Conference: Cement-Based Materials for a Sustainable Future

International Conference on “Cement – Based Materials Tailored for a Sustainable Future” will take place in Boğaziçi University with the participation of world – renowned scholars and experts. The conference aims to gather researchers and industrial experts from around the world who specialize on cement-based materials to share and spread knowledge in an effort to increase awareness on the importance of the sustainable cementitious systems. 

BAP project “Analysis of Physiological Risk Factors for Occupational Accidents in Construction Industry” by Dr. Semra Çomu Yapıcı

D-Coded BAP project “Analysis of Physiological Risk Factors for Occupational Accidents in Construction Industry” was recently awarded to Dr. Semra Çomu Yapıcı. The first stage of data collection was completed by the  Ph.D. candidate, Gökhan Kazar.

Dr. Selamet presented at ICEARC

Dr. Serdar Selamet delivered a workshop on Fire Engineering for International Civil Engineering and Architecture Conference (ICEARC) in Trabzon, Turkey on 17-20 April, 2019. He also presented a conference proceeding co-authored  with Aykut Onursal on 16. The proceeding was entitled “Stability of Steel Portal Frames in Industrial Buildings Under Natural Fire Conditions”.

Dr. Nilüfer Özyurt Zihnioğlu collaborates on recently awarded 1001 Project!

A new TÜBİTAK 1001 project with the collaboration of Özyeğin University, Boğaziçi University and Sabancı University was accepted. An automated  system enabling additive manufacturing of fiber cement-based composites will be developed in the scope of the project. Results and dissemination of the work will significantly contribute to the state-of-art and be one of the pioneering studies leading the technological advancement of additive manufacturing in construction.


In Memoriam: Mete Sözen

It is with great saddness that we have learned the passing away of our colleague Mete A. Sözen.

After having graduated from Robert College (RC'51), Dr. Sözen obtained his PhD form the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He served on the Faculty of UIUC for most of his tenure, he last held the position of Kettelhut Distinguished Professor of Structural Engineering at Purdue University. 

His impact on the prrofession has been recognized though many prestigious awards including and honorary doctorate from Boğaziçi University.


Seminer: Geoteknik ve Temel Mühendisliğindeki Yenilikler, Güncel İksa ve Derin Temel Uygulamaları

Kasktaş A.Ş. Projeler Koordinatörü Alp Gökalp tarafından 1.12.2016 Perşembe günü bir seminer verilecektir. Seminer VYKM 2 numaralı salonda, 14:00-15:30 saatleri arasında gerçekleşecektir. "Geoteknik ve Temel Mühendisliğindeki Yenilikler, Güncel İksa ve Derin Temel Uygulamaları" başlıklı seminerin kapsamı aşağıda verilmektedir.

Seminar: Instrumentation and Montoring in Geotechnical Engineering

Orhan İnanır, technical manager at GEOgrup, will give a talk on November 3rd, 2016. The talk, which will take place at VYKM Room 2 and start at 14:00, will discuss methods for systematic planning for geotechnical monitoring. Topics covered will include measurement uncertainty, various instrumentation transducers and data acquisition systems (groundwater pressure, total stress, deformation, load and strain in structural members, temperature, vibration and noise), management of data and its presentation, and a case study.

New publication co-authored by Serdar Soyoz has been published in the Journal of Constructional Steel Research

New publication co-authored by Serdar Soyoz entitled "Effects of Preload Deficiency on Fatigue Demand of Wind Turbine Tower Bolts" has been published in the Journal of Constructional Steel Research
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Dr. Memos visited ASCE Turkey Group & delivered ASCE Seminar at Boğaziçi University on 26 September 2019!

Dr. Constantine Memos, Professor Emeritus of Maritime Hydraulics and Port Engineering with the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece and also the Immediate Past Director of ASCE Region 10 visited ASCE Turkey Group at Boğaziçi University on September 26, 2019.

Seminar: Mass Timber Multi-Story Buildings in Seismic Areas

Professor ARIO CECOTTI's seminar on Mass Timber Multi-Story Buildings in Seismic Areas will take place on November 17th, 14:30. Boğaziçi University, VYKM 1. 

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) will be presented as a new construction material. Mechanical properties of CLT panels will be discussed, and the construction of multi-story buildings out of CLT panels with new generation self-tapping screws will be illustrated.