Environmental, Water and Agricultural Engineering Transportation and Geo-Information Engineering Structural Engineering and Construction Management

Konstantin Kovler, Associate Professor

Structural Engineering and Construction Management
Phone: +972-4-8292971
Fax: +972-4-8295697
Email: cvrkost@technion.ac.il
Address: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Haifa 32000, Israel
Home Page: http://technion.academia.edu/KonstantinKovler
Research Interests  
Sustainable construction materials and technologies

ACADEMIC DEGREES

  • 1986: D. Sc. in Structural Engineering, State University of Civil Engineering (former Civil Engineering Institute), Moscow.
  • 1978: B. Sc. and M. Sc. (summa cum laude) in Industrial and Civil Construction, State University of Civil Engineering, Moscow.

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • 2002 - pres.: Associate Professor, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa.
  • 1996 - 2002: Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion, Haifa.
  • 1989 - 1990: Docent, Department of Building Structures, Faculty of Civil Engineering, State Open University (former All-Union Open Polytechnic Institute), Moscow.
  • 1986 - 1989: Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Structures, Faculty of Civil Engineering, State Open University, Moscow.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2013 - pres. Head, Building Materials, Performance and Technology Department, National Building Research Institute (NBRI), Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa.
  • 2013:                On Sabbatical: Visiting Professor, University of Perugia, Italy, and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.
  • 2012 - pres.: Head, B.Sc. in Civil Engineering - Management and Construction Program, and Building Materials, Performance & Technology Graduate Studies Program, Department of Structural Engineering and Construction Management, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa.
  • 2005 - pres.:      Head, Building Materials and Technology Department, National Building Research Institute (NBRI), Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa.
  • 2005: On Sabbatical: Visiting Professor, DTU – Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark, and UBC – University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
  • 1996 - pres.:     Principal Researcher, NBRI, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa.
  • 1991 - 1996: Researcher, NBRI, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion, Haifa.
  • 1989 - 1990: Senior Research Fellow, State Open University, Moscow.
  • 1987 - 1989: Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Physical Chemical and Physical Mechanical Research, USSR Research Institute of Building Materials and Structures, Moscow.
  • 1982 - 1986: Junior Research Fellow, Department of Structures Testing, Faculty of Civil Engineering, State University of Civil Engineering, Moscow.
  • 1981 - 1982: Senior Research Engineer, Department of Structures Testing, Faculty of Civil Engineering, State University of Civil Engineering, Moscow.
  • 1980 - 1981: Research Engineer, Department of Structures Testing, Faculty of Civil Engineering, State University of Civil Engineering, Moscow.
  • 1978 - 1980: Research Engineer, Department of Soil Mechanics and Foundations, Faculty of Hydrotechnical Construction, State University of Civil Engineering, Moscow.

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

·        Fellow of RILEM (International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures)

·        Member of ACI (American Concrete Institute)

·        Member of Association of Civil and Infrastructures Engineers in Israel

 

PUBLIC PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY ABROAD

·        Editor of the International Journal “Materials and Structures

·        Editor of the International Journal “Cement and Concrete Composites”

·        Member of Editorial Board of the International Review of Civil Engineering (IRECE)

·        Member of Editorial Board of 'Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials'

·        Member of Editorial Advisory Committee of the International Journal “Concrete Science and Engineering

·        Guest Editor of Special Issue of the International Journal “Cement and Concrete Composites” on 'Early Age Concrete - Properties and Performance', 2004, V. 26

·        Guest Editor of Special Issue of the International Journal “Interface Science” on 'Interfaces in
Cementitious Composites ', 2004, V. 12

·        Convener of RILEM Cluster B 'Materials Characterization, Properties Evaluation and Processing' (2004-2009)

·        Member of RILEM Technical Activities Committee (TAC) (2004-2009)

·        Secretary of RILEM Educational Activities Committee (EAC)

·        Member of RILEM Technical Committee TDF-162 'Test and Design Methods for Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete' (1995-2003)

·        Member of RILEM Technical Committee EAS-181 'Early Age Shrinkage Induced Stresses and Cracking in Cementitious Systems' (1999-2003)

·        Member of RILEM Technical Committee ATS-185 'Advanced Testing of Cement Based Materials During Setting and Hardening' (2001-2006)

·        Member of RILEM Technical Committee RLS-193 'Bonded Cement-Based Material Overlays for the Repair, the Lining or the Strengthening of Slabs or Pavements' (2002-2009)

·        Member of RILEM Technical Committee DTD-195 'Recommendation for Test Methods for Autogenous Deformation and Thermal Dilation of Early Age Concrete' (2002-2007)

·        Founder and Chairman of RILEM Technical Committee ICC-196 'Internal Curing of Concrete' (2002-2007)

·        Founder and Member of RILEM Technical Committee SHC-221 'Self-Healing of Concrete'

·        Member of RILEM Technical Committee SAP-225 'Application of Super Absorbent Polymers in Concrete Construction'

·        Member of RILEM Technical Committee SCM-238 'Hydration and Microstructure of Concrete with Supplementary Cementitious Materials'

·        Member of ACI Technical Committee 236 'Material Science of Concrete'

·        Member of ACI Committee on Awards for Papers (CAP) (2010-2012)

Member of the Management Committee of the European Concerted Research Action (COST Action 'NORM FOR BUILDING MATERIALS - NETWORK' [NORM4BUILDING]) and Co-Chair of Working Group 4 'Improving radiological impact assessment models' 

 

PUBLIC PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY IN ISRAEL

·        Section of Building Materials and Performance, Association of Civil and Infrastructures Engineers in Israel, Chair (2007-2012)

·        Board of the Association of Civil and Infrastructures Engineers in Israel, Member (2005-2012)

·        Editorial Board of the Journal 'Civil Engineering and Infrastructures', Member (2000-2012)

·        Continuous Education Committee, Association of Civil and Infrastructures Engineers in Israel, Member (2007-2012)

·        Technical Committee 106 'Concrete Materials and Products', The Standards Institution of Israel, Chair

·        Technical Committee 107 'Steel for the Reinforcement of Concrete', The Standards Institution of Israel, Chair

·        Technical Committee 128 'Ecological Aspects of Construction', The Standards Institution of Israel, Chair

·        Expert Committee 10604 'Testing of Concrete', The Standards Institution of Israel, Member (2003-2012)

·        Expert Committee 10606 'Aggregates for Concrete', The Standards Institution of Israel, Member

·        Expert Committee 10609 'Non-Destructive Testing of Concrete', The Standards Institution of Israel, Chair

·        Expert Committee 10706 'Steel for Concrete Reinforcement', The Standards Institution of Israel, Member (2002-2012)

·        Expert Committee 128.01 'Radioactivity of Building Products', The Standards Institution of Israel, Chair

·        Expert Committee on Uses of Fly Ash, National Coal Ash Board, Member

·        Ministry of Immigrant Absorption of Israel, Advisor

·        American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee ('Joint-Israel'), Advisor

·        Teaching Committee, Department of Structural Engineering and Construction Management, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Member (2012-2013)

·        Student Advisor, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa (2012-2013)

·        Faculty staff member in charge of safety, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa (2008-2010)

 

HONORS

  • 2013: Uzi & Michal Halevy Grant for Innovative Applied Engineering Research
  • 2010: Special technical session honoring Prof. Kovler for outstanding contributions regarding sustainable cement-based materials at the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Ancona, Italy.
  • 2009: Sanford A. Thompson Award for a paper of outstanding merit on concrete and concrete aggregates published by the American Society for Testing of Materials (ASTM)
  • 1996 - 1998: Abraham & Jennie Fialkow Academic Lectureship.
  • 1993 - 1995: Wolfson Fellowship for Outstanding Scientist.

 

PUBLICATIONSPUBLICATIONS

Books and book chapters

1. Kovler, K. and Bentur, A., Properties of fresh and hardened pastes. Chapter 6. Cements Research Progress 1995, A survey of the literature on the science of cements published during 1995, Cements Division, American Ceramic Society, 1997, pp. 67-84.

2. Kovler, K., Properties of fresh and hardened paste. Chapter 3. Cements Research Progress 1996, A survey of the literature on the science of cements published during 1996, Cements Division, American Ceramic Society, 1998, pp. 71-105.

3. Kovler, K., Properties of fresh and hardened pastes. Chapter 3. Cements Research Progress 1997, A survey of the literature on the science of cements published during 1997, Cements Division, American Ceramic Society, 1999, pp. 79-108.

4. Kovler, K., Properties of fresh and hardened pastes. Chapter 6. Cements Research Progress 1998, A survey of the literature on the science of cements published during 1998, Cements Division, American Ceramic Society, 2000.

5. Kovler, K. and Bentur, A. (Editors), RILEM Proceedings PRO 23 'Early Age Cracking in Cementitious Systems – EAC’01', Proc. Int. RILEM Conf., Haifa, Israel, March 12-14, 2001, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2002, 383 pp.

6. Kovler, K. and Shah, S. (Coordinators), Chapter 4 “Engineering Properties”, RILEM Report 25 'Early Age Cracking in Cementitious Systems', Edited by A. Bentur, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2003, pp. 63-148.

7. De Schutter, G. and Kovler, K., Part 4.4 “Visco-elastic response”, RILEM Report 25 'Early Age Cracking in Cementitious Systems', Edited by A. Bentur, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2003, pp. 101-120.

8. Kovler, K., Marchand, J., Mindess, S. and Weiss, J. (Editors), RILEM Proceedings PRO 36 'Concrete Science and Engineering - A Tribute to Arnon Bentur', Proc. Int. RILEM Symp., 24 March, 2004, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L. 2004, Bagneux, France, 263 pp.

9. Weiss, J., Kovler, K., Marchand, J. and Mindess, S. (Editors), RILEM Proceedings PRO 48 'Advances in Concrete through Science and Engineering', Proc. Int. RILEM Symp., March 22-24, 2004, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2004, 1616 pp.

10. Kovler, K., Chapter 7 “Using Radon Exhalation Method for Monitoring Cement Hydration”, RILEM Report 31 'Advanced Testing of Cement-Based Materials during Setting and Hardening', Edited by H.W. Reinhardt and C.U. Grosse, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2005, pp. 297-309.

11. Kovler, K. (Editor), RILEM Proceedings PRO 46 'Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning (ConcreteLife’06)', Proc. Int. RILEM-JCI Conf., Ein-Bokek, Dead Sea, Israel, March 14-16, 2006, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2006, 510 pp.

12. Jensen, O.M., Lura, P. and Kovler, K. (Editors), RILEM Proceedings PRO 52 'Volume Changes of Hardening Concrete: Testing and Mitigation', Proc. Int. RILEM Conf., Lyngby, Denmark, August 20-22, 2006, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2006, 438 pp.

13. Kovler, K. and Jensen, O.M. (Editors), RILEM Report 41 'Internal Curing of Concrete', RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2007, 141 pp.

14. Kovler, K., Chapter 7 “Effect of Internal Curing on Autogenous Deformation”, RILEM Report 41 'Internal Curing of Concrete', Edited by K. Kovler and O.M. Jensen, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2007, pp. 71-104.

15. Sobolev, K., Sanchez, F., Raki, L., Betts, J., Kovler, K., Sonebi, M., Ferrara, L., McDonald, D.B., Taylor, P.C., Livingston, R.A., Shah, S.P., Basheer, M.P.A., Kurtis, K.E. and Wang, K., “Bibliography on Application of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in Concrete”, Portland Cement Association, Publication LB37, 2008, 86 pp.

