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Publicada By  Víctor Yepes Piqueras - ciclo de vida, estructuras, ingeniería civil, investigación, residuos, sostenibilidad    

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Special Issue “Sustainable Construction”

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section “Sustainable Engineering and Science“.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2017

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Víctor Yepes
Concrete Science and Technology Institute (ICITECH), Department of Construction Engineering and Civil Engineering Projects, Universitat Politècnica de València Valencia, Spain
Interests: multi-objective optimization; life-cycle assessment; decision-making; sustainability; concrete structures; CO2 emissions; construction management

Guest Editor

Dr. Tatiana García-Segura
Concrete Science and Technology Institute (ICITECH), Department of Construction Engineering and Civil Engineering Projects, Universitat Politècnica de València Valencia, Spain
Interests: multi-objective optimization; durability; safety; sustainability; post-tensioned bridges; maintenance; blended cement; recycled concrete

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This “Sustainable Construction” Special Issue comprises selected papers for Sustainability. Construction is one of the main sectors generating 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 reduce economic, environmental and societal consequences. That is why promoting sustainable construction is becoming extremely important nowadays. This Special Issue is seeking papers that explore new ways of reducing the environmental impacts caused by the construction sector, as well promoting social progress and economic growth. These objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • The use of sustainable materials in construction
  • The development of technologies and processes intended to improve sustainability in construction
  • The optimization of designs based on sustainable indicators
  • The reduction of the economic, environmental and social impact caused by production processes
  • The promotion of durable materials that reduce the future maintenance
  • The life-cycle assessment
  • Decision-making processes that integrate economic, social, and environmental aspects

Papers selected for this Special Issue are subject to a rigorous peer-review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments and applications.

Submission

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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a 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 monthly journal published by MDPI.

Keywords

  • sustainable materials
  • life-cycle assessment
  • sustainable and efficient technologies and processes
  • design optimization
  • durable materials
  • maintenance minimization
  • decision-making

Publicada By  Víctor Yepes Piqueras - cemento, hormigón, innovación, investigación, residuos, sostenibilidad    

En septiembre del 2012 se leyó en el Departamento de Ingeniería de la Construcción de la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia un trabajo fin de máster (Máster en Ingeniería del Hormigón) denominado “Caracterización química y reactividad de la ceniza de caña común y planta de maíz, para su uso como adición puzolánica en morteros y hormigones“, cuyo autor es Alejandro Escalera y cuyos directores fueron los profesores Jose María Monzó y Jorge Payá. Debido al interés que tiene esta línea de investigación seguida dentro del Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología del Hormigón (ICITECH), voy a dedicar este post a divulgar la línea de trabajo realizado.

Los romanos ya acuñaron el término “puzolana” para designar a la fina ceniza volcánica que, mezclada con cal y agua, forma compuestos con propiedades cementantes capaces de presentar propiedades similares a un hormigón convencional elaborado con cemento común. Lo realmente interesante es que la combustión, bajo determinadas condiciones, los residuos agrícolas tales como la cascarilla del arroz, las hojas de bambú o la caña de azucar, presentan contenidos en sílice que pueden tener carácter puzolánico. Estos residuos agrícolas son aquellas partes de la planta que es necesario separar para obtener el fruto o para facilitar el cultivo propio o posterior; y si bien gran parte de estos residuos se consumen por la ganadería, otros no son aprovechables. (más…)

18 julio, 2013
 

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia