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Conservation, restoration and adaptation of existing infrastructure and structures.

ISSN: 1757-9430
eISSN: 1757-9449

Aims and scope

This journal welcomes all papers that relate to the History and Heritage of Civil Engineering, which includes infrastructure and buildings. It aims to reflect the full broad scope of Civil Engineering in papers that increase the knowledge and understanding of civil engineers when designing and constructing their works.

Examples of topics include:

  • Case studies of Civil Engineering projects to preserve, maintain, restore, refurbish, or re-purpose works of historic or heritage significance
  • Case studies showing work to protect, maintain and restore Civil Engineering Heritage that provides beneficial impact in terms of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Histories of the Civil Engineering disciplines, including engineering science, design methods, individual engineering works, construction firms and biographies of important historic figures
  • Research, development and application of surveying and investigation, instrumentation and monitoring, and modelling and simulation of the physical behaviour of a building or structure
  • Techniques for establishing, assessing and monitoring the heath of structures and building fabric.
  • Response to the impacts of climate change and improving resilience in the context of preserving, restoring or reconstructing the historic built environment.
  • Studies that add to the body of knowledge on the historic significance of built infrastructure
  • Research into new and developing engineering and technology to the benefit of the existing and historic built environment
  • Engineering History and Heritage publishes papers concerning existing infrastructure, buildings and civil engineering structures around the world, and issues related to their conservation, restoration and adaptation to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The Journal also publishes Briefings and Book Reviews. For more information, read the Editor's note to authors.

Awards: Each year, the paper rated best by the Editorial Panel is given the ICE's prestigious Telford Premium.


This journal is aligned with our sustainable structures and infrastructures goal

We recognise the transformative power of sustainable engineering, design and building practices in creating a world where our planet and its inhabitants can thrive.

SDG 3 Good health & well-being
SDG 6 Clean water & sanitation
SDG 7 Affordable & clean energy
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
Find out about our sustainable structures and infrastructures goal