1st Edition

Advances in Civil Engineering and Building Materials

    Advances in Civil Engineering and Building Materials presents the state-of-the-art development in:
    - Structural Engineering
    - Road & Bridge Engineering
    - Geotechnical Engineering
    - Architecture & Urban Planning
    - Transportation Engineering
    - Hydraulic Engineering
    - Engineering Management
    - Computational Mechanics
    - Construction Technology
    - Building Materials
    - Environmental Engineering
    - Computer Simulation
    - CAD/CAE
    Emphasis was given to basic methodologies, scientific development and engineering applications. Advances in Civil Engineering and Building Materials will be useful to professionals, academics, and Ph.D. students interested in the above mentioned areas.

    Sponsors and committees

    Architecture & urban planning

    Challenges and trends of using sewage treatment plants in Islamabad, Pakistan
    A.A. Ikram

    The role of green architecture on environment relaxation of hospital users
    M.A. Mohammadabadi & M. Massoud

    An attic as rehabilitation solution for low rise prefab concrete housing blocks
    C. Bocan

    Concentration of TV news coverage to the specific municipalities – Case study on the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake
    M. Numada & K. Meguro

    Research on application of green building technologies in designs of school
    Y.Q. Cui, Y. Liu & N. Zhao

    Energy-efficient office building design in cold climate
    W.D. Ji, T.F. Zhao & X.W. Xu

    Dynamic mechnical properties of sandstone under coupled static and dynamic loads
    F.Q. Gong & X.L. Liu

    The instrument for attribute shift of urban-rural land use of eastern part county in northwest China on the background of urban-rural incorporation – A case study of Hancheng, China
    A. Bo Jing, B. Minghua Huang & B. YuWang

    Urban complex: New urban phenomenon in China
    H. Zhu

    Prediction of environmental-friendly eco-architecture trend by neologism analysis
    K.-I. Chin, J.WooMoon & K.H. Lee

    Evaluation on building interior accessible routes design
    Y. Han &Y.Wang

    Rain water utilization in urban design: A case study of the street natural drainage program in Seattle America
    J. Sun & K. Shi

    Studies of urban construction and development strategy of new villages – Taking the construction planning of new village inWangji Town, Xinzhou District,Wuhan City for example
    Q. Hua

    Building materials

    Damage velocity of compressively preloaded concrete under frost action
    S. Chen, X. Song & X. Liu

    Ultrafine glass fiber vacuum insulation panel for building insulation
    F.E. Boafo, Z.F. Chen,W.P.Wu, Q. Chen, B.B. Li & J.M. Zhou

    Carbon nanotube coatings for building EMI shielding
    P. Li, J. Lin, C.H. Poo, A.S. Low, X.J. Yin & G.C. Ong

    Experimental study on noise reduction characteristics of polymer modified asphalt mixture
    L.Wang, Y.M. Xing & L. Pan

    Influence of mineral admixtures on anti-permeability of mixed aggregate concrete
    J. Huo, D. Song, H. Yang,W. Li & J. Li

    Corrosion resistant performance of a chemical quenched rebar
    J.Wei, J. Dong &W. Ke

    Experimental study of photocatalitic concrete products for durability of reinforced concrete
    A. Fiore, G.C. Marano, P. Monaco &A. Morbi

    Research on the durability of Reactive Powder Concrete in marine corrosive environment
    Ming-zhe An, Y.Wang, Q. Lu & Run-dong Liu

    Review and exploration of river sand substitutes for concrete production in Asian countries
    C.-P. Sing, P.E.D. Love & C.-M. Tam

    New insulating material: Binderless particleboard from durian peel
    S. Charoenvai

    Durability of reactive powder concrete under the action of sulfate dry-wet cycles
    Y.Wang, M.Z. An & S. Han

    The new conception of rare earth compounds used as asphalt modifier
    Haixiao, R. Fu, R. Hu, S. Zhang & M. Zhang

    The application technology of warm mix of ultra-thin cover face in urban road maintenance
    Y. Li, X. Song, J. Sun, Y. Zhang &Y. Li

    Studies of construction quality based on distributed fiber optic monitoring of mass concrete
    F. Jin

