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Fourth International Conference on

Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT4)

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA7-11 August 2016


The VenueKey DatesAbstract SubmissionConference Registration FeeConference Themes†† AwardsDaily ScheduleSeminarsExhibits and Exhibition FeesSponsorshipsAccompanying Persons and After-Conference ProgrammesAbout Las Vegas and AccommodationCorrespondence


We are pleased to announce that the fourth international conference (SCMT4) has been planned after the three successful events in Coventry, UK (2007), Ancona, Italy (2010), and Kyoto, Japan (2013) (see Past conferences.htm for details of the previous conferences and Proceedings.htm for free downloads of past papers).Please also see our website at:

The Venue

The conference will be held at the University of Nevada campus in Las Vegas.

Key Dates

Abstract submission††††††††††††††† 20 September, 2015

Abstract acceptance†††††††††††††† 15 October, 2015

Paper submission††††††††††††††††††† 15 December, 2015

Paper acceptance†††††††††††††††††† 28 February 2016

Final Paper††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 15 April 2016

Final papers will be published on the conference website by 17 July, 2016.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts of 300-400 words outlining the content and conclusions of papers should be e-mailed to:

Conference Registration Fee



Before 30 April 2016

After 30 April 2016

Full registration

USD 850

USD 950


USD 550

USD 650

Day registration

USD 450

USD 550

Accompanying guest††

USD 450

USD 550


The fee will include:

Abstract and paper review and use of the conference centre, etc.

Refreshments (tea/coffee and snacks)

Lunch on each day and speakersí breakfasts.

A printed book of abstracts including a CD-ROM of the papers.

The banquet will be offered to delegates at the subsidised rate of only USD 50.††

Up to two manuscripts are covered by the full registration fee. For each additional manuscript, the extra fee will be USD 250.

Technical Committee

The list of members of the technical committee may be seen at:

Conference Themes

Papers are invited on all the different materials that are used in construction including aggregates, bitumen, cementitious materials (fly ash, wood ash, slag, silica fume, natural pozzolans, and other similar materials), concrete, glass, gypsum, lime, masonry, metals, plastics, rock, timber, and other materials of construction. Papers on paints, adhesives, preservatives, and preservation processes are also welcome. 


The themes include Carbon Credits. Carbon Dioxide Sequestration. Designing structures with sustainable materials.  Embodied energy from production.  End of life-materials that can be demounted/deconstructed and reused or recycled.  Energy requirements for transport and use.  Energy management during construction.  Energy management during use of the buildings and infrastructures.  Greenhouse gas reduction.   Life cycle analysis.  Making construction materials durable.  Maintaining quality and durability while achieving sustainability.  Maintenance and repair technologies for sustainability of buildings and infrastructure.   Mass balance - sources and final destinations of materials.  New materials production and construction technologies using innovative materials.  Recycling of municipal solid waste. Combustion ashes. Sustainability, quality, and public perception.  Use of recyclable by-products in construction materials. Innovative and non-traditional materials.


18 papers from SCMT3 were published in Construction and Building Materials Volume 67 Part A 30 September 2014.Also a similar number of papers are in publication in the ASCE-JMCE.We hope to be equally successful at SCMT4.

Daily Schedule

Sunday afternoon (7 August, 2016): Registration and Reception

Monday (8 August, 2016): Registration, opening plenary session and parallel paper sessions

Tuesday (9 August): Parallel paper sessions

Tuesday evening (9 August): Banquet

Wednesday (10 August): parallel paper sessions and closing plenary session

Thursday (11 August): Technical seminars and Hoover Dam visit

Friday (12 August): Grand Canyon visit


We plan to deliver a number of technical seminars on Thursday 11 August. These will be aimed at academic researchers but all delegates will be welcome to attend.

Exhibits and Exhibition Fees

The conference will provide an opportunity for companies to display their latest products and services in the field related to the conference themes. Those interested in having a display booth should contact the conference chair at for more details. The charge for booth display is $2000 that includes full conference registration fee for one person. The charge for table-top display is $1500 which does not include conference registration fee.


Sponsorships are requested to support the conference. All sponsors will be recognized during the session events. There will be three categories of sponsorships: Platinum (US$3000), Gold (US$2500), and Silver (US$2000). Platinum sponsors will be offered a booth at no charge. The gold and silver sponsors will be offered a table-top display at no charge.

Accompanying Persons and After-Conference Programmes

The accompanying personsí programme will run on each day of the conference and will include shopping, visiting local attractions, and attending shows.

The after conference programme on 11 and 12 August, will include a tour of Hoover Dam and a visit to Grand Canyon.

About Las Vegas and Accommodation

Las Vegas is the 28th largest city in United States and an internationally known resort, shopping entertainment, and gambling destination. The City has abundant sources for hotels, entertainment, transportation, museums, hiking, canoeing, biking, and golfing. There are also beautiful and scenic attractions around the Las Vegas Valley, such as Mount Charleston, Red Rock Canyon, Lake Mead, and the Hoover Dam.

For accommodation the conference participants may choose to stay at the wide range of the hotels near the campus or in the Strip. Morning and afternoon bus transportation will be provided.


Mail: SCMT4 Conference Chair, Box 454015, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-4015, USA

Phone:†††††††††††††††††††††††† +001 (702) 895-2531

Fax:†††††††††† †††††† ††††††††††† +001 (702) 895-3936




The conference will be run by our American hosts, along with Professor Tarun Naik, Professor Peter Claisse, and Professor Esmaiel Ganjian International Organising Committee will be happy to help you with any issue related to SCMT4.