Special Issue "Sustainability in Civil Engineering: from Sustainable Materials to Sustainable Structures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: sustainable construction materials; soil-based materials; sustainable buildings; dynamics of structures; earthquake performance
Interests: soil mechanics; geotechnique; reinforced concrete structures
Civil engineering is one of the domains having the most impacts on the environment, which mainly relates to energy consumption, CO2 emission, and the depletion of natural resources. Different solutions have been explored to reduce the environmental impacts of the civil engineering sector, from the material scale such as using low-embodied energy materials (“eco-materials”) to the component scale such as developing high thermal insulations, positive hygro-thermal behavior components, all the way to the structure scale (e.g., energy-efficient buildings with zero or negative energy consumption thanks to the integration of renewable energies and/or the creation of new concepts in structural designs to optimize the energy consumption and living comfort). This Special Issue is the second on this topic, after the first Special Issue published in 2018 by Sustainability with remarkable success. The Issue is a collection of different approaches contributing to the sustainability of the civil engineering sector: from sustainable materials to intelligent solutions in structural design; and the development of new technologies (3D printing, BIM, etc.) to create, analyze, and assess sustainable materials and structures.
Dr. Quoc-Bao BUI
Prof. Olivier PLE
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- sustainable materials
- low embodied energy materials
- bio-based materials
- soil-based material
- energy-efficient materials
- energy-efficient buildings
- energy-efficient solutions
- life cycle assessment (LCA)
- tools for sustainability assessment
- sustainable principles in architecture
- multi-criteria in sustainable design
- 3D printing
- case studies