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MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, 4057 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34; Fax: +41 61 302 89 18

Editorial Office

Prof. Dr. Chimay J. Anumba
Department of Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 104 Engineering Unit A, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Tel. +1 814 865 6394; Fax: +1 814 863 4789
Interests: advanced engineering informatics; artificial intelligence/knowledge-based systems/knowledge management; concurrent engineering in construction; distributed collaboration and e-business; construction (materials, safety, management & maintenance)

Senior Assistant Editor
Ms. Du Liu
MDPI Haidian Office, Aerospace Cooperation Building, 8th Floor, No.99 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, China
Tel. +86 10 62800830

Production Editor
Dr. Martyn Rittman
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Kheir Al-Kodmany
Department of Urban Planning and Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Tel. +1 312 413 3884; Fax: +1 312 413 2314
Interests: tall buildings; ecological design; biomimicry; intelligent systems; smart skins; renewable energy; wood skyscraper; retrofitting skyscrapers; vertical farms; green roofs; security systems; ultra-high speed and regenerative energy elevators; social life; life cycle assessment; recycling; bio-degradable materials; sustainable high-rise development
Contribution: Special Issue: Eco-Towers: Technology, Sustainability, and Resilience

Prof. Dr. Ghassan Aouad
Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST), P.O. Box 7207, Hawally 32093, Kuwait
Tel. +965 2530 7109; Fax: +965 2530 7296
Interests: construction management; construction IT; VR modeling; simulation; process mapping in construction

Prof. Dr. David Arditi
Construction Engineering and Management Program, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3201 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
Tel. +1 312 567 5751; Fax: +1 312 567 3519
Interests: construction management; organizational theory; conflict resolution; optimal bidding strategies; project delivery systems; sustainability, linear scheduling methods; stochastic simulation; information technologies

Prof. Dr. George Baird
School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Tel. +64 4 463 6231; Fax: +64 4 463 6204
Interests: building performance; users’ perceptions of buildings; user performance benchmarks; low energy design and operation; internal environments of buildings; sustainable and regenerative systems
Contribution: Special Issue: Selected Papers from Building A Better New Zealand (BBNZ 2014) Conference

Prof. Dr. Linda Brock
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia, 402-6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Canada
Tel. +1 604 822 2458
Interests: masonry forensics; indigenous building materials and systems; development of materials, housing (affordable, prefabrication, light-wood frame construction, cultural implications); building envelope

Prof. Dr. Derek Clements-Croome
School of Construction Management and Engineering, Whiteknights, University of Reading, PO Box 219, Reading RG6 6AW, UK
Tel. +44 7711 705456
Interests: design and management of intelligent buildings; sustainable healthy buildings; environmental sensory design; green building; creating productive workplaces
Contribution: Special Issue: The Impacts of the Building Environment on Health and Well-Being
In other journals:
Special Issue: Green Building

Prof. Dr. Rene Davids
Department of Architecture, University of California at Berkeley, 1501, 37th Ave. 2A, Oakland, CA 94601, USA
Interests: urban design; architectural design; construction processes and detailing; Latin American architecture and cities

Prof. Dr. Lorraine Farrelly
School of Architecture, University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ, UK
Tel. +44 2392 842086; Fax: +44 2392 842087
Interests: interdisciplinary education; urban design, housing; representation; architecture practice and research through design
Contribution: Special Issue: Representation in Architecture

Prof. Dr. Paul Fazio
Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada
Tel. +514 848 2424; Fax: +514 848 7965
Interests: building envelope design; construction processes; energy consumption of buildings; industrialization of building systems

Prof. Dr. Brian Ford
Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
Tel. +44 (0)115 951 3156; Fax: +44 (0)115 951 3054
Interests: bioclimatic architecture and low carbon building design; passive cooling and natural ventilation; building performance evaluation; urban/rural microclimate
Contribution: Special Issue: Low Carbon Housing Design: Selected Papers from 2013 PLEA Conference

Prof. Dr. Leif Gustavsson
Mid Sweden University, SE-831 25 Östersund, Sweden Linnaeus University, SE-351 95 Växjö, Sweden
Tel. +46 70 3447030; Fax: +46 63 165450
Interests: building construction; energy efficiency; renewable energy; forestry

Prof. Dr. Phillip Jones
Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3NB, UK
Tel. +44 0 2920 874078; Fax: +44 0 2920 874623
Interests: sustainability in the built environment low carbon building design; building performance simulation

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kastner
Automation Systems Group, Institute of Computer Aided Automation, Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Tel. +43 1 58801-18320; Fax: +43 1 58801-18391
Interests: building automation systems; smart homes; building automation networks (wired/wireless); security/safety; information modeling; integration
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Toward people aware IoT

