Call for Papers

Call for Papers

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Concrete construction landscape is changing in response to growing infrastructure demand, globalized markets, bigger and complex projects, and massive financing needs. While this appears hopeful, equally serious attention is required for the ageing infrastructure, sustainability planning and balancing between smart and sustainable. The World Economic Forum has identified “People”, “Adoption of new technologies, materials and tools” and “industry collaboration” as top three transformation areas in its report on Shaping the Future of Construction A Breakthrough in Mindset and Technology. The Government – both as regulator and often as key project owner is creating fertile environment for the transformation of engineering and construction sector.

As a rife and opportune market, India has specific challenges and opportunities that will shape the future of concrete and concreting. This is true for new construction as well as existing structures. Accordingly, this special issue on TRENDS SHAPING FUTURE(s) OF CONCRETE(s) thus invites completing articles outlining futuristic trends, both from academia and industry on following topics:

  • Use of AI/ ANN in modelling and designing of concrete structures
  • Designing for longer life, 100, 200, 300…500 years; life cycle analysis and the state of the art
  • Aggregates – satisfying today’s demand and shaping for future; virgin & recycled
  • Binders for future – global developments and relevance to India
  • Supplementary cementitious materials – future matrices
  • Chemical admixtures – future needs
  • Self-healing – a reality or a speculation
  • Formworks for future
  • Reinforcements for future
  • Concretes for future; a survey
  • Concreting technologies for future; a critical review
  • Advancements in test methods – need and future trends
  • Industry collaboration – a delayed need for holistic development
  • Carbon - capture, utilization and sequestration and moving towards low carbon construction; the myths and the facts
  • People – Robots and co-existence in concrete construction
  • Assessing remaining life – what needs to be done
  • Repair technologies of future
  • Case studies in application of newer specifications
  • Case studies in application of newer concretes
  • Codal provisions and standards
  • Industry perspectives
  • Client perspectives – DMRC, MMRC, NHAI, NTPC, NPCIL, CIDCO, etc.
  • Authors are encouraged to share atmost 150-word abstract before composing a full article for submission. This will help refine and align the topic with the theme
  • Since this issue investigates future possibilities, preferably articles written with industry-academia collaboration are requested
  • If you have a topic befitting the above list and need a collaborator, we could help find one
  • Submitted articles should avoid what is being already used today, rather articles should solely focus on technologies being developed and future scenarios. For e.g. 3D printing is already being applied, however the challenges in implementing 3D printing can be covered or an article on 4D printing would be ideal
  • Articles on topics beyond those listed above shall be considered on case-to-case basis
Guest Editor

Dr. Chetan Hazaree, Head – Research & Development (Roads, Runways & Elevated Corridors)
L&T Construction (Transportation Infrastructure IC), Larsen & Toubro Limited

Submission Timelines : Saturday, October 31, 2020.

Concrete is the favoured material of choice in the construction industry worldwide for applications in various forms, often under demanding conditions and increasingly specified with several durability performance parameters. The ingredients to make concrete are in huge demand and especially aggregates with essential characteristics fit for use are in short supply. This entails not only increase in cost of construction as some countries must import them but also depletes the finite good quality natural resources available on this planet. Nevertheless, these are inherent challenges that need to be addressed by a holistic approach both via research and practice, leading to responsible informed choices for construction to become even more sustainable. In this thematic issue, we invite papers relating to reuse of C&D waste with focus both on research and application. Case studies are particularly welcome as we intend to make this issue a ready reference for researchers and practitioners alike. All the manuscripts will be subjected to double blind peer review process and the potential areas of contribution are indicated as follows.

  • Use of recycled concrete aggregates for precast structural concrete
  • Application of recycled concrete aggregates in HPC/FRC/UHPC
  • Recycled material for geopolymer binders and concrete
  • Recycled concrete aggregates for self-compacting concrete
  • 3D printing of concrete using recycled concrete aggregate
  • Use of recycled concrete aggregates for marine concretes
  • Processing technologies for manufacturing high quality recycled aggregates
  • CO2 treatment of recycled concrete aggregates
  • Exemplar projects constructed using recycled aggregates
  • Architectural perspectives on recycled aggregates in the built environment
  • Policy enablers for wider use of recycled aggregates
  • Recycling in the built environment for a circular economy
Guest Editor

Dr. Sivakumar Kandasami, Deputy General Manager, L&T Construction, Chennai, India.

Co-Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. -Ing. Jiabin Li, Research Group RecyCon, Materials and Constructions, Bruges Campus, KU Leuven, Belgium.

Submission Timelines : Sunday, January 31, 2021.

Guest Editors

  • Jan - 2019

    Special Edition : Fibres in Concrete

  • Feb - 2019

    Guest Editor : Prof. Vasant Matsagar, IIT Delhi

  • Mar - 2019

    Guest Editor : Prof. Pasata Dinakar, IIT Bhubhaneswar

  • Apr - 2019

    Guest Editor : Prof. Manu Santhanam IIT Madras
    Special Edition : Carbonation of Concrete with blended Cements

  • May - 2019

    Guest Editor : Dr Biswajit Bhattacharjee IIT Delhi

  • Jun - 2019

    Guest Editor : Dr Bibhuti Das NIT Surthkal

  • Jul - 2019

    Guest Editor : Prof. Pasala Dinakar, IIT Bhubhaneswar

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