16. Shvarzman, A. and Kovler, K., Chapter 7.2.4 “Cement-Metakaolin Materials”, Concrete Durability, Edited by M. Soutsos, Thomas Telford, London, 2009, pp. 231-258.

17. Kovler, K. and Chernov, V., Chapter 2 “Types of Damage in Concrete Structures”, 'Failure, Distress and Repair of Concrete Structures', Edited by N. Delatte, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK, 2009, pp. 32-56.

18. Kovler, K. (Editor), RILEM Proceedings PRO 66 'Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning - ConcreteLife’09', Proc. 2nd Int. RILEM Workshop, Haifa, Israel, September 7-9, 2009, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2009, 624 pp.

19. Kovler, K., Chapter 8 “Effect of Super Absorbent Polymers on the Mechanical Properties of Concrete”, RILEM State of the Art Reports 2 'Application of Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP) in Concrete Construction', Edited by V. Mechtcherine and H.-W. Reinhardt, Springer, 2012, pp. 99-114.

20. Kovler, K. Chapter 9 “Radioactive materials”, 'Toxicity of Building Materials', Edited by F.P. Torgal, S. Jalali and A. Fucic, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK, 2012.

 

Book chapters (short)

21. De Schutter, G. and Kovler, K., Part 4.3 “Short-term mechanical properties”, RILEM Report 25 'Early Age Cracking in Cementitious Systems', Edited by A. Bentur, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2003, pp. 101-109.

22. Kovler, K. and Jensen, O.M., Chapter 1 “Introduction”, RILEM Report 41 'Internal Curing of Concrete', Edited by K. Kovler and O.M. Jensen, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2007, pp. 1-3.

23. Kovler, K. and Jensen, O.M., Chapter 2 “General Concept and Terminology”, RILEM Report 41 'Internal Curing of Concrete', Edited by K. Kovler and O.M. Jensen, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2007, pp. 5-13.

24. Kovler, K. and Jensen, O.M., Chapter 10 “Conclusions and Outlook”, RILEM Report 41 'Internal Curing of Concrete', Edited by K. Kovler and O.M. Jensen, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2007, pp. 137-140.

 

Refereed journal publications in English   

Published papers:

1. Zaitsev, Yu. and Kovler, K., Notch sensitivity of concrete and size effect. Part 1: Effect of specimen size and crack length by 3-point bending. Cement & Concrete Research, 1985, V. 15, No. 6, pp. 979-987.

2. Zaitsev, Yu. and Kovler, K., Notch sensitivity of concrete and size effect. Part 2: Stress state effect. Cement & Concrete Research, 1986, V. 16, No. 1, pp. 7-16.

3. Zaitsev, Yu., Kovler, K. and Podlesnykh, G., Moisture effect on mechanical behaviour of gypsum concrete before and after heating. Wiss. Z. Hochshch. Archit. Bauwes.-B.-Weimar, ISSN 0509-9773, 1990, V. 36, No. 1/2, pp. 70-74.

4. Kovler, K., Sikuler, J. and Bentur, A., Restrained shrinkage tests of fiber reinforced concrete ring specimens: effect of core thermal expansion. Materials & Structures, 1993, V. 26, pp. 231-237.

5. Kovler, K., Testing system for determining the mechanical behaviour of early age concrete under restrained and free uniaxial shrinkage. Materials & Structures, 1994, V. 27, pp. 324-330a.

6. Kholmyansky, M., Kogan, E. and Kovler, K., On hardness determination in fine-grained concrete. Materials & Structures, 1994, V. 27, pp. 584-587.

7. Bentur, A., Kovler, K. and Goldman, A., Gypsum of improved performance using blends with Portland cement and silica fume. Advances in Cement Research, 1994, V. 6, No. 23, pp. 109-116.

8. Kovler, K., Interdependence of creep and shrinkage for concrete under tension. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 1995, V. 7, No. 2, pp. 96-101.

9. Kovler, K., Shock of evaporative cooling of concrete in hot dry climates. Concrete International, 1995, V. 17, No. 10, pp. 65-69.

10.     Kovler, K., Why sealed concrete swells. ACI Materials Journal, 1996, V. 93, No. 4, pp. 334-340.

11.     Kovler, K., Drying creep of concrete in terms of the age-adjusted effective modulus method. Magazine of Concrete Research, 1997, V. 49, No. 181, pp. 345-351.

12.     Kovler, K. and Bentur, A., Shrinkage of early age steel fiber reinforced concrete. Archives of Civil Engineering, XLIII, No. 4, 1997, pp. 431-439.

13.     Kovler, K., Strength and water absorption for gypsum-cement-silica fume blends of improved performance. Advances in Cement Research, 1998, V. 10, No. 2, pp 81-92.

14.     Kovler, K., Setting and hardening of gypsum - Portland cement - silica fume blends. Part 1: Temperature and setting expansion. Cement & Concrete Research, 1998, V. 28, No. 3, pp. 423-437.

15.     Kovler, K., Setting and hardening of gypsum - Portland cement - silica fume blends. Part 2: Early strength, DTA, XRD and SEM observations. Cement & Concrete Research, 1998, V. 28, No. 4, pp. 523-531.

16.     Kovler, K. and Frostig, Y., On the problem of cracking in plaster layers. Construction & Building Materials, 1998, V. 12, No. 5, pp. 251-258.

17.     Kovler, K., A new look at the problem of drying creep of concrete under tension. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 1999, V. 11, No. 1, pp. 84-87.

18.     Kovler, K., Igarashi, S. and Bentur, A., Tensile creep behavior of high strength concretes at early ages. Materials & Structures, 1999, V. 32, pp. 383-387.

19.     Kovler, K., Schamban, I., Igarashi, S. and Bentur, A., Influence of mix proportions and curing conditions on tensile splitting strength of high strength concretes. Materials & Structures, 1999, V. 32, pp. 500-505.

20.     Igarashi, S., Bentur, A. and Kovler, K., Stresses and creep relaxation induced in restrained autogenous shrinkage of high strength pastes and concretes. Advances in Cement Research, 1999, V. 11, No. 4, pp. 169-177.

21.     Kovler, K., Schamban, I., Igarashi, S. and Bentur, A., Prediction of strength and shrinkage for early-age high-performance concrete. “High-Performance Concrete: Research to Practice”, ACI SP-189, American Concrete Institute, 1999, pp. 311-332.

22.     Kovler, K., Schamban, I., Igarashi, S. and Bentur, A., Influence of mix proportions and curing conditions on compressive strength of high-performance concrete. ACI Materials Journal, 2000, V. 97, No. 1, pp. 21-26.

23.     Vandewalle, L., Nemegeer, D., Balazs, L., Barr, B., Bartos, P., Banthia, N., Brandt, A., Criswell, M., Denarie, E., Di Prisco, M., Falkner, H., Gettu, R., Gopalaratnam, V., Groth, P., Hausler, V., Katsaragakis, E., Kooiman, A., Kovler, K., Lehtonen, J., Massicotte, B., Mindess, S., Reinhardt, H., Rossi, P., Schaerlaekens, S., Schnutgen, B., Shah, S., Skarendahl, A., Stang, H., Stroeven, P., Swamy, R., Tatnall, P., Teutsch, M., Walraven, J., Wubs, A., Sigma-epsilon design method. Materials & Structures, 2000, V. 33, pp. 75-81.

24.     Igarashi, S., Bentur, A. and Kovler, K., Autogenous shrinkage and induced restraining stresses in high strength concretes. Cement & Concrete Research, 2000, V. 30, No. 11, pp. 1701-1707.

25.     Vandewalle, L., Nemegeer, D., Balazs, L., Barr, B., Bartos, P., Banthia, N., Brandt, A., Criswell, M., Denarie, F., Di Prisco, M., Falkner, H., Gettu, R., Gopalaratnam, V., Groth, P., Hausler, V., Katsaragakis, F., Kooiman, A., Kovler, K., Lehtonen, J., Massicotte, B., Mindess, S., Reinhardt, H., Rossi, P., Schaerlaekens, S., Schnutgen, B., Shah, S, Skarendahl, A., Stang, H., Stroeven, P., Swamy, R., Tatnall, P., Teutsch, M., Walraven, J., Wubs, A., RILEM TC 162-TDF: Test and design methods for steel fibre reinforced concrete - Uni-axial tension test for steel fibre reinforced concrete. Materials & Structures, 2001, V. 34, pp. 3-6.

26.     Vandewalle, L., Nemegeer, D., Balazs, L., Barr, B., Barros, J., Bartos, P., Banthia, N., Brandt, A., Criswell, M., Denarie, F., Di Prisco, M., Falkner, H., Gettu, R., Gopalaratnam, V., Groth, P., Hausler, V., Katsaragakis, F., Kooiman, A., Kovler, K., Lehtonen, J., Massicotte, B., Mindess, S., Reinhardt, H., Rossi, P., Schaerlaekens, S., Schumacher, P., Schnutgen, B., Shah, S, Skarendahl, A., Stang, H., Stroeven, P., Swamy, R., Tatnall, P., Teutsch, M., Walraven, J., Wubs, A., RILEM TC 162-TDF: Test and design methods for steel fibre reinforced concrete - Design of steel fibre reinforced concrete using the sigma-w method: principles and applications. Materials & Structures, 2001, V. 35, pp. 262-278.

27.     Kovler, K., Enhancing water resistance of cement and gypsum-cement materials. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 2001, V. 13, No. 5, pp. 349-355.

28.     Bentur, A., Igarashi, S. and Kovler, K., Prevention of autogenous shrinkage in high strength concrete by internal curing using wet lightweight aggregates. Cement & Concrete Research, 2001, V. 31, No. 11, pp. 1587-1591.b

29.     Shvarzman, A., Kovler, K., Schamban, I., Grader, G. and Shter, G., Influence of chemical and phase composition of mineral admixtures on the pozzolanic activity. Advances in Cement Research, 2002, V. 14, No. 1, pp. 35-41.

30.     Zhutovsky, S., Kovler, K. and Bentur, A., Efficiency of lightweight aggregates for internal curing of high strength concrete to eliminate autogenous shrinkage. Materials & Structures, 2002, V. 35, pp. 97-101.

31.     Kovler, K., Haquin, G., Manasherov, V., Ne'eman, E. and Lavi, N., Natural radionuclides in building materials available in Israel. Building & Environment, 2002, V. 37, pp. 531-537.

32.     Shvarzman, A., Kovler, K., Grader, G. and Shter, G., The effect of dehydroxylation/amorphization degree on pozzolanic activity of kaolinite. Cement & Concrete Research, 2003, V. 33, No. 3, pp. 405-416.

33.     Bentur, A. and Kovler, K., Evaluation of early age cracking characteristics in cementitious materials. Materials & Structures, 2003, V. 36, pp. 183-190.

34.     Vandewalle, L., Nemegeer, D., Balazs, L., Barr, B., Barros, J., Bartos, P., Banthia, N., Brandt, A., Criswell, M., Denarie, F., Di Prisco, M., Falkner, H., Gettu, R., Gopalaratnam, V., Groth, P., Hausler, V., Katsaragakis, F., Kooiman, A., Kovler, K., Lehtonen, J., Massicotte, B., Mindess, S., Reinhardt, H., Rossi, P., Schaerlaekens, S., Schumacher, P., Schnutgen, B., Shah, S, Skarendahl, A., Stang, H., Stroeven, P., Swamy, R., Tatnall, P., Teutsch, M., Walraven, J., Wubs, A., RILEM TC 162-TDF: 'Test and design methods for steel fibre reinforced concrete' - sigma-epsilon-design method - Final recommendation. Materials & Structures, 2003, V. 36, pp. 560-567.

