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Sustainability through Innovative Materials and Techniques: Promoting Future Eco-Friendly Solutions

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 27 May 2024 | Viewed by 162

Special Issue Editors

Department of Engineering, University of Naples Parthenope, 80143 Naples, Italy
Interests: sustainability; polymer recycling; additive manufacturing; concrete 3D printing
Department of Engineering, University of Naples Parthenope, 80143 Naples, Italy
Interests: additive manufacturing; bio-manufacturing; sustainability; polymer recycling; additive manufacturing; concrete 3D printing; bio-materials; polymers and metal foams; CAD/CAM; composites; smart manufacturing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to promote sustainable research on the topic of construction concrete and 3D printing in the construction sector. We would like to invite submissions of experimental and review articles that utilize innovative methodologies, innovative techniques, and innovative ideas to address the goals of a sustainable future using sustainable materials and using sustainable techniques such as 3D printing in the construction industry. The aim and targets of this Special Issue are listed below:

  1. How can the sustainable goal be achieved by using sustainable materials in the construction industry? since sustainability is the most significant issue currently.
  2. The use of 3D printing in the construction industry is of paramount importance currently; hence, this Special Issue focuses on the use of 3D painting in the building sector.
  3. The sustainable design of buildings, whether residential or commercial, is of utmost importance, so this Special Issue also focuses on the sustainable design of buildings.
  4. What could be the possible innovative sustainable materials and innovative sustainable techniques that can be used to achieve the sustainable environmental goal?
  5. Life cycle assessment and life cycle costing can also contribute to sustainable development, and we can achieve this goal by using such techniques.

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

  • Sustainable materials being used in construction industry;
  • 3D printing in construction industry;
  • Use of polymeric materials in building sector;
  • Sustainable designs of building using automatic facades;
  • Innovative materials such as photovoltaic glass;
  • Carbon capture and sequestration;
  • Life cycle assessment and life cycle costing of sustainable materials;
  • Sustainability in digital fabrication of composites.

We look forward to receiving your contributions. 

Dr. Narinder Singh
Dr. Ilenia Farina
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2400 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.


  • digital concrete fabrication
  • concrete additives
  • concrete composite materials
  • design freedom
  • geopolymer concrete printing
  • sustainable printing
  • concrete printing effectiveness

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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