The Open Construction & Building Technology Journal


ISSN: 1874-8368 ― Volume 11, 2017

Editor-in-Chief:

Panagiotis G. Asteris (Biography
Panagiotis G. Asteris

Panagiotis G. Asteris is an associate professor, Head of the Computational Mechanics Laboratory and Director of Master’s Program in Applied Computational Structural Engineering (ACSE) at the School of Pedagogical & Technological Education, Athens, Greece. He received BS, MS and PhD degrees in civil engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece. His research focuses on computational structural engineering, applied and computational mathematics and masonry materials and structures. Professor Asteris is the author/editor of three books in structural engineering. He has authored more than 100 publications mainly on peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings.

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School of Pedagogical & Technological Education
Computational Mechanics Laboratory
Athens
Greece


Regional Editors:

Jorge de Brito (Biography
Jorge de Brito

Jorge de Brito is a Full Professor of Civil Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Portugal, where he is Director of the Eco Construction and Rehabilitation Doctoral Programme. He has participated in competitively-financed research programs, four of which as Principal Investigator. He is a member of W80 (CIB); RAC TC (RILEM); W86 (CIB); W115 (CIB); WC7 (IABSE), FIB, CIB, IABMAS and IRS. He has supervised 6 Post-doc researchers, 34 PhD students and 151 Masters students. His publication record includes 4 books, and more than 300 papers in ISI/Scopus journals.

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Instituto Superior Técnico
University of Lisbon
Lisbon
Portugal

B. Xu (Biography
B. Xu

Dr. Xu obtained his doctorate in Engineering from Ibaraki University, Japan. Currently Dr. Xu is a University Distinguished Professor in Civil Engineering at Huaqiao University, China. He has published more than 180 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 11 issued invention patents. Dr Xu is the editorial board member of 6 academic books in English, Japanese and Chinese and is the co-editor of an international conference proceedings cited in EI. Dr Xu has been the guest editor, editorial board member or associate editor of over 10 international journals. He is and has been the principle investigator (PI) of 13 government agency sponsored research projects including the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and was awarded the Hunan Provincial National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars.

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University Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering
College of Civil Engineering
Huaqiao University
Fujian
China

Togay Ozbakkaloglu (Biography
Togay Ozbakkaloglu

Dr. Ozbakkaloglu’s research focuses on the development of new technologies to improve the reliability and performance of civil infrastructure. In this area he has published over 160 peer-reviewed research papers, including over 85 journal articles that appeared in the leading disciplinary journals. In addition to being the Associate Editor for the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Dr. Ozbakkaloglu is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Recent Patents on Engineering, Regional Editor of the Open Construction & Building Technology Journal, and Associate Editor for the Australian Journal of Civil Engineering. He also serves on the Editorial Board of 10 international journals.

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School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide
Australia


Associate Editors:

Ghassan Al-Chaar (Biography
Ghassan Al-Chaar

Dr. Ghassan Al-Chaar is a senior research structural engineer at US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory. He received a PhD in 1998 in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, M.S. Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; and BS/M.S. in Structural Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. He has performed research in the area of materials and structural engineering to incorporate studies of new and innovative concepts in technology-based engineering. His recent research was encompassed: earthquake engineering, indigenous construction material, geopolymer soil stabilization, concrete mixture design for 3-D- printing, nanotechnology applications in civil engineering, fiber reinforced polymer composites, and thermoplastic composite material. He has published about 100 scientific publications and several patents.

Since 2013, Dr. Al-Chaar served as an Associate Editor of The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal, published by Bentham Science Publishers.

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Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (CERL)
Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
Vicksburg, MS
USA

Christis Z Chrysostomou (Biography
Christis Z Chrysostomou

Dr. Chrysostomou is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics of the Cyprus University of Technology since 2008. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSc) and a Master of Engineering (Civil) in structural engineering, as well as a doctorate (PhD) with concentration in earthquake engineering from Cornell University (USA). In 2011 he was elected Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, position he retains until today. He has over 100 scientific publications and his research interests include structural dynamics, seismic design, retrofitting of existing structures, protection of monuments from earthquakes with innovative methods, and structural health monitoring.

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Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics
Cyprus University of Technology
Limassol
Cyprus


Section Editor:

(Seismic response of structures)
Yuri Ribakov (Biography
Yuri Ribakov

His research interests include Seismic response of structures: base isolation and hybrid systems, control algorithms, passive controlled devices, active and semi-active damping systems, testing structures subjected to dynamic loadings. High performance materials, elements and structures: two-layer beams, column-slab joints, steel fibered concrete. He has published 5 monographs, 13 chapters in edited books, more than 90 papers in professional journals, about 90 papers in proceedings of international conferences.

