This journal is designed to reflect current developments and advances being made in the general field of cement-concrete composites technology and in the production, use, and performance of cement-based construction materials. The word cement is interpreted in a wide sense, including not only Portland cement but also blended cements and other binding materials. In addition to novel aspects of conventional concrete materials, the journal covers a wide range of composite materials such as fiber-reinforced cement composites, polymer cement composites, polymer impregnated composites, ferrocement, and cement composites containing special aggregate inclusions or waste materials. Original papers dealing with microstructure (as it relates to engineering properties), material properties, testing and test methods, fracture mechanics, durability aspects, composite mechanics/technology, modelling, design, fabrication and practical applications of these materials form the major themes of the journal. Provided there is sufficient linkage to properties defined at the material scale, papers concerning the behavior of structural components and systems, in situ performance, and field studies will also be accepted for review, as well as those concerning the repair and maintenance, serviceability behavior, and sustainability of structures made with these materials.

The journal has within the above context several specific objectives. It wants to foster a better understanding of construction materials, provide a forum for unusual and unconventional materials, encourage the development of low cost energy saving materials and bridge the gap between materials science, engineering performance, environmental effects, in situ behavior, design/service life and construction. It is the intention of the journal to also publish special issues devoted to topics of current or emerging interest. The journal aims to provide a unifying basis for collaboration between materials scientists, engineers, designers and fabricators.

Editorial board


  • N. Banthia
    The University of British Columbia Department of Civil Engineering, 6250 Applied Science Lane, Vancouver, V6T 1Z4, British Columbia, Canada

Associate Editors

  • O. Kayali
    UNSW Australia, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • J.E. Bolander
    University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States
  • N. Neithalath
    Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States
  • M. Juenger
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States

Honorary Editor

  • R.N. Swamy
    The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Editorial Board

  • S. Al Toubat
    University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • M. Alexander
    University of Cape Town, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Cape Town, South Africa
  • C. Andrade
    Inst Eduardo Torroja, Construction Sciences, Madrid, Spain
  • J.A.O. de Barros
    University of Minho, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Azurém, Guimarães, Portugal
  • J. Beaudoin
    National Research Council Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • N. De Belie
    Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
  • L. Ferrara
    Polytechnic University of Milan, Milano, Italy
  • K. Fujikake
    National Defense Academy, Yokosuka, Japan
  • O.B. Isgor
    Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States
  • H. Justnes
    SINTEF, Trondheim, Norway
  • P. Kabele
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • K. Khayat
    Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri, United States
  • K Kobayashi
    Gifu University, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Gifu City, Japan
  • V. Kodur
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States
  • M.S. Konsta-Gdoutos
    Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Civil Engineering, Xanthi, Greece
  • K. Kovler
    Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • C. Leung
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • L.-Y. Li
    University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Z. Li
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong
  • M. Lopez
    Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • A Loukili
    Institut de Recherche en Génie Civil et Mécanique (GEM), Ecole Centrale de Nantes, NANTES CEDEX 3, France
  • M. Maslehuddin
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Al Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • V. Mechtcherine
    TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • C.W. Miao
    Southeast University, Nanjing, China
  • M.F. Montemor
    University of Lisbon Higher Technical Institute, Lisboa, Portugal
  • A. Naaman
    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
  • H. Nakamura
    Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
  • D.K. Panesar
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • S.J. Pantazopoulou
    York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • A. Peled
    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel
  • C.S. Poon
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
  • M. di Prisco
    Politecnico di Milano, Polo Regionale di Lecco, Lecco, Italy
  • F. Puertas
    Inst Eduardo Torroja, Spain
  • M. Sahmaran
    Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey
  • A. Sakulich
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • G.N. Sant
    University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • E. Schlangen
    TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands
  • V. Slowik
    Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany
  • K.H. Tan
    National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
  • R.D. Toledo Filho
    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute of Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering, RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil
  • Young Soon
    Korea University, Seongbuk-gu, Korea, Republic of
  • Y. Zhang
    Southeast University, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jiangning, China