Advances in Concrete Technology for Sustainable Architecture

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2024 | Viewed by 315

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Interests: architecture; structural design; optimization; digital fabrication; data visualization

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Guest Editor
School of Architecture, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
Interests: architecture; structural design; optimization; digital fabrication; development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Few materials have had as immense an impact on the built environment as reinforced concrete. Concrete is, by volume, the most common industrial material in the world; it appears in buildings, infrastructure, and landscapes across the globe. Yet, despite its popularity, concrete construction is rightfully criticized for the immense toll it has on the environment, human health, and equitable labour practices. This special edition of Buildings is focused on the material system that built the modern world.

The aim of this Special Issue is to present a nuanced understanding of concrete’s behaviour and design possibilities in response to the most pressing challenges as well as opportunities in present and future concrete construction. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • quantification and optimization of environmental impact of RC structural systems;
  • novel construction techniques;
  • studies of mix design and material innovation;
  • alternative reinforcement strategies;
  • integration of concrete structural systems with other building performance goals;
  • strategies for low-cost construction.

Dr. Caitlin Mueller
Dr. Mohamed A. Ismail
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • reinforced concrete
  • precast concrete
  • embodied carbon
  • concrete mix design
  • concrete reinforcement
  • structural efficiency
  • digital fabrication
  • material optimization
  • urban construction
  • infrastructure

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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