Special Issue "Sustainability in Construction and Building Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020
Sustainability has become the most important challenge for the building and construction industry, not just for the present, but also for the decades to come. Scientifically-based solutions should drive technological innovations that enable compliance with the still-growing environmental constraints. Research in this particular field of interest is advanced from the physical, chemical, biological, lifecycle assessment, engineering, and materials science perspective, often leading to synergistic approaches. Research on alternative binders, sustainable building materials, energy storage technologies, phase change materials, functional nanocomposites, recycling, reuse of industrial wastes and by-products, use of natural biomaterials, self-healing materials, CO2 and energy reductions, etc. are topics that define the cornerstones of this particular field of interest.
This first Special Issue of this new section is considered to reflect the current state-of-the-art and new developments on the relevant topics that characterize the research field of “Sustainability in Construction”. A wide range of research results on various topics that are contributing to an enhancement of the environmental footprint is expected. Collected topics, from an interdisciplinary, multiscale, synergistic, holistic, etc. viewpoint, are aimed at providing a resourceful background for readers, addressing the current state of research and innovation on sustainability in construction.
Within the scope of this Special Issue, emphasis will be given on fundamental, experimental, numerical, validation, and application research, inducing proven results on state-of-the-art solutions for sustainable construction. Various single-focused approaches or multidisciplinary combinations are also expected to add to the topic in general.
With this collection, it is our ambition to stimulate and circulate the latest knowledge on Sustainability in Construction and Building Materials. It will be a basis for new ideas on the various topics for young investigators as well as leading experts in the field.
Prof. Eddie Koenders
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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 1800 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.
- Green building materials
- Ecofriendly solutions
- Durability and aging materials
- Service life prediction
- Recycling and reusability
- Structural health assessment
- Lifecycle assessment
- Energy efficiency
- Energy storage
- Natural fibers
- Nano- and fiber composites
- Natural materials
- CO2 reduction
- Organic and inorganic types of building materials
- Sustainable polymers
- Phase change materials