Guangzhou

Guangzhou (pronounced /gwung-jo/) is the capital city of Guangdong Province in southeast China. A major South China Sea port, it is China's southern gateway to the world as well as a hub city of the Belt and Road Initiative.

The city has been a provincial capital city since the Han Empire era 2,200 years ago and a major trading port since about the year 226. Guangzhou has a humid subtropical climate with plenty of sunshine and rainfall and no snow. The best time to visit Guangzhou is autumn and winter, from October till March of the next year, as temperatures are mild, and rainfall is lower.

Guangzhou is the top transportation hub of southern China and has very convenient transport systems. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport flights reach out to over 40 countries as well as to all parts of China. Its railway (particularly high-speed trains), highway, water transportation, and city transportation systems are also well developed. Most tourists prefer to use the city's several big bullet train stations for domestic travel.

Important Dates
30/10/2023
Full paper submission deadline
30/10/2023
Notification from paper review process
20/11/2023
Deadline for presentation submission
Symposium Program

Spanish National Committee on Large Dams (SPANCOLD), Japan Commission on Large Dams (JCOLD), French Committee on Large Dams (CFBR) and Chinese National Committee on Large Dams (CHINCOLD) have the honor to invite professionals to the 9th International Symposium on Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) Dams and Cemented Material Dams, which will be held in Dec.4th-8th,2023 in Guangzhou City, China.

RCC dams have the virtues of saving a great deal of concrete, building quickly, making project cost down and early bringing into playing project advantages and so on. Hence, the technique of constructing dams has been quickly spread and applied since it came out. Today there are more than 400 RCC dams in more than 40 countries. Great successful experiences and advanced technologies have been achieved. CHINCOLD and SPANCOLD have devoted to promote the technology from early 1990’s. The first Symposium on RCC dams was jointly organized by the two committees in 1991 in Beijing China, which was a success start of the series of RCC Symposiums.

Cemented Material Dam (CMD) is a new type of dams, which includes Hardfill dam, Cemented Sand and Gravel dam (CSG), Cemented Sand, Gravel and Rock dam (CSGR), Rock-filled Concrete dam (RCD), Cemented Soil dam (CSD), and so on. There are more than 200 CMD projects constructed and under construction.

The 9th International Symposium on Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) Dams and Cemented Material Dams will provide a platform for practitioners, engineers, researchers, scientists, managers and decision makers from all over the world to exchange ideas and technology about the latest developments dealing with RCC dams and CMDs. Beside international best practice, the participants will also have the occasion to visit some famous RCC dams and CMDs in China in operation or under construction.

Dec. 3

Registration

Dec. 4

Opening Ceremony, Awarding Ceremony, Symposium

Dec. 5

Symposium, Round Table Forum, Closing Ceremony

Dec. 6-8

Study Tours