Structures: Call for papers

Published: 01/11/2018

Our research journal, Structures, is seeking contributions to a special issue on sustainable structures.

The issue aims to accelerate real-world impact among structural engineering practitioners in this challenging and interdisciplinary field.

Submissions are open from 1 December 2018 to 1 October 2019.

Suggested topics include:

  • Design optimisation of whole structures and structural elements to minimise structural mass and/or life cycle environmental impacts
  • Novel methods for comparative life cycle analyses of different structural materials
  • The significance of resource availability in different geographical regions to promote specific structural materials
  • Novel structural materials that can help address sustainability issues in the sector
  • Novel construction engineering practices and approaches aimed at material reduction, prolonged service life, reduced maintenance and/or resource reuse at the end of life
  • Novel computational methods to increase accuracy and reliability of the LCAs of building structures at early design stages
  • The significance of the impacts related to the building structures for different projects and materials
  • Novel methods and approaches to tackle inefficient over-design of buildings
  • Novel methods to reduce material consumption and its implication on the life cycle of the structure
  • Structural archetypes and parametric approaches and methods to facilitate future research in the sustainability of buildings
  • The role of machine learning and neural networks in supporting large-scale sustainability analyses
Guest Editors will be:

•    Dr Francesco Pomponi, Edinburgh Napier University, Resource Efficient Built Environment Lab (REBEL)
•    Dr Bernardino D’Amico, Edinburgh Napier University, Resource Efficient Built Environment Lab (REBEL)

For full details visit the Structures website.
 

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