2023 4th International Conference on Civil, Architecture and Disaster Prevention and Control (CADPC 2023)
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Keynote Speakers of CADPC 2022       2022年第三届届主讲嘉宾

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Mohammadreza Vafaei (PhD, P. Eng.)

School of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Field of Specialty and Interest: Seismic design and rehabilitation, Structural health monitoring, Signal processing, Neural networks and Wavelet Transforms

Dr. Mohammadreza Vafaei has joined Department of Structure and Materials, School of Civil Engineering of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM since 2013, and has served as associate professor since 2020.

Dr. Mohammadreza Vafaei has published many scientific articles in top-tier journals and conferences, including 34 in SI-indexed (Web of Science), and 14 in SCOPUS-indexed Journals, etc. He is also the editorial member for journals, such as the Open Civil Engineering Journal (Scopus Index), the Open Construction & Building Technology Journal (Scopus Index), and the reviewer for more than 10 journals and conferences, such as the Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering Journal, Construction and Building Materials Journal, International Conference on Advanced Science, Engineering and Technology (ICASET) 2015, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, etc.

He is elected as the member of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), USA, American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), USA, Seismological Society of America (SSA), USA, International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, Iranian Construction Engineer Organization, Iranian Earthquake Engineering Association, and Nan Yang Academy of Science (Singapore). Dr. Vafaei is a keynote speaker and facilitator at many academic or influential conferences, including 2nd and 3rd Global Conference and Expo on Applied Science, Engineering and Technology in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Dubai, UAE. He receives many awards in this field, including Gold Medal in International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (Pecipta) 2019, UTHM for “Innovative Visco-Elastic Damper for Vibration Control in Structures and Infrastructures”, Anugerah Penerbitan, Anugerah Kualiti Sekolah Kejuruteraan Awam 2018, Research Advisor for Nan Yang Academy of Sciences (Singapore), and Silver Medal for Earthquake resistance Smart Column from INATEX, etc.


Distinguished Professor. Zhifeng Xu

School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Wuhan Institute of Technology

(许峙峰 特聘教授,武汉工程大学土木工程与建筑学院)

Research Area: Structural Reliability, Probabilistic Mechanics, Fracture Mechanics, Probability and Statistics, Smart algorithms.

Guaduated from University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities in May 2019, majoring in civil engineering.

Worked for Itasca Consulting Group, Inc. as a software engineering from August 2019 to July 2020.

Work for Wuhan Institute of Technology as a distinguished professor from December 2020 to present.

Research interests include structural reliability, fracture mechanics, probabilistic mechanics, probability and statistics, smart algorithms.

Participated in the research projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China, Natural Science Foundation of USA, and U.S. Army Research Office.

Published 7 SCI journal papers, 4 of which are of the first author (including one that published on the top journal of solid mechanics – Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids).

Led the development of the smart software for meshing and finite element modeling – Griddle 2.0.


2019年8月至2020年7月于Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.任软件工程师。




已发表SCI期刊论文7篇,其中以第一作者发表SCI论文4篇(含一篇固体力学顶级期刊—Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids论文)。

曾主导开发过网格划分及有限元建模智能软件—Griddle 2.0。

Speech Title: Analytical approximations for the frequency response, localization factor and attenuation coefficient of one-dimensional periodic foundations(一维周期基础频率响应、局部化因子及衰减系数的解析近似解) 

Abstract: This research studies the frequency related properties of one-dimensional periodic foundations and further proposes analytical approximations for the frequency response, localization factor and attenuation coefficient of these structures. The proposed analytical approximations are validated numerically. In addition, a matrix of frequency responses are defined and used in the investigation of the corresponding superstructure-foundation coupling effect.


Professor. Xinlin Wan 

College of Civil Engineering, Anhui Jianzhu University 

(宛新林 教授,安徽建筑大学土木工程学院) 

Research Area: Geotechnical Engineering, Geophysical Exploration, Engineering Seismic, etc.