    Pozzolanic characteristics of palm oil waste ash (POWA) and treated palm oil fuel ash (TPOFA)
    N.M. Altwair, M.A. Megat Johari, A.M. Zeyad & S.F. Saiyid Hashim

    Investigation of accelerating effects of mineral admixtures by hydration heat and thermal analysis
    H. Yang, S. Tu & F. Gao

    Estimation of asphalt mixture mechanical property by digital image correlation method
    Y. Cui, L. Feng & L.Wang

    The manufacturing of floating decks using grancrete and reservoir sludge
    W.C. Liao, S.Y. Tsai, C.S. Tsai & J.W. Lin

    The finite element analysis of behavior for reactive powder concrete-filled circular steel tube stub columns under axial compression
    H. Luo,W. Ji & Z. Yan

    Review of water desorption test methods
    C. Ince, Y. Ozturk, M.A. Carter & M.A.Wilson

    Lightweight aggregates produced from mixtures of high silica – heating microscope procedure
    S. Al-Bahar, S. Al-Otaibi, M. Taha, A. Al-Arbeed, A. Abduljaleel, F. Al-Fahad & S. Al-Fadala

    Nonlinear finite element analysis for reinforced CRC beam
    H. Guo & H. Zhu

    Experimental grading of locally grown timber to be used as structural material
    G. Concu, B. De Nicolo, M. Valdés, M. Fragiacomo, A. Menis & N. Trulli

    Mechanical properties of ultra-high strength concrete with local materials
    S. Allena, C.M. Newtson & M.N. Tahat

    Experimental study on shear strength of reactive powder concrete
    G. Minlong, J.Wenyu &A. Mingzhe

    Coastal engineering

    Wave transformation by a perforated free surface semicircular breakwater in irregular waves
    H.M. Teh &V. Venugopal

    Spectral analyses of sea-state wave data for the development of a regional-sensitive spectral model
    M.S. Liew, M.Z. AbdWahap, E.S. Lim & N. Abdullah

    Wave-induced seabed response around offshore wind turbine foundation: Donghai offshore wind farm, China
    K.T. Chang & D.-S. Jeng

    Computational mechanics

    The force-based quadrilateral plate elements for plate analysis using Large Increment Method
    H.X. Jia, D.B. Long & X.L. Liu

    Assembling and factorizing the structure stiffness matrix of skeletal structure in segments based on graph theory
    L. Haifeng, Y. Jingbo & H. Junke

    Fracture simulation of reinforced concrete structures with account of bond degradation and concrete cracking under steel corrosion
    A.V. Benin, A. Semenov & S. Semenov

    Effect of plane stress and plane strain conditions over fracture parameters of ductile plate in SSY (LEFM) and EPFM regimes: A review
    S.N.S.H. Chittajallu, M. Bansal, A.R. Bedare & S. Bhat

    Computer simulation and CAD/CAE

    Three-dimensional modeling of foundation pit structures and surrounding buildings during the construction of the second scene of the State Academic Mariinsky Theatre in Saint-Petersburg considering stage-by-stage nature of construction process
    A.P. Ledyaev, A.V. Benin &A.N. Konkov

    The second-responses method for simulation of vehicle-pavement dynamical interaction
    S.H. Li & J.Y. Ren

    Method for throughput capacity of container terminal based on complex stochastic system
    X. Song, Y. Peng,W.Wang &Y. Guo

    HOPs: A new tomographic reconstruction algorithm for non destructive acoustic testing of concrete structures
    B. Cannas, S. Carcangiu, A. Fanni, R. Forcinetti, A. Montisci & G. Concu

    3D finite element analysis of seismic soil-micropile-structure interaction
    A. Ghorbani, H. Hasanzadehshooiili & E. Ghamari

    Wireless sensor placement based on SHM requirements and net energy consumption
    R.N. Soman, T. Onoufriou, R.A. Votsis, C.Z. Chrysostomou, M.A. Kyriakides & B. Han

    Construction technology

    Use of polythene sheet formwork in place of conventional formwork (plywood/steel)
    H.V. Pathak, L. Pasha & M. Kashyap

    Research on the mechanic analysis method of prestress construction process of large-span suspendome
    Y.Wang, Z. Guo & B. Luo

    Concrete shear test: A new tool for determining rheological properties of fresh Portland cement concrete
    S. Girish & B.S. Santhosh

