Special Issue "Green Infrastructure and Recycled Materials Sustainability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 3454
Interests: recycled materials and infrastructure sustainability; infrastructure materials characterization and performance assessment; condition assessment of infrastructure and materials through NDT; QA/QC; specifications; risk analysis
It is estimated that by 2050 nearly 70 percent of the world’s population (about six billion people) will be living in urban areas. With such widespread migration to urban settlements and an emerging need to address the environmental impacts of building and/or expanding urban areas, sustainability requirements for developing “green infrastructure” must be addressed. Currently, most efforts towards developing green infrastructure recognize the important role of recycled materials in reducing the use of natural resources and raw materials and reducing energy and water consumption, as well as emissions.
Thus, the focus of this Special Issue, “Green Infrastructure & Recycled Materials Sustainability”, is presenting a collection of up-to-date research articles that explore the use and assess the impact of developing green civil infrastructure, such as green buildings and sustainable roadways, green roofs, permeable surfaces in parking lots and other civil infrastructure components promoting filtration while addressing structural requirements. This Special Issue also welcomes studies that consider the impact on properties and the sustainability of using alternative recycled and reclaimed construction materials, including those used in road and building construction (such as recycled asphalt pavement, RAP, recycled concrete aggregate, RCA, construction and demolition wastes, CDW), material processing byproducts (such as rock dusts, aggregate fines, returned concrete aggregate, CCA), industrial byproducts, and wastes such as fly ash, FA, foundry sand, FS, glass culets, crumb rubber and tire chips, and recycled plastics, among others. Studies that specifically assess and quantify the influence of such recycling materials in the development of green infrastructure through life cycle analysis, LCA, economic and environmental impact assessments, and sustainability metrics to compare sustainable alternates are especially welcome.
Dr. Dimitrios G. Goulias
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- recycled and reclaimed materials
- infrastructure materials
- green infrastructure
- sustainability assessment and ratings
- life cycle analysis
- economic and environmental impact analysis