Special Issue "Advances in Sustainable Building Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 6902
Interests: structural analysis; building materials
Civil construction continues to be one of the sectors with the greatest negative impact on the environment due to the excessive use of natural resources, high energy consumption and the high production of waste. It is estimated that buildings built in developed countries will be responsible for more than 40% of global energy consumption throughout their lifetime. With ongoing climate change, the reduction of natural resources and the need to rely on renewable energy sources, the pressure on the construction sector to utilize more responsible techniques and methods has become a reality.
The current major focus is on sustainable construction, in particular on the various aspects of the design, construction, maintenance and dismantling of buildings. Environmental and ecological concerns have revealed that certain materials and construction technologies cause great asymmetries in the environment, since the amount of natural resources needed for these technologies is not compatible with their self-regeneration capacities.
The market for sustainable materials for civil construction is growing and one of the major challenges of current research is the development of more sustainable building materials. These materials, from the extraction phase to their return to the environment, must have a low environmental impact throughout their whole life cycle. This Special Issue, dedicated to the theme “Advances in Sustainable Building Materials”, seeks to bring together and present the latest advances in scientific research in the area of developing more sustainable building materials that can contribute to greater sustainability in the construction sector, thus ending the pattern of unsustainable buildings.
Dr. Isabel Torres
Dr. Ana Luísa Velosa
Manuscript Submission Information
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- sustainable construction
- sustainable buildings
- sustainable materials