Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2024) | Viewed by 6511
Interests: concrete technology–geopolymer binder synthesis; characterization; sustainable solid waste materials in concrete production
Interests: sustainable construction materials; sustainable and green buildings; structural engineering; concrete technology; construction management
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Interests: carbon sequestration in construction materials; structural engineering; concrete materials; sustainable materials; non-metallic materials
Interests: advanced concrete materials; corrosion of reinforced concrete and alkali-activated materials
Construction materials and technologies play a crucial role in the sustainability of the built environment. As the global population continues to urbanize and the demand for new infrastructure increases, it is essential that we consider the environmental, social, and economic impacts of the materials and technologies we use in construction.
Supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs), such as fly ash, slag, and silica fume, are traditionally used in concrete to improve its properties and reduce its environmental impacts. The use of SCMs can help reduce the amount of cement required in a given mix, leading to lower greenhouse gas emissions and embodied energy. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in the use of SCMs derived from earth minerals, such as clay, and plant and agricultural wastes as a means to reduce waste and promote sustainability. Low-carbon and carbon-free alternative binders have also gained significant momentum. These materials have a number of beneficial properties, including reduced embodied energy, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and the potential to extend the life of infrastructure. Other material properties that are often considered in the context of sustainability include durability, recyclability, and embodied carbon.
This Special Issue aims to highlight the latest research and developments in sustainable construction materials and technologies. We welcome submissions that address the challenges and opportunities related to the design, production, use, and end-of-life management of sustainable construction materials and technologies.
Possible topics for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- Development and use of SCMs in concrete and other construction materials;
- Development and application of low-carbon and carbon-free alternative binders;
- Life-cycle assessment of SCMs and sustainable construction technologies;
- Recycling and reuse of construction materials;
- Sustainable technologies for the construction process;
- Case studies of the use of SCMs and sustainable construction technologies in real-world projects.
We encourage authors to consider the full life-cycle of construction materials and technologies in their submissions, including extraction and processing, transportation, use, and disposal. We also encourage interdisciplinary approaches that consider the social, economic, and environmental impacts of sustainable construction materials and technologies.
We look forward to receiving your contributions to this important and timely Special Issue.
Dr. Moruf Olalekan Yusuf
Dr. Bassam A. Tayeh
Dr. Saheed Kolawole Adekunle
Dr. Adeshina A. Adewumi
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- sustainable, agro-based materials
- supplementary cementitious materials
- solid wastes
- durability performance