Submission for this Special Issue is now open
The development of civilization necessitates the search for new materials that satisfy the growing needs of the construction industry in terms of their quality and quantity while observing the principles of sustainable development. Which construction materials can be called sustainable? A primary criterion may be lower energy consumption during the production process while maintaining full functionality of the resulting materials. In addition to this, developing more durable materials also contributes to sustainability, enabling reduction of the high environmental impact of maintenance, repairs, and replacement of traditional materials used in buildings and civil engineering works. The use of greener and more eco-friendly manufacturing technologies has become an essential topic of research, allowing us to reduce waste production and energy consumption. Digital manufacturing and materials for 3D printing fall within the scope of this Special Issue because, when compared to traditional building construction processes, this technology enables energy savings and reduction of human resources, offering almost unlimited possibilities for geometricaly complex realisations, with lower material transportation costs and less material waste.
This issue also welcomes research papers showing an overview of recent advances in the field of sustainable, energy-saving, additively manufactured buildings and building components. The scope also covers low CO2 binders, geopolymers, and alkali-activated materials, dismantlement, reuse and recycling of materials, new materials and their applications and performance testing, new materials for energy-efficient buildings, and their durability evaluation.
We would like, therefore, to encourage researchers to present their latest findings concerning sustainable building technologies enabling greater energy efficiency and improvements in durability, contributing to the creation of an overview of the most recent research and technology developments in this field.
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