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International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials

International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials

Editor-in-Chief: Jang-Ho J. Kim
Managing Editor: C.-G. Cho; G. Zi

ISSN: 2234-1315 (electronic version)

Journal no. 40069

Korea Concrete Institute

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Purposes and Goals - Concrete Technology Advancement, Industry & Research Academia Abridgement
Korea Concrete Institute (KCI) is an institution composed of professionals from all fields of concrete research, education, industry, and applications in the areas of concrete material, structure analysis and design, construction, repair and strengthening, and concrete related manufacturing and production.
In the past century, rapidly advanced concrete knowledges and technology have greatly contributed in construction of various buildings, roads, bridges, offshore structures, dams, and other civil infrastructures.
Especially, in the past 2 decades, technology associated with concrete quality and production have seen incredible growth and transformation all over the world in the areas of material, design, construction, repair and strengthening, manufacturing, etc. The advancement of concrete technology will only gain momentum for achieving better and newer concrete technology in the future. Therefore, in order to maintain our nation's concrete technology at the world class level, everyone associated with the field of concrete ranging from businessmen to professors and from practicing engineers to researchers must cooperate and collaborate. In order to achieve this endeavoring task, Korea Concrete Institute was found to develop, supply, and advance concrete related technology.
Korea Concrete Institute is an association of professionals working in the field of concrete. The institution's main goal is to advance knowledges, technology, applications of concrete materials, structure analysis and design, construction, repair and strengthening, and manufacturing. The goal can be made possible by active participations in Korea Concrete Institute by academic institutions, industries, research laboratories, and government branches on fundamental researches, international collaborations, technical instructions, and other programs. By everyone in concrete field working together as one and as partners, we can surly advance concrete technology, researches, applications, and industry-academia collaborations in Korea.

President's Greeting 

The sustainability is a main concern to leave the world a better place for future generations. The cement manufacturing process have historically required significant inputs of raw materials and energy, which resulted in emitting large quantities of hazardous materials and pollutants. As a result, cement related industries have been perceived as a harm to the environment. To reduce any negative environmental impacts due to energy consumption, emissions, and virgin materials resulting from the manufacturing of cement, we have strived to develop innovative concrete and energy efficient cement products by advancing recycling technologies of waste materials as well as energy saving technologies in cement production. Due to such efforts, cement related industries saw continuous growth, and it is also starting to be recognized as an eco-friendly industry. However, the overwhelming public opinion is still firm on concrete itself as being harmful to our health and surroundings. In order to change this misleading perception, we, Korea Concrete Institute (KCI), will diversely advertise better images of the concrete industry, and will provide a chance for discussion regarding all matters related to concrete and the development of solutions to current problems. Moreover, continuous communication among KCI members, concrete related organizations, and the public is critical in order to find best ways to do concrete work of all kinds and in spreading that knowledge.
All KCI executives and myself will do our best for the future of our concrete society. Following activities are to
1. Review existing organization and regulations for our future-oriented Institute to accelerate the MUST movement, which stands for Morality, Unity, Symmetric, and Top, and ;
2. Recruit more members and minimize dormant members to cooperate with concrete-related organizations, and ;
3. Reform related provisions and organization to accelerate the activities of KCI Research Center, and ;
4. Host International Conferences and Workshops and thus derive enhanced design guidelines and specifications considering local conditions, and ;
5. Provide a comradeship by supporting activities of several association clubs in KCI.
Ever since the establishment of our Institute at 1989, we have been continuously growing due to our endless enthusiasm for the progress of KCI. Once again, all KCI's executives and myself will do our utmost efforts for the step forward of KCI, which aims to harmonize Concrete with Human and Nature. Thank you.
Chang-Sik Choi
President, Korea Concrete Institute


Focused on 21st Century's New Technology for Environment•Human Friendliness
Korea Concrete Institute (KCI) looks into the future through developments of concrete researches and industry applicable technologies for the ultimate goal of creating safe and pleasant environment.
2011 09. Reached 8,000 regular members
11. The 2nd ACF sustainability Forum at Seoul
2010 05. 7th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete
Structures(FraMCoS-7) at Jeju
09. KCI Code Attestation by ISO TC 71
2009 05. 05 Celebrated the 20th KCI anniversary
2008 04. Reached 7,000 regular members
11. Co-organized the KCI-JCI-TCI Symposium at Seoul
2007 01. 3rd Korea-Spain Joint Seminar on Concrete Technology at Spain
11. KCI-ACI Joint Meeting
KCI-JCI Joint Committee on the Assessment of Existing Structures
2006 11. 1st International Symposium on Advancement of Cement Industries
Reached 6,000regular Memberships
Signed agreement Korea(KCI)-Taiwan(TCI) MOU
2005 02. Reached 5,000regular Memberships
05. 2nd Korea-Spain Joint Seminar on Concrete Technology at Muju
11. 13th ISO/TC 71 Plenary & WG Meeting
2004 07. 4th JCI/KCI Seminar in Japan
2003 12. Preparing for 4th International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions
Environment and Loading(CONSEC '04) at Seoul
2002 11. Host 2nd Asian Concrete Forum at Seoul
Reached 4,753 regular memberships
2000 09. ACI/KCI International Conference
11. Host 3rd JCI/KCI Seminar at Gyeongju
1999 06. Published "Unified Design Code for Concrete Structures".
07. Divided (Journal of the Korea Concrete Institute) into "Journal of the Korea Concrete
Institute" and "Magazine of the Korea Concrete Institute" for bimonthly publication
First publication of "KCI Concrete Journal English"
11. Celebrated 10th KCI anniversary
1998 12. Published "Unified Standard Specifications for Concrete Construction"
1997 09. Reached 2,000 regular memberships
12. Appointed as Construction Technology Training and Educational Institute
1996 01. Signed cooperation agreement with American Concrete Institute (ACI)
1995 10. Selected as a supervising institution of "Standard Specifications for Concrete
Construction" and "Design Code for Concrete Structures"
Relocated KCI headquarter to Seoul, Gangnam-Gu, Youksam-Dong, Korea
Science & Technology Center
1994 01. Started bimonthly publication of "Journal of the Korea Concrete Institute" and "KCI
10. Absorbed ACI Korea Chapter as a part of KCI
1993 05. Signed cooperation agreement with Japan Concrete Institute (JCI)
09. Reached 1,000 regular memberships
11. Admitted to Korea Science & Technology Association as a formal institution
1992 11. Awarded first KCI institution honor
1990 08. Published "Standard Specifications and Commentary for High Speed Rail Construction"
1989 06. KCI founded by 256 initiating members on June 24, 1989
First publication of "KCI Journal" and "KCI Bulletin"
11. Established KCI headquarter at Samick Building, Chungdam-Dong,
Gangnam-Gu, Seoul

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    The International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials (IJCSM) provides a forum targeted for engineers and scientists around the globe to present and discuss various topics related to concrete, concrete structures and other applied materials incorporating cement cementitious binder, and polymer or fiber in conjunction with concrete. These forums give participants an opportunity to contribute their knowledge for the advancement of society. Topics include, but are not limited to, research results on

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    IJCSM is currently published under the auspice of the Korea Concrete Institute. In addition, scholars from over 17 countries have contributed as editorial staff and judges for IJCSM, helping the world's top scholars to publish their best research papers.

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