Xinlin Wan, male, PhD, postgraduate supervisor. Deputy Chairman of the Foundation Testing Professional Committee of Anhui Construction Engineering Quality Supervision and Testing Association, Expert of Anhui Engineering Survey and Foundation Standardization Technical Committee, and Anhui Earthquake Disaster Assessment Expert.

He has presided over and participated in more than 10 scientific research projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the special scientific research funds for doctoral programs in colleges and universities, the Joint Fund for Earthquake Science, and provincial and ministerial levels; presided over more than 100 industry-university-research projects entrusted by enterprises and institutions; published more than 40 academic papers, including over 20 SCI and EI indexed papers, and 2 patents of utility model.

He has successively undertaken courses such as geotechnical engineering testing technology, geophysical exploration, and principles and methods of electrical exploration; edited and co-edited 5 practical coursebooks for higher education.





Associate Professor. Deng Peng

College of Civil Engineering, Hunan University

(邓鹏 副教授,湖南大学土木工程学院)

Research Area: Solid waste reuse;Seismic resilience of engineering structures

Deng Peng, doctoral supervisor, associate professor, project leader of national key R & D program, graduated from Colorado School of Mines in United States, and engaged in the research on seismic resilience theory of engineering structures and building industrialization technology based on solid waste reuse. Presided over 1 National Key Research and Development Program of China, 1 Major Research Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China, 1 youth program of National Natural Science Foundation of China, and 1 sub project of scientific and technological innovation leading plan of high-tech industry in Hunan Province; Participated in 1 major science and technology project in Hunan Province and 3 projects funded by the Natural Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). More than 20 papers have been published in ASCE, Journal of structural engineering, Engineering Structures, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering and other authoritative journals.

邓鹏,博士生导师,副教授,国家重点研发计划课题负责人。博士毕业于美国科罗拉多矿业大学,从事工程结构地震韧性理论、基于固废再利用的建筑工业化技术研究。主持国家重点研发计划课题1项、国家自然科学基金重大项目子课题1项、国家自然科学基金青年项目1项、湖南省高新技术产业科技创新引领计划子课题1项;参与湖南省科技重大专项1项、美国自然科学基金会(NSF)和美国地质调查局(USGS)资助项目3项。目前已经在ASCE、Journal of Structural Engineering和Engineering Structures等结构工程权威期刊、Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America和Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering等权威期刊共发表论文20余篇。

Speech Title: Experimental Investigation of Seismic Uncertainty Propagation through Shake Table Tests (基于振动台试验的地震不确定性影响研究)

Abstract: The propagation of uncertainty in seismic response analysis is the mechanism through which ground motion (GM) uncertainty and structural parameter (SP) uncertainty contribute to response variability, and is critical for accurately quantifying seismic risk in performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE). Response uncertainty in existing PBEE analyses is estimated either through statistical variance combination approaches or through computationally intensive time history simulations. In general, experimental exploration of the uncertainty propagation is cost prohibitive and impractical. In this paper, a series of shake table tests are conducted to generate statistical seismic response data of 12 nominally identical simple specimens subjected to a suite of 7 earthquakes at different seismic intensity levels. The test data are analyzed in order to decouple the contributions of GM uncertainty and structural parameter uncertainty on response uncertainty with different intensity levels and verifying several basic characteristics about uncertainty propagation. In addition, the accuracy of the square root sum of squares (SRSS), which is a simplified method used to combine different uncertainty sources to calculate the total response uncertainty, is evaluated through comparison with test data.

