New Year’s Greeting 2018

Prof. Koichi Maekawa

Chair, JSCE Concrete Committee Department of Civil Engineering,
The University of Tokyo

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Special Edition
(Translation of Feature Article of JSCE Magazine, Vol. 102, No. 10)

The main aim of this issue is to broadly share knowledge on the tremendous R&D efforts being made towards practical application of new and advanced technologies in the field of maintenance, renovation and infrastructure management in Japan. The JSCE Concrete Committee hopes that international readers will find the contents of this special edition Newsletter to be interesting and beneficial for their research and work.

And also the translation articles of an outline of each development topic in the SIP Infrastructure Project will be available in the No.53 Special Edition to be released this April 2018.

Introduction of Special Edition Interview on Cross-Ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program(SIP) “Infrastructure maintenance, renovation and management”

We need to understand innovative technologies correctly and clarify the issues facing their introduction in maintenance activities. One of the chief objective of this Special Edition is to organize and introduce this information, and promote understanding of readers by translating the Feature Article of JSCE magazine.

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JSCE invited Dr. Kazuo Kyuma, who is an executive member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation and chairman of the governing board of the Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP), and Dr. Yozo Fujino, who is Program Director (PD) of the Infrastructure Maintenance, Renovation and Management Program (SIP Infrastructure Program) and a distinguished professor at Yokohama National University, to discuss SIP, advances in research and development at the SIP Infrastructure Program, and their outlook for the future.

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  SIP in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism   Measures to expand the use of new technologies

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  Discussion on Promotion of New Technology Application for Society
Strategies on practical outcomes for developed technologies are an important task for the SIP Infrastructure Program. Applicants have been selected to participate in Regional Implementation Support Teams, and these teams have begun promoting utilization of the developed technologies in ways that are suited to regional characteristics, with the cooperation of local governments and universities in their areas. Representatives from each team gathered with representatives of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, led by the National Council for Infrastructure Maintenance, to discuss measures to ensure precision and efficiency in infrastructure maintenance.

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  Dedicated Website for JSCE Design Specifications   Conference Information
Please click the following link.

The latest English versions (2007) is available in the following link.

The Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (Oct. 28-31, 2018, Ghent, Belgium)

The 8 th Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region  ( April 16-19, 2019, Tokyo )

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Editor-in-Chief: Hidenori Hamada

Associate Editors: Yoshinobu Oshima Chiaki Nagao Koji Matsumoto Kohei Eguchi

Kohei Nagai Michael Henry Naoshi Ueda Phan Huu Duy Quoc

Shingo Asamoto Koji Matsumoto Takuro Nakamura Tetsuya Ishida

Yoshinobu Nobuta Yuta Yamada