35.     Kovler, K., Perevalov, A., Steiner, V. and Rabkin, E., Determination of the radon diffusion length in building materials using electrets and activated carbon. Health Physics, 2004, V. 86, No. 5, pp. 505-516.

36.     Zhutovsky, S., Kovler, K. and Bentur A., Influence of cement paste matrix properties on the autogenous curing of high-performance concrete. Cement & Concrete Composites, 2004, V. 26, pp. 499–507.

37.     Katz, A. and Kovler, K., Utilization of industrial by-products for the production of controlled low strength materials (CLSM). Waste Management, 2004, V. 24, pp. 510-512.

38.     Kovler, K., Souslikov, A. and Bentur A., Pre-soaked lightweight aggregates as additives for internal curing of high strength concretes. Cement, Concrete & Aggregates, 2004, V. 26, No. 2, pp. 131-138.

39.     Kovler, K., Perevalov, A., Steiner, V. and Metzger, L.A., Radon exhalation of cementitious materials made with coal fly ash: Part 1 – Scientific background and testing of the cement and fly ash emanation. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 2005, V. 82, No. 3, pp. 321-334.

40.     Kovler, K., Perevalov, A., Levit, A., Steiner, V. and Metzger, L.A., Radon exhalation of cementitious materials made with coal fly ash: Part 2 – Testing hardened cement - fly ash pastes. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 2005, V. 82, No. 3, pp. 335-350.

41.     Kovler, K. and Jensen, O.M., Novel technologies of concrete curing, Concrete International, 2005, V. 27, No. 9, pp. 39-42.

42.     Kovler, K., Radon exhalation of hardening concrete: Monitoring cement hydration and prediction of radon concentration in construction site, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 2006, V. 86, No. 3, pp. 354-366.

43.     Kovler, K. and Zhutovsky, S., Overview and future trends of shrinkage research, Materials & Structures, 2006, V. 39, pp. 827-847.

44.     Lura, P., Bentz, D.P., Lange, D.A., Kovler, K., Bentur, A. and van Breugel, K., Measurement of water transport from saturated pumice aggregates to hardening cement paste, Materials & Structures, 2006, V. 39, pp. 861-868.

45.     Kovler, K. and Jensen, O.M., Fighting autogenous shrinkage - the Achilles' heel of high performance concrete, CPI Concrete Plant International, August 2006, Issue 4, pp. 34-42.

46.     Katz, A., Bentur, A. and Kovler K., A novel system for in-situ observations of early hydration reactions in wet conditions in conventional SEM, Cement & Concrete Research, 2007, V. 37, No. 1, pp. 32-37.

47.     Kovler, K., Measurements of radon exhalation rate for monitoring cement hydration, Materials & Structures, 2007, V. 40, pp. 419-430.

48.     Kovler, K., Mechanisms of radon exhalation from hardening cementitious materials, ACI Materials Journal, 2008, V. 105, No. 4, pp. 404-413.

49.     Kovler, K., Radiological constraints of using building materials and industrial by-products in construction, Construction & Building Materials, 2009, V. 23, pp. 246-253.

50.     Kovler, K. and Bentur, A., Cracking sensitivity of normal and high strength concretes, ACI Materials Journal, 2009, V. 106, No. 6, pp. 537-542.

51.     Zhutovsky, S. and Kovler, K., Chemical shrinkage of high-strength / high-performance cementitious materials, International Review of Civil Engineering (IRECE), 2010, V. 1, No. 1, pp. 110-118.

52.     Kovler, K., Legislative aspects of radiation hazards from both gamma emitters and radon exhalation of concrete containing coal fly ash, Construction & Building Materials, 2011, V. 25, pp. 3404-3409.

53.     Kovler, K. and Roussel, N., Properties of fresh and hardened concrete, Cement & Concrete Research, 2011, V. 41, pp. 775-792.c

54.     Zhutovsky, S., Kovler, K. and Bentur, A., Revisiting the protected paste volume concept for internal curing of high-strength concretes, Cement & Concrete Research, 2011, V. 41, No. 9, pp. 981-986.

55.     Zhutovsky, S. and Kovler, K., Effect of internal curing on durability-related properties of high performance concrete, Cement & Concrete Research, 2012, V. 42, No. 1, pp. 20-26.

56.     Kovler, K., Does the utilization of coal fly ash in concrete construction present a radiation hazard? Construction & Building Materials, 2012, V. 26, No. 4, pp. 158-166.

57.     Hasholt, M.T., Jensen, O.M., Kovler, K. and Zhutovsky, S., Can superabsorent polymers mitigate autogenous shrinkage of internally cured concrete without compromising the strength? Construction & Building Materials, 2012, V. 26, No. 6, pp. 226-230.

58.     Zhutovsky, S. and Kovler, K., Hydration kinetics of high-performance cementitious systems under different curing conditions, Materials & Structures, 2013, V. 46, pp. 1599-1611.

59.     Kovler, K., Priluzky, Z., Antropov, S., Antropova, N., Bozhko, V., Alfassi, Z. B. and Lavi, N., Can scintillation detectors with low spectral resolution accurately determine radionuclides content of building materials? Applied Radiation & Isotopes, 2013, V. 77, pp. 76–83.

60.     Mechtcherine, V., Gorges, M., Schroefl, C., Assmann, A., Brameshuber, W., Bettencourt Ribeiro, A., Cusson, D., Fonseca da Silva, E., Ichimiya, K., Igarashi, S.-I., Klemm, A., Kovler, K., de Mendonça Lopes, A. N., Lura, P., Reinhardt, H.-W., Toledo Filho, R. D., Weiss, J., Wyrzykowski, M., Ye, G. and Zhutovsky, S., Effect of internal curing by using superabsorbent polymers (SAP) on autogenous shrinkage and other properties of a high-performance finegrained concrete: Results of a RILEM round-robin test, TC 225-SAP, Materials & Structures, 2013, V. 27 (10.1617/s11527-013-0078-5).

61.     Zhutovsky, S., Kovler, K. and Bentur, A., Effect of hybrid curing on cracking potential of high-performance concrete, Cement & Concrete Research, 2013, V. 54, pp. 36–42.

62.     Becker, R., Haquin, G. and Kovler, K., Air-change rates and radon accumulation in rooms with various levels of window and door closure, Journal of Building Physics, 2013, doi: 10.1177/1744259113506071.

63.     Tsapalov, A., Gulabyants, L., Livshits, M. and Kovler, K., New method and installation for rapid determination of radon diffusion coefficient in various materials, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 2014, V. 130, pp. 7-14.

 

Refereed journal publications in other languages (Hebrew, Russian and Spanish)

Published papers:

64.     Krasnovsky, R. and Kovler, K., The methods of studying slow crack growth in concrete. Beton i Zhelezobeton (Concrete & Reinforced Concrete), 1984, No. 12, pp. 34-36 (in Russian).

65.     Zaitsev, Yu. and Kovler, K., Evaluation of danger level of cracking in wall panels. Stroitelnye Materialy i Konstruktsii (Building Materials & Structures), 1985, No. 3, pp. 36-37 (in Russian).

66.     Zaitsev, Yu., Kovler, K., Ksrasnovsky, R., Krol, I. and Takher, M., Crack resistance of concretes with different structure heterogeneity. Beton i Zhelezobeton (Concrete & Reinforced Concrete), 1989, No. 11, pp. 25-27 (in Russian).

67.     Kovler, K., Podlesnykh, G. and Kharichev, I., Strength and deformation properties of air-dried claydite concrete based on phosphogypsum-cement-pozzolan binder at long-term compression. Building Materials Industry, Moscow, VNIIESM, 1989, Series 8, Part 4, pp. 13-17 (in Russian).

68.     Kovler, K., Podlesnykh, G. and Zakharov, A., On long-term strength prediction of gypsum-concrete. Building Materials Industry, Moscow, VNIIESM, 1989, Series 8, Part 4, pp. 21-28 (in Russian).

69.     Kovler, K., Problems of the prediction of long-term strength for concrete. Beton i Zhelezobeton (Concrete & Reinforced Concrete), 1990, No. 5, pp. 25-27 (in Russian).

70.     Zaitsev, Yu., Kovler, K., Ivanov, I., Makridin, N. and Klochkov, A., Fracture peculiarities of light-weight concretes of B-15 class on mixed fine aggregates. Beton i Zhelezobeton (Concrete & Reinforced Concrete), 1991, No. 7, pp. 9-10 (in Russian).

71.     Kovler, K., Problem of radon gas in dwellings, Quality in Construction, 2001, V. 11, pp. 4-7, 14 (in Hebrew).

72.     Kovler, K., Problem of radon in buildings, Civil Engineering & Infrastructures, 2001, V. 10, pp. 13-16 (in Hebrew).

73.     Kovler, K., Principles of radon protection in dwellings, Civil Engineering & Infrastructures, 2004, V. 24, pp. 12-21 (in Hebrew).

74.     Kovler, K., Jensen, O.M. and Falikman, V., How to make good concrete better? Concrete Technologies, 2005, No.1, pp. 52-55 (in Russian).

75.     Kovler, K., Exhalación de radón de materiales cementantes durante su endurecimiento, Cemento Hormigón, 2008, No. 915, pp. 4-28 (in Spanish).

76.     Kovler, K., Radioactivity of concrete products containing fly ash, Civil Engineering & Infrastructures, 2010, V. 45, pp. 46-50 (in Hebrew).

77.     Kovler, K., Chernov, V. and Zlotnicov, C., Concrete in sea environment – durability requirements and standard tests, Civil Engineering & Infrastructures, 2012, V. 51, pp. 13-17 (in Hebrew).

 

Editorial papers

1. Bentur, A. and Kovler, K., RILEM International Conference on Early Age Cracking in Cementitious Systems (EAC'01), Haifa, Israel, March 2001, Materials & Structures, 2001, V. 34, p. 446.

2. Kovler, K., Lange, D. and Stang, H., Early age concrete - properties and performance, Cement & Concrete Composites, 2004, V. 26, pp. 413–415.

3. Kovler, K., Editorial, Special Issue on “Interfaces in Cementitious Materials”, Interface Science, 2004, V. 12, pp. 349-351.

4. Kovler, K. and Sato, R., Foreword, RILEM Proc. PRO 46 'Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning (ConcreteLife’06)', Proc. Int. RILEM-JCI Conf., Ein-Bokek, Dead Sea, Israel, March 14-16, 2006, Ed. K. Kovler, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2006, p. XVII.

5. Jensen, O. M., Lura P. and Kovler, K., Foreword, RILEM Proc. PRO 52, 'Volume Changes of Hardening Concrete: Testing and Mitigation', Eds. O.M. Jensen, P. Lura and K. Kovler, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2006, p. IX.

6. Bentur, A. and Kovler, K., Foreword, RILEM Proc. PRO 66 'Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning - ConcreteLife’06', Proc. 2nd Int. RILEM Workshop, Haifa, Israel, September 7-9, 2009, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2009, p. VII.