Prof. Dr. Arto Kiviniemi
School of Architecture, University of Liverpool, Leverhulme Building, Liverpool L69 7ZN, UK
Tel. +44 151 794 3575; Fax: +44 151 794 2605
Interests: Building Information Modelling (BIM); integrated design and project delivery; lifecycle information management; business models and collaborative processes; software technology, data exchange and standards; shared models and model servers; use of BIM in analysis and simulation
Contribution: Special Issue: Future Directions in Building Information Modeling

Prof. Dr. Khee Poh Lam
Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Tel. +1-412-268-8503
Interests: life cycle building information modeling; computational design support systems for total building performance analysis; building diagnostics; integrated sustainable architectural design

Prof. Dr. Steffen Lehmann
Head of School, Professor of Architecture, School of Built Environment, Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University GPO Box 1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
Tel. +618 9266 7258; Fax: +61 8 9266 2711
Interests: green urbanism; climate change impact; architecture; energy-efficient cities
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Sustainable Urban Development

Prof. Dr. Peter Love
Department of Construction Management, School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box 1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
Tel. +61 8 9266 4723; Fax: +61 8 9266 2711
Interests: infrastructure procurement; construction project management; human and organizational psychology; accident analysis and prevention

Prof. Dr. John Mardaljevic
School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK
Tel. +44 1509 222630
Interests: daylighting; daylight modelling; daylight metrics; sky models; glare; smart windows; daylight and planning; urban solar micro-climate

Prof. Dr. Adrian Pitts
Department of Architecture and 3D Design, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK
Tel. +44-1484-473288; Fax: +44-1484-472440
Interests: thermal comfort; climate sensitive/bioclimatic design; energy efficiency; renewable energy; building environment and services; planning and design strategies at neighbourhood and urban level; environmental assessment techniques; design for health, well-being and security
Contribution: Special Issue: Sustainable Buildings: Design for Comfort and Users

Prof. Dr. Mat Santamouris
Group of Building Environmental Research, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimioupolis, 15784 Athens, Greece
Tel. +30-2107-276847; Fax: +30-2107-295282
Interests: urban climate change; heat island; urban mitigation techniques; advanced materials; natural ventilation; passive cooling of buildings

Professor Alan Short
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, University of Cambridge, 1-5 Scroope Terrace, Cambridge, CB2 1PX, UK
Tel. +44 1223 760118
Interests: sustainable design; low energy ventilation and cooling; policy making; theatre design; building for health

Prof. Dr. Gary W. Siebein
University of Florida, School of Architecture, 625 NW 60th Street, Suite C - Gainesville, Florida 32607, USA
Tel. +1 352 331 5111; Fax: +1 352 331 0009
Interests: acoustics; architectural acoustics; classroom acoustics; soundscape design; urban design; architectural design; evidence-based design; performance hall design; sustainability; occupational noise; building performance
Contribution: Special Issue: Architectural, Urban and Natural Soundscapes

Prof. Dr. Behzad Sodagar
Lincoln School of Architecture, Faculty of Art Architecture and Design, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS, UK
Tel. +44 1522 837141
Interests: building performance analysis: lighting, solar, thermal and air flow; in situ thermal measurements and monitoring; post occupancy evaluation; sustainable planning and development; whole life cycle assessment of buildings; development of interactive design tools; renewable energy technology; carbon foot-printing; eco-refurbishment/conversion; low impact construction materials and techniques including crop based materials; aesthetic/design implications of environmental design
Contribution: Special Issue: Sustainable Design and Construction
In other journals:
Special Issue: Sustainable Design and Construction

Prof. Dr. Koen Steemers
The Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, University of Cambridge, 1-5 Scroope Terrace, Cambridge, CB2 1PX, UK
Tel. +44 1223 760111
Interests: environmental building and urban design; comfort, perception and well being; energy efficiency

Dr. John Storey
School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Tel. +64 4 463 6208
Interests: sustainable architecture (design and construction); performance and sustainability enhancement in existing building; resource stewardship materials/water/energy); user, environmental and ecological well-being; adaptable and climate responsive buildings, regenerative building systems

Prof. Dr. Ismet Ugursal
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax B3H 4R2, Nova Scotia, Canada
Tel. +1 902 494 2246; Fax: +1 902 423 6711
Interests: building stock modeling; building energy consumption and conservation; HVAC systems; energy efficient buildings; zero energy/emission buildings
Contribution: Special Issue: Building Performance Analysis and Simulation
In other journals:
Special Issue: Energy Savings in the Domestic and Tertiary Sectors 2011

Prof. Dr. Robert Young
University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning, 375 South 1530 East; 235AAC, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0370, USA
Tel. +1 801 581 3909; Fax: +1 801 581 8217
Interests: stewardship of the built environment; adaptive use and preservation of buildings; energy efficiency; sustainability; community revitalization; building systems; building performance

Prof. Dr. Radu Zmeureanu
Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada
Tel. +1 514 848 2424; Fax: +1 514 848 7965
Interests: energy efficiency in buildings; HVAC systems; ongoing commissioning; computer simulation; measurements of energy performance of buildings; calibration of energy analysis programs; applied thermodynamics

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