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 Editor:

Togay Ozbakkaloglu
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

David Edwards
Department of Civil and Building Engineering
Curtin University
Perth
Australia

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

Graca Vasconcelos
Department of Civil Engineering
Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE)
Guimaraes
Portugal


Section Editor:

Yuri Ribakov
Department of Civil Engineering
Ariel University Center of Samaria
Ariel
Israel


Executive Guest Editors:

Liborio Cavaleri
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Palermo
Palermo
Italy

Vasilis Sarhosis
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Cardiff University
Wales
UK


Editorial Board Members:

C. Aguirre
Department of Civil Engineering
Universidad de Chile
Santiago
Chile

G. Aouad
Salford Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI)
University of Salford
Salford
UK

C.D. Atis
Civil Engineering Department
Erciyes University
Adana
Turkey

G. Augenbroe (Biography
G. Augenbroe

Godfried Augenbroe is full professor in the school of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He directs the High Performance Building lab with a thriving Masters and PhD program. Augenbroe is associate editor of two scientific journals, has delivered twelve keynotes at international conferences and has published over two hundred refereed papers and several books. He has been main advisor of 35 PhD dissertations in areas of building performance, simulation, knowledge management, building pathology, sustainability, urban energy systems, uncertainty and risk analysis.

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Department of Civil Engineering
College of Architecture
Atlanta, GA
USA

C.A. Balaras
Institute for Environmental Research & Sustainable Development (IERSD)
National Observatory of Athens
Santorini
Greece

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

M.A. Bradford
Department of Civil Engineering
University of New South Wales
Sydney
Australia

P.W. Brown
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, PA
USA

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
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom
Hong Kong

C. Chen (Biography
C. Chen

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

J.S. Chen
Department of Civil Engineering
National Cheng Kung University
Tainan
Taiwan

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

Y.S. Cho
Department of Architectural Engineering
Hanyang University
Seoul
Korea

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

C.C. Chou
Department of Civil Engineering National
Chiao Tung University
Hsinchu
Taiwan

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

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

H. Demirkan
Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design
Bilkent University
Ankara
Turkey

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

A.A. Elmualim
School of Natural and Built Environments
University of South Australia
Adelaide
Australia

E. Erell
Department of Man in the Desert
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Beersheba
Israel

G. Exadaktylos
Department of Mineral Resources Engineering
Technical University of Crete
Chania
Greek

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

D. Foti
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Technical University of Bari
Bari
Italy

A. Garbacz
Department of Building Materials Engineering
Warsaw University of Technology
Warsaw
Poland

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

G.S. Ghataora
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Birmingham
Birmingham
UK

M. Gohnert
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg
South Africa

Q.P. Ha
School of Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronic Systems
University of Technology
Sydney
Australia

L.H. Han
Department of Civil Engineering
Tsinghua University
Beijing
China

C. Hellmich
Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures
Vienna University of Technology
Vienna
Austria

S. Hiziroglu
Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK
USA

Z. Hong
School of Civil Engineering
Shenzhen University
Shenzhen
China

W.J. Huang
Department of Environmental Engineering and Science
Ping-Tung University of Science and Technology
Pingtung
Taiwan

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

R.S. Jangid
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Mumbai
India

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

M.Y. Kaltakci
Civil Engineering Department
Selcuk University
Konya
Turkey

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

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

A. Kermani
Department of Civil Engineering
Napier University
Edinburgh
UK

C. Koch
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Aarhus
Aarhus
Denmark

R. Kosonen
Oy-Halton Group Ltd
Helsikni
Finland

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

R. Lackner
Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures
University Dozent
Karlsplatz
Austria

S. Lassue
Civil Engineering Department
University of Artois
Arras
France

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

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

Z. Li
Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Yamaguchi University
Yamaguchi
Japan

C. Li
Department of Civil Engineering
Shanghai University
Shanghai
China

Q.Q. Liang
College of Engineering and Science
Victoria University
Melbourne
Australia

L. Liu
School of Civil Engineering
University of Sydney
Sydney
Australia

S.M. Lo
Department of Building and Construction
City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon
Hong Kong

A. Loukili
Ecole Centrale de Nantes
Research Institute in Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Nantes
France

X. Lu
Department of Civil Engineering
Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm
Sweden

Y.Z. Luo
Department of Civil Engineering
Zhejiang University
Hangzhou
China

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

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

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

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

M.F. Montemor
Superior Technical Institute
Technical University of Lisbon
Lisbon
Portugal

K.W. Mui
Department of Building Services Engineering
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon
Hong Kong

C. Negro
Department of Engineering
Complutense University of Madrid
Madrid
Spain

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

S. Ogunlana
Asian Institute of Technology
School of Engineering & Technology
Klong Luang
Thailand

N.F. Ortega
Department of Engineering
Southern National University
Bahía Blanca
Argentina

