Opening Session: Monday 2 November 2015
UKIERI Concrete Congress : Concrete Research Driving Profit and Sustainability
Dedicated to
Koji Sakai
Representative, Japan Sustainability Institute, Sapporo
Currently the Representative of Japan Sustainability Institute, founded in March 2014, Dr Koji Sakai was the Associate Professor at Hokkaido University, the Head and Director of Civil Engineering Research Institute, and the Professor of Kagawa University. He also holds three international positions, including Honorary Professor at the University of British Columbia (Canada), Guest Professor at Southeast University (China), and Special Professor at King Monkut`s University of Technology - North Bangkok (Thailand). Dr. Koji Sakai has been involved with the work of various organizations such as federation international du beton (fib), International Standard Organization, American Concrete Institute, and Japan Concrete Institute and has received several honours and awards for his work, especially in the area of sustainability, including JSCE Book of the year Award and ACI Concrete Sustainability Award. He has published about 700 papers and books, etc.
Opening Paper: "The Essence of Sustainability in Concrete Construction of Emerging Countries"