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 2019
  • - Article ID 5650463
  • - Research Article

Study on the Evaluation Method of Green Construction Based on Ontology and BIM

Zhao Xu | Xuerong Wang | ... | Jingfeng Yuan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9391857
  • - Research Article

A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) and Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Pavement: A Case Study in China

Hui Ma | Zhigang Zhang | ... | Shuang Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7094653
  • - Review Article

A Holistic Review of Public-Private Partnership Literature Published between 2008 and 2018

Liang Ma | Junning Li | ... | Yongjian Ke
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2818219
  • - Research Article

A Study on the Improvement of Structural Performance by Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polyurea (GFRPU) Reinforcement

Jun-Hyeok Song | Eun-Taik Lee | Hee-Chang Eun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3240812
  • - Research Article

A Novel Experiment to Study the Roll Motion Characteristics of a Sailing Ship in a Landslide-Generated Wave in the Three Gorges Reservoir

Peiyin Yuan | Pingyi Wang | Yu Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6134803
  • - Review Article

A Review of Multicriteria Assessment Techniques Applied to Sustainable Infrastructure Design

Ignacio J. Navarro | Víctor Yepes | José V. Martí
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7168703
  • - Research Article

Optimization of the Mixture Design of Low-CO2 High-Strength Concrete Containing Silica Fume

Seung-Jun Kwon | Xiao-Yong Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7907234
  • - Research Article

Identifying Factors Affecting the Sustainability of Water Environment Treatment Public-Private Partnership Projects

Huimin Li | Qing Xia | ... | Lelin Lv
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