He is associated with various professional organizations such as: EU Academy of Sciences (Active Member), International Engineering and Technology Institute (Board of Directors), International Engineering and Technology Institute (Senior Member), Member of the International Physics and Control Society.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Ariel University Center of Samaria
Ariel
Israel


Editorial Board Members:

A.C. Altunişik (Biography
A.C. Altunişik

Ahmet Can Altunışık is an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering of the Karadeniz Technical University since 2011. He obtained a BSc and PhD with concentration in structural identification of highway bridges using experimental and analytical methods from Karadeniz Technical University (Turkey). His research focuses on experimental modal analyses, finite element analyses, damage detection, structural health monitoring, structural dynamic, earthquake engineering, and historical masonry structures. He has authored more than 200 scientific publications mainly on peer-reviewed international index journals and conference proceedings.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Karadeniz Technical University
Trabzon
Turkey

D.W.M. Chan (Biography
D.W.M. Chan

Professor Daniel Chan obtained his BEng(Hons) degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and PhD degree in Construction Project Management from the Department of Civil Engineering of The University of Hong Kong. He is a project manager, construction manager, Chartered Building Engineer (United Kingdom), Chartered Building Professional (Australia) and Registered Construction Manager (Hong Kong) by profession. He has been appointed as the Associate Head of Department (Teaching and Learning) since 1 July 2016. He has published over 200 research papers on the broad theme of project management in leading construction management journals and international conference proceedings.

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Department of Building and Real Estate
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong

B.J. Choi (Biography
B.J. Choi

Dr. Choi obtained his Ph.D in Civil Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA. His thesis were focused on the performance based seismic design of special steel moment resisting frames using energy approaches. Currently Dr. Choi is a tenured professor in the Kyonggi University, Department of Plant-Architectural Engineering, S. Korea. He has published many research papers focusing on the composite steel plate-concrete structures. Dr. Choi also registered professional engineer in TEXAS, USA and S. Korea.

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Fire & Engineering Service Research Department
Kyonggi University
Suwon-si
Korea

M. Dicleli (Biography
M. Dicleli

Dr. Dicleli is currently a professor and department-head at the Engineering Sciences Department, METU. Dr. Dicleli serves in the Editorial Board of several technical journals. and has been involved in the development of the Turkish Seismic Design Code and Technical Specifications for the Design of State Harbor, Railways and Airport Structures. Dr Dicleli is the author of more than 200 refereed technical publications and has several inventions of seismic devices patented in China, Eurasia, Europe, India, Japan and USA.

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Department of Engineering Sciences
Middle East Technical University
Ankara
Turkey

G.K.C. Ding (Biography
G.K.C. Ding

Dr Grace Ding completed her PhD in 2004 from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Dr Ding is an Associate Professor at the School of the Built Environment and has been a chief investigator in many research projects. She published widely in the areas of life cycle assessment, life cycle costing, energy analysis, sustainable housing design, building performance analysis, sustainable management, multi-criteria and carbon footprint analysis. Dr Ding has also been an active referee for international journals and conferences as an expert reviewer for articles in the sustainability and construction management areas.

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School of the Built Environment
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney
Australia

M.B.P. Gero (Biography
M.B.P. Gero

Professor MBPG holds a PhD in Mining Studies and teaches at the University of Oviedo in Spain. She is also an honorary visiting researcher of Sherbrooke University in Canada. She has published widely and internationally on genetic algorithms applied to the optimizations of metallic structures and stability of roofs. Currently, she has two research recognitions from the Spanish Government. Along her career she has coordinated a European Project and has been member of the research group in several projects from the Spanish Research National Program.

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Department of Building and Engineering Manufacturing
Oviedo University
Oviedo
Spain

C. Ingrao (Biography
C. Ingrao

Dr. Carlo Ingrao obtained a five-year (M.Sc.) Degree in ‘Environment and Land Management Engineering’ at the University of Catania (Italy), in 2007. Later, in 2012, he was titled as PhD in Geotechnical Engineering at University of Catania.

