Special Issue "Sustainability in Civil Engineering: from Sustainable Materials to Sustainable Cities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2018
Dr. Quoc-Bao Bui
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Interests: sustainable materials; soil-based materials; dynamic of structures
Prof. Monika Woloszyn
LOCIE, CNRS-UMR 5271, Université Savoie Mont Blanc, Campus Scientifique Savoie Technolac, Le Bourget du Lac 73376, France
Interests: hygrothermal behavior; energy-efficient buildings; thermal simulation
Sustainable development is an urgent demand of the society. The civil engineering domain has significant impacts on the environment. Indeed, it is reported in numerous studies that the civil engineering is responsible for several important problems such as the energy consumption, the CO2 emission and the natural resource depletion. Alternative solutions have been searched in the last decades to reduce environmental impacts in the civil engineering sector. Different approaches were proposed: reducing the energy consumption by using low-embodied energy materials (“eco-materials”); developing the energy-efficient buildings with high thermal isolating, renewable energy integrations (solar, wind, geothermal,…), or by using the eco-architecture principles to optimize the energy consumption of the buildings. Today, sustainable development in civil engineering is not still restrained at a building scale and the city scale should be considered: the transport of the occupants between their residence and their work, the energy loss in the energy distribution network,… Therefore, this special issue aims to be a collection of different approaches which can contribute to a sustainability of the civil engineering sector: investigations on sustainable materials,; intelligent principles in architecture design; different tools to analyze, assess the energy performance, at a building scale and also at a city scale.
Dr. Quoc-Bao Bui
Prof. Monika Woloszyn
Prof. Geert Wets
Prof. Radim Cajka
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- Sustainable materials
- Low embodied energy materials
- Bio-based materials
- Soil-based material
- Energy-efficient materials
- Energy-efficient buildings
- Energy-efficient solutions
- Life cycle assessment (LCA)
- Tools for sustainability assessment
- Sustainable principles in architecture
- Sustainable cities
- Sustainable strategies in urban planning
- Multi-criteria in sustainable design
- Case studies