The development of novel and smart infrastructure
materials, driven by the desire to reduce the
costs of their maintenance and their significant
environmental impact, is attracting the attention
of researchers, academics, industrialists and
policy makers across the world. Infrastructure
materials with self-sensing, self-healing and selfadapting
capabilities, and tailored materials such as
engineered cementitious composites are just a few
examples of the research areas that are of interest.
The scope of the conference encompasses
research, innovation, design and implementation.
In particular, the conference will include a number
of dedicated sessions on biomimetic materials
that have the ability to self-sense, self-immunise,
self-heal, self-repair and self-adapt.