7. Kovler, K. and van Breugel, K., Foreword, State-of-the-Art Report of RILEM Technical Committee 221-SHC: Self-Healing Phenomena in Cement-Based Materials, Series: RILEM State-of-the-Art Reports, Vol. 11, de Rooij, M.; Van Tittelboom, K.; De Belie, N.; Schlangen, E. (Eds.), Springer, 2013, p. XVI.

 

Patents/Inventions

1. Pochtovik, G., Chernopyzhsky, M. and Kovler, K., The method of control of cracking in reinforced concrete structures. The USSR invention certificate No. 1114950, G 01 N 33/38, 1984.

2. Kovler, K., The method of monitoring of crack propagation in concrete. The USSR invention certificate No. 1264070, G 01 N 33/38, 1986.

3. Kovler, K., Krasnovsky, R., Krol, I. and Takher, M., The method of bend testing. The USSR invention certificate No. 1397791, G 01 N 3/20, 1988.

4. Kovler, K., Mologin, D., Gandelman, K. and Leizerovich, L., Concrete formulations and admixtures therefor, Patent submission (USA) No. 61/603,476 from 27.02.2012.

5. Grinberg, V., Davidovich, I., Yakhnis, S. and Kovler, K., Method of erecting building structure in the water basin, US Patent No. 8,297,885 B2 from 30.10.2012.

 

Standards and Guidelines

1. Guzeev, Y. A., Zhukov, V. V., Zaitsev, Y. V., Seylanov, L. A., Kovler, K. et al, Standard of USSR GOST 29167-91 'Concretes. Methods for determination of fracture toughness characteristics'. Moscow, Gosstroykomitet, 1991 (in Russian).

2. Vandewalle, L., Nemegeer, D., Balazs, L., Barr, B., Bartos, P., Banthia, N., Brandt, A., Criswell, M., Denarie, E., Di Prisco, M., Falkner , H., Gettu, R., Gopalaratnam, V., Groth, P., Hausler, V., Katsaragakis, E., Kooiman, A., Kovler, K., Lehtonen, J., Massicotte, B., Mindess, S., Reinhardt, H., Rossi, P., Schaerlaekens, S., Schnutgen, B., Shah, S., Skarendahl, A., Stang, H., Stroeven, P., Swamy, R., Tatnall, P., Teutsch, M., Walraven, J., Wubs, A., RILEM TC 162-TDF, Recommendations 'Test and Design Methods for Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete. Bending test', Materials & Structures, 2000, V. 33, pp. 3-5.

3. Haim, M., Masuri, N., Segal, M., Sikuler, Y. (Chair), Kovler, K. and Rahamim, A., Israeli Standard SI 26, part 2.1, 'Testing concrete: Fresh concrete – Consistency – Slump test'. Tel-Aviv, The Standards Institution of Israel, 2006 (in Hebrew).

4. Venezia, M., Haim, M., Masuri, N., Sikuler, Y. (Chair), Kovler, K. and Rahamim, A., Israeli Standard SI 26, part 2.2, 'Testing concrete: Fresh concrete – Consistency – Vebe test'. Tel-Aviv, The Standards Institution of Israel, 2006 (in Hebrew).

5. Venezia, M., Haim, M., Masuri, N., Sikuler, Y. (Chair), Kovler, K. and Rahamim, A., Israeli Standard SI 26, part 2.2, 'Testing concrete: Fresh concrete – Consistency – Degree of compactability'. Tel-Aviv, The Standards Institution of Israel, 2006 (in Hebrew).

6. Venezia, M., Haim, M., Masuri, N., Sikuler, Y. (Chair), Kovler, K. and Rahamim, A., Israeli Standard SI 26, part 2.4, 'Testing concrete: Fresh concrete – Consistency – Flow table test'. Tel-Aviv, The Standards Institution of Israel, 2006 (in Hebrew).

7. Venezia, M., Haim, M., Masuri, N., Sikuler, Y. (Chair), Kovler, K. and Rahamim, A., Israeli Standard SI 26, part 2.5, 'Testing concrete: Fresh concrete – Density'. Tel-Aviv, The Standards Institution of Israel, 2006 (in Hebrew).

8. Venezia, M., Haim, M., Masuri, N., Sikuler, Y. (Chair), Kovler, K. and Rahamim, A., Israeli Standard SI 26, part 2.6, 'Testing concrete: Fresh concrete – Air content – Pressure gauge method'. Tel-Aviv, The Standards Institution of Israel, 2006 (in Hebrew).

9. Venezia, M., Haim, M., Sikuler, Y. (Chair), Kovler, K. and Rahamim, A., Israeli Standard SI 26, part 2.7, 'Testing concrete: Fresh concrete – Setting time – Penetration resistance'. Tel-Aviv, The Standards Institution of Israel, 2006 (in Hebrew).

10.     Venezia, M., Haim, M., Sikuler, Y. (Chair), Kovler, K. and Rahamim, A., Israeli Standard SI 26, part 2.8, 'Testing concrete: Fresh concrete – Bleeding'. Tel-Aviv, The Standards Institution of Israel, 2006 (in Hebrew).

11.     Jensen, O.M., Lura, P., Bentz, D.P., Kovler, K., Hooton, D., Weiss, J., ASTM C1698 - 09 Standard 'Test Method for Autogenous Strain of Cement Paste and Mortar', American Society for Testing of Materials, West Conshohocken, PA, USA, 2009.

12.     Aharanov, J., Gazit, A., Waida, A., Cohen, M., Kovler., K., Koren, Z., Israeli Standard SI 4466, part 3, 'Steel for the reinforcement of concrete: Ribbed bars'. Tel-Aviv, The Standards Institution of Israel, 2009 (in Hebrew).

13.     Haquin, G., Lavi, N., Sikuler, Y., Peled, O., Kovler, K. (Chair) and Rosenberg, S., Israeli Standard SI 5098 'Content of natural radioactive elements in building products'. Tel-Aviv, The Standards Institution of Israel, 2010 (in Hebrew and English).

14.     Venezia, M., Haim, M., Sikuler, Y. (Chair), Kovler, K. and Rahamim, A., Israeli Standard SI 26, part 1, 'Testing concrete: Sampling of fresh concrete'. Tel-Aviv, The Standards Institution of Israel, 2011 (in Hebrew).

 

Research reports

1.       Kryzhanovsky, A., Shvetsov, N., Kovler, K. et al, 'Investigations of Multiaxial Stress-Deformation State in Soil Dam of Chao-Bing Hydro Power Station (Vietnam)', Report to the USSR Ministry of Power Engineering, Civil Engineering Institute, Moscow, 1979, 65 pp. (in Russian).

2.       Kryzhanovsky, A., Shvetsov, N., Kovler, K. et al, 'Investigations of Multiaxial Stress-Deformation State in Soil Dam of Rogun Hydro Power Station (Tadjikistan)', Report to the USSR Ministry of Power Engineering, Civil Engineering Institute, Moscow, 1979, 43 pp. (in Russian).

3.       Pochtovik, G., Shmakov, G., Ineshin, M., Kovler, K. et al, 'Non-Destructive Quality Control of Vibro-Pressed Concrete Structures Manufactured by Prokatdetal Plant of Glavmosstroy', Report to the Glavmosstroy, Civil Engineering Institute, Moscow, 1980, 150 pp. (in Russian).

4.       Pochtovik, G., Shmakov, G., Kovler, K. et al, 'Ultrasonic Control of the Production of DSK-3 Plant of Glavmosstroy', Report to the Glavmosstroy, Civil Engineering Institute, Moscow, 1981, 123 pp. (in Russian).

5.       Pochtovik, G., Kovler, K., Chernopyzhsky, M. et al, 'A Possibility to Use Acoustic Emission Methods for Crack Control in Concrete Wall Structures', Report to the Glavmosstroy, Civil Engineering Institute, Moscow, 1982, 111 pp. (in Russian).

6.       Pochtovik, G., Kovler, K., Tushina, N., Chernopyzhsky, M., 'The Investigations of Cracking in Loaded Wall Structures at Construction and Maintenance of Multi-Storied Buildings by Means of Acoustic Emission and Other Non-Destructive Methods', Report to the Glavmosstroy, Civil Engineering Institute, Moscow, 1983-1985 (Vol. I - 95 pp., Vol. II - 86 pp., Vol. III - 190 pp.) (in Russian).

7.       Pochtovik, G., Kovler, K., Tushina, N., Chernopyzhsky, M., 'The Results of Inspection of Sport Constructions in Different Climate Zones of the USSR', Report to the USSR State Sport Committee, Civil Engineering Institute, Moscow, 1985, 143 pp. (in Russian).

8.       Zaitsev, Yu., Krasnovsky, R., Shcherbakov, Ye., Kovler, K. et al, 'Strength of Concrete in Tension', Report to the Construction Commission of the Council of Mutual Assistance, Soviet Delegation in the Council of Mutual Assistance, Moscow, 1985, 68 pp. (in Russian).

9.       Gusakov, V., Kovler, K., Kharichev, I., Podlesnych, G. et al, 'Investigation of Strength and Deformability of Lightweight Concretes based on Gypsum Binder of Improved Water Resistance and Development of Recommendations on Design of Wall Blocks and Panels', Report to the USSR State Construction Committee, All-Union Research Institute of Building Materials and Structures, Kraskovo, 1986, 212 pp. (in Russian).

10.    Gusakov, V., Kovler, K., Kharichev, I., Kostyukov, V. et al, 'Investigation of Strength and Deformative Properties of Lightweight Gypsum Concrete with Strength Limits 5-10 MPa Based on Gypsum-Lime-Slag and Phosphogypsum-Cement-Pozzolan Binders of Improved Water Resistance in Relative Air Humidity of 50-80%', Report to the USSR State Construction Committee, All-Union Research Institute of Building Materials and Structures, Kraskovo, 1987, 230 pp. (in Russian).

11.    Gusakov, V., Kovler, K., Kostyukov, V., Kharichev, I. et al, 'Development of Recommendations on Design and Application of Elements Manufactured from Lightweight Concrete Based on Gypsum-Lime-Slag Binder when Taking into Account Environmental Humidity', Report to the USSR State Construction Committee, All-Union Research institute of Building Materials and Structures, Kraskovo, 1987, 187 pp. (in Russian).

12.    Zaitsev, Yu., Kovler, K., 'Development of Recommendations for Draft Standard on Determination of Crack Resistance of Concrete', Report to the Ministry of Power Engineering, All-Union Polytechnic Institute, Moscow, 1989, 56 pp. (in Russian).

13.    Bentur, A., Kovler, K. and Sikuler, J., 'The Development of Test Methods for Determining Sensitivity of Cementitious Materials to Cracking', Report to the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Israel, No. 017-484, Technion, Haifa, 1992, 27 pp. (in Hebrew).

14.    Bentur, A. and Kovler, K., 'Development of High Performance Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites', Joint Technion-Niedersachsen Research Cooperation Program. Final Report of work in Israel (1991-1993), No. 017-437, Technion, Haifa, 1994, 54 pp.

15.    Kovler, K. and Bentur, A., 'Optimization of the Composition of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete to Minimize Cracking Sensitivity', Report to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Israel, No. 017-503, Technion, Haifa, 1994, 54 pp. (in Hebrew).

16.    Bentur, A., Kovler, K. and Goldman, A., 'Improvement of the Resistance of Gypsum to Humid Environment', Report to the Ministry of Construction and Housing of Israel, No. 017-491, Technion, Haifa, 1994, 22 pp. (in Hebrew).

