The East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC) conference was first held in Bangkok from 15-17 January 1986. Since then, the conference has gone around various countries in the East Asia Pacific region such as Thailand, China, Korea, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Vietnam.

The objective of this conference series is to provide a forum for professional engineers, academics, researchers and contractors to present recent research and developments in structural engineering and construction.

The EASEC-16 Conference will be held in the beautiful Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia from 3-6 December 2019.

Important Dates

Extended deadline for submission of full paper: 31 July 2019
Deadline for submission of revised full paper: 1 September 2019
Notification of full paper acceptance: 15 September 2019
Deadline for early bird registration: 30 September 2019
Conference: 3-6 December 2019

Conference Awards


EASEC16 Best Young Reseacher’s Paper Award

To recognise the best EASEC16 paper of young researchers with age 35 or below. To be considered for this award, applicants must be the first author and presenter, and submit their full paper and the below form by the deadline.


Click here to download the EASEC16 Best Young Researcher’s Paper Award form 


EASEC Young Reseacher/Engineer Award

To recognize outstanding works of young researchers/engineers with age 35 or below.


Nishino Medal

To be awarded to a distinguished senior engineer who has been judged to have made internationally recognized contributions in the area of structural engineering and construction through research, development and/or professional practice in the Asia-Pacific region.

Closing date for entries is September 6, 2019.


Nishino Prize

To be awarded to a young engineer (age below 45 years) from the Asia-Pacific region who has made significant contributions and shown potential for great future achievements in the area of structural engineering and construction through research, development and/or practice (2 prizes per EASEC).

Closing date for entries is September 6, 2019.


EASEC16 Pre-conference Workshop on Floating Offshore Wind


Title: Floating Offshore Wind – A technology to become the energy source of the future

Venue: Room 49-313A, The University of Queensland

Date: Tuesday 3 December 2019

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Registration Fees: Standard  –  $200 + 10%GST

Full-time students – $100 + 10% GST

The fee covers lunch, 2 coffee breaks and workshop notes.

Lecturer: Dr.-Ing. Frank Adam, Universität Rostock, Germany


Brief CV of Lecturer: Frank Adam’s research focuses on offshore wind and floating substructures; in particular on logistical concepts, coupled simulations, the use of novel materials for maritime constructions, and intelligent decommissioning concepts for offshore wind turbines. He leads the GICON-TLP (tension leg platform), [email protected], DT-NeO-WEA and CART (compact and robust medium wind turbine) development projects at the LWET. Future projects are a EU graduate school in floating wind (FLOAWER) as well as a German R&D cluster on floating wind (OWSplus). He also serves as the ERASMUS+ representative at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology and lectures the Practical Wind Turbine Construction Initiative at the LWET.

Course Description:
One of the most urgent tasks of mankind at our times is to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Reaching this goal would reduce risks and effects of climate change to a level which enables a much better chance of survival of diverse ecosystems, great biodiversity and mankind. To achieve this aim, offshore wind power will play a vital role supplying people with low-carbon energy. Floating offshore wind turbines are an economic technology for power production at water depths from 40 m to 200 m and more. This means a great potential, as it is estimated that 70% of the suitable areas for offshore wind are located at water depths of 60 m and more. The workshop will focus on several topics out of this new industry sector. The topics cover structural mechanics, steel structures, wind & wave loading, design codes, structural dynamics and others.


Workshop Programme:

8:30am to 9:00am – Registration

9:00am to 10:30am – Lecture #1: Introduction to floating offshore wind

  • Design standards
  • Types of substructures
  • Market overview
  • Types of moorings
  • Types of foundations

10:30am to 11:00am – Coffee Break

11:00am to 12:30pm – Lecture #2: Fully coupled load analysis

  • Servo-hydro-aero-elastic simulations
  • Design Load cases
  • Software tools
  • Introduction to OpenFAST
  • Simulation result analysis (ULS/FLS)

12:30pm to 1:30pm – Lunch break (60min)

1:30pm to 3:00pm – Lecture #3: Lab-scale and full-scale testing of floating wind systems

  • Examples for Wind & Wave test facilities
  • Scaling laws after Reynold & Froude
  • Scaling the wind turbine
  • Hardware-in-the-loop testing
  • Calibration of the software models

3:00pm to 3:30pm – Coffee Break

3:30pm to 5:00pm – Lecture #4: Four selected examples – comparison & ongoing R&D work

  • Steel spar-buoy solution by Equinor
  • Steel semi-submersible solution by Principle Power
  • Steel or concrete semi-submersible Solution by IDEOL
  • Steel or concrete tension leg platform by GICON
  • Examples from Japan
  • Ongoing R&D


Organiser: Prof. C.M. Wang, TMR Chair Professor in Structural Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland. E-mail: [email protected]  Tel: +61 434 364 775