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Special Issue "Frontier of Sustainable Building: Green Materials and Novel Structures, Structural Smart Maintenance and Efficient Retrofitting"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Building".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2023 | Viewed by 125
Special Issue Editors
Interests: structural health monitoring; structural progressive collapse; prefabricated structures
Interests: glass structures
Interests: new and emerging construction materials; fiber-reinforced polymer composites; novel structures; structural retrofitting
Special Issue Information
Construction and related industries are responsible for today's warming and the depletion of non-renewable energy/resources. More than half of the planet's non-renewable energy and resources are used in civil engineering construction and maintenance. How to achieve sustainable development in the construction industry and extend the service life of the existing structures is a serious topic. The aim of this issue is to investigate the relationship between the environment/resources and construction activities/structural maintenance within the context of sustainable development. It considers the theoretical and methodological basis of approaches designed to quantify the impacts associated with choices made at different stages (design, construction and maintenance) of the building life cycle, as well as tools designed to evaluate relative environmental and sustainability performance. It also shows the latest technology and tools that have contributed to sustainable construction.
The scope of this Special Issue includes:
- Indicator systems and indicators for sustainability;
- Sustainable construction materials;
- Technology and tools in sustainable construction;
- Application of AI in building life cycle assessment and service lift evaluation;
- Energy efficiency during maintenance;
- Structural retrofitting based on novel materials and technologies.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Feiliang Wang
Dr. Xing-er Wang
Dr. Wan-Yang Gao
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Sustainability 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 2200 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 material
- low-carbon technology
- prefabricated structures
- service life extension
- structural health monitoring
- structural retrofitting