Keynote Speakers of 2020-2021 Conference       2020-2021年会议主讲嘉宾

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Prof. Jianxing Wang(王建省 教授)

North China University of Technology(北方工业大学)

Research Area:

Civil engineering, architectural engineering, ancient structures, road and bridge structures, engineering seismic

Research Experience:

Wang Jianxing, was admitted to Beijing Institute of Technology(BIT) in 1982. In 1989, he graduated from BIT and worked in the Branch of Beijing Institute of Iron and Steel, where he served as assistant professor and lecturer successively. In 1997, he was transferred to North China University of Technology(NCUT), where he served as associate professor, Professor, responsible Professor, vice chairman of the Department, academic member, academic degree member and member of Teaching Guidance Committee. Excellent mechanics teachers in Beijing, excellent mechanics teachers in China. He taught more than 10 mechanics courses and created a lecture hall of science, technology and culture. He presided over and participated in nearly 20 projects, including the Natural Science Foundation of China(NSFC), the Beijing Natural Science Foundation(BNSF), the "practical training plan" for high-level talents in Beijing universities and horizontal projects, presided over more than 10 open experiments, and published 140 EI, ISTP, core papers, etc.

Expert of China National Architecture Research Association of the state people's Committee, expert and Deputy Secretary General of the construction reinforcement Committee of the state people's Committee, senior consultant of the surname Committee of China National Minority Cultural Protection Association of the state people's Committee, director of the science and Technology Innovation Committee of the Chinese society of science and technology news, degree general evaluation expert of the Ministry of education, special expert of China's science and technology papers, evaluation expert of the Natural Science Foundation Committee of the state and three provinces and cities, state and There are more than 20 titles, such as evaluation expert of science and technology award of Beijing and two provinces, judge of National Youth Science and technology innovation competition sponsored by China Association for science and technology and the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League, consultant of China's high and new technology enterprises, vice president of Hebei Machinery Enterprise Management Association.

Invited by the government, enterprises, institutions, organizations, business associations and well-known people, attend social welfare, project review, guest report, enterprise visit, organization inspection, project discussion, academic exchange and other activities. Establish more than ten production, learning and research bases nationwide.

Speech Title:

Research on  Mechanical Properties of Mortise Tenon Joints with Sparrow Joint in Large Wood Structure of Chinese National Architecture

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Assoc.Prof. Lina Xu(徐丽娜 副教授)

Jilin Jianzhu University, China(吉林建筑大学)

Research Area:

Pile foundation; fiber-reinforced cemented soil; new Building Materials

Research Experience:

  • Study on characteristics and shear model of interface between multi-expanded-plate concrete pile and soil around the expanded branches, 52008185, Funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2021.01-2023.12. (as project leader)

  • Study on mechanical properties and mechanism of basalt fiber soil-cement in complex environment, JJKH20200283KJ, Funded by Education Department of Jilin Province, 2019-2020. (as project leader)

  • Study on the risk assessment of debris flow in Songhua River Area in Jilin Province, 20170520085JH, Funded by Department of Science and Technology of Jilin Province, 2017-2019. (as project leader)

  • Research on the cultivation mode of the excellent civil engineers based on the concept of "OBE", GH16301, Funded by Scientific of education project in Jilin Province, 2016-2017. (as project leader)

  • Study on the failure principle of the soil around the pile and pullout-resistance beating capacity of the concrete extrunded-expanded-plates pile under the horizontal load, 51678275, Funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2016-2020. (As a participant, I am responsible for the study of indoor simulation test.)

  • Study on the stress mechanism and ultimate bearing capacity of new epoxy concrete tress structures, 51678274, Funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2016-2020. (As a participant, I am responsible for the study of theoretical analysis.)

Speech Title:

Experimental study on mechanical behavior of basalt fiber reinforced cemented soil subjected to complex environment in season frozen zone