His research activities and interests are focussed upon the development of energy, environmental and economic assessments in the fields of: industrial and environmental engineering; commodity sciences; buildings; biomass and bioenergy; agriculture and food production; and food packaging.Within those themes, he has authored and co-authored almost forty-five publications in international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings: most of them are indexed by Scopus and/or WoS.

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Kore University of Enna
Enna
Italy

M. Kawamura (Biography
M. Kawamura

Dr. Kawamura obtained a doctorate in Engineering from Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan. He acts as a Full Professor, in Kanazawa University. Dr. Kawamura was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Purdue University, U.S.A. from 1972 to 1973, and also Honorary Visiting Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia in1986. He was an Adjunct Professor in Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia 2006. At present, he is Professor Emeritus, Kanazawa University, in Japan. He has published more than 300 scientific publications. He was an Editor of Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Concrete which was held on 1989 in Kyoto, Japan.

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Kanazawa University
Kanazawa
Japan

C. Levy (Biography
C. Levy

Dr. Levy obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Dr. Levy is a Fellow of the ASME and a program evaluator of mechanical engineering and engineering mechanics programs for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Currently Dr. Levy is a Tenured Full Professor at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. He has published more than 100 scientific publications in the areas of fracture mechanics, vibration attenuation and engineering education. He is on the editorial board of Benthem Open publication, “The Open Construction & Building Technology Journal

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Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Florida International University
Miami, FL
USA

E.M. Marino (Biography
E.M. Marino

Dr. Marino received a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from University of Catania (ITALY). He is currently Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering at University of Catania. He has authored more than 100 publications, among which 25 published on International Refereed Journals. His study subjects include analysis of the seismic behaviour and design criteria for steel frames, nonlinear static methods for seismic assessment, seismic upgrading of existing buildings, performance based design, and seismic codes.

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Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
University of Catania
Italy

M.D.R. Merino (Biography
M.D.R. Merino

Dra. del Río Merino Obtained Ph. D in Architecture from the School of Architecture in the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) and Professor at the School of Building Engineering (UPM), where, currently, is the Dean. She also is the coordinator of the Building Technology and Environment Research Group. She has participated in more than 44 research projects. These collaborations have given her the opportunity to wrote more than 50 articles and participate in more than 100 congresses, conferences and workshops, both national and international, and also as a member of the Scientific and Organizing Committee.

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Department of Architecture Technology and Control
Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM)
Madrid
Spain

X. Mo (Biography
X. Mo

Dr. Mo obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Materials Science and Engineering from the Nanjing University of Technology, China. Dr. Mo is also a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Tongji University, China. Currently Dr. Mo is a Professor in the Nanjing Normal University. He has published more than 90 scientific publications and is named inventor of 20 issued Chinese patents.

Dr. Mo was a Visiting Scientist in CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Natural Resources Canada and a Visiting Professor in Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany.

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Analysis and Testing Center
Nanjing Normal University
Nanjing
China

N.F. Ortega (Biography
N.F. Ortega

Civil Engineer, Doctor in Engineering, Pos-Doctorate in CEDEX, Madrid, Spain and Institute of Construction Sciences Eduardo Torroja, Madrid, Spain. Full professor of Department of Engineering, Southern National University. Dean of this Department (2013-2017). Responsible of Deputy Secretariat of Technological Liaison (2011-2013). Currently is Dean of Engineering Institute of the Southern National University. Research Associate of Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. He directs doctoral thesis, postgraduate course and research projects, on topics related with Structural Mechanics, Durability of Concrete Structures and Environment. He wrote 1 book, 7 books chapters, more than 40 papers in journals with peer-reviewed and more than 140 publications in national and international conference proceedings. Member of several advisory commissions. Reviewer of national and international journals and conferences, and Editor-in-Chief of Revista Argentina de Ingeniería.

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Department of Engineering
Southern National University
Bahía Blanca
Argentina

P.A.G. Piloto (Biography
P.A.G. Piloto

Prof. P.A.G. Piloto holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Faculty of the University of Porto (1991), Master Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon (IST, 1994) and PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering (FEUP, 2001). Develops its research activity in the field of fire and structural engineering, participating as a permanent researcher at LAETA – INEGI. UMNMEE subgroup (unit for Numerical Methods in Mechanics and Structural Engineering) and as associate researcher at the research unit of the University of Salamanca "Art, architecture, Urbanism and Ingeniería (siglos XIX-XXI)”.

