On 19-21 May 2016 Epoka University, the Polytechnic University of Tirana, and the Polytechnic University of Bari, respective Departments of Civil Engineering organized the “3rd International Balkans Conference on Challenges of Civil Engineering”, in Tirana.
The Chair of the Conference, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Miriam Ndini, Deputy Minister of Environment of the Republic of Albania, Mr. Klejdi Xhaxhiu, the distinguished guest and keynote speaker Prof. Dr. Paulo B. Lourenço from University of Minho, Portugal, Prof. Dr. Niko Pojani from the Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anna Bruna Menghini from Polytechnic University of Bari contributed with their valuable speeches in the opening ceremony of the conference.
The conference focused on nine core areas such as Structural and Earthquake Engineering; Computational Methods in Civil Engineering; Construction Technology and Management; Construction Materials; Geotechnical Engineering; Hydraulic, Coastal and Harbor Engineering; Historical and Monumental Buildings; Sustainable Design and Transportation Engineering.
The Conference brought together approximately 100 academicians and professionals from 12 different countries in the Balkans and beyond.
A social activity followed the conference in the cities of Berat and Durres, two cities that offer their beauty and history making the trip of the participants in Albania a memorable time.