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Showing 1 - 35 of 35 Journals sorted alphabetically
A+BE : Architecture and the Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Academia : Architecture and Construction     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ACI Structural Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Advances in Building Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Building Energy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Ambiente Construído     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anales de Edificación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building - Conference Series     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Baltic Journal of Real Estate Economics and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Baurechtliche Blätter : bbl     Hybrid Journal  
Bautechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
BER : Architects and Quantity Surveyors' Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
BER : Building and Construction : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
BER : Building Contractors' Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Building Sub-Contractors' Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Capital Goods Industries Survey     Full-text available via subscription  
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Building and Construction : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Beton- und Stahlbetonbau     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Building & Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Building Acoustics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Building Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Building Services Engineering Research & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Buildings     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
BUILT : International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Built Environment Inquiry Journal     Open Access  
Built-Environment Sri Lanka     Full-text available via subscription  
Case Studies in Construction Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cement and Concrete Composites     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Cement and Concrete Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Challenge Journal of Concrete Research Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Challenge Journal of Concrete Research Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Change Over Time     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
City, Culture and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Clay Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
Concreto y cemento. Investigación y desarrollo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Construction Economics and Building     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Construction Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Construction Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Construction Research and Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Construction Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Corporate Real Estate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Dams and Reservoirs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Developments in the Built Environment     Open Access  
Energy and Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Engineering Project Organization Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Environment and Urbanization Asia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Frontiers in Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
FUTY Journal of the Environment     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Gaceta Técnica     Open Access  
GISAP : Technical Sciences, Construction and Architecture     Open Access  
Glass Structures & Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Handbook of Adhesives and Sealants     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
HBRC Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Heritage Matters : The Magazine for New Zealanders Restoring, Preserving and Enjoying Our Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Housing and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
HVAC&R Research     Hybrid Journal  
Indoor and Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Informes de la Construcción     Open Access  
Intelligent Buildings International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Advanced Structural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Architectural Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Construction Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Protective Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of River Basin Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Ventilation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal Sustainable Construction & Design     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Education in the Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Aging and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering     Open Access  
Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Building Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Building Materials and Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Building Pathology and Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Building Performance Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Computational Acoustics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Construction Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Construction Engineering, Technology & Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Green Building     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Sustainable Design and Applied Research in Innovative Engineering of the Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Transport and Land Use     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Landscape History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Materiales de Construcción     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Mauerwerk     Hybrid Journal  
Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit Proceedings |     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Naval Engineers Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Open Construction & Building Technology Journal     Open Access  
Organization, Technology and Management in Construction     Open Access  
PARC Pesquisa em Arquitetura e Construção     Open Access  
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Forensic Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Revista ALCONPAT     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista de la Construcción     Open Access  
Revista de Urbanismo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Hábitat Sustenable     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista IBRACON de Estruturas e Materiais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Ingenieria de Construcción     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista INVI     Open Access  
RILEM Technical Letters     Open Access  
Room One Thousand     Open Access  
Ruang-Space: Jurnal Lingkungan Binaan (Journal of The Built Environment)     Open Access  
Russian Journal of Construction Science and Technology     Open Access  
Science and Engineering of Composite Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 62)
Science and Technology for the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Steel Construction - Design and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Stroitel’stvo : Nauka i Obrazovanie     Open Access  
Structural Concrete     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Structural Mechanics of Engineering Constructions and Buildings     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Sustainable Buildings     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Sustainable Cities and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Technology|Architecture + Design     Hybrid Journal  
Terrain.org : A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments     Free   (Followers: 3)
The Historic Environment : Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
The IES Journal Part A: Civil & Structural Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Tidsskrift for boligforskning     Open Access  
YBL Journal of Built Environment     Open Access  
Zeitschrift für Miet- und Raumrecht     Hybrid Journal  

           

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International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment
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  • Urban planning and design in unauthorized neighborhoods using case studies

    • Authors: Abdol Aziz Shahraki
      Pages: 273 - 284
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, Volume 6, Issue 2
      Author(s): Abdol Aziz Shahraki
      This paper is to study the unauthorized urban neighborhoods, which cause critical multifaceted difficulties. It explores the reasons that have resulted in the unauthorized urban neighborhoods generally and in Chabahar city particularly. This paper has performed a case study to analyze the socioeconomic, spatial, skeletal, and functional effects of the illegal neighborhoods in the Chabahar city with the help of academic methods and field observations. It reviews various theoretical ideas and experiences could assist the rehabilitation and reconstructing of the unauthorized urban districts. It discusses optimal strategic regional/urban revitalization planning procedures to solve the problems in Chabahar. Finally, this paper suggests a renewal/rebuilding possible development program, including eight mother projects. The results of the renewal program will be substituted with the present informal and eroded neighborhoods in the city. The renewal program made progress in both physical features of the city and urban life quality indicators simultaneously. The model suggested by this paper will be feasible in similar regions everywhere.

