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Special Issue "Sustainability in Construction Engineering"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas

Institute of Sustainable Construction, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
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Interests: civil engineering; multiple criteria decision making; decision support systems; construction engineering and management
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jonas Šaparauskas

Department of Construction Management and Real Estate, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
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Interests: construction technology and organization; multiple criteria decision making; sustainable development and construction.
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jurgita Antuchevičienė

Department of Construction Management and Real Estate, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
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Interests: multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM); fuzzy MCDM; decision support systems; sustainable development; construction management and investment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The concept of sustainability expands to all areas of human activity, including construction engineering. Construction engineering is a complex discipline that involves the designing, planning, construction and management of infrastructures. The application of elements of sustainability in any construction (engineering) activity increases the overall level of construction sustainability.

Articles are welcome on this issue, where sustainable solutions in construction engineering that bring economic, social and environmental benefits are offered through a variety of methodologies and tools (e.g. information technologies, life-cycle analysis, multiple criteria decision making methods). Articles that propose new methodologies dealing with construction sustainability issues are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jonas Šaparauskas
Prof. Dr. Jurgita Antuchevičienė
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Building’s site selection 
  • Building’s design
  • Building materials and structures
  • Construction economics
  • Supply chain management
  • Construction procurement
  • Contracting
  • Construction management
  • Construction processes
  • Building’s maintenance
  • Information technologies
  • Building life-cycle analysis
  • Multiple criteria decision making

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Open AccessArticle Sustainable Construction Supply Chains through Synchronized Production Planning and Control in Engineer-to-Order Enterprises
Sustainability 2017, 9(10), 1888; doi:10.3390/su9101888 (registering DOI)
Received: 8 September 2017 / Revised: 14 October 2017 / Accepted: 18 October 2017 / Published: 20 October 2017
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Sustainability in the supply chain is becoming more and more important for industrial enterprises in different sectors. This research article focuses on construction supply chains (CSCs) in the Engineer-to-Order (ETO) industry, where every product is almost unique based on specific customer needs and
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Sustainability in the supply chain is becoming more and more important for industrial enterprises in different sectors. This research article focuses on construction supply chains (CSCs) in the Engineer-to-Order (ETO) industry, where every product is almost unique based on specific customer needs and requirements. The development of methods and approaches for more sustainable supply chain management in construction is becoming even more important. Engineering, fabrication of parts and their installation on-site are not always well synchronized in ETO supply chains. The results of such supply chains are long lead times, inefficient material transport and high and uncontrolled levels of work-in-progress (WIP). This article describes a conceptual approach to synchronize demand on-site with supply in manufacturing using the CONstant Work In Progress (ConWIP) concept from Lean Management to achieve Just-in-Time (JIT) supply. As a result, sustainable supply chains in ETO enterprises, with optimizations from an economic, ecological and social point of view, can be designed. The approach has been validated in an industrial case study. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability in Construction Engineering)
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