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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Sustainable Infrastructure Development Strategies through Technological Innovation of Smart Materials
by Khandaker M.A. Hossain

Over the last decades there has been a tremendous growth of built environment to meet higher standards of living with growing industrialization and urbanization. The replacement and rehabilitation of aging and deteriorating existing infrastructures are the challenges of the 21st century. Development of new environmentally friendly building materials can lead to lower greenhouse gas emission, consumption of wastes, durable construction, sustainability in construction industry and minimize worldwide infrastructure problems. The paper addresses critical infrastructure needs and focuses on the strategies for the development of sustainable infrastructure based on technological innovation of smart materials and rehabilitation technologies. In the strategy of smart infrastructure materials, emphasis is placed on the deterioration (degradation) process of traditional construction materials and on the development of new generation of advanced materials. The strategy area of rehabilitation techniques focusses on renewing, modifying, and upgrading constructed facilities, through integrating smart materials and new design approaches. This paper also presents the development of new generation of advanced materials and their contributions to infrastructure sustainability based on structural capacity enhancement, service life and economy through illustrating case studies.
Keywords: sustainable infrastructure, smart materials, technological innovation, rehabilitation, greenhouse gas emission
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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Prof. Gui Yun Tian
Professor of Sensor Technologies
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
University of Newcastle
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