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Special Issue "Innovations in Construction Industry towards Sustainable Future: Implementation, Assessment and Opportunities"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Building".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2023 | Viewed by 1007
Special Issue Editors
Interests: life cycle assesmsent; sustainable construction; life cycle cost analysis; green and sustainable materials; green and lean construction methods; green buildings and infrastructure; building information modelling; smart technologies use and digitization in construction; modern construction methods
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Interests: sustainability of structures; sustainable materials; green buildings and infrastructure; use of waste in construction materials; digitalization in construction; structural stability; structural mechanics; biomimicry
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Special Issue Information
Construction is one of the major industries that contribute to economic development generating significant revenues and producing significant gross domestic product (GDP) for a country. However, it differs from many industries due to its unique operation and is often criticized for heavy resource consumption and unsustainable practices. Therefore, consistent improvements and innovations are necessary to effectively promote sustainable development in the construction industry. Over the past two decades, industries and academia have instigated numerous innovative approaches to benchmark sustainable practices within the construction industry. Despite numerous strategies and processes, the industry is still struggling to effectively embrace innovations necessary to facilitate a sustainable future. Therefore, the proposed Special Issue aims to investigate drivers, impediments, opportunities, and implementation that can facilitate innovations towards a truly sustainable construction industry.
We are pleased to invite you to submit your outstanding research including reviews, designs and technical papers on the construction industry innovations contributing to a sustainable future. This Special Issue invites submissions that include, but are not limited to, the following research areas:
- Recent advances and innovations in sustainable procurement practices in the construction industry
- Digital and smart technology innovations in the design and construction operation of assets
- Barriers inhibiting the implementation of innovative sustainable construction technologies
- Innovations in training and education related to sustainability in construction
- Innovations in sustainable decision making
- Roles of risk, governance and policy advancements toward sustainable design and construction
- Health, safety and wellbeing improvements in sustainable design and construction
- Economic implications related to sustainable innovations in the construction industry
- Construction industry advances and innovations related to the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs)
- Use of innovative building and construction materials to improve sustainability
- Innovative assessment methods to capture, compare and benchmark sustainable benefits in construction projects
- Effect of sustainable decision-making on social benefits and procurement
- Case studies on the sustainable innovations in the construction industry
- Drivers, future perspectives and advancements associated with innovations in sustainable design and construction
Dr. Malindu Sandanayake
Dr. Zora Vrcelj
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.
- construction industry
- sustainable procurement
- sustainable construction materials
- sustainable planning and design
- sustainable construction management
- health and safety
- economic and environmental benefits
- smart and digital technologies
- sustainable decision making
- governance and policies