Advances in Civil Engineering

Advances in Life Cycle Environmental Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure Systems


Publishing date
01 Dec 2019
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
02 Aug 2019

Lead Editor

1University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA

2Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong

3Southeast University, Nanjing, China

4Chongqing Jiaotong University, Chongqing, China

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Advances in Life Cycle Environmental Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure Systems

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

The importance of infrastructure sustainability cannot be overemphasized. Minor changes regarding infrastructure sustainability may result in significant environmental impacts on society, due to the key roles and critical functions of civil systems. In response to persistent environment deterioration, severe resource depletion, and more frequent natural disasters, infrastructure sustainability has been drawing increased attention from governments, industry, and academia over the last three decades. In particular, life cycle-based sustainability performance is of significant interest. Despite significant advances in research, formidable challenges and barriers to achieve sustainability still exist associated with the life cycle stages (e.g., design, construction, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation) of infrastructure systems. For example, how to precisely implement life cycle performance assessment to select design schemes remains an open-ended issue for civil infrastructure systems, often due to the associated uncertainties and inherent complexities. The sustainability issues related to the end of infrastructure service life (e.g., deconstruction, demolition, reuse, recycling, or disposal) are yet to be sufficiently addressed. In addition, how to incorporate resilience into the framework of infrastructure sustainability represents a new challenge. These research gaps have negatively confined the progress of sustainable infrastructure development. However, various research attempts are being made to overcome the challenges linked to different life cycle stages of infrastructure systems.

This special issue welcomes both original research and review articles that explore theoretical breakthroughs, technical advances, and best practices pertinent to life cycle environmental sustainability performance of physical infrastructure systems. While theoretical developments can help to guide more extended understanding on sustainability, technical methods will assist in achieving specific sustainability goals. Industry practices can test, verify, promote beneficial instruments, and identify the underlying deficiencies. These three types of developments can mutually support each other to shape sustainable communities.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Life cycle analysis and assessment in civil engineering
  • Sustainable design schemes, construction methods, and operation strategies to enhance infrastructure life cycle sustainability performance
  • Sustainable materials for life cycle sustainability performance improvements
  • Stochastic life cycle modeling methods for infrastructure systems
  • Sustainability performance during deconstruction, demolition, reuse, recycling or disposal of infrastructure systems, and/or components
  • Incorporating resilience into sustainability for infrastructure systems
  • Advanced performance metrics for infrastructure sustainability assessment
  • Effects of codes, policies, and regulations related to infrastructure sustainability
  • Public-private partnerships for sustainable infrastructure development
  • Emerging technologies/methods, e.g., building information modeling (BIM) and artificial intelligence, to assist in life cycle sustainability of infrastructure systems

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 7247134
  • - Research Article

Mechanical Properties of Tunnel Muck with Fly-Ash Geopolymer

Dong Yang | Zhiqin Xi | ... | Shuisheng Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1097696
  • - Research Article

A Study on the Sloshing Problem of Vertical Storage Tanks under the Action of Near-Fault Earthquakes

Lijian Zhou | Tian Xu | ... | Dong Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9128704
  • - Research Article

Study on Underground Utility Tunnel Fire Characteristics under Sealing and Ventilation Conditions

Hongtao Zhang | Yufei Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 7525692
  • - Research Article

Application Research of New Cementitious Composite Materials in Saline Soil Subgrade Aseismic Strengthening

Shuai Huang | Yuejun Lyu | Yanju Peng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7450426
  • - Research Article

Research on Safety Management Application of Dangerous Sources in Engineering Construction Based on BIM Technology

Langni Deng | Mengjun Zhong | ... | Shijin Lai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3604369
  • - Research Article

Research on IFC- and FDS-Based Information Sharing for Building Fire Safety Analysis

Jianyong Shi | Jicao Dao | ... | Zeyu Pan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6530626
  • - Research Article

A Data-Driven Framework for Smart Urban Domestic Wastewater: A Sustainability Perspective

Jing Du | Biao Kuang | Yifan Yang 
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9454929
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Environmental Impacts of Two Alternative Stabilization Techniques on Expansive Soil Slopes

Rui Zhang | Mingxu Long | Jianlong Zheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1576292
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Coupling Coordination among the Urban Physical Environment, Economy, and Population: A Case Study of 36 Main Cities in China

Min Chen | Zhihao Sun | ... | Shuaifeng Guo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4956067
  • - Research Article

Behavior Selection of Stakeholders toward Megaproject Social Responsibility: Perspective from Social Action Theory

Linlin Xie | Ting Han | ... | Bo Xia
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