Program

The organizing committees of the two co-located events, RTESE'18 and ICCSTE'18, 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.


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Registrations




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

The Conference will be held in Niagara Falls, Canada, at the Americana Conference Resort, Spa & Waterpark. Please click here for map of the location.



8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registrations

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Official Opening
Dr. Mehrab Mehrvar, Ryerson University, Canada, RTESE'18, Chair
Dr. Lamya Amleh, Ryerson University, Canada, ICCSTE'18, Chair
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Lecture
Climate Change and Transportation
Dr. Yuri Yevdokimov, University of New Brunswick, Canada
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Keynote Lecture
Great-Expectations — The Strength of Canadian Bridge Infrastructure and the threat of Climate Change
Dr. Lamya Amleh, Ryerson University, Canada, ICCSTE'18, Chair
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

Coffee Break

Parallel Sessions

Room 1

Room 2

11:05 AM - 12:05 PM Session
Air Pollution and Treatment I
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM Session
Construction Management
12:05 PM - 1:05 PM

Lunch - Buffet lunch will be served in the hotel

1:05 PM - 3:05 PM Session
Water & Wastewater Pollution and Treatment
1:05 PM - 2:25 PM Session
Bridge Engineering
2:25 PM - 3:05 PM Session
Structural Engineering
3:05 PM - 3:25 PM Coffee Break

3:25 PM - 4:25 PM Session
Air Pollution and Treatment II






Keynote Lecture

June 11 | 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM | Room 1 | Session Chair: Dr. Mehrab Mehrvar, Ryerson University, Canada, RTESE'18, Chair


Climate Change and Transportation
Dr. Yuri Yevdokimov, University of New Brunswick, Canada


Dr. Yevdokimov is Professor at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, Canada). Having completed degrees in economics and engineering, he holds a joint appointment in the departments of economics and civil engineering. Dr. Yevdokimov acquired his degrees in three different countries: former Soviet Union (MSc equivalent in engineering and PhD equivalent in economics), USA (MSc in economics) and Canada (PhD in economics). Dr. Yevdokimov’s research interests lie in the field of sustainable development particularly sustainable transportation and sustainable energy as well as emerging markets. His work has been published in academic journals and presented at International conferences in USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Singapore, Greece, China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Croatia and former USSR, particularly in Russia and Ukraine. To date Dr. Yevdokimov has more than 30 publications. One monograph, three textbooks, sixteen refereed journal articles, and nine chapters in books are among these publications.

Dr. Yevdokimov is a recognized international expert in the field of sustainable development and climate change. In 2001, he published a monograph The Chernobyl Accident and Soviet Economy dedicated to economic consequences of the Chernobyl accident in 1986 – the largest environmental disaster in the former USSR. In 2004-2005, he participated in a project “Modeling Potential Changes in Demand for Freight Transportation in Atlantic Canada due to Climate Change Impacts” with Natural Resources Canada. In 2006, along with Dr. Molchanov he published in Germany an article “Sustainable Development of the Caspian Sea Energy Resources” in monograph Building a Transnational Civil Society. In 2007-2008, along with experts from 15 countries he participated in an international project which resulted in publication of an international textbook Social and Economic Potential of Sustainable Development. In 2010, he published a chapter “Climate Change and Transportation” in International monograph Climate Change and Variability. During 2011-2016, Dr. Yevdokimov has been working on the project “Economic Consequences of Climate Change Impacts on Road Transportation in Atlantic Canada” with provincial government.

Currently Dr. Yevdokimov teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in economics and civil engineering at the University of New Brunswick and conducts research in the areas of economics of climate change, transportation economics, energy economics and political economy of emerging economies.


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Keynote Lecture

June 11 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Room 1 | Session Chair: Dr. Mehrab Mehrvar, Ryerson University, Canada, RTESE'18, Chair


Great-Expectations — The Strength of Canadian Bridge Infrastructure and the threat of Climate Change
Dr. Lamya Amleh, Ryerson University, Canada, ICCSTE'18, Chair


Dr. Lamya Amleh is an Associate Professor at the Civil Engineering Department of Ryerson University. She held several administrative positions including her current one as the Program Director for the First Year Engineering Office.

