We look forward to greeting you at the SIXTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP in 2017.

About PROTECT2017

In recent years "Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading" have received special attention as a result of numerous natural disasters, terrorism threats and aging related deteriorated infrastructures. Until early 2000's, there were very few forums on this theme to exchange ideas and research results. The "Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading" (PROTECT) specialized workshop series was conceived in the late early 2000’s and bore fruit in 2007 when the 1st PROTECT workshop was organized in Whistler, BC, Canada. This was followed by the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th International PROTECT workshops that were held in Japan, Switzerland, India and USA in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015 respectively.

The main mission of PROTECT specialized workshop is to provide an opportunity for researchers, practitioners and engineers, specializing in structural, material performance, extreme loading, and structural management and protection fields, to share their research, technology and expertise with their peers at an international forum. Following the great success of previous workshops and conferences, South China University of Technology was chosen to host the 6th "International Workshop on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading" at Guangzhou (Canton), Guangdong Province, China.

The special features of the PROTECT workshops include high quality presentations, adequate time for presentation and discussion, single-track sessionsand affordable workshop costs for participants.

PROTECT2017 is sponsored by State Laboratory of Subtropical Building Science and School of Civil Engineering and Transportation, South China University of Technology.