      PubDate: 2018-02-26T01:28:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsbe.2016.09.005
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Flood hazard assessment under climate change scenarios in the Yang River
           Basin, Thailand

    • Authors: Sangam Shrestha; Worapong Lohpaisankrit
      Pages: 285 - 298
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, Volume 6, Issue 2
      Author(s): Sangam Shrestha, Worapong Lohpaisankrit
      Climate change is expected to increase both the magnitude and frequency of extreme precipitation events, which may lead to more intense and frequent river flooding. This study aims to assess the flood hazard potential under climate change scenarios in Yang River Basin of Thailand. A physically-based distributed hydrological model, Block-wise use of TOPMODEL using Muskingum-Cunge flow routing (BTOPMC) and hydraulic model, HEC-RAS was used to simulate the floods under future climate scenarios. Future climate scenarios were constructed from the bias corrected outputs of three General Circulation Models (GCMs) for 2020s, 2050s and 2080s. Results show that basin will get warmer and wetter in future. Both the minimum and maximum temperature of the basin is projected to increase in future. Similarly average annual rainfall is also projected to increase in future, higher in near future and lower in far future. The extreme runoff pattern and synthetic inflow hydrographs for 25, 50 and 100year return flood were derived from an extreme flood of 2007 which were then fed into HEC-RAS model to generate the flood inundation maps in the basin. The intensity of annual floods is expected increase for both RCP 4.5 and 8.5 scenarios. Compared to the baseline period, an additional 60km2 area of basin is projected to be flooded with the return period of 100years. The results of this study will be helpful to formulate adaptation strategies to offset the negative impacts of flooding on different land use activities in Yang River Basin.

      PubDate: 2018-02-26T01:28:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsbe.2016.09.006
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Fresh properties of self-compacting concrete with plastic waste as partial
           replacement of sand

    • Authors: Sheelan M. Hama; Nahla N. Hilal
      Pages: 299 - 308
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, Volume 6, Issue 2
      Author(s): Sheelan M. Hama, Nahla N. Hilal
      This work aimed to investigate effecting of using plastic waste as partial replacement of fine aggregate, on the fresh characteristics of self-compacting concrete (SSC). For this purpose, different self-compacting concrete mixes were designed at constant water-to-binder ratio of 0.32 and 520kg/m3 of binder content. Class F fly ash was used as partial replacement of cement (30% by weight of cement). The six designated plastic waste contents of 0, 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10, and 12.5% and three different sized Plastic wastes (fine plastic wastes, coarse plastic wastes, and mixed plastic waste) were considered as experimental parameters. The workability properties of self-compacting concrete mixtures were performed regarding to slump flow diameter, T50 slump flow time, V-funnel flow time, L-box height ratio, and L-box T20 and T40 flow times. The 28-day compressive strengths of self-compacting concretes were also measured. The experimental results of this work are showed that the plastic waste with the sizes and contents that used in this work can be used successfully as a fine aggregate in self-compacting concrete.

      PubDate: 2018-02-26T01:28:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsbe.2017.01.001
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Spatial analysis of housing quality in Nigeria

    • Authors: Wole Morenikeji; Emmanuel Umaru; Halilu Pai; Solomon Jiya; Owoeye Idowu; B.M. Adeleye
      Pages: 309 - 316
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, Volume 6, Issue 2
      Author(s): Wole Morenikeji, Emmanuel Umaru, Halilu Pai, Solomon Jiya, Owoeye Idowu, B.M. Adeleye
      The study examined the factors responsible for the spatial variation in housing quality across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria using 33 housing characteristics. The data used are the 2006 Housing Characteristics and Amenities tables which were sourced from Nigeria’s National Population Commission (National Population Commission, 2006). Principal Component Analysis extracted three components. Component 1 accounting for 38% has electricity, water closet toilet, hygienic sources of water and high quality roofing, walling and flooring materials highly loaded on it. Component 2 (31%) comprised inferior walling, roofing and flooring materials, pit toilet, traditional and semi-detached house types, while component 3 (7%) had mainly zinc wall and public toilet highly loaded on it. Using these factor loadings as variables in discriminant analysis, three distinct regions of differing housing quality emerged corresponding to the western, eastern and northern geographical regions of the country with 97.3% of the states correctly classified and with the western (high) and northern (low) states at the opposite ends of the quality scale. It is recommended that non-conforming buildings, particularly, residential, and insanitary environment should be put in check through very strict and proactive enforcement of development control edicts and sanitary laws.

      PubDate: 2018-02-26T01:28:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsbe.2017.03.008
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Results of intention-behaviour gap for solar energy in regular residential
           buildings in Finland

    • Authors: Md. Abdul Hai; Md. Munjur E. Moula; Ullamaija Seppälä
      Pages: 317 - 329
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, Volume 6, Issue 2
      Author(s): Md. Abdul Hai, Md. Munjur E. Moula, Ullamaija Seppälä
      With a purpose to comprehend intention-behaviour gap about acceptance of solar energy and solar community concept (houses and/or block of flats under specific solar power plant) among Finnish respondents, this qualitative study found respondents’ positive responses towards solar energy and their rationality and honesty in admitting their real behaviour. It focuses on the qualitative interpretation of individual’s intention that corresponds to specific behaviour. In terms of their ‘impression in principle’ by thinking solar energy as a non-polluting, inexhaustible and renewable energy source although all respondents were positive, the highest numbers were non-adopters. However, they were optimists. They mentally accepted (acceptance in principle) solar energy. They would adopt it later on after being satisfied with their most contextual conditions (‘impression in practical’). This study provides recommendations that indicate more future adoption and future research direction.

      PubDate: 2018-02-26T01:28:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsbe.2017.04.002
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Sustainability focused decision-making in building renovation

    • Authors: Aliakbar Kamari; Rossella Corrao; Poul Henning Kirkegaard
      Pages: 330 - 350
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, Volume 6, Issue 2
      Author(s): Aliakbar Kamari, Rossella Corrao, Poul Henning Kirkegaard
      An overview of recent research related to building renovation has revealed that efforts to date do not address sustainability issues comprehensively. The question then arises in regard to the holistic sustainability objectives within building renovation context. In order to deal with this question, the research adopts a multi-dimensional approach involving literature review, exploration of existing assessment methods and methodologies, individual and focus group interviews, and application of Soft Systems Methodologies (SSM) with Value Focused Thinking (VFT). In doing so, appropriate data about sustainability objectives have been collected and structured, and subsequently verified using a Delphi study. A sustainability framework was developed in cooperation with University of Palermo and Aarhus University to audit, develop and assess building renovation performance, and support decision-making during the project’s lifecycle. The paper represents the results of research aiming at addressing sustainability of the entire renovation effort including new categories, criteria, and indicators. The developed framework can be applied during different project stages and to assist in the consideration of the sustainability issues through support of decision-making and communication with relevant stakeholders. Early in a project, it can be used to identify key performance criteria, and later to evaluate/compare the pros and cons of alternative retrofitting solutions either during the design stage or upon the project completion. According to the procedure of the consensus-based process for the development of an effective sustainability decision-making framework which was employed in this study, the outcome can also be considered as an outset step intended for the establishment of a Decision Support Systems (DSS) and assessment tool suited to building renovation context.

      PubDate: 2018-02-26T01:28:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsbe.2017.05.001
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Enhancing nitrogen removal efficiency of domestic wastewater through
           increased total efficiency in sewage treatment (ITEST) pilot plant in cold
           climatic regions of Baltic Sea

    • Authors: Y.V. Krishna Reddy; Sirisha Adamala; Erik K. Levlin; K.S. Reddy
      Pages: 351 - 358
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, Volume 6, Issue 2
      Author(s): Y.V. Krishna Reddy, Sirisha Adamala, Erik K. Levlin, K.S. Reddy
      The temperatures of sewage water were too low in cold climatic regions of Baltic Sea, which resulted in inefficiency of denitrification in sewage treatment process (STP). This is not prescribed to meet the effluent nitrogen levels (<10mg/l) as per Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive 98/15/EC. In order to improve the denitrification efficiency and the subsequent removal of nitrogen from the municipal wastewater as per the above European Commission guidelines, modified process was formulated with pre-anaerobic and post-aerobic activated sewage treatment processes. The modified process includes the rise in ambient temperature up to 20±2°C by using heat exchangers in Increased Technology and Efficiency in Sewage Treatment (ITEST) pilot plant at the Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) laboratory. The experiments were conducted with the modified process of sewage water in one line (treatment line (TL)) and the existing process in another line (reference line (RL)) of the pilot plant. The physical (such as Temperature, Suspended solids and Sludge volume) and chemical (ammonium-nitrate (NH4 +-N), nitrate-nitrogen (NO3 −-N) and total-nitrogen (TN)) parameters were analyzed. The results concluded that the NH4 +-N, NO3 −-N and TN concentrations of treated waste water were satisfactory with a concentration of <10mg/l as per the European Directives 98/15/EEC at treatment line as compared to influent and reference lines. The average nitrogenous-compounds’ removal efficiencies were 84% and 76% of NH4 +, 80% and 65% of NO3 −, 78% and 62% of TN for TL and RL, respectively.

