Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering is a purely academic and non‐profit international journal publishing original articles describing significant, novel and frontier developments in the area of structural and civil engineering. The scope of subjects considered is broad, and without being exhaustive includes the up-to-date progress and development in structural, hydraulic, geotechnical and bridge engineering. FSCE also promotes and reports the interdisciplinary researches and applications between civil engineering and other disciplines, such as biology, information, nano and social science and technology. The journal accepts only original submissions in English. Online versions are available through http://link.springer.com/journal/11709 and http://engineering.cae.cn/fsce.