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Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2017)

Volume 1

  • Seyhan Fırat
  • John Kinuthia
  • Abid Abu-Tair


  • Presents papers from the 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS), held in Dubai, UAE from 15 to 17 March, 2017

  • Written by leading experts from around the world

  • Features topical and emerging issues related to construction and environmental technologies

Conference proceedings ISBS 2017

Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Sustainable Buildings and Smart Cities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pınar Usta, Serap Ergün, Sırma Zeynep Alparslan Gök
      Pages 11-23
    3. İsmail Demir, Serhat Başpınar, Erhan Kahraman
      Pages 24-32
    4. Hakan Çağlar, Salih Yazıcıoğlu, İbrahim Uslu, Arzu Çağlar, M. Levent Uslu
      Pages 33-47
    5. John Kinuthia, Sara Marcelino, Jonathan Oti, Andres Seco
      Pages 48-64
    6. Salma Slaoui, Khadija Karibi, Nezha Tlemçani Mekaoui, Khalid El Harrouni
      Pages 65-79
    7. İlker Bekir Topçu, Aytaç Ünverdi
      Pages 114-126
    8. Alishba Ghauri, Munis Hameed, Amanda J. Hughes, Mehdi Nazarinia
      Pages 183-197
    9. Ahmet Gökdemir, Gökhan Durmuş, Can Demirel
      Pages 213-222
    10. HebatAlla Taha, Halim Boussabaine, Abid Abu-Tair
      Pages 223-231

Other volumes

  1. Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2017)
    Volume 1
  2. Volume 2

About these proceedings


This book describes the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of building design, environmental engineering and sustainability as presented by leading international researchers, engineers, architects and urban planners at the 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium  (ISBS), held in Dubai, UAE from 15 to 17 March 2017. It covers highly diverse topics, including smart cities, sustainable building and construction design, sustainable urban planning, infrastructure development, structural resilience under natural hazards, water and waste management, energy efficiency, climate change impacts, life cycle assessment, environmental policies, and strengthening and rehabilitation of structures. The contributions amply demonstrate that sustainable building design is key to protecting and preserving natural resources, economic growth, cultural heritage and public health. The contributions were selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process and highlight many exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.


Climate Change Energy Efficient Life Cycle Assessment Building Rehabilitation Sustainable Building Materials Concrete Strengthening Sustainable Built Environment Building Performance Assessment Smart Cities Cultural Heritage Sustainable Urban Planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Seyhan Fırat
    • 1
  • John Kinuthia
    • 2
  • Abid Abu-Tair
    • 3
  1. 1.Gazi UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.University of South WalesPontypriddUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.The British University in DubaiDubaiUnited Arab Emirates

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2017)
  • Book Subtitle Volume 1
  • Editors Seyhan Fırat
    John Kinuthia
    Abid Abu-Tair
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-63708-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09700-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-63709-9
  • Series ISSN 2366-2557
  • Series E-ISSN 2366-2565
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 927
  • Number of Illustrations 545 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Building Construction and Design
    Sustainable Development
    Energy Efficiency
    Climate Change Management and Policy
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