Friday, 25 March 2011 16:15

International Symposium on Cement Based Materials for a Sustainable Agriculture (CSAS 2011)

siloCement based materials play a key role in the development of modern agriculture. The sustainability of today’s agriculture is strongly related to construction materials, their quality and durability. Nowadays, the social emphasis is for a more sustainable agriculture. This factor will influence the selection of materials for agricultural buildings and structures. Due to the environmental footprint of cement production and, in some cases, to its premature deterioration, does concrete can still fulfill a fundamental role in agricultural facility construction? This symposium will provide a great venue to share and discuss information relating to concrete construction. The main topics discussed at the symposium will help to answer these questions and much more!


The scientific program will include plenary sessions and sessions on the following topics:

Session1: Concrete deterioration and Durability;
Session 2: Water and Manure Management and Rural Pavement;
Session 3: Live Cycle Analysis;
Session 4: Concrete Floors for Animal Housing;
Session 5: Ecological Concrete.



General program:

Sunday September 18:

  • Registration;
  • Evening welcome reception.

Monday September 19:

  • Congress opening ceremonies;
  • Technical oral and poster sessions;
  • Evening Banquet.

Tuesday September 20:

  • Technical oral and poster sessions;
  • Dinner and Vieux Québec guided tour.

Wednesday September 21:

  • Technical tour.

Technical tour

Visit CRIB Laboratory Laval University in Quebec City, IRDA's Research Station at Deschambault and visit of farm building. Lunch and luxury Bus. Approximate duration is 12h.

Your destination will be Québec City that has a unique European flavour. Québec was declared in 1985 World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Symposium will take place in the 5-star Château Bonne Entente. The autumn’s weather will be fresh, around 18ºC. It’s a magic season with the colours of the Maple trees. On Tuesday, September 20th, we will have a guided tour of Vieux Québec (included in fees).

The preliminary program is now online and can be found at: www.bioeng.ca/csas2011

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René Morissette

Research Engineer for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at Québec City research centre. Mainly working on forage harvesting and conservation, biomass combustion. CSBE webmaster since 2008. Part-time webdesigner.

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