The IALCCE Workshop on Life Cycle Management 2019 will take place in the city of Rotterdam, from 27th to 29th October. The workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in civil engineering, to discuss different perspectives on Life Cycle Management.

Why Life Cycle Management?

Life Cycle thinking and acting becomes of increasing importance for anyone who takes part in processes related to building, maintaining and operating civil structures and networks. After a period of industrialization in the past century, with huge developments of all kinds of large scale construction projects, society now faces new challenges. Economies have become largely dependent on these civil assets. But society is constantly changing and the existing built environment is getting obsolete. Technically and functionally ageing assets create risks to society. Also the environmental impact of our built environment becomes a major concern. At the same time cultural heritage needs to be preserved. Action is needed to preserve the environment for the next generations. Life-Cycle thinking is important for all partners in both construction and maintenance processes.

A new way of thinking

Life Cycle Management (LCM) deals with management of performance, risks and cost from life-cycle perspective, in a continuously changing environment. It’s necessary to implement LCM in civil engineering, in order to build a sustainable future, fit for future needs, resilient to expected and unexpected events, and cost effective over time. But there are yet many challenges to conquer. LCM is a topic where academics and practitioners need to take steps forward.  The IALCCE Workshop on Life Cycle Management  2019 brings world experts together to discuss recent progress and formulate future directions to Life Cycle Management in the field of Civil Engineering.

Workshop topics and focus points

During the LCM-workshop practitioners and scientist will exchange ideas and views on Life Cycle Management. Workshop means interaction, active listening, and also active discussion. On the workshop, we will discuss a limited set of ideas and solutions that may help to enhance life cycle cost, life cycle risk or life cycle performance on one of the seven themes:

  • Data & information
  • Environmental Impact
  • Resilience
  • Structural reliability
  • Durability
  • Systems & Networks
  • Organizations and Processes

Who should visit?

People active in Civil Engineering, who believe in creating a sustainable future for next generations, and who want to make the difference should participate in this workshop. Practitioners should be willing to interact actively, and discuss the relevant topics. If you want to be inspired, and if you want to inspire others, please come to this workshop!


The objective of the International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, founded in 2006, is to promote international cooperation in the field of life-cycle civil engineering for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society. Its mission is to become the premier international organization for the advancement of the state-of-the-art in the field of life-cycle civil engineering.

IALCCE encompasses all aspects of life-cycle assessment, design, maintenance, rehabilitation and monitoring of civil engineering systems. So far, IALCCE has organized six International Symposia on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering:

  • The First International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2008) was held in Varenna, Lake Como, Italy (June 10-14, 2008),
  • the Second International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2010) was held in Taipei, Taiwan (October 27-30, 2010),
  • the Third International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2012) was held in Vienna, Austria (October 3-6, 2012)
  • the Fourth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2014) was held in Tokyo, Japan (November 16-19, 2014)
  •  the Fifth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2016) was held in Delft, the Netherlands (October 16-19, 2016)
  •  the Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2018) was held in Ghent, Belgium (October 28-31, 2018)

About the organizers

The IALCCE LCM workshop 2019  has been organized on behalf of the IALCCE under the auspices of InfraQuest.

InfraQuest is a collaboration between the Delft University of Technology, TNO (the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research) and Rijkswaterstaat (government agency within the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management). Within InfraQuest, the partners work together on scientific and societal relevant civil engineering topics. Each partner has its important role in the collaboration. This builds a strong connection between fundamental research, applied research and practical experience. InfraQuest works in close cooperation with the Dutch industry and national and international research initiatives, with a focus on the whole life-cycle of the assets.