Special Issue "Sustainability of Constructions - Integrated Approach to Life-time Structural Engineering"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2010)
Prof. Dr. Luís Bragança (Website)
Director of the Building Physics & Technology Laboratory, Civil Engineering Department, University of Minho, Azurem, 4800-058 Guimaraes, Portugal
Fax: +351 253 510 217
The action COST-C25 aims to promote a scientific understanding of life-time engineering and to boost science-based advancement of sustainable construction in Europe. The action is focused on an integrated approach to deal with the end-products of construction, clearly targeted at the development of R&D and engineering methods from structural point of view. It aims at providing the construction sector with a new framework and ideas based on the integration of approaches and results of ongoing research and development projects. The Action will establish a broad network of European universities and other research centers in the field of structural engineering in order to transfer the state-of-art of technologies, design methods and practices through the existing and new links of members of the Action in several international organizations. The Action involves collaborative analysis of results concerning design and assessment methods and tools, advanced materials and technologies as well as construction processes, both for new constructions and the rehabilitation of the existing ones.
Prof. Dr. Luís Bragança