WASCON (The International Conference on the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials) has been held every three years since 1991 and provides a forum for exchange of ideas and current research nationally and internationally on the use of waste, industrial by-products and other recycled materials in construction. An important scientific base for the implementation of alternative materials is given by the numerous contributions to the WASCON conferences.
In addition to our regular WASCON conferences, ISCOWA is also interested in organizing other seminars and conferences related to our field of interest. In case you have a good idea, please do not hesitate to contact us via our contact form!
Coming (Updated 27th of August):
Construction Goes Circular postponed till fall 2022
Peikko Group, Lahti European Green Capital 2021, Green Building Council Finland, and ISCOWA are organizing a one day conference “Construction Goes Circular” in Lahti, Finland.
The Construction Goes Circular conference is aimed to attract around 200 participants from Finland and abroad to hear world-class presentations on practical solutions for circular economy in the construction industry. It also facilitates networking between industry representatives, scientific community, policy makers, and other professionals.
Due to the pandemic situation, the organizing committee has decided to postpone this event till fall 2022. The exact dates are not yet decided, but will be announced as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, we are organizing a virtual Members Meeting on 12th of October at 17-18pm (EET). In this meeting, we will, for example, present the actions taken during the past couple of years in ISCOWA, and also show the future plans we have. A more detailed agenda and MS Teams-invitation will be sent to our Members closer to the meeting. We hope to see many of you there!
WASCON 2021 will be WASCON 2023 or 2024
The next WASCON conference was planned to be held on 23rd to 25th of June 2021 in Hong Kong. However, these dates are not possible due to unforeseen issues related to COVID19-virus. Therefore, ISCOWA board has decided to postpone WASCON until 2023 or 2024 depending on how the situation develops. The exact dates will be announced as soon as possible. Stay tuned on our website or updated information can also be found from LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter @WASCON2022.
Webinar on Valorization of Waste Incineration Residues in Construction, 29th-30th of March, 2022
Meanwhile, we are planning together with Hong Kong Polytechnic University a webinar on Valorization of Waste Incineration Residues in Construction. It will be two half day sessions on 29th-30th of March, where invited speakers will give interesting state-of-the-art presentations regarding the treatment and utilization of bottom and fly ashes from WtE plants. This webinar will be free of charge to our members and 400 HKD (approximately 44 €) to non-members. So save the dates from your agenda already, and we will inform you about the registration soon.
The organizers of WasteENG2020 have announced that the WasteENG2022 (9th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation) will be organized in Copenhagen in June 2022. We will keep you updated on the details regarding this event, and meanwhile you can visit http://www.wasteeng2020.org/ to learn more about the virtual event that was held early summer this year.
2006 WASCON in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, May 29 – June 2, 2006, if you are interested in purchasing the proceedings, please contact us via this contact form
2003 WASCON in San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain, June 4-6, 2003, if you are interested in purchasing the proceedings, please contact us via this contact form
1994 WASCON in Maastricht, The Netherlands, 1 -3 June, 1994
1991 WASCON in Maastricht, The Netherlands, 10-14 November, 1991