About CivilEng


CivilEng (ISSN 2673-4109) is an international, open access and peer-reviewed journal which publishes research findings and developments in civil engineering. It accepts original papers, reviews and communications concerns about all fields of civil engineering including but not limited to: environmental engineering, forensic engineering, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, survey and geo-spatial engineering, water resources engineering, petroleum engineering, coastal and harbor engineering, construction engineering, structural engineering, materials science and engineering, municipal or urban engineering, tunnel engineering, control engineering, transportation engineering and engineering and economy. The length of papers is not restricted so that the experimental and methodical details can be presented. If the full details of the study procedure cannot be included as part of the main manuscript, we also encourage submission of supplementary documents.


Environmental engineering: air pollution management; contaminant fate and transport; forensic engineering; environmental risk assessment and management; environmental acoustic; environmental sensors; industrial ecology; sustainability; complex and adaptive systems; environment and energy; environmental protection agency.

Geotechnical engineering: foundations; retaining structures; soil dynamics; engineering behavior of soil and rock; site characterization; slope stability; dams; rock engineering; earthquake engineering; environmental geotechnics; geosynthetics; computer modeling; groundwater monitoring and restoration.

Earthquake engineering: dynamic soil-structure interaction; strong-motion studies; earthquake loading foundation design; tectonics and seismology; seismic vibration control; seismic response of buildings and other structures; earthquake protection system; repair and strengthening; tsunamis.

Survey and geo-spatial engineering: geodesy; digital photogrammetry; geographic information systems; map cartography; geomorphology; remote sensing; satellite navigation.

Water resources engineering: hydropower project construction; water resource plan & management; water conservation and pollution; water supply & wastewater engineering; water treatment engineering; climate change &flood control; groundwater hydrogeology; surface water hydrology; hydrometeorology; transport processes involving fluids.

Petroleum engineering: formation of petroleum and natural gas; petroleum geology; petroleum geochemistry; reservoir simulation & engineering; well test analysis; risk assessment & management; mathematical modelling development; drilling; oil and gas recovery; petroleum economics; thermodynamics and multi-phase behavior; fluid flow in porous media; exploration methods; management and development of unconventional resources.

Coastal and harbor engineering: wave; tides &currents; dredging; sediment transport; climate change and sea level; waterways; extreme weather events & hazards that affect shorelines; design and construction of offshore facilities; ocean mining; morphological and environmental impact of harbor and coastal; shore protection and enhancement.

Construction engineering: construction management; performance-based design; construction material handling; material selection; surface modification; fabrication; ancient architecture; infrastructure production; computer applications; construction pollution control.

Solid mechanics: elasticity, plasticity, viscosity, damage, fracture; mechanics of traditional and innovative materials; computational mechanics.

Structural engineering: theory of structures; structural dynamics; structural stability; monitoring, active and passive control of civil constructions; identification and structural diagnosis; wind-, ground- and fluid-structure interactions; masonry, steel and concrete constructions; timber engineering; assessment, reliability and optimization of structures; strengthening and retrofitting of existing structures.

Municipal or urban engineering: urban planning; supply networks; landscape design; design esthetics; public utilities; underground utilities; architecture maintain and renew; environmental assessment.

Transportation engineering: road and railway engineering; air transportation; bridge and tunnel engineering; traffic control; transportation optimization; safety analysis; road maintenance.

Engineering and economy: cost-effectiveness analysis; risk analysis; design economics; managing production operations; evaluation of the economic value; consumer adoption; policy analysis.

Building materials engineering: new materials; improved materials; eco-materials (recycled, materials from waste, etc.); production technology; durability; repair; NDT and monitoring

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

CivilEng is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in CivilEng will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2021 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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Managing Editor

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