Andrew J. Boyd

Associate Professor

Ph.D., P.Eng., FACI

 

Education

B.Sc.Eng. (UNB)
M.A.Sc. (Toronto)
Ph.D. (UBC)

Contact

Tel: 514-398-6967
Fax: 514-398-7361
andrew.boyd [at] mcgill.ca (E-mail)
Website

General information

Professor Boyd’s research interests lie in the areas of construction materials and sustainability, particularly as they relate to transportation infrastructure. Specific fields of research include durability, non-destructive testing & evaluation, standards & specifications, repair & rehabilitation, recycling, and hazardous waste reduction & mitigation. He joined the department in September 2006.

Courses offered

  • CIVE 202 Construction Materials 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CIVE 527 Renov&Preserv:Infrastructure 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CIVE 623 Durability of Materials 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Professional activities

Registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEGNB)

Editor Advisory Board – Journal of Construction & Building Materials

American Concrete Institute (ACI)

  • Committee 201: Durability of Concrete
  • Committee 228: Non-destructive Testing of Concrete (Chair)
  • Committee 236: Materials Science of Concrete
  • Advisor: McGill Student Chapter

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

  • Committee C01: Cement
  • Committee C09: Concrete and Agregates
    • Subcommittee C09.42: Fiber Reinforced Concrete
    • Subcommittee C09.64: Non-destructive and In-Place Testing (Chair)
    • Advisor: McGill Student Chapter
    • Committee AFN30: Durability of Concrete
    • Subcommittee AFF40 (1): Non-destructive Evaluation of Bridges

American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Canadian Society for Civil Engineers (CSCE)

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

Awards

2010 - Engineering Class of 1944 Teaching Award (McGill Faculty of Engineering)

2008 - Elected Fellow of the American Concrete Institute

2006 - 11th International Conference on Structural Faults & Repair, ASCE, Edinburgh, UK - Best Paper

2001 - 9th International Conference on Structural Faults & Repair, ASCE, London, UK - Best Paper

Representative publications

R. Enjil, P.F. de Jesus Cano Barrita, A. Komar, A.J. Boyd & B.J. Balcom, 2017. Monitoring Steady State Moisture Distribution during Wick Action in Mortar by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Materials and Structures, RILEM, Vol. 50, pp 151-162.

A.J.K. Komar & A.J. Boyd, 2017. Evaluating freeze-thaw deterioration with tensile strength. 2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering and Materials Science, Seoul, South Korea, 6 pp.

S.M. Soleimani, A.J. Boyd & A.J.K. Komar, 2017. Pressure-tension test for assessing fatigue in concrete. Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, and Civil Infrastructure 2017, SPIE, Portland, OR, USA, 7 pp.

A. Fathi, Z. Moradian, P. Rivard, G. Ballivy & A.J. Boyd, 2016. Geometric Effect of Asperities on Shear Mechanism of Rock Joints. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Springer, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp 801-820.

A.J. Boyd, Y. Liu, O. Shaikhon & A.J.K. Komar, 2016. The Implementation of Surface Resistivity in Field Applications. Structural Faults & Repair - 2016, ASCE, Edinburgh, UK, 9 pp, CD-ROM.

B. Kim, A.J. Boyd, H.-S. Kim & S.-H. Lee, 2015. Steel and Synthetic Types of Fibre Reinforced Concrete Exposed to Chemical Erosion, Journal of Construction & Building Materials, Elsevier, Vol. 93, pp 720-728.

M. Nunes, C. Ormsby, V. Patel, T. Peng & A.J. Boyd, 2015. Paraffin Wax as a Sealant in Sorptivity Testing, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 27, No. 8, pp 04014218 (1-8).

Y. Shao, V. Rostami, Z. He & A.J. Boyd, 2013. Accelerated Carbonation of Portland Limestone Cement. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp 117-124.

C.C. Ferraro, A.J. Boyd & G.R. Consolazio, 2013. Evaluation of damage to bridge piers using pulse velocity tomography. Journal of Construction & Building Materials, Elsevier, Vol. 38, pp 1303-1309.

V. Rostami, Y. Shao & A.J. Boyd, 2012. Carbonation Curing versus Steam Curing for Precast Concrete Production. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 24, No. 9, pp 1221-1229.

B. Kim, R. Roque & A.J. Boyd, 2012. Influence of transport properties on the determination of conditioning and thickness to obtain uniformly damaged FRC specimens, Journal of Construction & Building Materials, Elsevier, Vol. 31, pp 334-340.

V. Rostami, Y. Shao, A.J. Boyd & Z. He, 2012. Microstructure of cement paste subject to early carbonation curing. Cement & Concrete Research, Elsevier, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp 186-193.

J.A. Hartell, A.J. Boyd & C.C. Ferraro, 2011. Sulfate Attack on Concrete: Effect of Partial Immersion. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 23, No. 5, pp 572-579.