Plenary Sessions:19 (Sat) & 20 (Sun) June 2021  Technical Tour:21 June (Mon) 2021

Venue Kami Campus, Kochi University of Technology ect.

Organized by ICPE2021 Organizing Committee and International Press-in Association (IPA)


There is a growing need for the maintenance and renovation of obsolete infrastructure in developed countries. In the meantime, developing countries face compelling challenges of constructing adequate infrastructure in response to rapid urbanization. Also, we are witnessing greater threats of earthquakes, typhoons and other natural disasters, which forces us to recognize and acknowledge the unexpected vulnerability of infrastructure.

Meeting these challenges will require an academic field of planning, researching and designing sustainable infrastructure. Thus, there is a pressing need to establish an academic field to facilitate comprehensively the training of engineers and the development of technologies that will support construction work in devising efficient machines and energy- and labor-saving construction processes.


Considering the above-mentioned background, this international conference aims to promote the academic field of “Press-in engineering”, where experts of various academic fields interact with a focus on the Press-in method.

The conference offers opportunities for academics and technicians to intercommunicate with one another and for students and young experts to present their achievements. It also provides forums for introducing Japanese efforts for building national resilience as well as study reports of IPA Technical Committees.