She received her BSc, from the University of Evansville, Indiana, US and received her MEng, and PhD degrees from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She is a winner of several prizes and awards for excellence in academic and research activities during. Her wide-ranging research interests focus on structural concrete design and rehabilitation, ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC), life cycle analysis and management, service life modeling of concrete structures, and sustainability and resilience of critical infrastructure. Currently, within the scope of a recently funded NRC project, she is also serving as lead investigator on research into the impact of climate change on existing infrastructure.

She is a member of several national and international technical committees, such as the ASCE Committees on Risk-Based Decision-Making and Infrastructure Management; ACI Committees on Concrete Sustainability and Service Life. She has also served as a consultant on major structures that experienced severe structural deficiencies.


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Session

June 11 | 11:05 AM - 12:05 PM | Room 1 | Session Chair: Dr. Nicholas Hytiris, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK


Air Pollution and Treatment I


RTESE 105
Time: 11:05 - 11:25
Presenter: Zhuhui Yang, Beijing University of Technology, China
Authors: Zhuhui Yang, Jia Liu, Yun Zhang, Yiwei Qin, Wei Deng, Jian Li

RTESE 107
Time: 11:25 - 11:45
Presenter: Yun Zhang, Beijing University of Technology, China
Authors: Yun Zhang, Wei Deng, Yiwei Qin, Zhuhui Yang, Jia Liu, Jian Li

RTESE 142
Time: 11:45 - 12:05
Presenter: Benjamin Komisar, Sheridan College, Canada
Authors: Lamiaa Khalid, Shirook Ali, Vahid Mashatan, Benjamin Komisar


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Session

June 11 | 11:05 AM - 12:05 PM | Room 2 | Session Chair: Dr. Yuri Yevdokimov, University of New Brunswick, Canada


Construction Management


ICCSTE 134
Time: 11:05 - 11:25
Presenter: Rafiq Muhammad Choudhry, Al Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia
Authors: Rafiq M. Choudhry, Sana Rafiq, Anwar Ahmed, Tauqir Ahmed

ICCSTE 127
Time: 11:25 - 11:45
Presenter: Prum Sideth, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Authors: Atee Amprai, Pichai Niwasuwan, Nattagarn Sangtaweeptaweekij, Sideth Prum, Gerard Duggan, Thanarat Poorat1and Nalinee Jumnongpol

ICCSTE 137
Time: 11:45 - 12:05
Presenter: Lucas Schmotzer, Manhattan College, Canada
Authors: Qian Wang, Lucas Schmotzer, Yongwook Kim


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Session

June 11 | 1:05 PM - 3:05 PM | Room 1 | Session Chair: Dr. Mehrab Mehrvar, Ryerson University, Canada, RTESE'18, Chair


Water & Wastewater Pollution and Treatment


RTESE 111
Time: 1:05 - 1:25
Presenter: Eganoosi Atojunere, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Authors: Eganoosi Esme Atojunere, Kolawole Ogedengbe, Emmanuel Babajide Lucas

RTESE 150
Time: 1:25 - 1:45
Presenter: Abdul-mehdi Ali, University of New Mexico, USA
Authors: Abdulmehdi Ali, Jose Cerrato, Jorge Estrella, Isabel Morejon

RTESE 112
Time: 1:45 - 2:05
Presenter: Bjorn Aaen, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom
Authors: Nicholas Hytiris, Konstantinos Ninikas, Bjorn Aaen

RTESE 135
Time: 2:05 - 2:25
Presenter: Kang-Hee Park, Korea University, Korea
Authors: Kang-Hee Park, Beom Joon Kim, Gwon Deok Han, Joon Hyung Shim, Hee-Deung Park

