mohareb, University of Ottawa, Canada
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM RTESE’19 Keynote Lecture>
Biosolids Management in Circular Economy: Lessons from around the World
Dr. Banu Örmeci, Carleton University, Canada
10:30 AM -10:50 AM

Coffee Break

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM Session
Poster Session
11:10 AM - 12:30 PM Session
Environmental Sustainability and Development
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

01:30 PM - 02:50 PM Session
Green Building Materials and Technology
2:50 PM - 4:10 PM Session
New Technologies, Methods and Techniques in Civil Engineering II

Closing Ceremony

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Banquet Dinner






ICCSTE'19 Keynote Lecture

June 12 | 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM | Room 1 | Session Chair: Dr. Sai K. Vanapalli, University of Ottawa, Canada


Lessons learned from Recent Lateral Torsional Buckling Research
Dr. Magdi Mohareb , University of Ottawa, Canada


Dr. Magdi Mohareb is a professor of structural engineering at the University of Ottawa. His research interests involve buckling problems in structural steel and pipelines. A significant part of his work over the past 20 years centred on developing innovative analysis, design, and strengthening solutions for lateral torsional buckling problems in structural steel, timber, and composites.

Dr. Mohareb received a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt in (1986), a MASc in Structural Engineering from Texas Tech University (1990) and a PhD from the University of Alberta in (1995). He is registered as a professional engineer in Alberta and Ontario. Before joining academia in 2000, he worked for several years as a structural engineer and was involved in designing and upgrading industrial structures.

Over his academic career, Dr. Mohareb co-authored over a 100 refereed publications, and graduated 19 Master students and nine PhD students, four of whom are presently holding academic positions in Canada and abroad. He served as peer reviewer for over 30 journals and is presently on the Editorial board of three peer reviewed journals. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Associate Editor Award by Canadian Science Publishing (2017) for his service to the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, and is the recipient of the John V. Marsh Teaching Award (2018) from the University of Ottawa.


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RTESE’19 Keynote Lecture

June 12 | 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM | Room 1 | Session Chair: Dr. Mehrab Mehrvar, Ryerson University, Canada


Biosolids Management in Circular Economy: Lessons from around the World
Dr. Banu Örmeci ,Carleton University, Canada


Dr. Banu Örmeci received her Masters and PhD degrees from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University (USA). She is the Jarislowsky Chair in Water and Global Health and the Director of the Global Water Institute at Carleton University. She leads an internationally recognized research program on wastewater and biosolids treatment. Her collaborative research with the wastewater industry has resulted in several patents and new technologies in the market. Prof. Örmeci serves as the Chair of the International Water Association (IWA) Sludge Management Specialist Group. She is also the Canadian Focal Point for the Inter-American Network of Academies of Science Water Program. She is the recipient of several prestigious research, teaching and mentoring awards.


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Session

June 12 | 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM | Session Chair: Dr. Rajiv Gupta, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India


Poster Session


ICCSTE 194
Presenter: Stanislav Kepak, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Authors: Jan Jargus,Stanislav Kepak,Jakub Cubik,David Bujdos,Martin Stolarik

ICCSTE 187
Presenter: Stanislav Kepak, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Authors: Stanislav Kepak, Jakub Cubik, David Hruby, Vladimir Vasinek

ICCSTE 193
Presenter: Jakub Cubik, VSB - Technical university of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Authors: Jakub Cubik, Stanislav Kepak, Marcel Fajkus, Radek Marik, Vladimir Vasinek

ICCSTE 198
Presenter: Jakub Cubik, Technical university of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Authors: David Hruby, Jakub Cubik, Stanislav Kepak, Stanislav Zabka, Pavel Mec, Vladimir Vasinek

ICCSTE 191
Presenter: Martin Maloch, University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic
Authors: Structural mechanics, Martin Maloch, Stefan Cornak


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Session

June 12 | 11:10 AM - 12:30 PM | Room 1 | Session Chair: Dr. Mehrab Mehrvar,Ryerson University, Canada


Environmental Sustainability and Development


RTESE 108
Time: 11:10 - 11:30
Presenter: Sanjay Kumar Verma, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, India
Author: Rajiv Gupta, Anupam singhal, Anuradha devi, Sanjay Kumar Verma

RTESE 110
Time: 11:30 - 11:50
Presenter: Rajiv Gupta, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, , India
Author: Kabil Bhargava, Rajiv Gupta, Anupam Singhal, Ajay Shrinivas

RTESE 131
Time: 11:50 - 12:10
Presenter: Ebenezer Yiwo, Green Fortland Foundation, Ghana
Author: Ebenezer Yiwo, Daniel Jato-Espino, Isaac Obeng-Arhin

ICCSTE 215
Time: 12:10 - 12:30
Presenter: Khwaja Mohammad Ashraf Noori, Eskisehir Technical University, Turkey
Authors: Water resources, Khwaja Mohammad Ashraf Noori, Mohammad Nasim Nasimi


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Session

June 12 | 01:30 AM - 02:50 PM | Room 1 | Session Chair: Dr. Sai K. Vanapalli, University of Ottawa, Canadab | Session Co-Chair:Mr. Gaowei Xu, University of Toronto, Canada


Green Building Materials and Technology


ICCSTE 144
Time: 1:30 - 1:50
Presenter: Marco Antonio Maldonado-García, Instituto Politécnico Nacional - CIIDIR Oaxaca, Mexico
Authors: Marco Antonio Maldonado-García, Pedro Montes-García, Pedro Leobardo Valdez-Tamez

ICCSTE 147
Time: 1:50 - 2:10
Presenter: Alejandra Verónica Pacheco-Hernández, Instituto Politécnico Nacional - CIIDIR, Mexico
Authors: Alejandra Verónica Pacheco-Hernández, Marco Antonio Maldonado-García, Víctor Guillermo Jiménez-Quero

ICCSTE 170
Time: 2:10 - 2:30
Presenter: Mitchell Gohnert, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Authors: Mitchell Gohnert

ICCSTE 192
Time: 2:30 - 2:50
Presenter: Maninder Singh, National Institute of Technology, India
Authors: Maninder Singh, Babita Saini, H.D. Chalak


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Session

June 12 | 2:50 PM - 4:10 PM | Room 1 | Session Chair: Dr. Sai K. Vanapalli,University of Ottawa, Canada | Session Co-Chair:Ms. Asal Ameen Taha, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia


New Technologies, Methods and Techniques in Civil Engineering II


ICCSTE 195
Time: 2:50 - 3:10
Presenter: Gaowei Xu, University of Toronto, Canada
Authors: Gaowei Xu, Viliam Makis

ICCSTE 181
Time: 3:10 - 3:30
Presenter: Mahdi Mobarak Koozehkanani, Fiteon Construction Solution Co., Iran
Authors: Mahdi Mobarak Koozehkanani, Nima Jamshidi, Payam Kazemi Ashtiani

ICCSTE 143
Time: 3:30 - 3:50
Presenter: Amarachukwu Nwadike, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Authors: Amarachukwu Nwadike, Suzanne Wilkinson, Charles Clifton

ICCSTE 167
Time: 3:50 - 4:10
Presenter: Maatouk Khoukhi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Authors: Maatouk Khoukhi, Ahmed Hassan, Shaimaa Abdelbaqi


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