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Our Partners

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Technical Papers Publishing Partner

The Origin

The International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM, from the name in French) was founded in June 1947, with the aim to promote scientific cooperation in the area of construction materials and structures.

Today, the new meaning of the acronym RILEM (Réunion Internationale des Laboratoires et Experts des Matériaux, systèmes de construction et ouvrages) emphasises its dominant focus on people as well as its worldwide activities, covering 90 countries.

The Mission

The mission of the association is to advance free-access scientific knowledge related to construction materials, systems and structures and to encourage transfer and application of this knowledge world-wide.

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Conference Management Partner

Karma-Link’s conference management services are designed to assist the volunteer led local organizing committees with all aspects of event logistics, organizing, planning, sponsor and exhibitor recruiting, technology and financial management, allowing the organizing committee members to focus their time and energy on program, technical content and local colour of the event.

Karma-Link Management Services and its principals have over a decade of experience in managing conferences and events for professional associations. We work extensively with the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS), the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), Discrete Fracture Network Engineering group (DFNE) and the International Slope Stability organization to plan and execute great events.

Tourism and Hospitality Partner

As Canada’s capital, Ottawa is the perfect place to experience some of the country’s best attractions, celebrations and flavours in one welcoming city. With its unique blend of urban and rural beauty, year-round outdoor activities, and vibrant neighbourhoods, the Ottawa region is best explored over three days or more.


Ottawa is the perfect place to soak up national and regional cultures. Parliament Hill, the seat of Canada’s federal government, welcomes visitors on free tours of its historic buildings. Seven of Canada’s nine national museums immerse you in Canadian history, art, war, aviation, science and more. The National Arts Centre represents the entire country through orchestra, dance, variety, and multilingual theatre programming. Other sites of national importance include the historic Fairmont Château Laurier (the first in a series of hotels constructed by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company), Rideau Hall (historic home of the Governor General of Canada), the RCMP Musical Ride Visitor Centre (where the renowned horse-riding group practises), Laurier House National Historic Site (where famous prime ministers lived) and the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum (a real bunker-turned-museum).

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