Open Access Book: Trends in Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

Tengo el placer de compartir con todos vosotros, totalmente en abierto, un libro que he editado junto con Ignacio J. Navarro. 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, sobre las tendencias en las infraestructuras y 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.; NAVARRO, I.J. (Eds.) (2021). Trends in Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure. MPDI, 272 pp., Basel, Switzerland. ISBN: 978-3-0365-0914-3


Preface to ”Trends in Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure”

The Sustainable Development Goals agreed by the United Nations in 2015 advocate for a profound paradigm shift in the way that infrastructures are designed. Actual practices usually fall short in assessing issues beyond the economic ones. Aspects such as the environmental impacts resulting from the life cycle of our structures, as well as the positive and negative effects that their construction and maintenance can have on society, are new criteria that need to be effectively included in our designs by 2030. To face such a challenging task, actual practices need to be reinvented, approaching the design of infrastructures from a holistic perspective that simultaneously integrates each of the three dimensions of sustainability, namely economy, environment and society. This book comprises 11 chapters that explore the actual sustainability-related trends in the construction sector. The chapters collect the papers included in the Special Issue “Trends in Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure” of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. We would like to thank both the MDPI publishing and editorial staff for their excellent work, as well as the authors who have collaborated in its preparation. The papers included in this book cover a broad range of topics directly related to the sustainable design of infrastructures, addressing maintenance design criteria towards sustainability, life-cycle-oriented building and infrastructure design, design optimization based on sustainable criteria, inclusion of the social dimension in the design of infrastructures and the application of decision-making processes that effectively integrate the three dimensions of sustainability, resilience and the use of sustainable materials.

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).

Ignacio Navarro Martíınez holds a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering. He works at the Department of Construction Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain. He has published 11 articles and 9 conference papers in JCR journal. He combines his research activity with his professional career as a structural designer. During his professional experience, he has been dedicated to the calculation of steel and concrete structures related to renewable energies, especially in the field of wind energy, both onshore and offshore, as well as to the calculation of road and port structures. He has specialized in the numerical calculation of steel and concrete structures in onshore and offshore environments.

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