Yepes, Víctor (editor)
García-Segur, Tatiana (editor)
Construction is one of the main sectors that generates greenhouse gases. This industry consumes large amounts of raw materials, such as stone, timber, water, etc. Additionally, infrastructure should provide service over many years without safety problems. Therefore, their correct design, construction, maintenance, and dismantling are essential to reducing economic, environmental, and societal consequences. That is why promoting sustainable construction has recently become extremely important. To help address and resolve these types of questions, this book explores new ways of reducing the environmental impacts caused by the construction sector, as well promotes social progress and economic growth. The chapters collect the papers included in the “Sustainable Construction” Special Issue of the Sustainability journal. The papers cover a wide spectrum of issues related to the use of sustainable materials in construction, the optimization of designs based con sustainable indicators, the life-cycle assessment, the decision-making processes that integrate economic, social, and environmental aspects, and the promotion of durable materials that reduce future maintenance.
Keywordsrheological properties; self-sensing; piezo-resistivity; graphene nanoplatelets; structural health monitoring; urban regeneration; sustainable construction; environmental effects; surface urban heat island; albedo; sustainable concrete; fly ash; ultra fine fly ash; sulphuric acid; nitric acid; exterior wall painting; automation robot; life cycle cost; performance evaluation; sustainable business strategies; competitive advantage; corporate sustainability; bio-inspiration; sustainability assessment; function; resource; burden; Design for sustainability; life cycle thinking; bio-flexi; apartment housing; construction process; CO2 emissions; high-speed railway (HSR); sustainable development; unascertained measure; analytic hierarchy process (AHP); Harbin-Dalian Passenger Dedicated Line (PDL); rebar corrosion; cracked RC material; aggressive environment; durability; electrochemical test methods; SDGs; construction; supply networks; sustainability; FSC; modern slavery; bridges; life-cycle assessment; optimization; ReCiPe; Life Cycle Assessment; Social Life Cycle Analysis; reinforced concrete; chloride corrosion; preventive measures
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2021
Technology: general issues