The 6th International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, ACMBS-VI, will be held in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, from 22-25 May 2012. One of the longest running conference series focusing on this topic, the conference is organized under the auspices of the ACMBS Technical Committee of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) and is sponsored by the ISIS Canada Network Association. The conference is co-hosted by Queen's University and the Royal Military College of Canada. The success of the previous conferences (Sherbrooke, 1992; Montreal, 1996; Ottawa, 2000; Calgary, 2004; and Winnipeg, 2008) has established this event as a premier forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience with the use of advanced composites in bridges and structures.


The objectives of ACMBS-VI are to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of recent developments in the use of advanced composite materials (ACM) and fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) in bridges and other structures, and to provide an opportunity for national and international delegates from industrial, research, and academic institutions to interact and share their knowledge, to learn about innovative technologies in the field, and to discuss future directions.

Special Journal Issue of CJCE

Articles of particular interest from this conference will be invited to submit an expanded paper for a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering to honour the 20th anniversary of ACMBS.

Conference Topics

ACMBS-VI will have three tracks to cover all aspects of research, applications, and performance of advanced composite materials and fibre reinforced polymers in the design, construction, and rehabilitation of bridges and other structures.

Track One: Disaster Scenarios

Earthquake, fire, blast, other extreme events; safety and security.

Track Two: Sustainability

Including life-cycle costs, environmental impact, and economics.

Track Three: Topics of general interest

Including but not restricted to:

  • All-FRP systems
  • Anchorage systems and connections
  • Codes, standards, and education
  • Field applications and case studies
  • Hybrid structures
  • Prestressing
  • Material behaviour, including bond, durability, fatigue, and long-term performance
  • Applications in wood, masonry, and steel structures
  • Strengthening and rehabilitation of structures
  • Analysis and design
  • Applications in structural concrete
  • Fabrication, processing, and testing
  • Full-scale testing
  • Innovative structural systems
  • Stay-in-place formwork
  • All-FRP systems
  • All-FRP systems

Important Updates

Final Technical Programme

14 May 2012

Final Technical Programme is available online. See Programme page for more info.

Registration is Open!!

1 Feb 2012

Registration is now open. Follow the link to the ACMBS-VI Registration Service to get registered. Early-bird rates are available until 15 Feb 2012.

Guest/Companion Programme

1 Feb 2012

New information is available on the Guest/Companion Programme.