Welcome to the Special Issue of Academic Journal of Civil Engineering related to the conference organized each year by AUGC (The University - Association of Civil Engineering) dedicated to RUGC 2022. Established in 1981, the AUGC (The University - Association of Civil Engineering) aims developing and promoting the academic teaching (Undergraduate, Graduate, and PhD) and researches in the civil engineering field in the universities and high schools of the French Education. The « RUGC » is the national forum in civil engineering organized annually by the AUGC for information dissemination and exchange, discussions and debates on research, learning and practice related to the construction field. The 40th meetings of universities in civil engineering have been co-organized by AUGC, the French Graduate School of Engineering IMT Nord Europe (affiliated to the Institut Mines-Télécom and a partner of the University of Lille) and the Laboratoire Génie Civil et géo-Environnement (LGCgE) Lille-Nord-de-France on May 23-25, 2022. The theme was: “Le Génie Civil, en acteur bâtisseur des transitions écologique, numérique et sociétale”.