Special Issue "Civil Engineering as a Tool for Developing a Sustainable Society"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: sustainable structural design; concrete-like materials; soil–structure interaction
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Interests: sustainable structural design; concrete-like materials; soil-structure interaction
It is well known that satisfying basic human needs, such as constructing and using houses, creating and using leisure areas, and transportation of people and goods, has had impacts on the environment and on non-renewable resources. Civil engineers have many opportunities to minimize these impacts. Obviously, the most effective solution must consider how civil engineers' outputs are used. Thus, they have to include urbanists’ or transport engineers’ points of view, among others. Thus, this Special Issue focuses on the area of wider concepts and uses of sustainable approaches in civil engineering.
There may be excellent technical solutions and approaches that are theoretically environmentally friendly and effective, but they may not operate as expected when utilized in a real working environment. It is also possible that few state-of-the-art approaches, when properly used, will operate more effectively in real life. So, it is often very valuable to develop and assess technical solutions with a wider knowledge of their expected role in the environment and society, how they will be used, what risks and challenges are expected, and so on. On the other hand, for example, urbanists can effectively use enhanced knowledge about these technical solutions to design better overall working environments and to strategically place and connect them to obtain the maximum possible effect out of them. Thus, this Special Issue will include the research of scientists from areas of civil, transportation, and material engineering, as well as urbanism and architecture, and will discuss sustainable solutions for the civil engineering industry. Complex, interdisciplinary approaches are welcome. Papers that discuss solutions of particular problems in a wider context are also welcome.
The purpose of this Special Issue is thus to present and compare proposed and emerging approaches to minimize the environmental impacts caused by civil engineering, as well as, and even more importantly, the use of civil engineering and urbanistic approaches to support the sustainability of other areas of human activities.
Prof. Dr. Radim Cajka
Dr. Trần Minh Tùng
Prof. Dr. Jiri Brozovsky
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- civil engineering
- urban planning
- renewable materials
- passive houses
- sustainable materials
- sustainable construction
- energy storage and preservation