Special Issue "Hakka Tulou and Sustainability: The Greenest Buildings in the World"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (16 August 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Ruifeng (Ray) Liang
Constructed Facilities Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
Website: http://www2.cemr.wvu.edu/~rliang/
E-Mail: rliang@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: +1 304 293 9348
Fax: +1 304 293 4139
Interests: advanced fiberglass composites; natural composites; rammed earth; environmental sustainability; life-cycle assessment; green building; sustainable infrastructure

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue comprises selected papers from the Hakka Tulou Forum 2011: Structures of Sustainability - International Workshop on Rammed Earth Materials and Sustainable Structures, that took place as a special session at the International Symposium on Innovation and Sustainability of Structures in Civil Engineering (ISISS*2011) from October 28 to 31, 2011, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China. Rammed earth is both a construction material and technique with favorable life cycle impact on the planet Earth, yet there are challenges to implement rammed earth technologies in modern constructions. The World Heritage Hakka rammed earth buildings, i.e. Fujian Tulou of China, serve as a prime example of what rammed earth construction can offer and demonstrate how the sustainability of Hakka village architecture built hundreds of years ago and still in use today, bridge the past, present and future, with exemplary lessons for our modern world. These papers highlighting the state-of-the-art of rammed earth material and construction technologies, will surely play multifold roles in building a sustainable 21st century; including helping make the engineering community aware of the advantages of rammed earth construction and promoting new research opportunities that can further advance our knowledge on the rammed earth material for modern construction.

Dr. Ruifeng (Ray) Liang
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • earth architecture
  • contemporary rammed earth construction
  • environmental sustainability
  • structural stability
  • green building
  • Hakka Tulou
  • housing infrastructure
  • round houses

Published Papers (9 papers)

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Sustainability 2013, 5(11), 4908-4919; doi:10.3390/su5114908
Received: 12 September 2013; in revised form: 7 November 2013 / Accepted: 8 November 2013 / Published: 14 November 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(2), 400-416; doi:10.3390/su5020400
Received: 1 January 2013; in revised form: 8 January 2013 / Accepted: 18 January 2013 / Published: 29 January 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(1), 298-315; doi:10.3390/su5010298
Received: 4 December 2012; in revised form: 10 December 2012 / Accepted: 11 January 2013 / Published: 21 January 2013
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Sustainability 2012, 4(12), 3377-3386; doi:10.3390/su4123377
Received: 19 October 2012; in revised form: 28 November 2012 / Accepted: 11 December 2012 / Published: 18 December 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(11), 2803-2817; doi:10.3390/su4112803
Received: 26 July 2012; in revised form: 2 October 2012 / Accepted: 9 October 2012 / Published: 24 October 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(11), 2795-2802; doi:10.3390/su4112795
Received: 19 August 2012; in revised form: 15 October 2012 / Accepted: 16 October 2012 / Published: 24 October 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(10), 2650-2660; doi:10.3390/su4102650
Received: 14 August 2012; in revised form: 24 September 2012 / Accepted: 8 October 2012 / Published: 15 October 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(10), 2639-2649; doi:10.3390/su4102639
Received: 26 July 2012; in revised form: 7 August 2012 / Accepted: 17 August 2012 / Published: 15 October 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(10), 2630-2638; doi:10.3390/su4102630
Received: 16 July 2012; in revised form: 6 August 2012 / Accepted: 17 August 2012 / Published: 15 October 2012
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