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The Young Concrete Researchers, Engineers and Technologist Symposium (YCRETS) aims to create a platform to bring together young individuals who work on the development, design and application of concrete and cementitious based materials, in Southern Africa.



The YCRETS was originally planned to be held from 1st to 3rd July 2020. However, in light of the extraordinary circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Organizing Committee decided to postpone the Conference to 7-9 July 2021. In light of this new postponement, we are aware that some of you may originally have not submitted an abstract due to some difficulties, but would now like to participate. Therefore, the YCRETS organisers have re-opened abstract submission for those who would like to submit a late abstract.

If you would like to submit an abstract to this call, please email your abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 1st November 2020.


The symposium aspires to:


    Establish Southern Africa as a place of cutting edge research, innovation and engineering excellence in concrete materials and engineering.

    Promote young researchers, engineers and technologists as the future leaders in the concrete engineering and construction industry.

    Foster research collaborations between the different academic institutions and industry across Southern Africa.

The symposium aims to showcase the work undertaken by young individuals to the industry at large.

The symposium is open to presenters who are 35 years (in 2021) and younger and who either:
are research scholars (pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate studies) or members of academia
are architects, individuals from a construction management background, or any other fields of work directly/indirectly associated with concrete and concrete construction
are engineers or
practising in the industry

Supported by:

YCRETS web supported cesa   YCRETS web supported rilem   YCRETS web supported saice   YCRETS web supported tci

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