P.J. Paevere
CSIRO Ecosystems Sciences
Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)
Queensland
Australia

R. Perera
Department of Structural Mechanics
Technical University of Madrid
Madrid
Spain

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

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

R. Prikryl
Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Mineral Resources
Charles University in Prague
Prague
Czech Republic

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

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

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

P. Rwelamila
Graduate School of Business Leadership
Graduate University of South Africa (UNISA)
Pretoria
South Africa

M.P. Saka
Engineering Sciences Department
Middle East Technical University
Ankara
Turkey

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. Seo
CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)
Melbourne
Australia

M. Sexton
School of Construction Management and Engineering
The University of Reading
Reading
UK

X. Shen
Institute of Computational Mechanics
Shenyang University of Technology
Shenyang
China

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

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

H.W. Song
Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering
Yonsei University
Seoul
South Korea

A. Stamou
Department of Water Resources
National Technical University of Athens
Athens
Greece

R.K.L. Su
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam
Hong Kong

K.H. Tan
Department of Pharmacology
National University of Singapore
Singapore City
Singapore

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

S. Thelandersson
Division of Structural Engineering
Lund University
Lund
Sweden

Q.S. Tong
Department of Civil Engineering
National University of Singapore
Singapore
Singapore

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

Y. Vanhove
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Artois
Arras
France

M. Veljkovic
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Lulea University of Technology
Lulea
Sweden

J.W. Wan
College of Civil Engineering
Guangzhou University
Guangzhou
China

Q. Wang
College of Civil Engineering
Huaqiao University
Quanzhou
China

X. Wang
School of Built Environment
Curtin University
Perth
Australia

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

G.J. Xiong
Department of Civil Engineering
Shantou University
Shantou
China

J. Yang
School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Brisbane
Australia

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

S.T. Yi
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Pusan National University
Pusan
South Korea

C.H. Yoo
Department of Civil Engineering
Auburn University
Auburn, AL
USA

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

R.A. Al-Mahaidi
Department of Civil and Construction Engineering
Swinburne University of Technology
Sarawak
Malaysia

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

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

M. Aygun
Department of Architecture
Istanbul Technical University
Istanbul
Turkey

C. Balocco
Energy Engineering Department
University of Florence
Firenze
Italy

F. Bjork
Department of Civil Engineering
Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm
Sweden

V.L. Brano
Department of Energy & Environmental Research
University of Palermo
Palermo
Italy

L. Cavaleri
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Palermo
Palermo
Italy

S.L. Chan
Deptartment of Civil and Structruction Engineering
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom
Hong Kong

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

M.Y.L. Chew
Department of Building
National University of Singapore
Singapore
Singapore

C.M. Chiang
Department of Architecture
National Cheng Kung University
Tainan
Taiwan

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

P.C. Chou
Department of Interior Design
Shu-Te University
Yenchau
Taiwan

W.K. Chow
Department of Building Services Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom
Hong Kong

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

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

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

A.Y. Elghazouli
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Imperial College London
London
UK

R. Emmanuel
Department of Architecture
University of Moratuwa
Colombo
Sri Lanka

T. Esin
Department of Architecture
Gebze Institute of Technology
Gebze
Turkey

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

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

L. Gardner
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Imperial College London
London
UK

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

P. Gluch
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenburg
Sweden

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

M.N.S. Hadi
School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering
University of Wollongong
Wollongong
Australia

S.H. Han
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Yonsei University
Seoul
Korea

H.S.L.C. Hens
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Leuven
Leuven
Belgium

S.P. Ho
Department of Civil Engineering
National Taiwan University
Taipei
Taiwan

R.Y. Huang
Institute of Construction Engineering and Management
National Central University
Zhongli
Taiwan

A. Irabien
University of Cantabria
Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering
Santander
Spain

B. Izzuddin
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Imperial College London
London
UK

K. Jayaraman (Biography
K. Jayaraman

Dr. Jayaraman received his PhD in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA in 1992. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Pulp and Paper Centre of the University of Toronto, Canada from 1993 to 1995. He joined the University of Auckland in 1995 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Jayaraman has published more than 100 publications in the area of composite materials. His research interests include the manufacturing, microstructure-material property relationships and performance evaluation of natural fibre-reinforced composite materials.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Auckland
Auckland
New Zealand

A.S. Kalagas
Departement of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenburg
Sweden

A.J. Kappos (Biography
A.J. Kappos

He works in the field of Structural Engineering, in particular analysis and testing procedures for structures subjected to earthquake loading. He published extensively in the field (over 300 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings), and his work is recognised internationally (over 3000 citations). He was involved in several consultancies on seismic design of bridges and buildings, assessment and retrofit of damaged structures, and various aspects of use of concrete in bridges, tunnels, etc.

