Special Issue "Advances of Construction and Building Materials"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2022)

Special Issue Editors

Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georresources, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: CIB—International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction; durability of building elements, maintenance of buildings; rehabilitation of buildings; building life cycle assessment
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LADICIM (Laboratory of Materials Science and Engineering), University of Cantabria, E.T.S. de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Av./Los Castros 44, 39005 Santander, Spain
Interests: cementitious materials; concrete technology; recycled aggregates concrete; durability; sustainable concrete
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LADICIM (Laboratory of Materials Science and Engineering), Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain
Interests: Eco-Efficient Concrete; recycled aggregate concrete; mechanical and durability properties; fatigue behavior; Finite element models; self-compacting concrete
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

The current modern society demands both materials and construction methods that are not only efficient and economical, but also demands that they are environmentally friendly. The research community has to face this challenge and search for the most eco-efficient building materials possible. The aim of these eco-materials is to achieve materials with mechanical and durability properties equivalent to those of current materials but with a lower carbon footprint. Nowadays there is a large number of researches on eco-efficient building materials. However, as this is an area of knowledge that is so relevant to the planet's environmental evolution, it is of utmost importance to compile the most recent and relevant documents in a special issue that makes it possible in order to increase the visibility of these publications.

This Special Issue is therefore dedicated to “Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials” and it intends to welcome contributions on, but not limited to, the following subjects:

  • Eco-Efficient Concrete using recycled aggregates
  • Eco-Efficient Concrete using slags
  • Eco-Efficient Concrete using low-impact binders
  • Mechanical behaviour of Eco-Efficient Concrete
  • Durability of Eco-Efficient Concrete
  • Rheology of Eco-Efficient Concrete
  • Permeability of Eco-Efficient Concrete
  • Fatigue behaviour of Eco-Efficient Concrete
  • Behaviour of Eco-Efficient Concrete in aggressive environments
  • Structural design of Eco-Efficient Concrete
  • Life cycle assessment of Eco-Efficient Concrete

Jose A. Sainz-Aja

Carlos Thomas

Jorge de Brito

Prof. Dr. Jorge de Brito
Prof. Dr. Carlos Thomas
Dr. Jose A. Sainz-Aja
Guest Editors

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Published Papers

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