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
    Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia, 6250 Applied Science Lane, Vancouver, V6T 1Z4, British Columbia, Canada

Associate Editors

  • O. Kayali
    UNSW Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • J.E. Bolander
    University of California, Davis, Davis, California, USA
  • N. Neithalath
    Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
  • M. Juenger
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

Honorary Editor

  • R.N. Swamy
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Editorial Board

  • S. Al Toubat
    University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • M. Alexander
    University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • C. Andrade
    Inst Eduardo Torroja, Madrid, Spain
  • J. Beaudoin
    Conseil national de recherches Canada (CNRC), Ottawa, Canada
  • J.A.O. de Barros
    University of Minho, Azurém, Guimarães, Portugal
  • N. De Belie
    Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  • M. di Prisco
    Politecnico di Milano, Lecco, Italy
  • L. Ferrara
    Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
  • K. Fujikake
    National Defense Academy, Yokosuka, Japan
  • O.B. Isgor
    Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
  • H. Justnes
  • P. Kabele
    Czech Technical University in Prague (České vysoké učení technické v Praze), Czech Republic
  • K. Khayat
    Missouri University of Science and Technology, Mississippi, USA
  • K Kobayashi
    Gifu University, Gifu City, Japan
  • V. Kodur
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
  • M.S. Konsta-Gdoutos
    Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece
  • K. Kovler
    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • C. Leung
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • L.-Y. Li
    Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK
  • Z. Li
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong
  • Y.M. Lim
    Yonsei University, Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  • M. Lopez
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
  • A Loukili
    Institut de Recherche en Génie Civil et Mécanique (GEM), NANTES CEDEX 3, France
  • M. Maslehuddin
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • V. Mechtcherine
    Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • C.W. Miao
    Southeast University, Nanjing, China
  • M.F. Montemor
    Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal
  • A. Naaman
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • H. Nakamura
    Nagoya University, Japan
  • D.K. Panesar
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • S.J. Pantazopoulou
    York University, Toronto, Canada
  • A. Peled
    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
  • C.S. Poon
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
  • F. Puertas
    Eduardo Torroja Institute for Construction Science (IETcc-CSIC), Madrid, Spain
  • M. Sahmaran
    Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey
  • A. Sakulich
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
  • G.N. Sant
    University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • E. Schlangen
    Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
  • V. Slowik
    Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
  • K.H. Tan
    National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • R.D. Toledo Filho
    COPPE/URFJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Young Soon
    Korea University, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  • Y. Zhang
    Southeast University, Jiangning, China