Open Access Book: Sustainable Construction

Tengo el placer de compartir con todos vosotros, totalmente en abierto, un libro que he editado junto con la profesora, Tatiana García Segura. La labor de editar libros científicos es una oportunidad de poder seleccionar aquellos autores y temas que destacan en un ámbito determinado. En este caso, la construcción sostenible.

Además, resulta gratificante ver que el libro se encuentra editado en abierto, por lo que cualquiera de vosotros os lo podéis descargar sin ningún tipo de problema en esta entrada del blog. También os lo podéis descargar, o incluso pedirlo en papel, en la página web de la editorial MPDI:



YEPES, V.; GARCÍA-SEGURA, T. (Eds.) (2021). Sustainable Construction. MPDI, 228 pp., Basel, Switzerland. ISBN: 978-3-0365-0482-7


Preface to ”Sustainable Construction”

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 is comprised of twelve chapters that explore new ways of reducing the environmental impacts caused by the construction sector, as well to promote social progress and economic growth. The chapters collect papers included in the “Sustainable Construction” Special Issue of the Sustainability journal. We would like to thank both the MDPI publishing and editorial staff for their excellent work, as well as the 43 authors who collaborated in its preparation. The papers cover a wide spectrum of issues related to the use of sustainable materials in construction, the optimization of designs based on 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.

About the Editors

Víctor Yepes is a full professor of Construction Engineering; he holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering. He serves at the Department of Construction Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain. He has been the Academic Director of the M.S. studies in concrete materials and structures since 2007 and a Member of the Concrete Science and Technology Institute (ICITECH). He is currently involved in several projects related to the optimization and life-cycle assessment of concrete structures, as well as optimization models for infrastructure asset management. He currently teaches courses in construction methods, innovation, and quality management. He has authored more than 250 journals and conference papers, including more than 100 published in journals quoted in JCR. He acted as an expert for project proposal evaluation for the Spanish Ministry of Technology and Science, and he is a main researcher in many projects. He currently serves as an Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management and a member of the editorial board of 12 other international journals (Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Mathematics, Sustainability, Revista de la Construcci´on, Advances in Civil Engineering, Advances in Concrete Construction, among others).

Tatiana García-Segura is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Construction Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. She obtained her International Doctorate with outstanding ”cum laude” in 2016. She received the IALCCE (International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering) international award for his scientific contributions and two awards for her Master’s Final Paper on sustainable construction (AEIPRO award and first prize of the Cemex-Sustainability Chair). She has published 24 articles in JCR journals, 30 articles in scientific congresses, has participated in several research projects (one as a PI), and one innovation project.

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