Actual Trends in Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Buildings

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2024 | Viewed by 78

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Faculty of Civil Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Veveří 331/95, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: surface protection of building materials; coatings; polymer binders; physical–mechanical properties of building materials; utilization of waste materials in building technology; lightweight building materials; microstructure of building materials

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Faculty of Civil Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Veveří 331/95, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: building materials; material characterization; materials testing; concrete durability; microstructure; civil engineering materials; polymers; advanced materials; XRD analysis; construction materials

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Faculty of Civil Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Veveří 331/95, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: advanced building materials including silicates with enhanced electrical and thermal conductivity; utilization of superabsorbent polymers in cement-based materials; rehabilitation of building structures; incorporation of various secondary raw materials in building materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, industrial and demolition waste production has been reduced and natural resources have been saved through the increased focus on rehabilitating and reconstructing buildings instead of constructing new ones. While this approach helps to preserve the cultural heritage of historically valuable buildings, it requires new building materials and technologies to be developed. This Special Issue aims to highlight new building materials and technologies in civil engineering and their design, preparation, and properties for use in the field of building rehabilitation and reconstruction. These new materials, which are often based on secondary raw materials, are designed to decrease energy consumption, improve the environment, and preserve cultural heritage. These materials’ properties are of particular interest, including their physico-mechanical and physico-chemical characteristics. Their resistance to different conditions, including sulfuric, carbonate, and corrosion processes, is also important. The designed materials or composites can be polymer-based or silicate-based (such as cement or lime) and may utilize various fillers (including organic and non-organic ones). This Special Issue’s scope of interest is wide and may include timber and its production, surface technology, natural and artificial stone, waterproofing, concrete applications, building physics, structural behaviors, damage diagnostics, half-timber and timber constructions, steel and glass, preventive conservation, fire protection, and other areas regarding building restoration. We invite you to submit your articles to contribute to this field of interest.

Dr. Lenka Mészárosová
Prof. Dr. Drochytka Rostislav
Dr. Jindřich Melichar
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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.


  • architectural renovation
  • building rehabilitation
  • sustainable reconstruction
  • historic preservation heritage conservation
  • advanced building materials
  • adaptive materials reuse
  • durability
  • protection
  • restoration

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