RTESE 137
Time: 2:25 - 2:45
Presenter: Beom Joon Kim, Korea University, Korea
Authors: Beom Joon Kim, Kang-Hee Park, Gwon Deok Han, Joon Hyung Shim, Hee-Deung Park

RTESE 128
Time: 2:45 - 3:05
Presenter: Aikaterini Kalogiannidou, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Authors: Katerina Kalogiannidou, Dimitrios Komilis


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Session

June 11 | 1:05 PM - 2:25 PM | Room 2 | Session Chair: Dr. Lamya Amleh, Ryerson University, Canada, ICCSTE'18, Chair


Bridge Engineering


ICCSTE 118
Time: 1:05 - 1:25
Presenter: Amanda Bao, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Authors: Amanda Bao, Michael Gulasey, Caleb Guillaume, Nadezhda Levitova, Alana Moraes, Christopher Satter

ICCSTE 138
Time: 1:25 - 1:45
Author: Jianwei Huang, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA

ICCSTE 145
Time: 1:45 - 2:05
Presenter: Bashar Hariri, Concordia University, Canada
Authors: Bashar Hariri, Lan Lin

ICCSTE 113
Time: 2:05 - 2:25
Presenter: Hesamoddin Razi Ardakani, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Authors: Hesamoddin Razi-Ardakani, Amin Ariannezhad, Mohammad Kermanshah


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Session

June 11 | 2:25 PM - 3:05 PM | Room 2 | Session Chair: Dr. Rafiq Muhammad Choudhry, Al Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia


Structural Engineering


ICCSTE 103
Time: 2:25 - 2:45
Presenter: Mohammad Javad Tolou Kian, University of Alberta, Canada
Authors: Mohammad Javad Tolou Kian, Carlos Cruz Noguez

ICCSTE 150
Time: 2:45 - 3:05
Presenter: Alireza Torkaman Rashid, Concordia University, Canada
Authors: Fawzi Latosh, Alireza Torkaman Rashid, Ashutosh Bagchi


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Session

June 11 | 3:25 PM - 4:25 PM | Room 1 | Session Chair: Dr. Yun Zhang, Beijing University of Technology, China


Air Pollution and Treatment II


RTESE 144
Time: 3:25 - 3:45
Presenter: Raul Guerrero Torres, University of Cartagena, Colombia
Authors: Raul Guerrero Torres, Mehrab Mehrvar

RTESE 145
Time: 3:45 - 4:05
Presenter: Raul Guerrero Torres, University of Cartagena, Colombia
Authors: Raul Guerrero Torres, Mehrab Mehrvar2

RTESE 146
Time: 4:05 - 4:25
Presenter: Z. Shareefdeen, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Authors: Z. Shareefdeen, S. Taqvi2, A. Elkame


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9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Keynote Lecture
MBBR Technology for Nutrient Removal at Lagoon Facilities: Cold Climate Performance and Bacterial Community Analysis
Dr. Robert Delatolla, University of Ottawa, Canada
9:45 AM -9:55 AM

Group Photo

9:55 AM - 10:25 AM

Coffee Break

9:55 AM - 10:25 AM Session
Poster Session
10:25 AM - 11:25 AM Session
Green Building Materials and Technology
11:25 AM - 12:25 PM Session
Environmental Sustainability and Protection
12:25 PM - 1:25 PM

Lunch - Buffet lunch will be served in the hotel

1:25 PM - 2:25 PM Session
Transportation Engineering

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Gala Dinner






Keynote Lecture

June 12 | 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM | Room 1 | Session Chair: TBA


MBBR Technology for Nutrient Removal at Lagoon Facilities: Cold Climate Performance and Bacterial Community Analysis
Dr. Robert Delatolla, University of Ottawa, Canada


Professor Robert Delatolla is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical Engineering at McGill University. Professor Delatolla’s current research is focused on critical water, stormwater and wastewater issues. His expertise lies in biological treatment with a focus on developing an understanding of engineered systems at the meso, micro and molecular-scale to improve their design and operation. His research endeavours include collaborative ventures with industrial and municipal partners. Professor Delatolla is currently working on characterising biofilms in water and wastewater treatment systems; optimization of advanced and hybrid biofilm treatment systems; optimization of anammox design for mainstream treatment; nutrient removal at cold temperatures; biological treatment of industrial wastewater; understanding hydrogen sulfide production in wet stormwater ponds; and biofiltration performance as a means of disinfection by-product removal.


