Special Issue "Advances in the Management and Application of Construction and Demolition Waste"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2021.
Interests: applied physics; sensors and actuators; measuring techniques applied to the building; new building materials
One of the main challenges facing the construction sector today is making rational use of resources in modern societies compatible with the development of productive activity based on the criteria of circular economy and energy efficiency. Today, the few waste collection points coupled with the difficulty in separating materials as heterogeneous as those generated in construction and demolition works (CDW) makes it very difficult to recycle these materials and opens a line leading and relevant research. Thus, within Horizon 2030, we are faced with the challenge of recycling and reusing a large amount of waste generated in industry, a clear example of this being the milling, separation, cleaning, treatment, and reuse of CDWs for the generation of aggregates and their reincorporation into construction work. For this reason, I encourage you to send your contributions examining how to achieve sustainable construction, and especially your studies on the use and application of aggregates from construction and demolition waste to the production of construction materials. The list of topics includes (but is not strictly limited to):
- Treatment of construction and demolition waste;
- Applications of recycled aggregates to construction;
- Mortars and concretes made with recycled aggregate;
- Circular economy applied to the building;
- Reverse logistics applied to the construction sector;
- Clean production in the construction sector;
- Models and simulations for efficient coatings;
- Precast construction with CDW incorporation;
- Management of construction works to achieve the objectives for sustainable development;
- New eco-friendly construction materials;
- Technology innovation in sustainable building.
Prof. Dr. Carlos Morón Fernández
Dr. Daniel Ferrández Vega
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Construction and demolition waste (CDW)
- Clear production
- Eco-friendly construction materials
- Reverse logistics
- Circular economy