      PubDate: 2018-02-26T01:28:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsbe.2017.05.002
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Energy consumption analysis of school buildings in Manitoba, Canada

    • Authors: Mohamed M. Ouf; Mohamed H. Issa
      Pages: 359 - 371
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, Volume 6, Issue 2
      Author(s): Mohamed M. Ouf, Mohamed H. Issa
      Buildings contribute 20–40% of the world’s energy consumption, making the need to investigate their energy performance a necessity. Given the lack of empirical evidence on the energy performance of school buildings in cold climates, this study aimed to benchmark historical energy consumption over a ten-year period in a sample of 30 school buildings in Manitoba, Canada. Results showed the median total energy consumption of these schools was higher than other Canadian benchmarks. School building age had a statistically significant effect on their energy consumption, with newer schools consuming less gas but more electricity than older and middle-aged ones. The retrofits implemented in some schools did not for the most part have a statistically significant effect on their energy consumption, although a decrease in energy consumption was observed. The results also showed that middle-aged schools were the largest energy consumers, with the results changing depending on the metric used to report on schools’ energy consumption, reinforcing the need to standardize those metrics. There is also a need to investigate how occupancy may be contributing to the increase in electricity consumption in newer schools. This study is the first to provide empirical evidence on existing school buildings’ energy consumption in Manitoba, establishing benchmarks that practitioners can make use of in similar cold climates.

      PubDate: 2018-02-26T01:28:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsbe.2017.05.003
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Indoor heat stress and cooling energy comparison between green roof (GR)
           and non-green roof (n-GR) by simulations for labor intensive factories in
           the tropics

    • Authors: Sajal Chowdhury; Yasuhiro Hamada; Khandaker Shabbir Ahmed
      Pages: 449 - 462
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, Volume 6, Issue 2
      Author(s): Sajal Chowdhury, Yasuhiro Hamada, Khandaker Shabbir Ahmed
      This study is based on labor intensive factory, located in Dhaka, Bangladesh which was adversely impacted due to extreme hot conditions. The analysis started with the implementation of green roof (GR) as one of the passive design strategies to reduce indoor heat stress. Impact of indoor heat stress indicated by wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) and prediction of heat strain (PHS) model for green roof have been evaluated through numerical studies and indoor environmental data of local factory was measured by portable weather station. A factory energy model (by Energyplus and Open Studio) based on one of the surveyed factory’s production space including different activity zones and lab test material’s properties was developed and different roof variables were evaluated. The result indicated that GR has significant contributions on indoor heat stress reduction and substrate indoor temperature decreases (2.5–3.5°C) with increasing vegetal coverage. It has been also examined the ratio of indoor temperature fluctuation and relatively higher standard deviation (SD) observed for non-green roof (n-GR) condition. For summer, it was also quantified that indoor WBGT and PHS criteria for the workers became 2–2.5 times lower from the high risk level due to the effectiveness of GR.

      PubDate: 2018-02-26T01:28:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsbe.2017.09.001
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Design of concrete buildings for disassembly: An explorative review

    • Authors: Wasim Salama
      Pages: 617 - 635
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, Volume 6, Issue 2
      Author(s): Wasim Salama
      Due to various kinds of obsolescence, a large number of concrete buildings around the world are removed to give space for new buildings, however, the elements of these buildings in most cases have the ability to serve longer time, but the dominant demolition end-of-life scenario prevents from the reuse of these elements. It has been demonstrated that reuse of elements and materials is an environmentally responsible option that turns the current linear model of building materials and elements into a cyclic one, which pushes toward reconsidering the construction design of concrete buildings to support future disassembly, that facilitate reuse and adaptation. This study tends to explore and review the current issues related to concrete technologies and their role in building assembly and disassembly, as well as DfD “design for disassembly” aspects and theories that clarify and pave the way for future innovations, which move the construction design of concrete buildings to a higher degree of environmental responsibility. The study found out that despite the continuous developments in the field of concrete technologies, the link of these developments to the end-of-life phase is still missing. The study concluded that it is possible through the application of DfD criteria on precast concrete systems and elements to change the liner life-cycle model to a cyclic one.