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Session

June 12 | 9:55 PM - 10:25 PM | Session Chair: Dr. Kavitha Palaniappan, University of Newcastle, Singapore


Poster Session


RTESE 141
Presenter: Richao Cong, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan
Authors: Richao Cong, Makoto Saito, Ryuichi Hirata, Akihiko Ito, Shamil Maksyutov

RTESE 130
Presenter: Seungjin Oh, University of Seoul, Korea
Authors: Minah Oh, Jeong Won An, Seungjin Oh, Hwa-Soo Oh, Jai-Young Lee

RTESE 136
Presenter: Sehee Kang, University of Pusan, Korea
Authors: Sehee Kang, Su Kyoung Kim, Yongchul-Grego Chung, Hojun Song

ICCSTE 123
Presenter: Alireza Keshavarzy, Western Sydney University, Australia
Authors: Alireza keshavarzi, Moslem Sohrabi

ICCSTE 133
Presenter: Weeradej Cheewapattananuwong, Ministry of Transport, Thailand
Authors: Weeradej Cheewapattananuwong, Sanit Srisuk


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Session

June 12 | 10:25 AM - 11:25 AM | Room 1 | Session Chair: Dr. Jiang-Shiou Hwang, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan


Green Building Materials and Technology


ICCSTE 135
Time: 10:25 - 10:45
Presenter: Zahra Eghbali, Apadana University of Shiraz, Iran
Authors: Zahra Eghbali, Amin Didari

ICCSTE 140
Time: 10:45 - 11:05
Presenter: Nalinee Jumnongpol, Metropolitan Waterworks Authority, Thailand
Authors: Nalinee Jumnongpol, Suksun Horpibulsuk, Sideth Prum, Somsak Passananon, Thanatip Jarearnsiri

ICCSTE 143
Time: 11:05 - 11:25
Authors: Anna Laura Petrucci, Dar AlUloom University, Saudi Arabia


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Session

June 12 | 11:25 AM - 12:25 PM | Room 1 | Session Chair: TBA


Environmental Sustainability and Protection


RTESE 103
Time: 11:25 - 11:45
Author: Kavitha Palaniappan, University of Newcastle, Singapore

RTESE 148
Time: 11:45 - 12:05
Presenter: Jiang-Shiou Hwang, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
Authors: Jiang-Shiou Hwang, Li-Chun Tseng, Hans-Uwe Dahms

RTESE 119
Time: 12:05 - 12:25
Presenter: Iram Gul, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
Authors: Iram Gul, Maria Manzoor, Nosheen Hashim, Jean Kallerhoff, Muhammad Arshad


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Session

June 12 | 1:25 PM - 2:25 PM | Room 1 | Session Chair: Dr. AnnaLaura Petrucci, Dar AlUloom University, Saudi Arabia


Transportation Engineering


ICCSTE 109
Time: 1:25 - 1:45
Presenter: William H. K. Lam, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Authors: William H. K. Lam, Bi Yu Chen

ICCSTE 139
Time: 1:45 - 2:05
Presenter: Thanatip Jaroensiri, Bureau of Rural Roads 18, Suphan Buri
Authors: Thanatip Jarearnsiri, Sideth Prum, Thattep Wattanaphrayapa, Gerard Duggan, Nalinee Jumnongpol

ICCSTE 106
Time: 2:05 - 2:25
Presenter: Mohammad Ali Sahraei, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Authors: Mohammad Ali Sahraei, Professor Othman Bin Che Puan


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