Melbourne secures international life-cycle engineering symposium

The flag hand-over from co-chairs of IALCCE2023 to Professor Chun-Qing Li, chair of IALCCE2025.

Melbourne has secured the 9th International Symposium on Life-cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2025), with a series of symposia under the auspices of International Association of Life-cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE) set to take place in July 2025.

The bid was led by Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) in partnership with RMIT University and with support from the Victorian Government.

MCB chief executive Julia Swanson said working alongside knowledge partner RMIT University to secure this event is a perfect example of Melbourne’s reputation for collaboration.

“Victoria has a strong civil engineering and construction industry, underpinned by a multifaceted construction technologies sector,” she said. “Our construction industry is the state’s fourth largest industry valued at $21.6 billion to the Victorian economy.”

Deputy Vice-Chancellor of RMIT University Professor Calum Drummond said RMIT has a long history of working with local institutions and industry in organising such big events.

“The Civil Engineering Discipline at RMIT is one of the best in Australia and well equipped to run this symposium,” he said.

“Hosting this world-class symposium in Melbourne will help put the Victorian civil engineering sector on the world map, strengthen global networks and engagement across industry and academics.”

Professor Chun-Qing Li at RMIT University and Chair of IALCCE2025 said he is thrilled to host this important event in Melbourne.

“The symposium will serve as a vital platform for academics, engineers, architects, consultants, contractors, public authorities, and decision-makers worldwide to stay abreast of the latest developments and gain crucial insights into the future of life-cycle civil engineering,” Professor Li said.

Beyond the technical themes and programs, IALCCE2025’s social events, including the Reception and Gala dinner, will showcase a quintessential ‘Australian flavour’, featuring an OZ BBQ and Australian Rules football matches.

IALCCE2025 will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from July 15-19.