Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Use of Sandy Materials in Civil Engineering

Saeed Nemati

Western Sydney University


Masonry Construction Sand Manufacturing Types of Aggregates Concrete Cancer Durability Artificial Sands Reused Aggregates Asphalt Mixtures Sand Base Drainage Materials Environmental Aspects Sustainable Development

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About the book

Sand has historically always been involved in construction. From ancient monuments to commercial roads, all have been made using sand. In the present era, sand is widely used in masonry buildings, concrete structures and infrastructures, road making, etc. On the other hand, the usage of sand should be accompanied by high clarity and technical awareness because the quality of the sand plays a crucial role in the ultimate quality of the structures. Moreover, given that sand is usually processed, familiarity with this procedure is essential for civil engineers. Also, misuse and excessive use of sand resources can cause adverse environmental effects, like river morphological changes. Considering the previous points and because many of the tips related to the use of sand in construction are not deeply explained in universities, the existence of a comprehensive book in this regard seems to be necessary. Hence, this book is intended to collect and present all the angles and technical, managerial, environmental, and economic points of sand usage in construction for keen readers.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 3rd 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: November 23rd 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: February 11th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: April 11th 2020

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About the editor

Saeed Nemati

Western Sydney University

Mr. Saeed Nemati (1969) is an Australian writer, translator, editor, journalist, professional engineer, lecturer, researcher, and inventor. He is part of the academic staff at the QIA University and a project engineer at the at the Western Sydney University. Mr. Nemati obtained his diploma for building and construction from Nirimba College, and his B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in civil engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology and Tarbiat Modares University as the top student, respectively. Also, he has continued his studies toward a Ph.D. degree in infrastructure engineering at Western Sydney University in 2015. He used to work as a project engineer for the Roads Development Organization, as a Road design team manager and as a Technical manager for the Construction & Development of Infrastructures Company. He is also a winner of 17 national and international awards.

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