17.    Kovler, K. and Bentur, A., 'Improvement of the Resistance of Gypsum to Humid Environment', Stage 2, Report to the Ministry of Construction and Housing of Israel, No. 017-491, Technion, Haifa, 1995, 42 pp. (in Hebrew).

18.    Frostig, Y. and Kovler, K., 'The Development of the Methods for Determining Stresses and Strains Developing in the Rendering Systems', Report to the Ministry of Construction and Housing of Israel, No. 017-534, Technion, Haifa, 1995, 108 pp. (in Hebrew).

19.    Kovler, K. and Bentur, A., 'Determination of the Criteria for Radioactivity Levels in Building Materials Produced from Industrial By-Products with the Goal of Utilizing Them in Construction', Research Report to Alexander Goldberg Foundation. No. 017-523, Technion, Haifa, 1995, 16 pp. (in Hebrew).

20.    Kovler, K. and Bentur, A., 'Development of High Performance Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites'. Research Report to Minerva Foundation. No. 017-437/4, Technion, Haifa, 1996, 49 pp.

21.    Kovler, K. and Bentur, A., 'Comparative Resistance to Cracking of the Cementitious Materials Reinforced by Different Synthetic and Steel Fibers in Hot Dry Climate', Report to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Israel, No. 017-578, Technion, Haifa, 1998, 52 pp. (in Hebrew).

22.    Kovler, K. and Manasherov, V., 'Determination of Radioisotope Content in Building Materials Typically Used in Israel', Research Report to the Ministry of Environment. No. 017-598, Technion, Haifa, 1999, 27 pp. (in Hebrew).

23.    Kovler, K., 'Natural Radionuclides in Building Materials Available in Israel', Research Report to Alexander Goldberg Foundation. No. 017-598, Technion, Haifa, 1999, 10 pp.

24.    Katz, A., Kovler, K. and Schamban, I., 'Applications of Controlled Low Strength Materials (CLSM) in Construction', Research Report to the Ministry of Construction and Housing of Israel. No. 017-646, Technion, Haifa, 2000, 58 pp. (in Hebrew).

25.    Katz, A. and Kovler, K., 'Applications of Controlled Low Strength Materials (CLSM) in Construction – Year II', Research Report to the Association of Contractors and Builders in Israel. No. 017-646-2, Technion, Haifa, 2000, 32 pp. (in Hebrew).

26.    Kovler, K. and Perevalov, A., 'Problem of Radon Gas in Dwellings', Research Report to the Ministry of Environment. No. 017-695, Technion, Haifa, 2002, 43 pp. (in Hebrew).

27.    Kovler, K., 'Evaluation of Concrete Age', Research Report to the Atomic Energy Commission, Israel. No. 017-619, Technion, Haifa, 2002, 55 pp. (in Hebrew).

28.    Kovler, K. and Perevalov, A., 'Radon Exhalation from Building Products Containing Fly Ash'. Research Report to the Israeli Electric Co., No. 017-734, Technion, Haifa, 2003, 38 pp. (in Hebrew).

29.    Kovler, K. and Perevalov, A., 'Problem of Radon Gas in Dwellings, Stage 2', Research Report to the Ministry of Environment. No. 017-6952, Technion, Haifa, 2004, 45 pp. (in Hebrew).

30.    Kovler, K., Bentur, A. and Lange, D.A. (principal investigators); Bentz, D., Van Breugel, K., Lura, P., Zhutovsky, S. and Souslikov, A. (participating investigators). 'Autogenous Curing of High-Strength Cementitious Materials by Fine Uniformly Distributed Lightweight Aggregate Water Reservoirs', Research Report to United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF), No. 017-674, Technion, Haifa, 2004, 78 pp.

31.    Kovler, K. and Perevalov, A., 'Principles of Radon Protection in Dwellings', Research Report to the Ministry of Construction and Housing of Israel. No. 017-729, Technion, Haifa, 2004, 78 pp. (in Hebrew).

32.    Kovler, K., Yankelevsky, D., Schwarz, S., Izhak, I., Glikman, E. and Mahler, R., 'Development of Ultrasonic Method or Quality Assessment of Laminated Systems in Construction', Research Report to the Ministry of Construction and Housing of Israel. No. 017-723, Technion, Haifa, 2004, 56 pp. (in Hebrew).

33.    Kovler, K., 'Manual for Radon Protection of New Buildings', Research Report to the Ministry of Construction and Housing of Israel. No. 017-778, Technion, Haifa, 2005, 61 pp. (in Hebrew).

34.    Kovler, K. and Bentur, A., 'Cracking Sensitivity of Concretes', Research Report to the Ministry of Construction and Housing of Israel. No. 2006650, Technion, Haifa, 2007, 56 pp. (in Hebrew).

35.    Kovler, K., Klar, A., Rabinovitch, O., Goldfeld Y. and Linker, R., 'Nano- and micro-devices for monitoring transportation structures and the development of smart and interactive concretes', Research Report to the Israel National Roads Company. No. 2007956, Technion, Haifa, 2007, 32 pp. (in Hebrew).

36.    Zingerman, S., Kovler, K. and Rosenfeld, Y., 'Integrative model to materialize the existing potential of natural stone in Israel for environmentally friendly construction', Research Report to the Ministry of Infrastructures of Israel. No. 2008660, Technion, Haifa, 2008, 60 pp. (in Hebrew).

37.    Kovler, K., Priven, V. and Shamai, Y., 'Computer program for determination of coefficients of the Standard 5098', Research Report to the National Coal Ash Board. No. 2011513, Technion, Haifa, 2009, 35 pp. (in Hebrew).

38.    Kovler, K., Bentur, A. and Zhutovsky, S., 'Cracking sensitivity of concretes, Stage II', Research Report to the Ministry of Construction and Housing of Israel. No. 2011579, Technion, Haifa, 2010, 58 pp. (in Hebrew).

39.    Kovler, K., Becker, R. and Haquin, G., 'Radon exhalation from concrete containing coal fly ash', Research Report to the Ministry of Construction and Housing of Israel and National Coal Ash Board. No. 2012120, Technion, Haifa, 2011, 150 pp. (in Hebrew).

40.    Kovler, K. and Prilutsky, Z., 'Gamma radiation in dwellings in Israel', Research Report to the Ministry of Construction and Housing of Israel. No. 2013014, Technion, Haifa, 2011, 78 pp. (in Hebrew).

41.    Wasserman, R., Kovler, K. and Kenny, A., 'Concrete with improved ductility containing recycled tire products for implementation in safety road barriers', Research Report to the Israel National Roads Company. No. 2013192, Technion, Haifa, 2012, 57 pp. (in Hebrew).

42.    Kovler, K., Lavi, N., Levinson, S. and Alfassi, Z., 'The survey of natural radioactivity of concrete, Stage I', Research Report to the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Israel. No. 2013188, Technion, Haifa, 2012, 34 pp. (in Hebrew).

43.    Kovler, K., Prilutsky, Z., Levinson, S. and Lavi, N., 'Radon diffusion length in sealing materials', Research Report to the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Israel. No. 2013187, Technion, Haifa, 2012, 38 pp. (in Hebrew).

44.    Kovler, K. and Mechtcherine, V. (principal investigators), 'Internal curing of high-performance concrete: mechanisms and technologies', Research Report to the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF), GIF Grant No. G-978-170.10/2007, 2012, 15 pp.

 

Refereed papers in conference proceedings

1. Kovler, K., Experimental investigation of slow crack growth in concrete, Fracture Toughness & Fracture Energy of Concrete, Ed. F. Wittmann, Amsterdam, Elsevier, 1986, pp. 55-58.

2. Zaitsev, Yu. and Kovler, K., Notch sensitivity of concrete and size effect. Ibid., pp. 343-346.

3. Zaitsev, Yu. and Kovler, K., Effect of specimen geometry, stress state and structure heterogeneity of cementitious composite materials on K1c. Brittle Matrix Composites - 1, Ed. A. Brandt & I. Marshall, London & NY, Elsevier, 1986, pp. 559-570.

4. Zaitsev, Yu., Kovler, K., Krasnovsky, R., Krol, I. and Takher, M., Cracking resistance of concretes with different structural heterogeneity. Brittle Matrix Composites - 2, Ed. A. Brandt & I. Marshall, London & NY, Elsevier, 1989, pp. 609-618.

5. Zaitsev, Yu. and Kovler, K., Tensile strength and cracking resistance of aggregative materials: Effect of structure heterogeneity. Fracture Toughness & Fracture Energy. Test Methods for Concrete & Rock, Ed. H. Mihashi et al, Rotterdam, Balkema, 1989, pp. 125-133.

6. Zaitsev, Yu., Kovler, K. and Podlesnykh, G., Moisture effect on mechanical behaviour of gypsum-concrete before and after heating. Proc. of the 2nd Intern. Workshop 'Mechanical behaviour of concrete under extreme thermal & hygral conditions', Weimar, GDR, Sept. 1989 (reprinted in Wiss. Z. Hochsch. Archit. Bauwes.-B.-Weimar, 1990, V. 36, No. 1/2, pp. 70-74).

7. Zaitsev, Yu., Kovler, K., Gusakov, V. and Zakharov, A., Effect of curing conditions at early age on durability of gypsum-slag concrete. Testing during construction, Ed. H. W. Reinhardt, RILEM Proc. 11, London, Chapman & Hall, 1991, pp. 343-353.

8. Zaitsev, Yu., Kovler, K., Crack monitoring in wall structures of multistory buildings. Proc. of the Intern. Conf. on Diagnosis of Concrete Structures, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, Sept. 1991, pp. 239-242.

9. Kovler, K., Sikuler, J. and Bentur, A., Free and restrained shrinkage of fibre reinforced concrete with low polypropylene fibre content at early age. Fibre Reinforced Cement and Concrete, Ed. R.N. Swamy, RILEM Proc. 17, London, E&FN Spon Publ., 1991, pp. 91-101.

10.     Bentur, A., Kovler, K. and Odler, I., Durability of fibre reinforced cementitious composites with different low alkali/low lime matrices. Proc. 6th Israel Materials Engng. Conf., Dead Sea, Israel, Feb. 1993, p. 37.

11.     Kovler, K. and Zaitsev, Yu., Effect of aggregate concentration on strength of steel fibre reinforced concrete. Proc. of the International Symposium on Brittle Matrix Composites - 4, Warsaw, Ed. A. Brandt, V. Li & I. Marshall, Cambridge & Warsaw, Woodhead Publ., 1994, pp. 363-369.

12.     Kovler, K. and Bentur, A., Effect of fibre content, water/cement ratio and curing period on crack sensitivity and splitting strength of steel fibre reinforced concrete. Proc. of the International Symposium on Brittle Matrix Composites - 4, Warsaw, Ed. A. Brandt, V. Li & I. Marshall, Cambridge & Warsaw, Woodhead Publ., 1994, pp. 463-474.

13.     Kovler, K., Fracture mechanics characteristics at crack initiation and propagation and their dependence on structure of concrete. Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures, Proc. FRAMCOS-2, Ed. F. Wittmann, AEDIFICATIO Publ., Freiburg, 1995, pp. 189-198.