    Study and optimization of construction monitoring method for long-span continuous rigid frame bridge
    H. Hu, X. Zhang & L. Zhu

    Concept of partnering in construction projects
    A. Ghaffari & R.K. Jane

    Simulation modeling of a concrete transporting system for construction of RCC dams
    C. Zhao, J.Wang, Y. Zhou & H. Dong

    Developing a model for profit sharing amongst partners in consulting engineering companies of construction projects
    A. Ghaffari & R.K. Jain

    Engineering management

    According the historical interpretation to research the relationship of construction logistics and the project manager’s level
    H. Zhang & X.H.Wang

    Structural properties of concrete containing lateritic sand and quarry dust as fine aggregates
    M.E. Ephraim, I.Z.S. Akobo, J.O. Ukpata & G.A. Akeke

    Multi-objective repetitive activities projects scheduling using Genetic Algorithms
    M.S. Eid, M.E. Abdelrazek & E. Elbeltagi

    Research on social risk evaluation and mechanism of major engineering projects of Zhejiang province

    Scheduling of repetitive projects with learning development effect
    M.A. Ammar &A.F. Abdel-Maged

    Evaluation for subway project quality based on supply chain thoughts
    Z. Zhang

    Research trend in partnering in construction journals
    A. Ghaffari & R.K. Jane

    Environmental engineering

    Evaluation on the investment effect of railway vibration reduction measures
    Z. Gongjuan, Y. Haifeng & Z. Qianbiao

    Optimization of influent distributing and effluent discharging modes of constructed rapid infiltration system
    A. Junmin Chen, X. Yao & B. Zhenhua Sheng

    A least-square solver to estimate vertical groundwater velocity using subsurface temperature profile
    L. Dong, J. Shimada, M. Kagabu & K. Ichiyanagi

    Unit-based SOx emission values for fuels consumed in precast concrete production
    M.Wimala, K. Kawai &A. Fujiki

    The effect of NH4NO3 concentration on the environment-induced cracking behavior of carbon steel
    K. Koide, A. Iwase & R. Nishimura

    Theoretical investigation of operating control strategy of a new solar-water-assisted ground-source heat pump
    X. Gong, L.Wei &W. Feng

    Research of the Properties of Calcium Carbide Residue Desulfurization Gypsum
    M. Ye &T. Zhu

    Effect of air handler supply air temperature in VAV system on building energy consumption under Korean climatic condition
    K.H. Lee, K.I. Chin & J.W. Moon

    Geotechnical engineering

    Slope stability analysis based on method of FEM strength reduction
    L. Zongwei

    Experimental research for the wetting characteristics of compacted loess
    W.-B. Zhang

    The application of the analytical recursion scheme method on soft ground sites
    Q. Jingjing, Y. Shaoyan, Y. Zhiqing & L. Dahua

    Theoretical model for the time prediction of landslides based on the monitoring data
    X.H. Xu & H.Q. Yang

    Throws and blasting vibration control of the channel blasting near the tunnel entrance
    N. Fang

    Considerations on technical and administrative management for peer review of preliminary design of bracing and retaining structure for foundation pit excavation protection in Guangzhou region
    J.Y. Zheng

    Analysis on 3D surface crack transient propagation process
    L. Guo, R.H.C.Wong, L. Liu & P. Yin

    Framework of DW I2CAD/E system for deep foundation pit dewatering
    J.X.Wang & X.Y. Gu

    Monitoring of ground deformation in southern part of Metro Manila, Philippines
    K. Kurita, Y. Kinugasa, T. Deguchi & R.E. Rimando

    Study on wall group effect of rectangular closed diaphragm wall as bridge foundation under vertical loading
    H.Wen & Q. Cheng

    The lateral behavior of single piles in liquefiable soils
    A. Ghorbani & R. Jahanpour

    The deformation characteristics and calculation prediction method of deep excavations in Shanghai Soft Soil area
    K. Yang & J. Jia

    Research on temperature controlling technique of mass concrete bridge bearing platform
    Z. Qin & X. Zhang

    Technology strategy of Astor House Hotel protective restoration project
    Q. Zhang &Y. Zheng

