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 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Building Materials, ICSBM 2023, in Wuhan, China.
All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on quality, innovation, and relevance. Invited full papers will be recommended for publication on Journal of Building Engineering and Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, details will be available in due course.