Giatec Award for Best Paper 2024

Sustainability in Construction

Giatec is delighted to announce the launch of the 2024 Giatec Best Paper Award Sustainability in Construction contest! 

As a leading innovator in the concrete industry, Giatec has been steadily working to connect academic research and development in sustainable construction with today’s jobsites. Practicing sustainability in the industry is still a challenge, but Giatec has spearheaded these efforts through various means. One of those is our annual Net Zero Construction Conference, where we discuss and learn from top leaders in sustainable construction technologies and trends. 

The Giatec Best Paper Award Sustainability in Construction contest is the perfect way for Giatec to recognize any valuable contributions to the field. Thus, submissions for this award are open to civil-engineering professors, undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers across Canada and the U.S.  

This is a great opportunity for civil engineers to showcase their research to a global audience of industry experts. Plus, the winner will receive a monetary award of 1,000USD. 

Interested individuals can submit either an expository paper or a previously published article that relates to one of the following topics: 

  • Net-zero concrete practices  
  • Sustainable concrete technology  
  • Sustainable construction practices  
  • Advances in the use of alternative cementitious materials  
  • Advances in the use and testing of supplementary cementitious materials  

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Articles must be a minimum of 1,000 words in length
  • Articles must cover at least one of the topics listed above
  • Articles must be written in English and be published under Canada and U.S-based institutions
  • Previously published articles must have been issued in 2022 or prior to submission deadline.

Important Dates 

Submission deadline: July 31, 2024
Winner announcement: September 1, 2024

Share Your Research with a Global Scientific Community! 

In addition to the 1,000 USD award, the author(s) of the winning article will:  

  • Have the opportunity to present at Giatec’s annual Net Zero Construction Conference (N0CC)
  • Be featured on the Giatec blog, which has a global audience of 150,000 industry experts
  • Be featured across all Giatec’s social media channels, where we engage with 50,000+ users each month

Getting exposure on a global scale is a huge advantage for researchers, especially students who are just beginning to grow their networks and careers. So, don’t miss this wonderful opportunity and start submitting your papers now! 

How to Submit   

Submitting is easy. Fill out the form below and upload a PDF copy of your published article in the drop box. 

Fill out this form!

Past Giatec Best Paper Winners


Using Electrical Resistivity to Determine the Efficiency of Supplementary Cementitious Materials to Prevent Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete

Authors: Krishna Shiva Teja Chopperla and Jason H. Ideker from Oregon State University Read the full article here


Differentiating Inert and Reactive Pozzolanic Materials using Bulk Resistivity

Authors: Ying Wang, Lisa Burris, Christopher R. Shearer, Douglas Hooton & Prannoy Suraneni

Read the full article here


Effect of Temperature on CO2 Curing, Compressive Strength and Microstructure of Cement Paste

Authors: Bao Lu, Sarra Drissi, Jianhui Liu, Xiang Hu, Baixin Song, and Caijun Shi

Read the full article here


Toward the Prediction of Pore Volumes and Freeze-Thaw Performance of Concrete Using Thermodynamic Modelling

Authors: Keshav Bharadwaj, Deborah Glosser, Mehdi Khanzadeh Moradllo, O. Burkan Isgor & W. Jason Weiss

Read the full article here


The effects of damage and self-healing on impedance spectroscopy of strain-hardening cementitious materials

Authors: Shuai Fan, Xiaopeng Li & Mo Li

Read the full article here


Nanoscale origins of creep in calcium silicate hydrates

Authors: A. Morshedifard, S. Masoumi & M. J. Abdolhosseini Qomi

Read the full article here

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