14.     Kovler, K., Bentur, A. and Odler, I., Durability of E-glass fibre reinforced composites with different cement matrices. Concrete under Severe Conditions, Proc. of the 1st Int. Conf., Ed. K. Sakai, N. Banthia and O. E. Gjorv, Vol. 2, E&FN Spon, Sapporo, 1995, pp. 1418-1427.

15.     Kovler, K. and Bentur, A., Differential thermal analysis of hydration and hardening in gypsum - Portland cement systems. Proc. Israeli-Hungary Binational Conference on Therm. Analysis and Calorimetry of Materials, Ein-Bokek, Israel, March 17-19, 1996, pp. 15-16.

16.     Somin, M. and Kovler, K., Ecologically friendly technology of triple superphosphate and lime. Proc. Dahlia Greidinger International Symposium on Fertilization and The Environment, Haifa, Israel, March 24-27, 1997, p. 36.

17.     Kovler, K., Hardening and destruction of gypsum-cement materials. Proc. 8th Israel Materials Engineering Conference - IMEC VIII, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, April 16-17, 1997, p. 46.

18.     Kovler, K., Setting and hardening of gypsum-cement materials. Proc. 2nd RILEM Workshop on Hydration and Setting, Dijon, France, June 11-13, 1997, pp. 102-112.

19.     Bentur, A., Kovler, K. and Odler, I., Durability of some glass fiber reinforced cementitious composites. Proc. 5th International Conference on Structural Failure, Durability and Retrofitting, Singapore, Singapore, November 27-28, 1997, pp. 190-199.

20.     Kovler, K. and Somin, M., Producing of the ecologically friendly (1) enriched phosphate ore and (2) slaked lime in one installation. Abstracts of papers of the American Chemical Society. 214: 4-FERT, Part 1, SEP 7, 1997.

21.     Kovler, K. and Somin, M., Direct production of sodium ortho- and/or pyrophosphates and gypsum binders from phosphate rock. Abstracts of papers of the American Chemical Society. 214: 5-FERT, Part 1, SEP 7, 1997.

22.     Kovler, K., Bentur, A. and Odler, I., Interfacial effects in glass fiber reinforced cementitious materials. Proc. RILEM 2nd International Conference on the Interfacial Transition Zone in Cementitious Composites, Haifa, Israel, March 8-12, 1998, pp. 152-159.

23.     Bentur, A., Igarashi, S. and Kovler, K., Control of autogenous shrinkage and cracking of high strength concrete, Proc. 5th International Symposium of High Strength / High Performance Concrete, Sandefjord, Norway, June 20-24, 1999, pp. 1017-1026.

24.     Kovler, K. and Rabkin, M., Let concrete breathe freely. Proc. of the 8th International Conference and Exhibition 'Structural Faults & Repair-99', Ed. M. C. Forde, CD-ROM, Engineering Technics Press, Edinburgh, UK, 1999.

25.     Bentur, A. and Kovler, K., Early Age Shrinkage Stresses and Cracking in Cementitious Systems, Proc. of the Conference 'Construction Materials - Theory and Application', Hans-Wolf Reinhardt zum 60 Geburstag, H. von R. Eligehausen (editor), Germany, 1999, pp. 45-56.

26.     Kovler, K. and Schamban, I., Mathematical methods of experimental design in non-destructive testing, Proc. of the International Symposium on 'Nondestructive Testing Contribution to Safety Systems in the 21st Century', Torres, RS, Brazil, November 22-26, 1999, pp. 190-195.

27.     Kovler, K., Haquin, G., Ne’eman, E. and Lavi, N., Limitation of the concentration of radioactive elements in building materials available in Israel, Proc. of the 20th Conference of the Nuclear Societies in Israel, Dead Sea, December 20-21, 1999, pp. 106-109.

28.     Kovler, K., Drying creep or stress-induced shrinkage? Proc. 6th Int. Conf. “Creep, Shrinkage and Durability Mechanics of Concrete and Other Quasi-Brittle Materials”, Ed. F.-J. Ulm, Z.P. Bazant and F.H. Wittmann, Cambridge (MA), USA, August 20-22, 2001, Elsevier, pp. 67-72.

29.     Zhutovsky, S., Kovler, K. and Bentur A., Influence of wet lightweight aggregate on autogenous shrinkage of concrete at early ages, Proc. 6th Int. Conf. “Creep, Shrinkage and Durability Mechanics of Concrete and Other Quasi-Brittle materials”, Ed. F.-J. Ulm, Z.P. Bazant and F.H. Wittmann, Cambridge (MA), USA, August 20-22, 2001, Elsevier, pp. 697-702.

30.     Zhutovsky, S., Kovler, K. and Bentur A., Influence of wet lightweight aggregate on mechanical properties of concrete at early ages, RILEM Proceedings PRO 23 “Early Age Cracking in Cementitious Systems – EAC’01”, Proc. Intern. RILEM Conf., Haifa, Israel, March 12-14, 2001, Ed. K. Kovler and A. Bentur, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., 2002, pp. 363-371.

31.     Katz, A., Kovler, K. and Schamban, I., Early-age shrinkage and cracking of controlled low-strength materials (CLSM), RILEM Proceedings PRO 23 “Early Age Cracking in Cementitious Systems – EAC’01”, Proc. Intern. RILEM Conf., Haifa, Israel, March 12-14, 2001, Ed. K. Kovler and A. Bentur, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., 2002, pp. 373-381.

32.     Shvarzman, A., Kovler, K., Grader, G. and Shter, G., Using Cement and Cement Free Building Materials Made with Metakaolin, Proc. International Symposium on Non-Traditional Cement & Concrete, June, 2002, Brno, pp. 69-77.

33.     Zhutovsky, S., Kovler, K. and Bentur A., Autogenous curing of high-strength concrete using pre-soaked pumice and perlite sand, Proc. of the 3rd International Seminar on Self-Desiccation and its Importance in Concrete Technology, Lund, Sweden, 14-15 June 2002, Ed. B. Persson and G. Fagerlund, Lund University, Sweden, 2002, pp. 161-173.

34.     Shvarzman, A., Kovler, K., Grader, G. S. and Shter, G. E., Hydration of portlandite - metakaolin and portland cement - metakaolin systems, Proc. of the 11th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement, Durban, South Africa, 11-16 May 2003, pp. 843-852.

35.     Lura, P., Bentz, D.P., Lange, D.A., Kovler, K., Bentur, A. and van Breugel, K., Measurement of water transport from saturated pumice aggregates to hardening cement paste, Proc. of the Conference ‘Advances in Cement and Concrete’, Aug. 10-14, 2003, Edited by D. Lange, K. L. Scrivener and J. Marchand, ECI, USA, 2003, pp. 89-99.

36.     Kovler, K. and Zhutovsky, S., Overview and future trends of shrinkage research, Proc. of the Conference ‘Advances in Cement and Concrete’, Aug. 10-14, 2003, Edited by D. Lange, K. L. Scrivener and J. Marchand, ECI, USA, 2003, pp. 151-180.

37.     Shvarzman, A., Kovler, K., Grader, G. S. and Shter, G. E., Mechanisms of hydration, properties and microstructure of cementitious systems made with metakaolin, Proc. of the Conference ‘Advances in Cement and Concrete’, Aug. 10-14, 2003, Edited by D. Lange, K. L. Scrivener and J. Marchand, ECI, USA, 2003, pp. 457-469.

38.     Kovler, K., Perevalov, A., Steiner, V., Gulabyantz, L., Pavlov, I., Tsapalov, A. and Alexeenko, A., Measurements of radon flux and their validation, Proc. 2nd International Conference on Metrology, Trends and Applications in Calibration and Testing Laboratories, November 4, Eilat, Israel, 2003.

39.     Lura, P., Bentz, D.P., Lange, D.A., Kovler, K. and Bentur, A., Pumice aggregates for internal water curing, PRO 36: Proc. Int. RILEM Symp. on Concrete Science and Engineering - A Tribute to Arnon Bentur, 24 March, 2004, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA, Eds. K. Kovler, J. Marchand, S. Mindess and J. Weiss, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., 2004, pp. 137-151.

40.     Steiner, V., Neeman, E., Gelberg, S., Kovler, K., Perevalov, A., Moinester, M., Piasetzki, E. and Lavi, N., Radon exhalation from building materials, Proc. of the 21st Conference of the Nuclear Societies in Israel, Haifa, May 22-23, 2002, pp. 106-109.

41.     Steiner, V., Kovler, K., Perevalov, A. and Kelm, H., Radon diffusion length in building materials: measurement and impact on concentration indoors, Proc. 4th European Conference on Protection against Radon at Home and at Work, Prague, Czech Republic, June 28 - July 2, 2004.

42.     Kovler, K. and Somin, M., Producing environment-conscious building materials from contaminated phosphogypsum, Proc. RILEM International Symposium on Environment-Conscious Materials and Systems for Sustainable Development (ECM2004), September 6-7, 2004, Koriyama, Japan, pp. 245-253.

43.     Kovler, K., Advanced methods of concrete curing to mitigate autogenous shrinkage and cracking at early age, Proc. International Seminar on Durability and Lifecycle Evaluation of Concrete Structures – 2004, Hiroshima, Japan, September 13, 2004, pp. 3-12.

44.     Steiner, V., Kovler, K., Perevalov, A. and Helm, H., Estimation of the radon dose in buildings by measuring the exhalation rate from building materials, Proc. 6th International Conference on High Levels of Natural Radiation and Radon Areas (ICS 1276), Osaka, Japan, 6-10 September 2004, pp. 567-568.

45.     Kovler, K., The problems of utilizing industrial by-products contaminated with natural radionuclides in construction, PRO 40: Proc. International RILEM Conference on the Use of Recycled Materials in Buildings and Structures, Barcelona, Spain, November 8-11, 2004, Eds. E. Vazquez, Ch. F. Hendriks and G.M.T. Janssen, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., 2004, Vol. 2, pp. 899-907.

46.     Zhutovsky, S., Kovler, K. and Bentur A., Assessment of distance of water migration in internal curing of high-strength concrete. “Autogenous Deformation of Concrete”, ACI SP-220, Proceedings of the Special Session at the ACI Fall Convention, Phoenix, AZ, USA, October 2002, Eds. O.M. Jensen, D.P. Bentz and P. Lura, American Concrete Institute, 2004, pp. 181-197.

47.     Kovler, K., Jensen, O.M. and Falikman, V.,  New methods for moisture control of high-performance concrete, Proc. RILEM/ERMCO/fib International Conference on Concrete and Reinforced Concrete, September 5-9, 2005, Moscow, Russian Federation, Vol. 1, pp. 246-256 (in Russian) and pp. 257-266 (in English).

48.     Kovler, K., Monitoring of cement hydration kinetics by means of radon exhalation method, Proc. RILEM/ERMCO/fib International Conference on Concrete and Reinforced Concrete, September 5-9, 2005, Moscow, Russian Federation, Vol. 3, pp. 512-523.

49.     Kovler, K., Novel methods of curing high-performance concrete, Proc. International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering (ICCEE-2005), Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan, October 26-27, 2005, pp. 1-10.

50.     Kovler, K., Role of ettringite, thaumasite and monocarbonate in hardening and destruction of Portland cement – gypsum system, RILEM Proc. PRO 46 'Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning (ConcreteLife’06)', Proc. Int. RILEM-JCI Conf., Ein-Bokek, Dead Sea, Israel, March 14-16, 2006, Ed. K. Kovler, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2006, pp. 70-80.