      PubDate: 2018-02-26T01:28:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsbe.2017.03.005
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Applications of geosynthetic membranes in soil stabilization and coastal
           defence structures

    • Authors: Brian O. Oyegbile; Benjamin A. Oyegbile
      Pages: 636 - 662
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, Volume 6, Issue 2
      Author(s): Brian O. Oyegbile, Benjamin A. Oyegbile
      The use of geosynthetic in soil and coastal engineering is increasing and improving due to improvements in its engineering properties and fabrication techniques. While some geosynthetic coastal structures have attained advanced stage in terms of applications and efficiency, others still lack well-structured design formulas and specifications on a sound scientific basis, hence continued experimental works for the better understanding of the hydraulic performance, stability and modes of failure of these structures. Coastal areas are dynamic with unique geomechanical feature such as soil instability, which in any case, may affect the overall performance of coastal defence structures constructed on soft soil or weak foundation. This paper reviews the developments and applications of geosynthetics in soil stabilization and protection of coastal areas with emphasis on shoreline protection. Relevant empirical research data are presented as well as the present and likely future challenges in the use of geosynthetics in soil stabilization and coastal defence structures.

      PubDate: 2018-02-26T01:28:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsbe.2017.04.001
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Exploring sustainability of smart development initiatives in India

    • Authors: Aman Randhawa; Ashwani Kumar
      Pages: 701 - 710
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, Volume 6, Issue 2
      Author(s): Aman Randhawa, Ashwani Kumar
      Urban cities of developing countries are witnessing rapid urbanization that has elevated issues in the field of urban planning like a gap in demand and supply of infrastructure services and utilities, traffic congestions, pollution, reduction in natural green cover, peri-urban settlement typology etc, thus affecting the natural and built environment adversely. These prevailing issues will worsen over the coming decades as the urban population is increasing at a phenomenal rate, thus highlighting the urgency to take appropriate actions. Smart development has been identified as a sustainable world-wide solution to the existing urban planning issues, whose principles aims at providing a better quality of life and advertises livable communities; though the concept is vague to define, as no universal definition exists. The soul reason for the concept to be vague is the number of dimensions in which it is represented and therefore, the concept needs to be standardized in order to scale development worldwide. India has undergone rapid urbanization over the last few decades and the witnessing cities are mostly of Class-I & II tiers. To cater the issues developed by this phenomenon, the governing authorities have taken up initiatives over the years, in the form of programmes that have mainly focused on providing basic infrastructure services and utilities to the cities and have not paid much attention in achieving sustainability in the approach. Recently, India has introduced the smart city mission, which is somewhat on the similar lines of smart development. Since the development is been interpreted differently among the nations due to no standardization of the concept, it’s important to understand how the concept has been represented in the Indian context. The paper intended to analyse the concept of smart development and explore the sustainability quotient in the smart city mission introduced by the Government of India. And, concluding that whether the initiative taken up, achieves sustainability in the field of urban planning. To achieve the above-mentioned goals, an in-depth analysis was conducted of the various concepts associated with smart development.

      PubDate: 2018-02-26T01:28:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsbe.2017.08.002
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • The development of a novel process for the production of calcium
           sulfoaluminate

    • Authors: Yousef Al Horr; Ammar Elhoweris; Esam Elsarrag
      Pages: 734 - 741
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, Volume 6, Issue 2
      Author(s): Yousef Al Horr, Ammar Elhoweris, Esam Elsarrag
      In an industrial climate where the reduction of carbon emissions is paramount to meeting industry standards for a sustainable future, the cement industry is looking for alternative and creative solutions to reducing its carbon footprint and energy consumption. The title review develops a novel process for the production of calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cement, a material produced in the Chinese construction industry for use as a rapid hardening binder for 5 decades; but now undergoing rapid change. The novelty of the proposed process lies partly in its source of sulfur. Typically provided by gypsum in conventional raw feeds, the novel process instead sequesters sulfur into the cement solids through the combustion of elemental sulfur. This combustion event, in turn, contributes towards the calorific value required to heat and maintain kiln temperatures by burning fossil fuel, e.g. natural gas. The combustion of sulfur also provides various added benefits. The resultant sulfur-containing atmosphere in the reaction system provides a protective environment which represses S volatilisation at the operating temperatures used for CSA production, ca 1200–1300 °C. The novel process was developed with the intention for eventual commercial production in Doha, Qatar. The combustion of sulfur would be additionally beneficial due to the nation’s production of vast quantities of natural gas; elemental sulfur is a by-product of the Claus process, used for the desulfurisation of natural gas or sour crude. The proposed novel process would thereby utilise a waste product, i.e. sulfur, for the production of a low carbon cement product.

      PubDate: 2018-02-26T01:28:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsbe.2017.12.009
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
       
 
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