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Department of Applied Mechanics
Polytechnic Institute of Braganca
Braganca
Portugal

J. Qian (Biography
J. Qian

Professor Jueshi Qian obtained the PhD of Materials Science and Engineering in Tongji University (China) in 1992. He has been engaged in the investigation and application of construction materials for more than 25 years. He has authored and co-authored more than 277 journal and conference papers, and compiled two Chinese publications and one textbook. And he is the inventor of more than 30 issued Chinese patents.

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College of Material Science and Engineering
Chongqing University
Chongqing
China

A.Z. Sampaio (Biography
A.Z. Sampaio

Alcínia Zita Sampaio, PhD in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the TU Lisbon, since 1999. Teacher and supervisor of Technical Drawing and Computer Aided Drawing for Civil Engineering students, since 2001. Coordination of short courses: Implementation of BIM Technology in the AEC Industry (2013) and Introduction to BIM methodology (2014). The main research fields are BIM and Virtual Reality. Supervisor of doctoral theses and master's thesis on the topic of BIM (Building Information Modelling).

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Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Technical University of Lisbon
Lisbon
Portugal

L. Shilei (Biography
L. Shilei

Dr.Shilei Lu obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in HVAC from Tianjin University, China. Currently Dr.Shilei Lu is a Professor in the School of Environment Science and Engineering of Tianjin University. He has published more than 50 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 10 issued Chinese patents.

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School of Environmental Science and Technology
Tianjin University
Tianjin
China

G. Solari (Biography
G. Solari

Giovanni Solari is Professor of Structural and Wind Engineering at Genoa University Italy, Senior Adviser at Beijing Jiaotong University China, Adjunct Professor at Western University Canada and Universidad de la Republica Uruguay.

He was awarded with the Reese Research Prize, Otto Flachsbart Medal, Alan Davenport Medal and Jack Cermak Medal. He was President of the International Association for Wind Engineering and Italian Association for Wind Engineering and Co-Editor of Wind & Structures.

He is member of the Liguria Academy of Science and Letters, Fellow of the Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE, author of over 100 papers in peer-reviewed international journals.

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Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
University of Genoa
Genoa
Italy

R.K.L. Su (Biography
R.K.L. Su

Dr. Su is an associate professor at the University of Hong Kong. He has published over a hundred SCI cited journal papers in the field of seismic design of concrete and masonry structures, strengthening of concrete members using external steel plates, fracture analysis of MEE, concrete and graphite materials. Dr. Su is currently an editor of The Open Construction & Building Technology Journal published by Bentham Science Publishers.

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Department of Civil Engineering
University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam
Hong Kong

Y.C. Toklu (Biography
Y.C. Toklu

Dr. Toklu obtained a doctorate (Dr. Ing.) from Paris University VI (Universite de Pierre et Marie Curie) after obtaining his BS. and MS. degrees in Civil Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He has more than 100 scientific publications basically on computational methods in civil engineering, optimization, and space civil engineering. He has assumed various administrative positions in universities as department head and dean, and worked also as director of important civil engineering projects including two suspension bridges and two motorways. Currently Dr. Toklu is a full professor at Okan University in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Faculty of Engineering
Okan University
Istanbul
Turkey

B. Yesilata (Biography
B. Yesilata

Bulent Yesilata is a Professor at Mechanical Engineering Department of Harran University, Turkey. He obtained Ph.D. degree from the Lehigh University / USA, in Mechanical Engineering. His scientific expertise is mainly in thermo-fluid area. His research interest accordingly covers wide span of relevant applications; including building energy analysis, thermal characterization of construction materials, energy efficient construction materials, and building integrated solar systems. He has published more than 100 national and international scientific publications in his research areas. Dr. Yesilata has been in Editorial Board of The Open Construction & Building Technology Journal since 2010.

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Mechanical Engineering Department
Harran University
Sanlıurfa
Turkey

D. Foti (Biography
D. Foti

DORA FOTI is Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at the Polytechnic of Bari. She has given courses in Structural Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Design of Bridges for Civil Engineering. She has given lectures and seminars in numerous training courses as well as at universities and research institutes both in Italy and outside Italy. She is the author of over 200 scientific publications in the field of Structural Engineering and Materials, where she developed mainly the issues related to the seismic behavior of structures, dynamic identification of historical masonry buildings and innovative composite materials. She is and has been coordinator of several national and international scientific projects.