51.     Kovler, K., Monitoring cement hydration using radon exhalation method, Proc. International RILEM Workshop 'Advanced Testing of Fresh Cementitious Materials', August 3-4, 2006, Stuttgart, Germany, Ed. H.-W. Reinhardt, Technical University of Stuttgart, Germany, Deutche Gesellschaft für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung e.V. (DGZfP), 2006, pp. 157-165.

52.     Kovler, K. and Bentur, A., Efficiency of internal curing with water-saturated lightweight aggregates in terms of autogenous shrinkage reduction, RILEM Proc. PRO 52, Volume Changes of Hardening Concrete: Testing and Mitigation, Eds. O.M. Jensen, P. Lura and K. Kovler, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2006, pp. 107-116.

53.     Katz, A., Bentur, A. and Kovler, K., A novel technology in wet scanning electron microscopy, RILEM Proc. PRO 51 '2nd International RILEM Symposium on Advances in Concrete through Science and Engineering', September 11-13, 2006, Quebec City, Canada, Eds. J. Marchand, B. Bissonnette, R. Gagné, M. Jolin and F. Paradis, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2006, pp. 1-8.

54.     Kovler, K., Prediction of radon concentration at concreting in construction sites with limited ventilation, Proc. 2006 International Radon Symposium, September 17-20, Kansas City, MO, USA, 2006, pp. 31-37.

55.     Kovler, K., Radiological constraints of using industrial by-products in construction, Proc. Int. Conf. on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, Coventry, UK, 11-13 June, 2007, Eds. P. Claisse, Sadeghi-Pouya, T.R. Naik and Yoon-moon Chun, Suppl. Papers, Publ. UW Milwaukee CBU, pp. 1-8.

56.     Zhutovsky, S. and Kovler, K., Dependence between capillary stress and autogenous shrinkage for high-strength cement pastes, Proc. Int. RILEM Symposium on Concrete Modelling “ConMod’08, May 26-29, 2008, Delft, The Netherlands, Eds. E. Schlangen and G. De Schutter, RILEM Publ. S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2008, pp. 560-570.

57.     Zhutovsky, S. and Kovler, K., Revised view on chemical shrinkage, RILEM Proc. PRO 61 '1st International Conference on  Microstructure Related Durability of Cementitious Composites', October 13-15, 2008, Nanjing, China, Eds. W. Sun, K. Van Breugel, C. Miao, G. Ye and H. Chen, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2008, pp. 775-784.

58.     Zhutovsky, S. and Kovler, K., Effect of water to cement ratio and degree of hydration on chemical shrinkage of cement pastes, RILEM Proc. PRO 66 'Concrete Durability and Service Life Planning - ConcreteLife’09', Proc. 2nd Int. RILEM Workshop, Haifa, Israel, September 7-9, 2009, Ed. K. Kovler, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2009, pp. 47-54.

59.     Haquin, G., Kovler, K., Pelled, O., Rozenberg, S., Lavi, N., Sikuler, Y. and Roitgur A., The radiological principles of the Israeli Standard 5098, Proc. 25th Conference of the Nuclear Societies in Israel, 16-18 February 2010, Dead-Sea, Israel, pp. 265-269.

60.     Kovler, K., Priluzky, Z., Antropov, S., Antropova, N., Bozhko, V., Alfassi, Z. and Lavi, N., Determination of radionuclide content of building materials by means of scintillation spectrometry, Proc. 25th Conference of the Nuclear Societies in Israel, 16-18 February 2010, Dead-Sea, Israel, pp. 284-289.

61.     Kovler, K., Three dilemmas in sustainability of construction materials and technologies, Proc. the 2nd Int. Conf. on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, Proc. of sessions in honor of Dr. E. E. Borgarello, Prof. T.W. Bremner, Prof. D.W. Fowler, Prof. K. Kovler, Prof. K. Sakai, 28-30 June 2010, Ancona, Italy, Eds. T.R. Naik, F. Canpolat, P. Claisse and E. Ganjian, pp. 179-189.

62.     Zhutovsky, S. and Kovler, K., Durability aspects of internally cured high performance concrete, RILEM Proc. PRO 74 'Use of Superabsorbent Polymers and Other New Additives in Concrete', Proc. Int. RILEM Conf., 15-18 August, 2010, Lyngby, Denmark, Eds. O.M. Jensen, M.T. Hasholt and S. Laustsen, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2010, pp. 305-314.

63.     Zhutovsky, S. and Kovler, K., Combined effect of internal curing and shrinkage-reducing admixture on cracking potential of high-strength concrete, RILEM Proc. PRO 77 'Additions Improving Properties of Concrete (AdIPoC)', Proc. Int. Conf. on Material Science (MatSci), Vol. III, 6-10 September 2010, Aachen, Germany, Ed. W. Brameshuber, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2010, pp. 165-174.

64.     Kovler, K., Chernov, V. and Zlotnicov, C., Durability requirements for concrete construction in the Mediterranean Coast, RILEM Proc. PRO 70 'Service Life Design for Infrastructure', Proc. 2nd Int. Symp., 4-6 October, 2010, Delft, The Netherlands, Eds. K. van Breugel, G. Ye and Y. Yuan, RILEM Publications S.A.R.L., Bagneux, France, 2010, Vol. 1, pp. 17-25.

65.     Geller, M. and Kovler, K., Novel methods for snow melting and ice prevention in pavements, Proc. Int. Conf. 'Sustainability in Construction', 19-21 April 2011, Moscow, Russia, Eds. N. Senin et al, MGSU, Moscow, Russia, 2011, pp. 165-168.

66.     Kovler, K., Internally cured HPC: is strength loss inevitable? Proc. Int. Conf. 'Early shrinkage in self-compacting mortars using secondary raw materials' in the ‘9th Symposium of HPC’', Eds. O. Wallevik and M. Khrapko, Rotorua, New Zealand, August, 2011.

67.     Kovler, K., Smart additives for self-curing concrete, Volume 1488 - 2012 IMRC Meeting - Symposium 7B – Concrete with Smart Additives and Supplementary Cementitious Materials, Cancun, Mexico, 12-17 August 2012, Materials Research Society.

68.     Kovler, K. and Prilutsky, Z., Determination of mix composition of concrete containing fly ash using gamma spectrometry, Volume 1488 - 2012 IMRC Meeting - Symposium 7B – Concrete with Smart Additives and Supplementary Cementitious Materials, Cancun, Mexico, 12-17 August 2012, Materials Research Society.

69.     Kovler, K., Zhutovsky, S. and Bentur, A., Effect of concrete and binder composition on cracking sensitivity, Proc. 3rd International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, Cape Town, South Africa, 3-5 September, 2012.

70.     Kovler, K. and Zhutovsky, S., Crack resistance and durability-related properties of internally cured high-strength / high-performance concrete, Proc. ‘3rd International Conference on the Durability of Concrete Structures, 17-19 September 2012, Ed. B.J. Magee, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK.

71.     Becker, R., Haquin, G. and Kovler, K., 'Measuring air-change rates in rooms using SF6 and radon concentrations', Abstract accepted for the CESBP 2013 – Central European Symposium on Building Physics, December 2012, Vienna, Austria.

72.     Kovler, K., Novel approaches for concrete curing, Proc. of the International Conference 'Trends and Challenges in Concrete Structures', 19-21 December 2013, Eds. R. Goel, A. K. Pandey and A. K. Sharma, Ghaziabad, India.

73.     Haquin, G., Kovler, K., de With G., Yungrais, Z. and N. Lavi, Radiation exposure to concrete in Israel, Proc. 27th Conference of the Nuclear Societies in Israel, 11-13 February 2014, Dead-Sea, Israel, pp. 153-156.

74.     Kovler, K., Levinson, S., Lavi, N., Gherman, U., Dashevsky, B., Nassar, H. and Antropov, S., Scintillation vs. semiconductor spectrometers for determination of NORM in building materials, Proc. 27th Conference of the Nuclear Societies in Israel, 11-13 February 2014, Dead-Sea, Israel, pp. 157-161.

75.     Becker, R., Kovler, K. and Haquin, G., Air change rates and radon concentrations in residential protected rooms, Proc. 27th Conference of the Nuclear Societies in Israel, 11-13 February 2014, Dead-Sea, Israel, pp. 149-152.

76.     Sarusi, B., Levinson, S., German, U., Antropov, S. and Kovler, K., Application of the 'GammaGen' computer code for NORM synthetic spectra analysis, Proc. 27th Conference of the Nuclear Societies in Israel, 11-13 February 2014, Dead-Sea, Israel, pp. 311-313.

77.     Kovler, K., Low-contaminant construction materials in view of cost-benefit analysis, Proc. US-Israel Workshop on Industrial Ecology in Multi-Scale Design and Construction of Sustainable Built Environments, 9-12 March 2014, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

78.     Nuccetelli, C., Trevisi, R., Ampollini, M., Cardellini, F., Tonnarini, S. and Kovler, K., Radiological characterization of an ancient Roman tuff-pozzolana cave in Orvieto (Italy), Proc. EU-NORM2 Symposium, 17-19 June, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Other publications

1. Kryzhanovsky, A., Shvetsov, N., Bartolomey, A., Yushkov, Ye. and Kovler, K., 'The experimental test setup to determine shear characteristics of soils'. Exhibition of National Economy Achievements, Moscow, USSR, 1979, 4 pp. (in Russian).

2. Pochtovik, G. and Kovler, K., 'The instrumental control of production quality of Glavmosstroy house-building plants'. Mosorgstroy Publ., Moscow, USSR, 1983, 12 pp. (in Russian).

3. Gorbunov, I., Chernopyzhsky, M., Tushina, N. and Kovler, K., The development of expedient methods of estimating the state of loaded structures in large-panel buildings by means of statistical analysis and acoustic emission. Proc. of the 1st USSR Conf. 'Acoustic Emission of Materials & Structures', Rostov-on-Don, USSR, 1984, part 2, pp. 97-98 (in Russian).

4. Guryev, V., Kovler, K., Muravin, G. and Shchurov, A., The Kaiser effect and concrete structural integrity restoration. Ibid., pp. 158-159 (in Russian).

5. Kovler, K., The application of acoustic emission, ultrasonic pulses and tensometric methods to study microcracking kinetics at stepped cyclic loading. Ibid., pp. 160-161 (in Russian).

6. Zaitsev, Yu. and Kovler, K., Crack opening in loaded structures of large-panel multistory buildings. Proc. of the 10th Conf. 'Investigation of high buildings floor disks of different constructive systems', Moscow, USSR, 1984, pp. 11-12 (in Russian).

7. Zaitsev, Yu. and Kovler, K., Crack opening in large-panel building under the influence of force and temperature elements. Proc. of the USSR & Republican Conf. 'The influence of climate and loading regimes on deformations and strength of structural concretes & reinforced concrete elements', Tbilisi, USSR, 1985, pp. 23-24 (in Russian).

8. Zaitsev, Yu., Krasnovsky, R. and Kovler, K., State of the art of non-destructive methods of controlling cracking in concrete. Proc. of the Republican Seminar 'Non-destructive methods in building construction', Riga, USSR, 1985, pp. 4-7 (in Russian).

9. Almazova, N., Chernopyzhsky, M. and Kovler, K., The estimation of serviceability reliability of bearing wall panels with crack-induced cracks by means of acoustic emission and other non-destructive methods. Annotative list of research and development projects of Moscow Civil Engng. Inst., Moscow, USSR, 1986, p. 24 (in Russian).

