Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023
The impact of the construction sector on the environment is extremely significant. Therefore, the assessment of the quality of architectural design is key in sustainability. In the design phase, evaluation plays a pervasive and predictive role which is validated during the construction and management phases and along the entire life cycle of the work.
In addition, considering the entire life cycle of buildings, the maintenance process is increasingly important, especially in terms of cultural heritage. We can no longer afford to consider the life of buildings as limited in time, and we also need to learn from the past, as significant buildings have changed their function from having limited to few users to becoming open to a large number of tourists. We must strive for the infinite reuse of buildings and of the materials used in the construction sector, even taking into account climate changes. For these reasons, I am hence calling for the submission of both research and review papers worldwide which relate to the following and related topics:
- Project assessment tools;
- Sustainable buildings;
- Cradle to cradle construction process;
- The re-use of materials;
- Environmentally friendly building management;
- Maintaining, upgrading, repairing, and adapting constructions;
- Cost evaluation;
- Project validation;
- Sustainable project criteria;
- Green buildings;
- Cultural heritage maintenance and management;
- Buildings in changing environments.
I look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Giovanna Acampa