Special Issue "Adaptation Strategies for the Maintenance of Existing Buildings under Climate Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: sustainable construction (recycled aggregates in concrete and mortars); bridge and building management systems; buildings service life (prediction); life cycle assessment; construction technology
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Interests: pathology and rehabilitation of buildings; service life prediction, durability and life cycle of buildings and their components
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Special Issue in Buildings: Assessment, Diagnosis and Service Life Prediction
Climate change already has relevant effects on our society. The predicted changes in weather patterns, such as extreme wind and rain, are likely to result in accelerated deterioration of existing buildings, especially in current constructions that have not been properly maintained, which results in their continuous decay and sometimes sudden failure. In this sense, reliable tools should be created to manage the maintenance of existing buildings, considering adaptation measures to assess the effects of anticipated changes in climate, to promote the resilience of built heritage.
This Special Issue will provide an overview of existing knowledge related to various aspects of Adaptation Strategies for the Maintenance of Existing Buildings under Climate Change.
Original research, theoretical and experimental, case studies, and comprehensive review papers are invited for possible publication in this Special Issue. Relevant topics for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to the following subjects:
- Analysis of the impact of climatic agents on the deterioration/pathology of existing buildings;
- Quantification of the effects of predicted changes in climate on the durability and service life of buildings;
- Up-to-date instruments to support decisions regarding the maintainability of existing buildings under a changing climate;
- Definition and optimization of maintenance plans, for adaptation to the effects of climate change;
- Socio-political challenges of maintaining the built heritage, in adequate conditions, facing changes in weather patterns;
- Proposal of adaptation measures for the design and maintenance of new and existing buildings under climate change;
- Adaptation strategies in existing buildings to minimize or eliminate the risks related to the effects of climate change;
- Assessment of costs and benefits from buildings adaptation.
Prof. Dr. Jorge de Brito
Dr. Ana Silva
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Climate change
- Adaptation strategies
- New and existing buildings