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Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Technical University of Bari
Bari
Italy

A.F. Ashour
School of Engineering
University of Bradford
Bradford
UK

C. Balocco
Energy Engineering Department
University of Florence
Firenze
Italy

P.H. Chen
Department of Civil Engineering
National Taiwan University
Taipei
Taiwan

S. Choi
Fire & Engineering Service Research Department
Institute of Construction Technology
Ilsan-Gu
Korea

D.J. Clements
School of Construction Management & Engineering
University of Reading
Watford
UK

M. Fan
Department of Civil Engineering
Brunel University
London
UK

C. Filippin
National Scientific and Technological Research Council
National University of La Pampa
Santa Rosa
Argentina

D. Gawin
Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering
Technical University of Lodz
Lodz
Poland

C. A. Issa
School of Engineering
Lebanese American University
Byblos
Lebnon

J. Kaufmann
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research
Laboratory for Concrete & Construction Chemistry
Duebendorf
Switzerland

J. Kurnitski
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Helsinki University of Technology
Espoo
Finland

R. Kosonen
Department of Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering
Aalto University
Finland

C.M. Mak
Department of Building Services Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon
Hong Kong

T. Olofsson
Department of Applied Physics and Electronics
Umea University
Umea
Sweden

T.V. Rasmussen
Department of Building Design and Technology
Danish Building Research Institute
Aalborg
Denmark

T. Stathopoulos
Department of Building
Concordia University
Montreal, QC
Canada

D. Thambiratnam
School of Urban Development
Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane
Australia

P.T. Tsilingiris
Department of Energy Engineering
Technological Education Institution of Athens
Egaleo
Greece

L.T. Wong
Department of Building Service Engineering
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong

W. Yao
Institute of Smart Construction Materials School of Materials Science and Engineering
Tongji University
Shanghai
China

V. Zaalishvili
Engineering Seismology and Seismic Protection of Structures (AGESAS)
Center of Applied Geophysics
Georgia
Russia

L. Cavaleri (Biography
L. Cavaleri

Liborio was born on April 21st 1968. He obtained the Ph.D in structural Engineering from the University of Palermo in October 1998 and is Associate Professor at this University. Furthermore, he is currently manager of the Department of Civil, Ambient, Aerospace, and Material Engineering laboratories. His research fields are Seismic vulnerability of buildings, Probabilistic modelling of non-linear systems, Viscous dampers, Dynamic identification, Innovative techniques and materials for buildings, Masonry mechanics, Infilled frames mechanics, Methods for reinforcement of existing structures, and Mitigation of seismic risk. Liborio Cavaleri is author of more than 100 articles published in various international journals and conference proceedings. Moreover, he is also member of different international research groups.

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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale, Aerospaziale, dei Materiali
University of Palermo
Palermo
Italy

C.-T. Cheng (Biography
C.-T. Cheng

Dr. Cheng obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr, Cheng also holds a Master Degree in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University and National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan. Currently, Dr. Cheng is a professor in Department of Construction Engineering at National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He has published more than 30 scientific publications.

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Department of Construction Engineering
Natural Kaohsiung First University
Kaohsiung
Taiwan

G.D. Corte (Biography
G.D. Corte

Dr. Della Corte obtained a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II. Currently, he is Associate Professor in the same University, at the Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, where he holds a course on Advanced Metallic Structures. Research interests of dr. Della Corte are mainly related with design of Steel and Aluminium Structures, Nonlinear Modelling and Analysis of structures, Earthquake Engineering, Fire Engineering. He is author of more 150 scientific and technical papers, which have been published in peer reviewed Journals and Conference Proceedings.

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Department of Structural Analysis and Design
University of Naples
Naples
Italy

A. Dimoudi (Biography
A. Dimoudi

Dr Argiro Dimoudi is Associate Professor at the subject ‘Science and technology of structures with emphasis on environmental design’ at the Department of Environmental Engineering at Democritus University of Thrace (GR). She has extensive experience on aspects of energy conservation and RES in buildings, environmental friendly materials, microclimate and outdoor spaces bioclimatic design, energy consulting. She has experience as co-ordinator, project manager and researcher in research, demonstration and non-technological projects on energy and sustainability in buildings and settlements. Author in several books. She has published about 80 scientific publications in international scientific journals, referred International and National conferences.

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Department of Environmental Engineering
Democritus University of Thrace
Xanthi
Greece

H.S. Duzgun (Biography
H.S. Duzgun

Dr. Sebnem Düzgün obtained her Ph.D. in Mining Engineering from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. She performed research at Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, USA, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo Norway and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe Germany. She is an Alexander von Humboldt fellow and a professor at METU. Prof. Düzgün has published more than 180 scientific publications and co-authored four books and 10 book chapters. Dr. Düzgün is in the editorial board of this journal, published by Bentham Science Publishers.

