Special Issue "Waste to Value – Use of Innovative Green Materials in the Construction of Transportation Infrastructure"

A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811). This special issue belongs to the section "Infrastructures Materials and Constructions".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 197

Special Issue Editors

College of Engineering & Science, Victoria University, Melbourne 3011, Australia
Interests: recycled materials in construction; pavement materials; geomechanics; pavement performance; transport infrastructure; green construction approaches
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College of Engineering & Science, Victoria University, Melbourne 3011, Australia
Interests: life cycle assesmsent; sustainable construction; life cycle cost analysis; green and sustainable materials; green and lean construction methods; green buildings and infrastructure; building information modelling; smart technologies use and digitization in construction; modern construction methods
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The construction sector is the most material-consuming industry and is significantly responsible for the depletion of natural resources, such as aggregate and oil mines. Identifying alternative materials to be used in the construction of civil infrastructure is, thus, an important step towards sustainability. Significant research has been undertaken to investigate the applicability of recycled materials in the construction of transport infrastructures, such as roads, embankments and associated structures. However, the provision of further robust evidence to convince authorities and industries for maximising the proportion of wastes/recycled materials in civil construction projects is still required. In this regard, in addition to performance testing, life cycle assessment and social procurement considerations on the use of  green materials are key areas of research focus.

The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for researchers to share their original research outcomes and to contribute to the outstanding collection of reviews and experimental, numerical and technical studies on green materials in transport infrastructure construction.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Pavement materials (asphalt, base, subbase) incorporating recycled materials;
  • Mechanical, stress–strain response, and durability of green pavement structures;
  • Improvement of natural subgrades using innovative techniques/materials;
  • Innovative and green construction technologies in infrastructure construction sector;
  • Green and innovative concrete technologies in infrastructure construction;
  • Life cycle assessment of green materials to facilitate sustainable decision making in transport infrastructure construction projects;
  • Factors affecting the market implementation and promotion of green materials in construction;
  • Drivers and barriers of circular economy and promotion of green and sustainable materials;
  • Benchmarking life cycle economic benefits to promote the commercial implementation of green materials;
  • Social procurement considerations and life cycle benefits of using green materials in construction projects.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Sustainability.

Dr. Ehsan Yaghoubi
Dr. Malindu Sandanayake
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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. Infrastructures 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 1600 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.


  • wastes
  • recycled materials
  • green pavements
  • ground improvement
  • road construction materials
  • life cycle assessment
  • circular economy
  • green concrete

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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