    Analysis of the attribute of indemnificatory housing
    K. Sun

    Experimental study of recycled asphalt mixtures containing high rates of reclaimed asphalt pavement
    L. Geng, R. Ren, L.Wang & P.Wang

    Research on strain rate-sensitivities of the tensile strength for concrete and its components
    Y.Wang, J. Zhou, H. Zhao & D. Shen

    Model test study of a novel vacuum preloading method
    S. Xiaowu, G. Bingchuan & S. Xiaoxian

    Creep property of undisturbed reticulated red clay under constant-load creep test
    J.Z. Li &Y. Xie

    Bearing capacity for drilled pile with rock socket and a case study
    X. Huang

    Seabed stress response by jet trenching
    Y.Wang & D.-S. Jeng

    Hydraulic engineering

    Technique and theory on continuous pouring concrete of tail water branch pipe in water power station
    C. Yeying,W. Junjie & H. Jianyun

    Tidal level trend test and extraction in downstream of theYangtze River
    G. Li, M. Xiao & X. Xiang

    Experimental study on hydraulic characteristics of allotypic hybrid-type flip bucket
    T. Zhang & Z.W.Wang

    Dynamic gravity dam-reservoir-foundation interaction analysis based on the scaled boundary finite element method
    J.Y. Liu, G. Lin, Z.Q. Hu, Y.Wang &Y. Zhang

    Study of material failures in operating gravity fed water supply pipelines
    V.G. Tzatchkov &V.H. Alcocer-Yamanaka

    Study on the law of coal-bearing soft rock belts in the steep excavation slopes at ZIPINGPU hydroelectric station in SiChuan Province of China
    Y. Cao &Y. Huang

    Element analysis of consolidation of soil under surcharge and vacuum preloading
    X. Shu, B. Guo & X. Song

    Road & bridge engineering

    Practical calculation method of composite cable-stayed bridge
    X.-N.Wu, B. Li, M.-M. Zhou & X.-L. Zhai

    Comparison between two improved methods of long term permanent deformation calculation in high-speed railway subgrade
    A. Kang Zhuang, G. Quanmei & B.Wang Yang

    The influence of additional attack angle on flutter analysis result of 1400m cable stayed bridge
    H.J. Zhang & L.D. Zhu

    Performance evaluation on highway snow-melting agents
    Y.Wu, N. Liu & X. Fan

    Prediction of CBR from index properties of cohesive soils
    M. Zumraw

    Static load test arrangement analysis based on combined control of moment and stress
    X.-J. Che, X.-D. Zhang & C. Yang

    Test and simulation analysis on early temperature field of the main girder for a concrete cable-stayed bridge
    Q. Li, Q. Chen, P.Wang & J. Yuan

    Research on influence factors and evaluation of ride comfort of bridge bump based on road test
    X. Pan, L. Yu,W. Guo, X. Ma & Z. Fu

    Nonlinear dynamic stability of a rigid frame bridge with super high-rise piers
    H. Zhang, X. Zhang & B. Dong

    Performance of Ultra Thin White Topping with different admixtures to White Topping
    C.C. Abhijith & S.P. Mahendra

    Structural glass in metal load-carrying systems of building constructions
    M. Karmazínová & J. Melcher

    The surface electrical and microstructure analysis of peat treated with cement
    H. Moayedi & S. Kazemian

    Pushoff shear tests of self consolidating concrete
    K.N. Rahal &A.L. Al-Khaleefi

    Earthquake response study of slope with anti-slide piles under bilateral seismic actions
    B. Dong

    Fuzzy comprehensive evaluation on the reliability of the in-service highway bridges
    D.-W. Zheng, Z.-B. Hu & L.-X. Qi

    Seismic performance evaluation of bridge applying mode-based pushover analysis method
    C. Yang, X. Zhang, X. Che & L. Zhu

    Research on the reasonable strength of cement-treated macadam base
    Y.Wang, X. Sun & Z. Li

    Horizontal shear behavior and vibration isolation efficiency of FRP rubber isolators
    L. Han, T.-B. Peng & Z.-N.Wang

    The comparisons of three research methods about horizontal shear stiffness of FRP rubber isolators
    Z.-N.Wang, T.-B. Peng & L. Han