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Mining Engineering Department
Middle East Technical University
Ankara
Turkey

B.-G. Hwang (Biography
B.-G. Hwang

Associate Professor Bon-Gang Hwang has been serving on Benchmarking and Metrics Committee, Pharmaceutical Benchmarking Committee, and Value of Best Practice Joint Committee at the Construction Industry Institute, USA, and Advisory Board Member of Singapore Process Construction & Maintenance Productivity Council, Public Project Performance Assessment Program of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation of Korea, and SaeManGum Development Project & Program Management of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation of Korea. His current research interests are in the areas of management strategies and innovations for green construction projects, project/enterprise performance assessment and improvement, project/enterprise productivity improvement, and project/enterprise risk management and decision support system.

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Department of Building
National University of Singapore
Architecture Drive
Singapore

A. Kaveh (Biography
A. Kaveh

Kaveh , Ali is born in Tabriz, Iran on 2 March 1948. He is professor of structural engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology. He obtained his PhD (1974) from Imperial College, London, and DTech Bauwesen (1993) from TU-Wien. Since then, he has been teaching at IUST, TU-Wien, and other universities in Iran. His honors include the Memorable Scientist of Iran and Gold Medal of Education. He is a fellow of the Iranian Academy of Sciences, fellow of the World Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and member of 10 other scientific societies, founder and editor of more than 5 scientific journals and advisory member of many journals and conferences. He has published 550 scientific journal papers, 150 conference paper, 24 books in Farsi and 8 books in English, published by RSP, Wiley, American Mechanical Society, and Springer.

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Centre of Excellence for Fundamental Studies in Structural Engineering
Iran University of Science and Technology
Tehran
Iran

H.D. Lee (Biography
H.D. Lee

Professor Lee obtained a Doctorate (Ph.D.) and a Master’s (M.S.) in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and Stanford University, respectively. Dr. Lee published over 100 papers in the area of civil infrastructure systems and currently serves on the editorial board for ASCE Journal of Infrastructure System, International Journal of Pavements and The Open Construction & Building Technology Journal. He is the President of International Society for Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Transport Infrastructures (iSMARTi) and Chairman of the International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Constructed Infrastructure facilities, Seoul, Korea, July 19-21, 2017.

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Department Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
USA

Q.S. Li (Biography
Q.S. Li

Prof. Qiusheng Li obtained his PhD and the best PhD thesis award (Professor K.H. Hunt medal) from Monash University, Australia. He is one of the most cited researchers in civil engineering according to Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016 by Elsevier. He has received several awards for his academic contributions including National Natural Science Foundation of Chinese Outstanding Oversea Scientist Award in 2004 and The First Class Award of the Scientific and Technological Progress from the Ministry of Education of China in 2010. In particular, he is the recipient of the 2016 Jack E. Cermak Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the highest honor in wind engineering.

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Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon
Hong Kong

Enzo Martinelli (Biography
Enzo Martinelli

Dr. Enzo Martinelli is Associate Professor of Structural Analysis and Design at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Salerno, Italy. In the last fifteen years he has been working on various subjects, such as experimental characterisation and theoretical modelling of concrete structures, seismic response of structure, with emphasis on retrofitting, mechanics of fiber-reinforced composite materials and their use in strengthening existing structures. He has supervised and co-supervised a total of 12 PhD theses and he regularly serves as a reviewer for both international scientific journals and research institutions. He is author of more than 220 publications.

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Department of Civil Engineering
University of Salerno
Fisciano, SA
Italy

E. Mistakidis (Biography
E. Mistakidis

Prof. Euripidis Mistakidis obtained a doctorate from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1992. He is also working as consulting engineer for structural analysis projects in Greece and abroad. He has published more than 55 journal papers and more than 100 papers in conference proceedings. He is also the coauthor of a book and the co-editor of 5 books. His work is centered in the areas of contact mechanics, steel and concrete structures, strengthening of existing structures and fire engineering.

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Department of Civil Engineering
University of Thessaly
Volos
Greece

T.H. Nguyen (Biography
T.H. Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen received a Ph.D. degree in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, PA, U.S.A. Presently, he is Professor and Coordinator of the Construction Engineering Management Program at Department of Civil Engineering & Construction Engineering Management at California State University, Long Beach – CA. Dr. Nguyen has been working in the field of Architecture and Construction Engineering Management for many years and has published more than 100 publications in this field. His research interests include Green Technology and Information Technology Applications in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction.

