Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

Advances in Building Technologies and Construction Materials


Publishing date
18 Sep 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 May 2015

1University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

2Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

3Federal University of Campina Grande, Campina Grande, Brazil


Advances in Building Technologies and Construction Materials

Description

The development of civil engineering in the course of centuries meant a constant struggle with available materials, spans, or height, active loads, and the forces of nature: water, fire, wind, and earthquakes.

While construction activities improve the quality of human live, they also have significant impact on the environment. The production of construction materials requires energy and generates greenhouse gases. Low cost or affordable construction technologies and building materials are often pushed as a magic potion in meeting the ever growing demand for rapid housing delivery in developing economies. New advanced materials offer opportunities to change the way in which we construct and retrofit buildings. They give added value in terms of increased performance and functionality. The reduction of carbon footprint for construction materials can start at the production phase, where energy efficient processes can be developed and waste or recycled materials can be employed. New materials can also help address the new challenges of durability in a changing climate.

We invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the recent advances in building technologies and construction materials. We are particularly interested in articles describing the recent trends, developments, and applications of novel building materials, namely, nontoxic building and painting material; ecological materials; green and nanomaterials; service life prediction and durability; new construction materials and their characterization, manufacturing, and application; and so forth. Recent advances in novel building technologies, their applications, and limitations are welcome.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Building materials: characterization, manufacturing, and applications
  • New construction materials
  • Ecology of building materials
  • Nontoxic building materials
  • Painting materials
  • Nanotechnology in building materials
  • Service life prediction and durability
  • Recent trends in building technologies
  • Applications and limitations of novel building technologies

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 312613
  • - Editorial

Advances in Building Technologies and Construction Materials

J. M. P. Q. Delgado | Robert Cerný | ... | A. S. Guimarães
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 937126
  • - Research Article

Multiscale Validation of the Applicability of Micromechanical Models for Asphalt Mixture

Jiupeng Zhang | Zepeng Fan | ... | Mingfeng Chang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 950232
  • - Research Article

Study of the Control of Geometric Pattern Using Digital Algorithm (with Focus on Analysis and Application of the Islamic Star Pattern)

Jin-Young Lee | Sung-Wook Kim | You-Chang Jeon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 621546
  • - Research Article

Tensile Strength of GFRP Reinforcing Bars with Hollow Section

Young-Jun You | Ki-Tae Park | ... | Ji-Hyun Hwang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 764517
  • - Research Article

Micro-Macro Simulation Technique Combined with Multilevel Damage Assessment Methodology for RC Building Structures

Jianguang Yue
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 624762
  • - Research Article

Automatic Position Information of Web-Openings of Building Using Minimized Strain Energy Topology Optimization

Dongkyu Lee | Soomi Shin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 706536
  • - Research Article

New Technology and Experimental Study on Snow-Melting Heated Pavement System in Tunnel Portal

Jinxing Lai | Junling Qiu | ... | Ke Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 954651
  • - Research Article

Case Study of Carbon Emissions from a Building’s Life Cycle Based on BIM and Ecotect

Changhai Peng | Xiao Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 634904
  • - Research Article

Research on the Efficiency and Economic Impact of Energy-Saving Transformation of Residential Buildings in Different Climatic Regions of China

Qibo Liu | Wei Feng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 763634
  • - Research Article

Lateral Buckling Analysis of the Steel-Concrete Composite Beams in Negative Moment Region

Fengqi Guo | Shun Zhou | Lizhong Jiang
Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
 Journal metrics
Acceptance rate33%
Submission to final decision71 days
Acceptance to publication29 days
CiteScore2.000
Impact Factor1.271
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