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Pragmatic Solutions for the Application of Waste Incorporated Construction Materials in the Construction Industry

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 259

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Guest Editor
School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
Interests: civil and structural engineering; sustainable construction materials; concrete; clay bricks; waste recycling
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Guest Editor
School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
Interests: structural engineering; machine learning; construction materials; sustainability; ecofriendly bricks
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Upcycling waste by-products in construction materials can be an ecofriendly solution for issues such as natural resource depletion and waste management. Many governments worldwide are promoting the upcycling of municipal, construction, agricultural and industrial wastes in construction materials. Although several works have been published concentrating on recycling various wastes in construction materials, the practical application of such waste-incorporated construction materials is still negligible, owing to the uncertainty in the performance of waste-incorporated concrete and the unavailability of practical design equations for manufacturing ecofriendly concrete.

The Special Issue “Pragmatic Solutions for the Application of Waste-Incorporated Construction Materials in the Construction Industry” aims to focus on review, research and case study articles discussing practical design guidelines and models related to the upcycling of wastes in concrete. Research/review articles concerning novel mix design approaches, life-cycle assessments of ecofriendly construction materials and the development of empirical and analytical performance prediction models of green construction materials using different artificial intelligence techniques are invited for this Special Issue. Works on subjects other than the areas mentioned above contributing to adding knowledge on ecofriendly construction materials are also welcome.

Dr. Syed Minhaj Saleem Kazmi
Dr. Muhammad Junaid Munir
Guest Editors

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  • sustainable construction materials
  • waste recycling in construction
  • construction and demolition waste
  • municipal waste
  • industrial waste
  • agricultural waste
  • mechanical properties of construction materials
  • thermal behavior of construction materials
  • durability of green construction materials
  • performance prediction
  • artificial intelligence modelling

Published Papers

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