Proceedings pro118 : Advances in Construction Materials and Systems Vol.4
The International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems
(ICACMS 2017) is part of the prestigious RILEM Annual Week, which is the annual
meeting of the standing committees of RILEM (International Union of Testing and
Research Laboratories for Materials and Structures). Such meetings occur every year
in conjunction with a major international conference. The recent RILEM weeks were
held in Copenhagen (2016), Melbourne (2015), São Paulo (2014), Paris (2013), Cape
Town (2012), Hong Kong (2011).
The conference covers several themes related to construction materials and systems,
with the objective of providing the state of the art coverage on cement and asphalt
concrete, heritage materials, and building systems. The specific conference themes
include: Advances in supplementary cementing materials, Concrete durability and
performance specifications, Early age behaviour and rheology of cementitious systems,
Special concretes and applications, Advances in characterization of construction
materials, Sustainable building systems, Bituminous binders and mixtures, Repair and
conservation of heritage structures, Corrosion control and corrosion monitoring in
concrete structures, Repair materials and repair systems for concrete structures. The
themes selected for the conference are reflective of the scientific coverage provided by
the different Technical Clusters within RILEM.
The 200+ papers received from academics and industry professionals from more than
50 countries across the world are assembled into 4 volumes. The first volume deals
with the papers from the invited (keynote) speakers, while the remaining three volumes
– arranged in appropriate sub-sections, deal with the specific themes of the conference.
The onerous task of compilation of these papers into the four volumes was performed
by our editing team comprising of students. The abstracts submitted for the conference
were subjected to independent peer review by two experts from the international
scientific committee, and subsequently, the selected papers were also thoroughly
reviewed by the editing team followed by members from the scientific committee. The
successful compilation of the proceedings is largely owing to the efforts of the editing
team and the experts from the scientific committee.
The support by our sponsors and organizational partners has enabled us to put together
the largest of its kind conference in India, and we are extremely thankful.
We wish you all a highly productive and engaging conference!
Author(s): Manu Santhanam, Ravindra Gettu, Radhakrishna G. Pillai, Sunitha K. Nayar
Study on Physical and Microstructural Properties of Light Weight Aerated Fly Ash Based Geopolymer.
Author(s): T. Revathi, R. Jeyalakshmi and N. P. Rajamane
Chloride Profiling of Integral and Non-Integral Surface Treated Foamed Concrete
Author(s): Algurnon S. van Rooyen and Gideon P.A.G. van Zijl