The 18th IC-NOCMAT 2019 will provide an international forum for information dissemination and exchange, discussions, and debates on research and practice in a range of sustainable and innovative construction materials and technologies. The conference is expected to attract a wide range of academics, scientists, researchers, students, builders, designers, NGO field-workers, specifies and other industrialists from a wide variety of backgrounds, including fields of architecture, engineering, materials, sustainable and ecological technologies, biomaterials, materials sciences, and environmental engineering. The conference should also be of interest to specialists in geography, economists and administrators of natural resources.
We live in a complex, troubled, difficult—and a rapidly changing—world. All the present indications are that the 21st Century will be the most challenging, in almost all aspects of human life on this planet, and to humanity as a whole. A most pressing and urgent need facing all the peoples of the world is the regeneration and rehabilitation of our infrastructure such as affordable housing, water, energy, transport, and sanitation systems.