Special Issue "Construction Supply Chain Management for Circular Economy"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2021) | Viewed by 5200
Of all industrial sectors, the building and construction sector has been deemed to consume the most natural resources and raw materials. Construction material manufacture and construction works contribute largely to greenhouse gas emissions and waste. The circular economy (CE) aims to improve resource efficiency and reduce raw material consumption across sectors. In building and construction, much work has been done in research and practice to apply CE to the sector. However, major obstacles are linked to the unstable nature of construction works and the supply chain, including temporary project organizations, disjointed supply chains, and disconnected flows of materials and waste. Solutions lie in novel approaches to managing supply chains, including but not limited to closed-loop supply chains, applying circular design principles, circular procurement and sourcing, and reverse logistics. These approaches can both reduce amounts of raw materials used in construction materials and projects and increase the potential of the extended life cycle use of materials and the reuse of waste as well. This Special Issue is aimed at theoretical and empirical research contributions developing and studying novel approaches to supply chain management in building and construction that support the aims and effects of the circular economy.
Dr. Ruben Vrijhoef
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- sustainable building
- construction supply chain management
- circular building economy
- closed-loop supply chain
- material efficiency