He is the Secretary General of the European Association of Earthquake Engineering and Coordinator of its Working Group on Bridges. He also served as a member of committees dealing with seismic design (he is the currently the Leader Team draftting the new Eurocode 8-3) and assessment (various fib and EAEE task groups).

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Department of Civil Engineering
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Greece

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

O. Kayali
Department of Civil Engineering
University of New South Wales
Sydney
Australia

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

D.A. Koleva
Section of Materials and Environment
Delft University of Technology
Delft
The Netherlands

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

M. Lachemi
Department of Civil Engineering
Ryerson University
Toronto, ON
Canada

Z. Lafhaj
Department of Civil Engineering
Robert Gordon University
Aberdeen
France

M. Lazaridis
Department of Environmental Engineering
Technical University of Crete Polytechneioupolis
Chania
Greece

C.Y.J. Lee
Department of Vehicle Engineering
National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
Pingtung
Taiwan

D. Li
Department of Building and Construction
City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong

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

Z. Li
Department of Civil Engineering
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Sai Kung
Hong Kong

F.Y.Y. Ling
Department of Building
National University of Singapore
Singapore City
Singapore

Y. Liu
Department of Civil and Resource Engineering
Dalhousie University, Halifax
NS
Canada

D. Lorenz
Department of Economics and Business Engineering
University of Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe
Germany

P.B. Lourenco
Department of Civil Engineering
Minho's University
Braga
Portugal

H.L. Luo (Biography
H.L. Luo

Prof. Luo obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering from the Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA.

Prof. Lin works at I-Shou University in Taiwan. He was the Executive Production Editor of the International Journal of Pavement Research Technology from 2008-2010. Currently, he serves as one of the editorial board members of the journal. He has served as reviewer or Editorial Board Memebr for more than 10 of the well known international journals since 2009. He has published more than 130 journal and conference papers.

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Department of Civil and Ecological Engineering
I-Shou University
Kaohsiung
Taiwan

C.J. Lynsdale
Department of Civil and Structural Enginnering
University of Sheffield
Sheffield
UK

T. Maritz
Department of Construction Economics
University of Pretoria
Pretoria
South Africa

H. Minh
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Saitama University
Saitama
Japan

S. Mitsuhiro
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Kumamoto University
Kumamoto
Japan

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

E.H. Montes
Dpartment of Structural Mechanics
University of Granada
Granada
Spain

D. Mumovic
Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering
University College London
London
UK

S.T. Ng
Department of Civil Engineering
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

E.J. Obrien (Biography
E.J. Obrien

Eugene OBrien is former president of the International Society of Weigh-In-Motion and has won the cross-modal award in the EU Champions of Research competition, 2014. He is professor of Civil Engineering at University College Dublin where he has been working recently on bridge traffic loading and bridge condition monitoring. Prof. OBrien has supervised 27 PhDs to completion, published 100 journal papers, 200 conference papers and 2 books.

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School of Architecture
University College Dublin
Dublin
Ireland

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

O. Ozgener
Solar Energy Institute
Ege University
İzmir
Turkey

D. Pearlmutter
Department of Man in the Desert
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Beer Sheva
Isral

R. Pietroforte
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA
USA

V. Piluso
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Salerno
Fisciano
Italy

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

R.M. Pulselli
Department of Biosystems Sciences
University of Siena
Siena
Italy

P. Qiao
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Washington State University
Pullman, WA
USA

D.R. Rammer
United State Department of Forest Service
Forest Products Laboratory
Madison, WI
USA

H.R. Ronagh
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Queensland
Brisbane
Australia

A. Saari
Laboratory of Construction Economics and Management
Helsinki University of Technology
Espoo
Finland

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. Schueremans
Civil Engineering Department
Catholic University of Louvain
Louvain
Belgium

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

G.Q. Shen
Department of Building and Real Estate
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong

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

M. Skaloud
Institute of Therotical and Applied Mechanics
Czech Academy of Sciences
Prague
Czech Republic

M. Sonebi
School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Queen′s University Belfast
Belfast
UK

P. Soroushian
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan, Michigan
MI
USA

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

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

L.M. Tavares
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

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

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

F.P. Torgal
Department of Civil Engineering
Castelo Branco Polytechnic Institute
Castelo Branco
Portugal

L. Turanli
Department of Civil Engineering
Middle East Technical University
Ankara
Turkey

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

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

F. Wang
School of the Built Environment
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh
UK

S. Wang
Department of Building Services Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon
Hong Kong

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

Y. Xiao
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, LA
USA

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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College of Civil Engineering
Hunan University
Changsha
China

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

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

F.W.H. Yik
Department of Building Services Engineering
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hunghom
Hong Kong

B. Young
Department of Civil Engineering
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam
Hong Kong

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


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