FCCI Road Show in Japan
Saitama-Tokyo-Tsukuba, Japan, 14-16 December 2009
The Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (CEEFC), a Research Centre at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has played a leading role in the development of fibre composite applications in civil infrastructure. CEEFC has partnered with several industry partners to develop the first fibre composite bridge in Australia and other notable projects including the fibre composite walers for Brisbane riverwalk.
A three-day Fibre Composites in Civil Infrastructure (FCCI) Road Show in Japan will be held in key locations in Japan (Saitama, Tokyo, and Tsukuba) on 14-16 December 2009. This Road show will be in the form of mini workshops on R&D on fibre composites in civil infrastructure as well as site visits/technical visits to key Japanese research organisations. This road show is a follow on activity from the successful two day international workshop on Fibre Composites in Civil Infrastructure - Past, Present and Future (FCCI) held at USQ on 1-2 December 2008.
The aim of the road show is to bring together leading researchers, industry partners and asset owners who have got a keen interest in implementing the fibre composites in civil infrastructure. The road show also aims at increasing the awareness and understanding of fibre composites in civil applications, promote bilateral partnerships in fibre composite development between Japan and Australia and recognitions of Australian expertise in fibre composites in Japan.
This road show is partly supported by Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) and JIST Foundation (Japan Interaction in Science and Technology Forum).