10.     Zaitsev, Yu. and Kovler, K., Fracture mechanics of concrete elements with stress concentrators. The investigations of physical and mechanical characteristics of concrete, VZPI Publ., Moscow, USSR, 1986, pp. 4-10 (in Russian).

11.     Zaitsev, Yu., Krasnovsky, R. and Kovler, K., The critical stress intensity factor evaluation from the results of small-size specimens tests. Proc. of the USSR Conf. on Limit States of Plain & Reinforced Concrete Power Engineering Constructions, Leningrad, USSR, 1987, pp. 187-193 (in Russian).

12.     Zaitsev, Yu. and Kovler, K., New methods of crack detection and measurement in concrete. Ibid., pp. 200-205 (in Russian).

13.     Zaitsev, Yu., Krasnovsky, R. and Kovler, K., The methods of concrete crack resistance determination. Proc. of the 1st USSR Conf. 'Fracture mechanics of materials', Lvov, USSR, 1987, p. 177 (in Russian).

14.     Kovler, K., Controlled crack growth at eccentrical compression and bend testing of concrete specimens. Proc. of the Republican Conf. 'Young researchers and specialists developing and improving building construction quality', Tbilisi, USSR, 1987, p. 67 (in Russian).

15.     Zaitsev, Yu., Kovler, K., Krasnovsky, R., Krol, I. and Takher, M., Experimental determination of crack resistance of concretes with different structure heterogeneity. Proc. of the 2nd USSR Conf. on Mechanics of Heterogeneous Structures, Lvov, USSR, 1987, Vol. 1, pp. 102-103 (in Russian).

16.     Zaitsev, Yu. and Kovler, K., The influence of relative structure heterogeneity of composite materials like concrete on fracture mechanics parameters. Proc. of the 6th USSR Conf. on Mechanics of Composite Materials, Yerevan,  USSR, 1987, part 2, p. 98 (in Russian).

17.     Zaitsev, Yu. and Kovler, K., Nonlinear fracture mechanics in cracked concrete elements calculations. Proc. of the USSR Conf. on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete & Reinforced Concrete, Sevastopol, USSR, 1988, pp. 6-8 (in Russian).

18.     Krasnovsky, R., Kovler, K., Krol, I., Takher, M. and Blinov, P., The determination of crack resistance of concrete taking into account macrostructure effect by means of full stress-deformation diagrams at bending. Ibid., pp. 18-19 (in Russian).

19.     Gusakov, V., Podlesnykh, G. and Kovler, K., Is gypsum-concrete strength prediction possible using upper microcracking limit? Ibid., pp. 36-37 (in Russian).

20.     Kovler, K., Yaskevich, Ye. and Krasnovsky, R., Physical and mechanical characteristics of concrete in post-peak state. Ibid., pp. 39-40 (in Russian).

21.     Kostyukov, V., Kovler, K. and Zakharov, A., The investigation of building engineering properties of gypsum-concrete based on gypsum-lime-slag binder, and its application in construction of agro-industrial structures. Proc. of the 14th Conf. 'Production experience of local building materials and industrial wastes in agro-industrial complex units construction', Volgograd, USSR, 1988, pp. 20-21 (in Russian).

22.     Kovler, K. and Lebedev, V., Moisture effect on gypsum-concrete strength under short-term compression and tension. Proc. of the Republican Conf. 'Quality and reliability of building materials in seismic construction', Batumi, USSR, 1988, p. 57 (in Russian).

23.     Zaitsev, Yu. and Kovler, K., The use of R-curve concept at definition of crack resistance of concrete. Proc. of the USSR Conf. 'Fundamental investigations and new technologies in building materials research', Belgorod, USSR, 1989, part 11, Vol. 1, p. 29 (in Russian).

24.     Zaitsev, Yu., Kovler, K. and Krasnovsky, R., The development of national standards for crack resistance of artificial building concrete-like composites.  Ibid., p. 30 (in Russian).

25.     Krasnovsky, R., Markov, A., Krol, I., Muravin, G., Kovler, K. et al, 'State system of providing measurement unification. Strength and deformation characteristics of concretes in axial short-term static compression and tension. Test methods. MI 11-87'. Izdatelstvo Standartov Publ., Moscow, USSR, 1989, 80 pp. (in Russian).

26.     Muravin, G., Lezvinskaya, L., Merman, A., Kovler, K. et al, Draft USSR Standard 'Concretes. Acoustic emission method of strength characteristics determination'. Gosstroykomitet, Moscow, USSR, 1990, 52 pp. (in Russian).

27.     Kovler, K., Some problems of long-term strength prediction of gypsum-concrete used in external wall structures. Proc. of the All-Union Conf. 'Strength, crack resistance and deformability of large-panel buildings walls', Penza, USSR, 1990, p. 61 (in Russian).

28.     Kovler, K., Methodological instructions for the 6th year students of Civil Engineering on 'Buildings Inspection & Testing' Course. VZPI Publ., Moscow, USSR, 1990, 38 pp. (in Russian).

29.     Kovler, K., Crack resistance of normal and light-weight concrete: aggregate content effect. Proc. of the 22nd Intern. Conf. of young researchers in concrete & reinforced concrete area, Irkutsk, USSR, 1990, Vol. 1, pp. 68-69 (in Russian) and pp. 77-78 (in English).

30.     Kovler, K. and Peled, A., Building Materials and Processes. Laboratory works for undergraduate students. Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, Haifa, 1994, 42 pp. (in Hebrew).

31.     Kovler, K., Inter-industrial ecologically friendly technologies in mining engineering, chemistry and construction. Proc. of the 11th National Congress on Civil Engineering, March 11-12, 1997, p. 228 (in Hebrew).

32.     Kovler, K. and Somin, M., Inter-industrial ecologically friendly technologies. Proc. of the National Conference 'Effective Methods for Advanced Construction in Israel', Maalot, Israel, September 25-26, 1997, p. 18 (in Hebrew) and p. 16 (in Russian).

33.     Kovler, K., Rozenfeld, Y. and Zingerman, S., Potential of natural stone in Israel for construction, Proc. of the 1st National Congress on Construction and Infrastructure, Tel-Aviv, October 11-12, 1999, pp. 217-220 (in Hebrew).

34.     Kovler, K., Schamban, I. and Bentur, A., Prediction of crack resistance of high performance concrete at early age, Proc. of the 1st National Congress on Construction and Infrastructure, Tel-Aviv, October 11-12, 1999, p. 223 (in Hebrew).

35.     Kovler, K., S. Zingerman and Rozenfeld, Y., Materializing existing potential of natural stone in Israel for environmentally friendly construction, Proc. of the 15th Conference of the Israeli Mineral Science and Engineering Association, Haifa, December 20-21, 2000, pp. 147-153 (in Hebrew).

36.     Shvarzman, A., Kovler, K. and Schamban, I., Potential of local pozzolanic materials in construction field, Proc. of the 15th Conference of the Israeli Mineral Science and Engineering Association, Haifa, December 20-21, 2000, pp. 173-180 (in Hebrew).

37.     Shvarzman, A., Kovler, K., Shter, G. and Grader, G., Use of metakaolin in advanced cementitious materials, Proc. of the 2nd National Congress on Construction and Infrastructure, Tel-Aviv, October 31-November 1, 2001, pp. 58-62 (in Hebrew).

38.     Kovler, K. and S. Zingerman, Rock engineering methods in Carmel tunnels: Does an alternative to blasts exist? Proc. of the 30th Annual National Conference of Israeli Association of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Haifa, June 19-20, 2000, p. 152 (in Hebrew).

39.     Kovler, K. and Somin, M., Inter-disciplinary ecologically friendly technologies. Proc. of the 30th Annual National Conference of Israeli Association of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Haifa, June 19-20, 2000, p. 151 (in Hebrew).

40.     Kovler, K. and Zingerman, S., Dimension stone production in open and underground quarries, Proc. of the 16th Conference of the Israeli Mineral Science and Engineering Association, Jerusalem, Israel, December 2-3, 2002, p. 31 (in Hebrew).

41.     Shvarzman, A. and Kovler, K., High-performance and high-strength building materials made with metakaolin and coal fly ash, Proc. of the 16th Conference of the Israeli Mineral Science and Engineering Association, Jerusalem, Israel, December 2-3, 2002, p. 37 (in Hebrew).

42.     Kovler, K., Carbonation of concrete dependent on its strength, Proc. of the 3rd National Congress on Construction and Infrastructure, Tel-Aviv, November 17-18, 2003 (in Hebrew).

43.     Kovler, K., Segal, C., Ben-David, R. and Zingerman, S., Utilization of underground space and stone resources in road construction, Proc. of the 2nd Conference of Transportation and Infrastructures, Nazareth, Israel, March 18, 2010, pp. 9-11 (in Hebrew).



a The most cited paper in the field of Early Age Concrete

b The most cited paper in the field of Internal Curing

c The most downloaded paper of Cement & Concrete Research

Courses

"Building Materials", "Building Materials and Processes", "Construction with Metals - Materials and Technology", "Plastic and Composite Materials", "Composite Materials in Construction", "Advanced Chapters in Cementitious Systems", "Engineering Laboratory" (coordination), "Recycling in Construction" (selected lectures), "Durability of Building Materials and Structures" (selected lectures), "Laboratory Project in Building Materials"

Graduate Students

Yonathan Reches, M.Sc thesis "Purification of phosphogypsum for use in construction", Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, 2012 - 2014.
Semion Zhutovsky, Ph.D thesis "Modeling of internal curing of high strength concrete", Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion, 2nd supervisor Konstantin Volokh, 2007 - 2013.
Zakhar Prilutsky, M.Sc thesis "Determination of concrete composition using gamma-ray spectrometry", Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, 2010 - 2012.
Pavel Larianovsky, M.Sc thesis "Internal curing of concrete using super-absorbent polymers", Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, 2004 - 2008.
Aviel Levit, M.Sc thesis "Effect of ambient conditions on 222Rn exhalation rate from cementitious building blocks", Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, 2nd supervisor Rachel Becker, 2004 - 2007.
Alexandra Gorelik, M.Sc thesis "Development of acoustic method for quality control of laminated elements in construction", Quality Assurance and Reliability, Technion, 2002 - 2005.
Andrew Souslikov, M.Sc thesis "Optimization of using pre-saturated lightweight aggregate to counteract autogenous shrinkage of high strength concrete", Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, 2002 - 2004.
Olga Russo, M.Sc final work "Testing of radon exhalation rate from building materials", Quality Assurance and Reliability, Technion, 2003 - 2004.
Asia Shvarzman, Ph.D thesis "Properties and microstructure of high performance cementitious systems with metakaolin", Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion, 1998 - 2003.
Semion Zhutovsky, M.Sc thesis "Influence of wet lightweight aggregate on autogenous curing of high strength concrete", Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion, 2000 - 2002.
Svetlana Pushkar, M.Sc thesis "Destructive and non-destructive control of the development of concrete properties in situ", Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion, 1998 - 2001.
Mohammedamin Takher, D.Sc (Cand. of Technical Sci.) thesis "Evaluation of macrostructure effect on crack resistance of loaded concrete by means of fracture mechanics methods", State University of Civil Engineering, Moscow, co-supervised with Prof. Yu. Zaitsev, 1988 - 1990.
 
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