Welcome to the 4th ICSBM – August 10th to 13th, 2025

The building sector is by far the largest consumer of raw materials and producer of manmade materials. From a sustainability and circularity point of view, the effects of this demand can among others be mitigated using biogenic resources, smart material design, enhanced durability, functionalization, reuse and recycling, and the use of side streams (“waste”). The conference addresses this challenge starting from a scientific approach; building materials science being a syncretic discipline hybridizing mineralogy, ceramics, solid-state physics, chemistry, metallurgy and biology. Advanced characterization and treatment methods, together with novel technologies and modelling tools, are vital for the study and improvement of the complete life cycle of building materials, from raw materials, to production, use and recycling.

It is more important than ever before to accelerate innovation in cement and concrete sector and to improve the sustainability of building materials. The challenges in the design, characterization, performance and application of innovative and sustainable building materials are diverse and interdisciplinary. The primary goal of the conference is to address these challenges starting from a scientific approach, to present recent advances in research and application of sustainable building materials, and to provide further high-level platform for professional exchange of knowledge.

Following the success of the preceding conferences in Wuhan and Eindhoven, we are pleased to announce the organization of the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Building Materials, ICSBM 2025, in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Confirmed keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Karen Scrivener (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Prof. Zongjin Li (Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau, China)
  • Prof. Harald Justnes (SINTEF/Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
  • Prof. Chi-sun Poon (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China)
  • Prof. Johann Plank (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • Prof. Caijun Shi (Hunan University, China)
  • Prof. Shashank Bishnoi (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India)
  • Prof. Thomas Matschei (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

And more details will be available in due course.

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on quality, innovation, and relevance.

Invited full papers will be recommended for publication in the special issue of Construction and Building Materials.