Special Issue

Topic: Eco-friendly Civil Engineering Materials and Structures

A Special Issue of Carbon Footprints

ISSN 2831-932X (Online)

Submission deadline: 31 Dec 2024

Guest Editor(s)

Dr. Yi Bao
Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA.
Dr. Weina Meng
Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA.

Special Issue Introduction

Dear colleagues,

Civil infrastructure faces challenges associated with aging and climate change impacts. The development of sustainable infrastructure is pertinent to addressing three key grand challenges outlined by the United States National Academy of Engineering for the 21st century: improving urban infrastructure, providing access to clean water, and developing carbon sequestration methods. Over the past decade, significant efforts have been devoted to enhancing the sustainability of infrastructure. These endeavors encompass various initiatives such as valorizing eco-friendly materials derived from wastes or by-products, innovating structures, and advancing construction technologies like modular construction and additive manufacturing. In recent years, artificial intelligence technologies have emerged as promising tools for revolutionizing the design, construction, monitoring, and maintenance of materials and structures. Smart sensors, robots, and machine learning methods have been developed and deployed to improve the sustainability, resilience, and functionality of infrastructure.

This Special Issue aims to explore innovative approaches and solutions for enhancing sustainability in the construction industry. It seeks to showcase cutting-edge research, methodologies, and case studies focused on the development, optimization, and application of construction materials and structures with low carbon footprints. Contributions addressing various aspects of low-carbon construction, including sustainable materials, construction techniques, carbon sequestration strategies, life cycle assessment, and case studies, are invited. Researchers, engineers, policymakers, and industry professionals are encouraged to submit original research articles and reviews that offer insights, practical solutions, and best practices for achieving eco-friendly construction outcomes. This Special Issue endeavors to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration to expedite the transition towards a more sustainable built environment.


Sustainable materials; sustainable structures, smart materials, smart structures, smart sensors, low-carbon technologies, waste management, sustainable built environment

Submission Deadline

31 Dec 2024

Submission Information

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Submission Deadline: 31 Dec 2024
Contacts: Fiona Zhao, Assistant Editor, Fiona@oaeservice.com

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Carbon Footprints
ISSN 2831-932X (Online)


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