The 7th International Technical Conference on Frontiers of Hydraulic and Civil Engineering Technology (HCET 2022) was due to be held in Sanya from 25–27 September 2022, hosted by Henan Polytechnic University, China and the Chinese University of Geosciences (Wuhan). The conference is also organized in partnership with China Communications Construction Co., Ltd. (CCCC), China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co., Ltd (MBEC), Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada and Northwestern University, USA. Given the instability of the situation due to the Covid 19 pandemic, however, it was decided to hold the conference as a fully virtual event on Zoom.
This conference is intended as a vehicle for the dissemination of research results on the latest advances made in the area of hydraulic and civil engineering technology and environmental engineering, and offers a common platform and an excellent opportunity for scientists, researchers and engineers from around the world to exchange their findings and discuss developments, as well as establishing a basis for starting collaborations at both a national and international level.
This volume of proceedings presents full-length research papers, experience reports, and empirical study plans from international contributors. In total, 275 research papers were submitted, and all were subjected to a rigorous peer-review process commensurate with their track, with each paper being reviewed by a minimum of two experts. After review and checks for quality and plagiarism, 163 papers were accepted for publication. Among other things, these focus on the research and development of concrete structure design and analysis, structural mechanics and structural engineering, geological exploration and earthquake engineering, building technology, urban planning, energy, environment and advanced engineering science and applications.
The conference was characterized by presentations of state-of-the-art studies, lively discussions, and friendly communications. These proceedings are a collection of the excellent works presented; proof of the progress in research and a milestone in this area.
On behalf of the organizing committee, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all keynote speakers and participants. We also extend our thanks to the international reviewers and the members of the program committee for their dedicated contribution and commitment.
We look forward to meeting you next year!
Henan Polytechnic University, China
Ryerson University Toronto, Canada