Nowadays building technology and sustainable design are considered as fundamental to the growing field of contemporary architecture. Practicing architects have a challenging responsibility to design buildings that are environmentally sustainable with the change in the global concern regarding the use of energy and resources. Sustainable development in built environment has been a key objective of research over the past several decades. Sustainability in built environment requires reconciliation between economic, environmental and social impacts of design and planning decisions made during life cycle of a project, from inception to termination.

This book aims to capture the state-of-the-art in development of innovative sustainable design and planning strategies for building and construction projects including with the methods of construction, materials used in building construction, and fire-resistance requirements in order to conduct fire scene operations safely and make sound strategic decisions. It covers state-of-the-art research and reviews, innovative industrial application, insightful case studies, and reviews from experts in the field of building construction and planning. The extensive knowledge, experimental findings, and practical information have become significant resources for innovations in building construction and planning.

This comprehensive guide aims to promote technical and scientific advances in building construction and planning among academia, professionals, consultants and students by stimulating research, encouraging academic exchange and enhancing professional development.