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Guest Editorial Editorial Advances in Structural Engineering 2018, Vol. 21(4) 531 The Author(s) 2017 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1369433217732685 journals.sagepub.com/home/ase Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have been international leading experts in the field from 30 differ- around for many years and emerged over the past two ent countries around the world. Selective papers were decades as practical materials for civil engineering recommended through the CICE review process by the applications. The wide utilization of FRPs has International Scientific Committee of the Conference increased significantly in recent years offering us new to be expanded for a possible publication in this ways, both for strengthening of existing structures and Special Issue. The selected papers for this Special Issue for new construction. The rapid increase in the use of are on different aspects related to FRP internal rein- forcement, FRP strengthening, hybrid and stay-in- FRP composites in civil engineering can be attributed place FRP structures, and durability performance. to continuing reductions in material costs, more com- These papers have been carefully chosen and were prehensive knowledge of the fundamental properties given serious consideration and peer reviewed by inter- of composites, which has enabled more realistic, nationally recognized experts in the field prior to reduced safety factors, and to the numerous advan- acceptance as the peer review is a very important part tages of FRPs as compared with conventional materi- als such as concrete and steel. in publishing quality papers. This Special Issue contains eight selected papers The editor of this Special Issue is grateful to the from the 7th International Conference on FRP authors for their valuable contribution and prepara- Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2014) held in tion of the extend papers which will undoubtedly serve Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from 20 to 22 as a useful reference to practitioners, researchers, stu- August 2014. The CICE is the official conference of dents and academics, and allied disciplines. Special the International Institute for FRP in Construction thanks are to the reviewers for providing high-quality (IIFC). The success of the previous CICE conferences and timely reviews and whose input and advice have (Hong Kong, 2001; Adelaide, 2004; Miami, 2006; been contributing factors to the success of this Special Zurich, 2008; Beijing, 2010; and Rome, 2012) has Issue. I would also like to thank Professor Jin-Guang established this event as an international forum for the Teng, the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal exchange of knowledge, experience, and future per- of Advances in Structural Engineering, for the agree- spectives in the use of FRP composites in civil engi- ment to publish this Special Issue. neering. A total of 255 peer-reviewed papers were accepted and included in the CICE 2014 conference Raafat El-Hacha proceedings. The papers have been authored by University of Calgary, Canada http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Structural Engineering SAGE

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Advances in Structural Engineering , Volume 21 (4): 1 – Mar 1, 2018

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Editorial Advances in Structural Engineering 2018, Vol. 21(4) 531 The Author(s) 2017 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1369433217732685 journals.sagepub.com/home/ase Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have been international leading experts in the field from 30 differ- around for many years and emerged over the past two ent countries around the world. Selective papers were decades as practical materials for civil engineering recommended through the CICE review process by the applications. The wide utilization of FRPs has International Scientific Committee of the Conference increased significantly in recent years offering us new to be expanded for a possible publication in this ways, both for strengthening of existing structures and Special Issue. The selected papers for this Special Issue for new construction. The rapid increase in the use of are on different aspects related to FRP internal rein- forcement, FRP strengthening, hybrid and stay-in- FRP composites in civil engineering can be attributed place FRP structures, and durability performance. to continuing reductions in material costs, more com- These papers have been carefully chosen and were prehensive knowledge of the fundamental properties given serious consideration and peer reviewed by inter- of composites, which has enabled more realistic, nationally recognized experts in the field prior to reduced safety factors, and to the numerous advan- acceptance as the peer review is a very important part tages of FRPs as compared with conventional materi- als such as concrete and steel. in publishing quality papers. This Special Issue contains eight selected papers The editor of this Special Issue is grateful to the from the 7th International Conference on FRP authors for their valuable contribution and prepara- Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2014) held in tion of the extend papers which will undoubtedly serve Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from 20 to 22 as a useful reference to practitioners, researchers, stu- August 2014. The CICE is the official conference of dents and academics, and allied disciplines. Special the International Institute for FRP in Construction thanks are to the reviewers for providing high-quality (IIFC). The success of the previous CICE conferences and timely reviews and whose input and advice have (Hong Kong, 2001; Adelaide, 2004; Miami, 2006; been contributing factors to the success of this Special Zurich, 2008; Beijing, 2010; and Rome, 2012) has Issue. I would also like to thank Professor Jin-Guang established this event as an international forum for the Teng, the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal exchange of knowledge, experience, and future per- of Advances in Structural Engineering, for the agree- spectives in the use of FRP composites in civil engi- ment to publish this Special Issue. neering. A total of 255 peer-reviewed papers were accepted and included in the CICE 2014 conference Raafat El-Hacha proceedings. The papers have been authored by University of Calgary, Canada

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