In the seasonal frozen area, the freezing-thawing cycles and the erosion of the external environment are the main factors affecting the strength of cemented soil. It is an important topic to explore the development law of mechanical properties of cemented soil subjected to the complex environment in the seasonal frozen area and how to improve its mechanical properties. In this paper, a series of unconfined compressive strength tests, freezing-thawing cycle tests, salt freezing tests were carried out to analysis the influence of fiber content and fiber length on the mechanical properties of cemented soil. And then the influence of curing temperature, curing time, number of freezing-thawing cycles, salt freezing environment on the mechanical properties of basalt fiber reinforced cemented soil was discussed. The results show that the strength of basalt fiber reinforced cemented soil presents a generally convex curve with the increasing of fiber length, and the curve finally tends to the strength of cemented soil without fiber under the same fiber contents. It shows that the fiber distribution uniformity and fiber distribution density have great influence on the strength. The strength of basalt fiber reinforced cemented soil presents a wavy curve with the increasing of fiber content, the second wave peak value is less than the first wave peak value and the curve finally tends to a fixed value under the same fiber length. As the number of freeze-thaw cycles increased,the strength of the fiber-reinforced cemented soil tended to decrease. The strength of cemented soil without fiber decreased the most. The relationship between the strength and the number of freeze-thaw cycles was linear. Under the same number of freezing-thawing cycles, the damage degree of basalt fiber reinforced cemented soil is sulfate-freezing > mixed salt freezing > chloride salt freezing > water freezing. The research shows that the addition of basalt fiber can not only improve the mechanical properties of cemented soil, but also improve the resistance to the influence of complex environment such as freezing-thawing and salt freezing. The study in this paper can provide some reference for the application of basalt fiber reinforced cemented soil in the complex environment of seasonal frozen area.

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Assoc.Prof. Fan Hongqin(樊宏钦 副教授)

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China(香港理工大学 建筑及房地产学系)

Research Area:

Construction equipment management, construction information technology, construction economics, sustainability

Research Experience:

Dr. Fan Hongqin’s research expertise and interests are in the general area of construction management, especially in construction equipment management, and application of ICT and big data technology for decision support in construction and project management. Dr. Fan is currently the members of HKICM, and CIOB.  He is the programme leader of BSc (Hon) programme in Building Engineering and Management at Hong Kong PolyU. He has many research projects funded by Hong Kong SAR government, Chinese government and the University, with over 40 publications in top-tier international journals and international conferences.

Speech Title: 

Retrofitting diesel-powered construction equipment for clean construction in Hong Kong


Construction equipment is the power house in construction of buildings and infrastructure projects as many activities, such as land preparation and excavation, foundation works, installation works, concrete works, mainly rely on heavy equipment for implementation. However most construction equipment items are diesel powered and emit toxic pollutants of particulate matters (PM), Nitrogen oxides (NOx), unburned hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), which are important sources of air pollutions detrimental to the health of construction workers and the general public near the site. This study briefly summarizes the available retrofitting and emission reduction technologies of diesel engines in terms of their affordability, effectiveness, technology maturity, services and support through literature review and analysis, and then applies selected retrofitting technologies to the current in-service construction equipment and evaluate their cost benefits through life cycle analysis on selected construction equipment from a large general contractor in Hong Kong. Recommendations are made on how the government can provide supports and inventive to the contractors so that the main contractors can take progressive actions to retrofit and upgrade of their equipment fleet to achieve clean construction in project development, while in the same time, operate with a viable financial plan to reduce its impact on project budget.

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Assoc.Prof. Ying Cui(崔莹 副教授)

Xi’an Shiyou University, China(西安石油大学)

Research Area:

Strength Theory and Its Application, Dynamic Response of Structure Under Impact Load

Research Experience:

Ying Cui, associate professor, doctor of civil engineering (post), who graduated from the school of civil engineering, Chang'an University. He is currently the director of the department of civil engineering and the head of the undergraduate major of civil engineering in Shiyou university. He is a visiting scholar of Manchester University in the UK. He is mainly engaged in civil engineering and mechanics related professional teaching and research work. His research field is the evaluation of blast resistance of structural members. Moreover, he also does some researches in the aspects of mechanical strength theory and its application.

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Dr. Tianrong Wang(黄天荣 高级工程师)

Shanghai Urban Construction Vocational College(上海城建职业学院)

Research Experience: