This academic report published by SAGE in August 2021 reviews smart materials-based technologies which are currently applied or developed for application in civil structures, focusing on smart material applications for actuation or sensing. Applications of the investigated materials, such as shape memory materials, electro- and magnetostrictive materials, piezoelectric materials, ionic polymer-metal composites, dielectrical elastomers, polyelectrolyte gels as well as magneto- and electrorheological fluids, are presented for the fields of architecture and civil engineering.

Keywords: Architecture/Engineering, Association, Climate Change, Communications, Construction/New Buildings, Control & Monitoring Equipment/Sensors, Fiber Optics, Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics, Smart Cities

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