Construction and Building Materials provides an international forum for the dissemination of 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 research and application papers which describe laboratory and numerical investigations or report on full scale projects.

Construction and Building Materials also publishes detailed case studies and review articles, as well as short communications and discussions.

The materials and technology covered include: cement, concrete reinforcement, bricks and mortars, additives, corrosion technology, ceramics, timber, steel, polymers, glass fibres, recycled materials and by-products, sealants, adhesives.

The scope of Construction and Building Materials includes, but is not restricted to, 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.

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.

Editorial board


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

Senior Editor

  • Masayusa Ohtsu
    Kumamoto University, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto, Japan
  • Kent Harries
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


  • Jose M. Adam
    Universitad Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
  • Dimitrios Aggelis
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium
  • N Attoh-Okine
    University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA
  • Marco Corradi
    Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy
  • Keith Crews
    University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Alejandro Duran-Herrera
    Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Elke Gruyaert
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Ghent, Belgium
  • Carlton L. Ho
    University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
  • Hani Nassif
    State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
  • Chris P. Pantelides
    The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • Chi-Sun Poon
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
  • Lily Poulikakos
    EMPA, Duebendorf, Switzerland
  • Aleksandra Radlińska
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Sylvie Rossignol
    Université de Limoges, Limoges, France
  • Antonella Saisi
    Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
  • Erik Schlangen
    Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
  • George Sergi
    Vector Corrosion Technologies UK, West Midlands, England, UK
  • Rafat Siddique
    Thapar University, Patiala (Punjab), India
  • Kosmas Sideris
    Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece
  • Scott Smith
    Southern Cross University, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
  • Marios Soutsos
    Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
  • Vivian Tam
    Western Sydney University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Maria Rosa Valluzzi
    University of Padova, Padova, Italy
  • Kim Van Tittelboom
    Universiteit Gent, Zwijnaarde, Ghent, Belgium
  • Kejin Wang
    Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
  • Feipeng Xiao
    Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Editorial Advisory Board

  • G. Airey
    Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  • I. L. Al-Qadi
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
  • P.A.M. Basheer
    University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  • A.J. Boyd
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • J.H. Bungey
    University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  • O. Buyukozturk
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • D.M. Frangopol
    Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
  • O. Gunes
    Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • P.C. Hewlett
  • K.C. Hover
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • C.K.Y. Leung
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong
  • P.B. Lourenco
    University of Minho, Azurém, Guimarães, Portugal
  • A. Mirmiran
    Florida International University, Miami, , Florida, USA
  • J. Mirza
    Universiti Teknologi Malysia, Malaysia
  • A. S. Nowak
    Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA
  • S. Rizkalla
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA
  • C. Shi
    Hunan University, Hunan, China
  • N.G. Shrive
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  • K. Sobolev
    University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  • J. G. Teng
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
  • İ. B. Topçu
    Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey
  • D. Van Gemert
    KU Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
  • E. Verstrynge
    KU Leuven, Heverlee (Leuven), Belgium
  • H. G. Wheat
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • M.H. Zhang
    National University of Singapore, Singapore