The 18th International Advanced School on Wind and Structural Engineering (IAS18), Birmingham, UK, 24-26 July 2020. 

CampusIAS was initiated by Professor Yukio Tamura, Professor of Chongqing University, foreign member of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and former President of the International Association of Wind Engineering (IAWE). 

There have been 17 IAS events held around the world, the first IAS was organised in 2006 in Atsugi as one of the activities of the 21st Century of Excellence Program (COE) of Tokyo Polytechnic University (TPU). The first nine IAS events were organised by TPU COE. 

Previous IAS events have been held in Atsugi (Japan), Tokyo (Japan), Shanghai (China), Seoul (Korea), Opole (Poland), Beijing (China), New Delhi (India), Hong Kong (China), Manila (Philippines), Pahan (Malaysia), Chinese Taipei, Porto Alegre (Brazil), Beijing (China), Pahan (Malaysia), Chongqing (China), Chongqing (China), and Beijing (China).

Since 2015, IAS events have been organised by 111 Projects of Beijing Jiaotong University and Chongqing University directed by Professor Qingshan Yang, Dean of school of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University. 111 Project is an intelligence introduction project, which supports the world wide knowledge sharing and teaching in wind and structural engineering fields. 

IAS18 will come to Birmingham as a satellite event of BBAA IX, it will be co-organised by 111 Projects and the University of Birmingham.

Young researchers, engineers and students are invited to attend IAS18.


The course will cover wind flow characteristics, building and bridge aerodynamics under stationary and non-stationary strong winds, equivalent wind loads and wind-induced responses, wind tunnel techniques, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), urban wind energy, wind-resistant design of solar panels and wind turbines, and so on. Approximately 15 world eminent lecturers will give 21 lectures over the three days. Full programme details will follow.

How to register

Registration Fee: £245

Registration includes attendance to IAS18, refreshment breaks and lunch.

You can register online with a credit/debit card via the University's online shop.

Registration will close on Monday 6 July 2020 at 08:00 GMT.


Accommodation on campus

Bed and breakfast accommodation is available at the Chamberlain in Vale Student Village.  All rooms are single en-suite (with a shower and toilet) wifi access is included.

Bedrooms are £48.50 per night, rooms are available from Thursday 23 July to Monday 27 July.

You can book your accommodation during online registration.

Contact us

If you have a question about IAS please email the Events Team, med-cpdbookings@contacts.bham.ac.uk.