    Effect of tower longitudinal stiffness on static performance of self-anchored suspension bridge with multi-tower
    Y.-J. Chen, C. Zhang & Z.-Z. Fang

    Characterization of stone matrix asphalt with cellulose and coconut fiber
    S.S. Awanti, A. Habbal, P.N. Hiremath, S. Tadibidi & S.N. Hallale

    Structural engineering

    Analysis on the capacities of resisting natural disasters for UHV transmission towers
    J. Yang & F. Yang

    Analysis on the unbalanced tension of 1000 kV and 500 kV AC four-circuit transmission lines on the same tower
    H. Junke, Z. Chunlei, Y. Jingbo &Y. Fengli

    Research on load-displacement skeleton curve model of L-shaped concrete-filled steel tubular column
    B. Cao, S. Dai, J. Huang, Z. Peng & X. Shen

    Mixed aleatory-epistemic uncertainty quantification using evidence theory with differential evolution algorithm
    Y. Su, H. Tang, S. Xue & C. Hu

    New jacket-based anchorage for RC beams with external tendons
    S. Hong, S.-K. Park & J. Choi

    Experimental study on ultimate behaviors of aluminum alloy single shear four-bolted connections according to plate thickness
    T. Kim &Y. Cho

    Application of modular industrialized housing method in villa project in Dubai
    J. Li, L.Wang, H. Dong, T. Yu & Z. Sun

    Discussion on technical coordination of reconstruction work for special villa
    J. Li, L.Wang, H. Dong, T. Yu & R. Dai

    Three dimensional failure surface of reinforced concrete element subjected to complex loads
    X. Chen & X.L. Liu

    Study on small base isolation system using friction bearing – Effects of bearing ball shape on dynamic characteristics
    M. Kezuka, K. Kurita, S. Aoki, Y. Nakanishi, K. Tominaga & M. Kanazawa

    Dynamic characteristics of base isolation system using sliding bearing
    S. Suminokura, K. Kurita, S. Aoki, Y. Nakanishi, K. Tominaga & M. Kanazawa

    Development of oil dampers for reduction of seismic response of houses (Examination for some types of dampers)
    T. Yamauchi, S. Aoki & K. Kurita

    Simplified calculation method for integral of mean square value of various nonstationary random responses
    S. Aoki &A. Fukano

    Experimental tests for the evaluation of the structural behavior of steel tapered beam-columns with I cross section and their knee connection
    I.M. Cristutiu & D.L. Nunes

    The uniaxial tension constitutive model of reactive powder concrete considering the stochastic damage
    Z.R. Yu, X. Qin &Y. Yuan

    Design and test study on high-neck forging flange applied in UHV steel tube transmission tower
    J.Wu, J.-B. Yang, Q.-H. Li & G.-Q.Wu

    Improvement of punching shear resistance of RC slabs using GFRC: An experimental study
    P. Chugh, K.K. Bajpai, S. Bose &A. Gupta

    Rational determination of cover thickness in reinforced concrete structures for fire loading
    A. Gupta, S.P. Ramdasi, P. Chugh, S. Bose & S. Misra

    Seismic retrofit of reinforced concrete soft-storey structures using toggle-brace-damper system
    R.W.K. Chan, Z. Zhao &W.C. Tang

    Steel-concrete composite columns composed of high-strength materials – Experimental analysis of buckling resistance
    M. Karmazínová

    Influence of organic matter on the stabilization soft soil with cement mixed method
    L. Shao, J. Liu &Y. Ding

    Performance of shape memory alloys in the nonlinear response of RC frames
    Z. Pirsamadi & S. Zargham

    The strut arrangement and monitoring analysis of deep foundation pits in silty sand
    Y. Haihong & H. Chengpo

    Fracture assessment of cold-press-formed square hollow sections at welded joints
    M. Arita, Y. Kayamori, Y. Suzuki, K. Hanya, T. Suzuki, I. Takeuchi &T. Yamaguchi

    Research on deformation capacity of Frame-Bent Structure under bi-directional horizontal seismic excitation
    X. Bai & F. Liu

    Flexural rehabilitation of RC beams using self-compacting concrete jacketing
    C.E. Chalioris, C.N. Pourzitidis, C.P. Papadopoulos & D. Fotis

