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Special Issue "Demolition & Construction Management: Sustainable Design, Use of Materials and Waste Minimization"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Building".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 December 2023 | Viewed by 132

Special Issue Editors

Engineering Department and Smart Cities Institute, Public University of Navarre, 31006 Pamplona, Spain
Interests: sustainable construction; waste valorization; soil stabilization; hydraulic and alkaline binders
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E2S UPPA, SIAME, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, Anglet, France & Institut Universitaire de France, Paris, France
Interests: sustainable construction; earthen materials; waste valorization; chemical resistance; durability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the current context of the fight against climate change, the construction sector must limit its impact on the environment. To do this, several solutions have been identified. These include reducing the depletion of natural resources and waste by using by-products as a substitute for raw materials in construction products. These by-products can come from the construction industry (excavated soil, demolition aggregates, concrete returns, etc.) or from other industries or agriculture. In addition to limiting the use of raw materials and embodied energy, these by-products can improve the physico-chemical properties of building materials to make them more sustainable. Another option is to rationalize the use of construction materials by optimizing the design of structures, in particular through numerical simulations, or by adapting material formulations to increase their durability and resilience.

This Special Issue aims to promote the reduction of the environmental impact of the construction and building industry. This Special Issue will collaborate with this goal by means of the diffusion of original works related to the effectiveness of the management of materials in the construction and building industry, from an environmental point of view. Research and experimental works related to the consumption of the materials, materials management, use of recycled raw materials, waste minimization or environmental impact evaluation, are welcome. This Special Issue will cover the existing lack of knowledge about numerous non-conventional construction and building materials made of recycled raw materials mainly from technical and environmental points of view. This Special Issue also focuses on the innovative material management systems that could contribute to the effectiveness of materials consumption and waste valorization in the construction industry.

Dr. Andres Seco Meneses
Dr. Céline Perlot
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.


  • waste management
  • by-product valorization
  • circular economy
  • sustainable construction
  • saving raw materials
  • environmental impacts

Published Papers

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