International Conference on Sustainable Construction and Demolition

1st Edition, Valencia (Spain) 17-18 November 2021

For a sustainable circular economy in construction and demolition

The Conference

The Universitat Politècnica de València invites you to participate in the first edition of the Conference on Sustainable Construction and Demolition (SCD).

The SCD International Conference aims to bring together international institutions, researchers, professionals and students to exchange knowledge and experiences. They will be related to sustainability in the construction industry during all the life-cycle process:  from the design project to the demolition, reuse and recycling waste, in the global environment and circular economy context.

This international challenge is a key point to promote the ecological use of materials, the rational use of energy with renewable systems and energy-efficient buildings, the dismantling and recycling processes and the management of waste generated in all these activities.

The Conference will be held in Valencia (Spain) in November 2021 in a blended format. All the lectures and presentations will be online on a digital presentation. The official languages of the Conference are English, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

The Conference Organising Committee will implement all the measures for health and safety prevention according to the Covid-19 situation on the Conference dates.


Check the program of the event here :

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See here dates and conditions for different types of enrolement

Conference Proceedings

Authors are kindly encouraged to submit their contributions to share their research and experiences.

All the submitted papers will be peer-reviewed.

The accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings as a book chapter.

A number of selected papers will be considered for publication in a Special Journal Issue.

Important dates

Full-text Paper Submission



Final Paper Submission

SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

Video-Presentation Submission


OCTOBER 29, 2021

Main features

  • International Approach

    Promoting worldwide perspectives and exchange

  • Online Sessions

    Enabling global access

  • Dissemination

    Spreading and sharing knowledge, experience & new ideas

Topic areas

The aim of this topic is sustainability applied to the different areas of construction: urban planning, architecture, civil engineering, building on site, etc. This issue is opened to all different stages, from programming, design development, construction documents and administration. Special attention to the maintenance and conservation of infrastructures,  building retrofitting and heritage preservation

This issue is focused in different technologies applied to assessment and evaluation of sustainable construction and energy-efficient buildings, facilities and installations, etc. The topic also considers environmental friendly materials, operational maintenance using advanced green technologies

In this area we will carry on main aspects on Circular Economy applied to infrastructures, buildings and their facilities. The LCA from the early beginning of the pre-design and material choose options to the final recovery and reuse of them