Young Researchers’ Forum V: update Innovation in Construction Materials 22nd April 2021

School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment

Sustainable Materials & Structures Research Group


Due to the COVID 19 pandemic The Young Researchers’ Forum V has been postponed

The Young Researchers’ Forum V is a free one-day event that showcases research in innovative and traditional construction materials.

This Forum will provide an outstanding opportunity for early career researchers involved in construction materials to showcase their work in an international context. There will be extensive networking opportunities to exchange ideas in a friendly and supportive environment. The Forum is specifically intended for PhD students and early career Post-Doctoral researchers. In addition, it is anticipated that recent appointees in the construction materials industry would benefit from the opportunity to access ‘state of the art’ research knowledge in sustainable construction materials.

The Forum is a unique opportunity to gain an unparalleled overview of ongoing UK research in construction materials, as well as to interact professionally and socially with leading researchers in the sector.

The themes to be covered are:

  • Cement and Concrete
  • Stone and Aggregates
  • Timber
  • Steel
  • Ceramics
  • Polymers and Chemical Admixtures

The meeting will be organised and hosted by the Sustainable Materials and Structures Research Group within the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University. The event is presented and promoted in collaboration with a range of leading international research entities including the Institute of Concrete Technology, the Cementitious Materials Group of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and the Institution of Structural Engineers.

Proceedings of the event will be published and made available on the web. Following assessment and peer review by leading experts, the best paper will receive a Best Paper Award along with a prize.

All abstracts and papers already accepted will be transferred to the new date unless requested otherwise.

The new deadlines:

  • submission of new additional abstracts (100-200 words) 15 December 2020
  • submission of full papers 31 January 2021. 

Papers are invited for short presentations (15-20 minutes including questions) on any aspect of construction materials.

Please send any informal enquires, to yrf2020@gcu.ac.uk