November - December 2022, Volume 9 Issue 2


Digital engineering is an emerging trend in civil engineering and construction that integrates digital technologies to create data for project delivery and management. Digital transformation enables accessing data and using data analytics to gain more insights to support decision making process, improve workflows and optimize performance of businesses around the world. It is of paramount importance to keep abreast of latest technologies by sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas among academics, engineers, entrepreneurs, and architects at an international level. The Sixth Australasian and South-East Asia Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ASEA-SEC-6), entitled "Achieving Technical Excellence with Data Analytics in Materials, Structural Engineering and Construction", was organized by the School of Engineering, Macquarie University, in Sydney, Australia in November 2022 to provide a platform for the discussion of recent trends and developments in various fields of construction materials, civil engineering structures, and construction project management.

The conference proceedings contain 68 papers by authors from 18 countries, presenting outcomes of research investigations as well as industrial project case studies. Topics include architecture, engineering materials, design methods, strengthening methods, Building Information Modelling, actions on structures, reinforced concrete structures, steel and composite structures, structural analysis, reliability and risk management, seismic design and analysis, sustainability, and maintenance, project management, construction management, cost analysis, legal affairs and many other fields of civil engineering and construction. The technical content of each manuscript was carefully reviewed by the editorial team, the external reviewers and copy editors.

The organizing committee is thankful to all authors for contributing to the proceedings and the conference, and to the external reviewers who diligently reviewed and submitted their reviews in a timely manner. We are deeply grateful to all committee members and the ISEC Society for their extensive support throughout the whole process of conference organization. Finally, we thank the School of Engineering, Macquarie University, for providing technical and logistic support and the facilities and infrastructure to host the technical program of the conference.

Sorn Vimonsatit, Macquarie University, Australia
Hossein Askarinejad, Ara Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand
Amarjit Singh, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Siamak Yazdani, California State University, Pomona, USA