An international journal dedicated to the investigation and innovative use of materials in construction and repair.

Construction and Building Materials provides an international forum for the dissemination of innovative and original research and development in the field of construction and building materials and their application in new works and repair practice. The journal publishes a wide range of innovative research and application papers which describe laboratory and to a limited extent numerical investigations or report on full scale projects. Multi-part papers are discouraged.

Construction and Building Materials also publishes detailed case studies and some incisive review articles that contribute new understandings. We are focusing on construction materials papers and we exclude papers on structural engineering, geotechnics and unbound highway layers. The construction materials and technology covered include: cement, concrete reinforcement, bricks and mortars, additives, corrosion technology, ceramics, timber, steel, polymers, glass fibres, recycled materials, bamboo, rammed earth, non-conventional building materials, bituminous materials and railway material applications.

The scope of Construction and Building Materials includes, but is not restricted to, materials, NDT and monitoring aspects of new works and repair and maintenance of the following: bridges, high-rise buildings, dams, civil engineering structures, silos, highway pavements, tunnels, water containment structures, sewers, roofing, housing, coastal defences and railways.

At a time when the pressure is on all engineers, architects and contractors to optimise use of new materials and up-to-date technologies, Construction and Building Materials provides essential information that will help improve efficiency, productivity and competitiveness in world markets. It is therefore vital reading for all professionals and academics involved with research into, or specification of, building materials.

Author duties: Acceptance of a manuscript for publication in the journal carries with it an understanding that the author, when requested, will fulfil an obligation to contribute their expertise to the review of others' manuscripts. Authors are also requested to name five independent referees together with institutional email addresses. The named possible referees must not be from their own institution.

Editorial board


  • Michael C. Forde
    The University of Edinburgh, Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, School of Engineering, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Senior Editors

  • Jose M. Adam
    Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • Kent Harries
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Masayusa Ohtsu
    Kyoto University, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto, Japan
  • Vivian Tam
    Western Sydney University, School of Built Environment, Kingswood, Australia
  • Kejin Wang
    Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States

Managing Editors

  • Elisa Bertolesi PhD
    Brunel University London, Uxbridge, United Kingdom
  • Branko Šavija
    TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands


  • Dimitrios Aggelis PhD
    VUB University, Brussel, Belgium
  • Marco Corradi
    Northumbria University Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Keith Crews
    University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Alejandro Duran-Herrera
    Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Pan Feng Ph.D.
    Southeast University, Nanjing, China
  • Elke Gruyaert
    KU Leuven Faculty of Engineering Technology Ghent Technology Campus, Gent, Belgium
  • Carlton L. Ho
    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, United States
  • Hani Nassif
    Rutgers University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
  • Chi-Sun Poon PhD
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Lily Poulikakos
    Empa Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • Aleksandra Radlińska
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, United States
  • Sylvie Rossignol
    Limoges University, Limoges, France
  • Antonella Saisi
    Polytechnic of Milan, Milano, Italy
  • Erik Schlangen
    TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands
  • George Sergi
    Vector Corrosion Technologies UK, Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
  • Rafat Siddique Ph.D. (BITS), Post-doc (UWM-USA), M.ASCE
    Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India
  • Kosmas Sideris
    Democritus University of Thrace Department of Civil Engineering, Xanthi, Greece
  • Marios Soutsos
    Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Kim Van Tittelboom
    Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
  • Yuhong Wang PhD
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
  • Feipeng Xiao
    Tongji University, Shanghai, China
  • Qingliang Yu
    University of Technology Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Editorial Advisory Board

  • G. Airey
    University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • I. L. Al-Qadi
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States
  • P.A.M. Basheer
    University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • A.J. Boyd
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • J.H. Bungey
    University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • O. Buyukozturk
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • D.M. Frangopol
    Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
  • O. Gunes
    Istanbul Technical University, İstanbul, Turkey
  • P.C. Hewlett
    University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
  • K.C. Hover
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States
  • C.K.Y. Leung
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • P.B. Lourenco
    University of Minho Department of Civil Engineering, Guimaraes, Portugal
  • A. Mirmiran
    Florida International University, Miami, Florida, United States
  • J. Mirza
    University of Technology Malaysia, Skudai, Malaysia
  • A. S. Nowak
    Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, United States
  • S. Rizkalla
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
  • C. Shi
    Hunan University College of Civil Engineering, Changsha, China
  • N.G. Shrive
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • S. T. Smith
    The University of Adelaide Faculty of Engineering Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Adelaide, Australia
  • K. Sobolev
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • J. G. Teng
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • İ. B. Topçu
    Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey
  • D. Van Gemert
    KU Leuven Department of Civil Engineering, Leuven, Belgium
  • E. Verstrynge
    KU Leuven Association, Leuven, Belgium