Abstract—Buildings, infrastructure and the environment are inextricably linked. Energy, materials, water and land are all consumed in the construction, operation of buildings and infrastructure. These built structures in turn become part of our living environment, affecting our living conditions. It is therefore important to explore environmental design and development techniques in order to design buildings according to be sustainable, healthy and affordable. Until recently, much of the development of building materials has predominantly focused on producing cheaper, stronger and more durable construction materials. The building sector is responsible for creating, modifying and improving the living environment of humanity. But the basic problem here that are construction and buildings have considerable environmental impacts, consuming a significant limited proportion of resources in the planet including energy, raw material, water and land. The main aim of this paper is looking at appropriate tools and concepts for the design and assessment of the sustainability impacts of materials, components and technologies used in buildings and their construction, then achieving how to realize Sustainability in several types of construction projects. Hence, this paper is intended to highlight some projects that show new innovative ways of achieving sustainability of construction materials and technologies.
Index Terms—Construction materials technologies, built environment, construction industry, sustainable construction
Abeer Samy Yousef Mohamed is with the Architectural Department,
faculty of engineering, Tanta University, Egypt. Seconded to interior design
department, Faculty of designs and home economics, Taif university, the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dina Ahmed Ahmed El-Meligy is with the Department of Architecture, faculty of engineering, Tanta University, Egypt (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Abeer Samy Yousef Mohamed and Dina Ahmed Ahmed El-Meligy, "Sustainability Tomorrow in Construction Materials and Technologies," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 25-31, 2013.