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Special Issue "Shifting Construction: Advancing Sustainability through Prefabrication"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Building".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 2950
Special Issue Editor
Interests: optimisation of structural members steel structures (cold-formed and hot-rolled) thin-walled structures (cold-formed carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminium); fire and thermal performance of buildings; energy performance of buildings; behaviour of composite structures
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Special Issue Information
There are many changes happening in the construction industry. Prefabrication is an alternative approach to traditional construction. Prefabrication is the manufacturing of building components offsite, generally in a controlled factory environment, and then assembling the building onsite. For example, prefabricated modular buildings are gaining attention across the world and are suitable for a range of building applications from residential to commercial buildings. Compared to the traditional construction method, prefabrication offers the inherent advantages of reduced construction time, reduced onsite disruption, reduced waste generation, improved quality in construction, etc.
Sustainable construction is the practice of reducing the impact on the environment when building new structures. Sustainable methods of construction have been identified as prime importance as the construction industry demands considerable natural resources (i.e., materials and energy). Sustainability in construction becomes even more important due to the effects of climate change. Prefabrication techniques can drive the construction industry toward improved sustainability as these methods improve the quality of construction and cut down the onsite waste generation.
Limited research studies have been dedicated to investigating the sustainability benefits of prefabricated construction, covering the use of different construction materials and methods, and the factors affecting the overall sustainability of prefabricated construction methods. Hence, this Special Issue pays attention to the growing relevance of prefabrication to the construction industry and the resulting sustainability benefits.
The main aim of this Special Issue is to rapidly disseminate the latest novel investigations on the sustainability performance of prefabricated construction that will have a positive impact to shift the construction industry towards greater sustainability.
Any other concepts closely associated with prefabrication (including modular buildings) and sustainability will also be considered for publication.
Dr. Gatheeshgar Perampalam
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.
- modular buildings
- sustainable methods
- sustainable materials
- renewable energy
- green buildings