Timber's Green Revolution: Sustainable Construction from Start to Finish
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 555
There is a growing awareness of the importance of using environmentally sustainable materials in construction. Timber in particular is experiencing a surge in popularity within the construction sector due to its renewable nature and significant social and environmental benefits. To utilize timber sustainably in construction, it is essential to consider the entire value chain of the timber sector, from its initial stages to the finished products. This chain begins with forest management and silviculture, encompassing various aspects related to the growth and development of forests. It extends to forest development, which focuses on the responsible use and conservation of natural resources, ensuring the production of goods and services. The subsequent phase involves the timber industry, where raw materials are processed and transformed into various new products following harvesting and transportation.
In this Special Issue, we invite high-quality original research articles that explore the following topics:
- Quantification of resources and assessment of threats, such as fire, soil, and water;
- Proposal of measures to ensure the sustainability of territories;
- Implementation of measures to enhance the productivity, quality, and diversity of forests;
- Development of structural products;
- Creation of non-structural products;
- Manufacturing using cutting-edge technology;
- Modification of properties and functionalities;
- Waste recovery;
- Innovative materials;
- Seismic engineering of timber structures;
- Timber–concrete hybrid buildings;
- Design and construction of medium and high-rise structures;
- Development of new types of walls, slabs, and roofs;
- Strategies for fire protection;
- Construction management, digitalization, and industrialization;
- Preservation and durability methods;
- Quantification and enhancement of the sustainability of timber constructions;
- Urban planning and public policies promoting timber-based construction;
- Any other topic related to timber throughout its life cycle.
Looking forward to your valuable contributions.
Dr. Manuel Carpio
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