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Department of Civil Engineering & Construction Engineering Management
California State University
Long Beach, CA
USA

O. Ozgener (Biography
O. Ozgener

Onder Ozgener works as an Associate Professor/Doctor in the Solar Energy Institute, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, he also served as a Visiting Professor in Cornell School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell Energy Institute,Cornell University, New York, USA (May 2012-May 2013). He received an energy management certificate from Turkish General Directorate of Electrical Power Resources Survey and Development Administration. O. Ozgener has published several articles about thermodynamics, energy, and renewable energies, in various prestigious international journals. He is also an active Editorial Member of six international journals, He received the TUBITAK Young Scientist Award 2014, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

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Solar Energy Institute
Ege University
İzmir
Turkey

A. Pirrotta (Biography
A. Pirrotta

Graduated in Civil Engineering in 1987 at the Palermo University. The research work begins in 1996 as PhD in Structural Engineering and as post-doc in 1998. In 2000 she becomes researcher in the Structural Engineering Department of university of Palermo and in 2001 Associate Professor, in 2016 Full Professor in the same department. Author and co-author of about 90 scientific papers dealing with the following fields: Stochastic Dynamics, active and passive control, stochastic differential calculus. From 2014, Honorary Professor at Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.

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Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Liverpool
Liverpool
UK

I.G. Raftoyiannis (Biography
I.G. Raftoyiannis

Dr. John Raftoyiannis holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering (1987) from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He also holds an M.S. in Civil Engineering (1991) and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (1994) from West Virginia University (WVU) with emphasis in structural stability, composite materials and computational mechanics. Currently, he is Associate Professor. His professional career involves the analysis and design of steel structures, steel and concrete bridges and fiber-reinforced polymers systems (FRP). His credits include 4 books and more than 150 scientific publications. He is Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Bridge Engineering, IJBE.

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Department of Civil Engineering
National Technical University of Athens
Athens
Greece

M. Santamouris (Biography
M. Santamouris

Mat Santamouris is Professor of Energy Physics at the University of Athens. He is Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal and Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Solar Energy, Journal of Energy and Buildings, Journal of Sustainable Energy, and of the Journal of Ventilation. He is Editor of the Series of Book on Buildings, Energy and Solar Technologies published by James and James Science Publishers in London. He has published 9 international books on topics related to solar energy and energy conservation in buildings. He is guest editor of eight special issues of various scientific journals. He has coordinated many international research programs and he is author of almost 130 scientific papers published in international scientific journals. He is visiting professor at the Metropolitan University of London.

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Physics Department
University of Athens
Athens
Greece

S. Sibilio (Biography
S. Sibilio

Sergio Sibilio is full professor of Applied Thermodynamics at the "Department of Architecture and Industrial Design" of Seconda Università di Napoli, where he holds lectures of Applied Thermodynamics (BSc in Architecture) and Built Environment Control (MSc in Architecture). For Erasmus mobility he held lecturers on daylighting, energy savings and environmental control at Universidad de Málaga (Malaga, Spain), Yildiz Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey), Togliatti State University (Russia). He is Member of AIDI (Italian Association of Lighting Application), Italian Association of Applied Thermodynamics and IBPSA - Italy (Italian section of International Building Performance Simulation Association). Member of working groups of IEA and chairman in several conferences on micro-cogeneration technologies and their applications, he has also been charged as expert evaluator and external assessor of many programmes for Research and Technological Development at national and international levels. Reviewer for the journals and scientific books, he is author of two textbooks and more than 100 scientific papers on a diversity of topics in Applied Thermodynamics, Lighting and Energy Savings.

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Department of Architecture and Industrial Design
Second University of Naples
Naples
Italy

S. Sorace (Biography
S. Sorace

Stefano Sorace received his PhD in Structural Engineering at the University of Florence. Currently he is Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at the Polytechnic Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Udine. His main research fields concern earthquake engineering, structural modelling and assessment, structural rehabilitation, and advanced seismic protection technologies. He is author of more than 160 scientific and technical papers, published in indexed peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

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Polytechnic Department of Engineering and Architecture
University of Udine
Udine
Italy

E.A.L. Teo (Biography
E.A.L. Teo

Dr Evelyn Teo is presently Associate Professor of Building in the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore where she has previously served as Programme Director of Bachelor of Science in Project and Facilities Management and Director of External Affairs. Besides having many years of professional experience in the local construction industry, she has participated in building research works in Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. She currently serves as Co-Director for the NUS Centre of Excellence in BIM Integration.

