Advances in the Sustainability Assessment of Building and Infrastructure Projects

The goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development clearly point to a need for modernization and diversification in the upcoming urban models.  Climate change, social implications and economic viability, as well as cross-sectoral building and energy relationships in buildings and cities, are part of the challenges that the construction sector must rethink in the coming years.

This Special Topic aims to increase knowledge of sustainable design practices, exploring new construction solutions with techniques and materials that contribute to overcoming the challenges facing architecture and civil engineering. As designers, we must assume the responsibility to build and rehabilitate by optimizing resources and materials in all life-cycle phases, to ensure a balance between economic growth, environmental protection and social welfare. These objectives include, among others, the following:

  • Life cycle-oriented building and infrastructure design;
  • Inclusion of social impacts in the design of buildings and infrastructures;
  • Modern methods of construction;
  • Sustainable design and management of structures;
  • Safe, then circular: cradle to cradle;
  • Sustainable cities and society;
  • Design optimization based on sustainable indicators;
  • Building rehabilitation and service life extension of infrastructure;
  • The use of sustainable construction materials;
  • Decision-making processes that effectively integrate economic, environmental, and social aspects;
  • Design optimization based on sustainable criteria.

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

Deadline for abstract submissions: 31 December 2021.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.

Topic Board

Prof. Dr. Víctor Yepes
E-Mail Website
Topic Editor-in-Chief
Institute of Concrete Science and Technology (ICITECH), Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 València, Spain
Interests: multiobjective optimization; structures optimization; lifecycle assessment; social sustainability of infrastructures; reliability-based maintenance optimization; optimization and decision-making under uncertainty
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Dr. Ignacio J. Navarro Martínez
Topic board member
Department of Construction Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Interests: multicriteria decision making; reliability-based maintenance optimization; sustainability of infrastructures; social impacts of infrastructures
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Dr. Antonio J. Sánchez-Garrido
Topic board member
Department of Construction Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Interests: multicriteria decision making; sustainability of structures; modern methods of construction; building pathology; neutrosophic sets theory


  • Sustainable design and construction
  • Innovative construction
  • Construction technologies
  • Sustainable construction materials
  • Life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Social life cycle assessment (S-LCA)
  • Sustainability in decision making
  • Green buildings
  • Circular economy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Resilient structures
  • Multiobjective optimization for sustainable development

Relevant Journals List

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
3.251 3.9 2009 15.35 Days 1900 CHF Submit
2.648 4.2 2011 16.38 Days 1600 CHF Submit
- 2.5 2016 13.98 Days 1400 CHF Submit
- - 2013 14.61 Days 1400 CHF Submit
Urban Science
- - 2017 18.15 Days 1000 CHF Submit

Published Papers

This Topic is now open for submission.
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