General Information

We are pleased to announce the ICCT 2019, International Conference on Industrial Construction and Cooling Towers, taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland, October 9 - 12, 2019. It follows the successful ICCT 2016 in Rotterdam, which was attended by 200 experts from all over the world.

ICCT 2019 is jointly organized and supported by:

  • CICIND, the International Association for Industrial Construction, which is a private association, founded in 1973, registered in Switzerland. CICIND deals with all aspects of Industrial Construction, like chimneys, silos, tanks (concrete, steel or FRP/GRP), mainly design, construction, maintenance, materials and operation, and publishes Model Codes and Technical Papers.
  • IASS, International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, which is a non-profit association founded in 1959, registered in Spain. The IASS supports the interchange of ideas among all those interested in lightweight structural systems such as lattice, tension, membrane, and shell structures. IASS Technical Expert Group 03 is especially concerned with Cooling and Solar Updraft Towers.
  • VGB PowerTech e.V, Technical Association for Power and Heat Generation is a voluntary association of power generating companies worldwide. The goal is to promote and optimize the operational safety and environmental compatibility as well as the availability and economy of plants for power and heat generation. Of course chimneys, silos, tanks and cooling towers belong to the relevant power plant components.

The aim of the conference is to bring together all groups of experts in building technology of Industrial Construction, in order to review chances for cooperation in research and development. Common interests as well as differences shall be identified in order to find best practice methods for design and construction. The conference will present actual developments and the state-of-the-art developments in industrial technology worldwide. 50 papers are expected to be presented in parallel sessions during the conference, serving the major objectives and topics in the conference issues.

The Organization for Industrial Construction CICIND, the IASS Technical Expert Group 3 and the VGB Technical Group „Constructional Concepts / Specific Civil Solutions”, want to prepare a platform, where new developments and the state-of-the-art in industrial and energy engineering and construction can be presented.

Thus, the conference will be supported by IASS and VGB PowerTech. The financial and administrative organization will be arranged by CICIND, the scientific organization by the University of Wuppertal together with the HRW University of Applied Sciences in Mülheim.

Old Town of Edinburgh with Castle