May 8, 2024


The field of sustainable construction has witnessed a paradigm shift with the advent of advanced materials that not only enhance structural performance but also contribute significantly to environmental conservation. This paper provides a comprehensive review of innovations in advanced materials for sustainable construction, elucidating their environmental benefits. In recent years, researchers and industry professionals have focused on developing materials that reduce the environmental impact of construction activities. This review explores a myriad of advanced materials, including but not limited to high-performance concrete, green composites, and recycled polymers. High-performance concrete formulations integrate advanced admixtures and supplementary cementitious materials, resulting in structures with superior strength and durability while minimizing resource consumption. Green composites, composed of natural fibers and bio-based resins, have emerged as a sustainable alternative to traditional construction materials. These composites not only exhibit impressive mechanical properties but also possess a reduced carbon footprint, aligning with the principles of eco-friendly construction practices. Additionally, the utilization of recycled polymers derived from post-consumer waste in construction materials represents a significant stride towards circular economy principles, addressing concerns related to plastic pollution. Environmental benefits of these advanced materials are multifold. The reduction in raw material extraction, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions associated with their production contribute to a more sustainable construction industry. Furthermore, the enhanced durability of structures built with these materials leads to extended service life and reduced maintenance requirements, further mitigating the environmental impact over the life cycle. The integration of advanced materials in sustainable construction not only elevates the performance of structures but also aligns with global efforts to minimize the ecological footprint of the built environment. This review serves as a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers seeking insights into the latest innovations and environmental advantages of advanced materials in the realm of sustainable construction. Keywords: Materials, Sustainable Construction, Innovation, Environmental, Advanced, Review.


Nwokediegwu, Z.Q., Ilojianya, V.I., Ibekwe, K.I., Adefemi, A., Etukudoh, E.A., & Umoh, A.A. (2024). ADVANCED MATERIALS FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION: A REVIEW OF INNOVATIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS. Engineering Science & Technology Journal.