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Andrew J. Boyd

A. Boyd

Associate Professor
PhD, PEng, FACI

Education

BScEng (UNB)
MASc (Toronto)
PhD (UBC)

Contact

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

General Information

Professor Boyd’s specialty lies in the field of infrastructure materials. His research and teaching interests include durability, physical and mechanical properties, nondestructive testing & evaluation, standards & specifications, repair & rehabilitation, recycling, hazardous waste reduction & mitigation, sustainability and service life prediction. 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

Regional Editor (North America) – Journal of Construction & Building Materials

American Concrete Institute (ACI)

  • Committee 201: Durability of Concrete
  • Committee 228: Nondestructive Testing of Concrete
  • Committee 236: Materials Science of Concrete
  • Committee 524: Plastering
  • 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: Nondestructive and In-Place Testing (Secretary)
    • Advisor: McGill Student Chapter
    • Committee AFN30: Durability of Concrete
    • Subcommittee AFF40(1): Nondestructive Evaluation of Bridges

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Canadian Society for Civil Engineers (CSCE)

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction

Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM)

Transportation Research Board (TRB)

    Awards

    2006 - 11th International Conference on Structural Faults and Repair - Best Paper by a University Researcher

    2001 - 9th International Conference on Structural Faults and Repair - Best Paper by a University Researcher

    Representative publications

    J.A. Hartell, A.J. Boyd and V. Patel, 2008. Sorptivity Testing to Evaluate Freeze-Thaw Behavior of High Performance Concretes. 8th International Conference on Utilization of High-Strength and High-Performance Concrete, Tokyo, Japan.

    A.J. Boyd, N. Liang, P.S. Green, and K. Lammert, 2008. Sprayed FRP repair of simulated impact in prestressed concrete girders. Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp 411-416.

    A.J. Boyd and J.P. Skalny, 2007. Chapter 5 - Environmental deterioration of concrete. Environmental Deterioration of Materials. WIT Press, Southampton, UK, pp 143-184.

    A.J. Boyd and R.D. Hooton, 2007. Long-Term Scaling Performance of Concretes Containing Supplementary Cementing Materials, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 19, No. 10, pp 820-825.

    C.C. Ferraro, A.J. Boyd and H.R. Hamilton III, 2007. Detection and Assessment of Structural Flaws in Concrete Bridges with NDT Methods, Journal of Research in Nondestructive Evaluation, ASNT, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp 179-192.

    S.R. Cumming, A.J. Boyd and C.C. Ferraro, 2006. Tensile Strength Prediction in Concrete using Nondestructive Testing Techniques, Journal of Research in Nondestructive Evaluation, ASNT, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp 205-222.

    C.C. Ferraro, A.J. Boyd, and H.R. Hamilton III, 2006. The Use of Compressed Air for Quality Control in Post-Tensioned Ducts, PTI Journal, Post-Tensioning Institute, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp 12-18.

    C.C. Ferraro, A.J. Boyd and G. Consolazio, 2006. The Nondestructive Investigation of Full-Scale Barge Impacts on Bridge Piers. 11th International Conference on Structural Faults & Repair, Edinburgh, UK.

    A.J. Boyd and C.C. Ferraro, 2005. The Effect of Curing and Deterioration on Stress Wave Velocities in Concrete. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp 153-158.

    J. Skalny, S. Mindess and A.J. Boyd, 2005. Concrete Technology, Materials Science of Concrete, Special Volume, American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH, 191 pp.

    A.J. Boyd and S. Mindess, 2004. The Use of Tension Testing to Investigate the Effect of W/C Ratio and Cement Type on the Resistance of Concrete to Sulfate Attack. Cement and Concrete Research, Elsevier, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp 373-377.

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