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Department of Building
National University of Singapore
Singapore
Singapore

T.K. Wai (Biography
T.K. Wai

Dr Tham obtained a doctorate (PhD) and MS from the University of Sydney, and BEng from the National University of Singapore. He is an Academy Fellow of the International Academy for Indoor Air Sciences (IAIAS) and former President of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). He has published more than 200 articles in the field of indoor air quality and holds 6 patents. He is an editorial board member of major journals relating to indoor environment and energy, including Indoor Air, Buildings and Environment, and Energy and Buildings.

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Department of Building
National University of Singapore
Singapore
Singapore

M.S. Yucemen (Biography
M.S. Yucemen

Dr. Yücemen is currently Professor (emeritus) in the Department of Civil Engineering at Middle East Technical University (METU). He took his BS degree in Civil Engineering at METU, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, both in Structural Engineering, at Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), respectively. He has been a faculty member of METU since 1973 and had visiting faculty positions at different universities in USA, Jordan and North Cyprus. He has a book and more than 160 papers published in international journals and conference proceedings which were cited more than 300 times in journals covered by the Science Citation Index.

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Department of Civil Engineering
Middle East Technical University (METU)
Ankara
Turkey

F. Mazza (Biography
F. Mazza

Fabio Mazza graduated in Civil Engineering with honours at the University of Calabria (Italy). He is Associate Professor of "Structural Engineering". He is Ph.D. of Computational Mechanics. He is giving the course of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Engineering of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete at the University of Calabria, where is a member of the Ph. Doctorate of Civil and Industrial Engineering. He is author of about 150 scientific papers, regarding topics of earthquake, wind and fire engineering. He is responsible of a research unit for Re.L.U.I.S. (Italian network of university laboratories of earthquake engineering) regarding “Control of seismic vibrations of structures”.

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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile
Università della Calabria
Cosenza
Italy

F.T.K. Au
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Hong Kong
Pok Fu Lam
Hong Kong

A. Benardos
School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering
National Technical University of Athens
Athens
Greece

B. Chiaia
Department Of Structural Engineering
Building and Geotechnical Engineering
Torino
Italy

P.A. Claisse
Department of Civil Engineering
Coventry University
Coventry
UK

M. Deakin
School of Engineering and Built Environment
Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh
UK

C. Fang
Department of Civil Engineering
Shanghai Jiaotong University
Shanghai
China

G. Gan
Department of Architecture and Built Environment
University of Nottingham
Nottingham
UK

L. Gustavsson
Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology
Linnaeus University
Kalmar
Sweden

Z. Jiang
Key Laboratory of Advanced Civil Engineering Materials of Ministry of Education
Tongji University
Shanghai
China

C.H. Ko
Department of Civil Engineering
National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
Pingtung
Taiwan

F. Kuznik
Center for Energy and Thermal Lyon
National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon
Villeurbanne
France

C. Li
Department of Civil Engineering
Shanghai University
Shanghai
China

M. Mohareb
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Canada

V. Plevris
Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology
Oslo and Akershus University
Oslo
Norway

A. Serpell
Department of Construction Engineering and Management
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Santiago
Chile

V.W.Y. Tam
School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics
University of Western Sydney
Sydney
Australia

F.P. Torgal
C-TAC Research Centre
University of Minho
Guimarães
Portugal

H. Varum
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal

H.C. Wu
College of Engineering
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
USA

J.B. Yang
Graduate Institute of Construction Engineering & Management
National Central University
Zhongli District
Taiwan


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H.C. Biscaia (Biography
H.C. Biscaia

Hugo Biscaia received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering/Structures from New University of Lisbon (2012). He finished his MSc degree in Structures Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon and since then, he has been developing his research activity in the field of strengthening structures with Fibre Reinforced Polymers. Among other works, he performed different experimental studies on the interface behavior between bonded materials (e.g. FRP, concrete, timber, steel, aluminum, masonry) and their numerical and/or analytical modeling. He is also interested on the degradation of these bonded interfaces when subjected to aggressive environmental conditions. He has authored/co-authored more than 30 papers in ISI/Scopus journals.

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Department of Civil Engineering
New University of Lisbon
Lisbon
Portugal












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