    Quantitative robustness analysis of reinforced concrete frames
    Y. Gao & X.L. Liu

    Evaluation reinforcement of compound column to bearing capacity with corrosion
    Y.A. Mansoor & Z.Q. Zhang

    Ultrasonic testing of masonry structures by features extraction and self-organising maps
    B. Cannas, S. Carcangiu, A. Fanni, R. Forcinetti, A. Montisci, G. Sias, M. Usai, N. Trulli & G. Concu

    Frequency analysis of ultrasonic signals for non-destructive diagnosis of masonry structures
    B. Cannas, S. Carcangiu, A. Fanni, R. Forcinetti, A. Montisci, G. Sias, M. Usai & G. Concu

    Experimental investigation on shear strengths of concrete deep beams reinforced with FRP rebars
    H. Choi, J. Choi, Y.H. Lee, H. Kim & D.J. Kim

    Numerical simulation of in plane behavior of fiber reinforced polymer and polypropylene composite retrofitted masonry wallet using 3-D Applied Element Method
    A.S.M. Umair, B.M. Numada & C.K. Meguro

    Reliability design of doubler plates for sea tankers
    I.A. Assakkaf

    Reliability-based design of tanker unstiffened steel panels
    I.A. Assakkaf

    Parametric studies in plates with holes for stress concentration factor
    V. Pop, R. Hulea & M. Pop

    Theoretical analysis for the effect of reinforcement diameter on bond strength
    S.Yang & D. Li

    RC slabs with openings – issues and provision for design approach strategies
    S.C. Floru¸t, V. Stoian &T. Nagy-György

    Causes and required interventions on the rehabilitation process of large panel buildings in Romania
    T. Nagy-György, I. Demeter, S.C. Floru¸t & D. Dan

    Transportation engineering

    Analysis of speed difference at tunnel entrance and exit on freeways in China
    H.Wu & R. Zhou

    Empirical study on the relationship among lane changing, traffic speed and density – for weaving area of urban expressway on the Level of Service (LOS) four on the upper half in China
    H. Xie, Y. Jiang, J. Sun & D. Tu

    Fuzzy C-means clustering based on clustering algorithms for traffic crash data
    I. Aghayan, N. Noii & M.M. Kunt

    Potential use of multi-criteria analysis in context sensitive solutions
    N. Stamatiadis, A. Di Graziano & S.D. Cafiso

    Increasing Minimum Spanning Tree estimation precision; implemented for Tehran province
    A.R. Mamdoohi, M. Yousefikia &A.R. Mahpour

    Simulation of dynamic load for heavy vehicle under bilateral tracks’ road excitation
    D. Liu, R.J.H. Chen & S.Wang

    Field evaluation of weigh-in-motion system on weight enforcement operation
    P. Chotickai

    Optimization of departure time for time dependent vehicle routing problem
    Z. Duan, D. Yang & M. Zhang

    Study on percent time-spent-following: A performance measure for two-lane highways
    P. Saha, M. Pal &A.K. Sarkar

    CTM-based evacuation under incident-based non-recurrent congestion with information
    N. Liu &A.M.H. Zhang

    Speed management pilot project in China
    C. Li, T.Wen, H. Feng, G. Zhang &A. Yuan

    Gravity model with the function of cost impedance
    D.-G. Li, Y. Zhang & Z.-W. Zheng

    A review of cyclist safety studies in and out of China
    L. Chen, X. Pan & X. Chen

    Research on intercity rail terminal area planning and land development
    D. Li, J. Cao, Y. Zheng & L. Yao

    Validity analysis on ECG coefficient of variation indicator as driving fatigue measurement
    X. Xie, Y. Zhao & B. Huang

    Research on green transportation planning architecture and evaluation index system
    Z. Lu & D.Wang

    Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA) EMAS (Engineered Material Arresting System)
    J. Bosco, H. Zou, H.K. DeLong &T.J. Chen

    Research on luminance variation rate index of tunnel based on experiment
    Q.Wu, X. Pan, H.Yang & S. Li

    Studies on the low carbon building technology and integration on the green highway
    Y. Jing, F.L. Tao & K. Yuan

    Author index


    Shuenn-Yih Chang, Suad Khalid Al Bahar, Jingying Zhao