No Cradle, No Grave –
Circular Economy into Practice

10th International Conference on the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials

6-8 June 2018
Tampere, Finland


Could waste for one be a raw material for other?

It could, and it is. One of the largest sectors utilizing industrial by-products as raw materials is construction. Industrial by-products from residue sludge, metallurgical slags, incinerator fly ashes, bottom ashes, foundry sand and blasting grit to mine tailings, demolition wastes and contaminated soils are used in construction applications such as fill, roadbase, cement, concrete, ceramic products, and roofing materials.

The 10th International Conference on the Environmental and Technical Implications of Construction with Alternative Materials ISCOWA 2018 will show both the state of the art and the future developments in the field. In addition to fulfilling the most rigorous standards in its academic track, the conference will also showcase hands-on industrial solutions from air to earth.

Conference topics

  • Lessons learnt from practical projects
  • Proof of compliance – requirements and quality assurance
  • Monitoring and long term performance, both technical and environmental
  • Durability and ageing
  • Interaction and chemical compatibility with other materials and structures
  • New products, applications and machinery
  • Development of testing methods and standardization
  • Development of design and modelling methods
  • Processing possibilities and logistics
  • LCA and emission modelling
  • Regulations and legislation

Important dates

Abstract deadline – October 13, 2017
Abstract notifications – December 1, 2017
Full Paper or Extended Abstract deadline – January 26, 2018
Full Paper or Extended Abstract notifications – March 23, 2018
WASCON 2018 – June 6-8, 2018


June 5, 2018

Get together

June 6, 2018

Keynote Lecture
Parallel Sessions

June 7, 2018

Keynote Lecture
Parallel Sessions

June 8, 2018


Call for Papers

Accepted papers will be published in proceedings with ISBN number. Best full papers may be published in the Waste and Biomass Valorization journal.

Call for Industry Presentations

To encourage collaboration between the academia and industry, we organize also industry sessions. Speakers of the industry sessions need only to submit an abstract and prepare a presentation. Extended abstract or full paper is not required.

2018 is surprisingly close…


Interested in WASCON 2018 as a participant, exhibitor or sponsor? Join the mailing list already so you won’t miss a beat in as the event approaches. Any questions and requests are welcome to the Scientific Committee Chair Pentti Lahtinen and Local Organizing Committee Chair Teemu Vehmaskoski.