9th - 14th June 2024

University of Lyon, Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de I'Etat (ENTPE), Lyon, France.

The conference site is at the ENTPE-LTDS campus and the address is: 3 rue Maurice Audin, 69120 Vaulx en Velin, France.


This conference is co-chaired by: Professors Eshmaiel Ganjian & Nader Ghafoori.

Sponsorship from International Professional Institutions: pleased to announce sponsorship from the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), the Engineers Australia, the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, the American Concrete Institute, and the American Masonry Society.

Response to-date: Conference has produced an excellent response, with more than 80 very high-quality papers from around 30 countries and estimated attendance of over 90 delegates from all over the world.

      The Organising Committee are confident that this will be a major exciting international gathering.


All papers were reviewed by the Technical Committee members before acceptance of full paper. 


The best ten papers of the conference judged by award committee of the SCMT6 will be sent for publication in the Institution of Civil Engineering Construction Materials journal (ICE Proceedings) and another ten best papers to Sustainability Journal's special issue on 'Green Innovations for Sustainable Development Goals Achievement'.

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/about . The awarded papers  which fit the themes of the Special Issue "Green Innovations for Sustainable Development Goals Achievement", will be recommended to be submitted to this Special Issue.

 The conference banquet dinner cruise 

 Across Lyon on Tuesday June 11, 2024 with awards ceremony for subsidised price of €90 (or £85). Please add this to your  registration payment for attending this event.

   Paper Submission

The paper should be e-mailed to: scmt6conference@unlv.edu. Paper's instructions are given in the subpage Paper's instructions for authors

Official Language

The official language of the conference is English.

Venue and Daily Schedule

The conference will be held at the University of Lyon, Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de I'Etat (ENTPE), Lyon, France. The technical program will include keynote lectures, invited papers, and parallel technical sessions.


Sunday afternoon (9 June, 2024): Registration and Reception   

Monday (10 June, 2024): Opening session and parallel paper sessions 

Tuesday (11 June, 2024): Parallel paper sessions and closing session.

Tuesday evening (11 June, 2024): Banquet

Wednesday (12 June, 2024): City attraction visits (Managed by delegates – please visit Lyon Tourist office @ https://en.visiterlyon.com).

Thursday (13 June, 2024): Technical visits (Not included in the registration fee) 

Friday (14 June, 2024): City attraction visits (Managed by delegates – please visit Lyon Tourist office @ https://en.visiterlyon.com).

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 (MSW). Combustion ashes. Sustainability, quality, and public perception. Use of recyclable by-products in construction materials. Innovative and non-traditional materials.


Manuscripts selected for award will be published in special publication of the ICE Construction Materials journal (ICE Proceedings) and Sustainability Journal.

 Shuttle bus

 Morning and afternoon bus transportation will be provided from the Lyon city centre ( 3 stops in 'Gare de Perrache, parvis des taxis',  'Belcour' and 'Hotel de Ville') to the conference site on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th June.