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Special Issue "Sustainable Pavement Materials: Recycling and Innovation in Construction"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Construction and Building Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 November 2023 | Viewed by 92

Special Issue Editor

Department of Civil Engineering, Anna University, Thoothukudi, India
Interests: environmental engineering; advance oxidation process; biological wastewater treatment; sludge reduction

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The construction industry is a significant contributor to environmental degradation, particularly resulting from the production of building materials, waste generation, and energy consumption. Sustainable construction practices, including recycling and the use of recycled materials, have emerged as essential measures to reduce the environmental impact of construction activities.

One aspect of sustainable construction is the recycling of materials from old pavements to create new ones. Recycled materials, such as reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled concrete aggregate (RCA), can be used in the construction of new pavements, reducing the demand for new materials and the amount of waste generated.

Engineering new pavements that are durable, safe, and environmentally friendly is another critical aspect of sustainable construction. Innovative pavement design and construction techniques, such as permeable pavements, are being developed to enhance pavement performance and to reduce the impact of construction activities on the environment.

This Special Issue highlights recent advances in sustainable construction practices, pavement recycling, and engineering of new pavements and covers topics such as the use of recycled materials in pavement construction, pavement performance evaluation, and innovative pavement design and construction techniques. The contributions to this Special Issue should provide insights into the latest research and development in sustainable construction practices and should pave the way for a more sustainable future in the construction industry.

Dr. Somanathan Adishkumar
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.


  • sustainable construction
  • road pavement materials
  • recycled pavement
  • sustainable production
  • reclaimed asphalt

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