Buildings — Editors

Journal Contact

Buildings Editorial Office
MDPI AG, St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34; Fax: +41 61 302 89 18
Ms. Mia Liu

Managing Editor
MDPI Haidian Office, Aerospace Cooperation Building, 8th Floor, No.99 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, China


Prof. Dr. Chimay J. Anumba

Department of Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 104 Engineering Unit A, University Park, PA 16802, USA
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)
Prof. Dr. David Arditi

Associate Editor
Construction Engineering and Management Program, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3201 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
Interests: construction management; organizational theory; conflict resolution; optimal bidding strategies; project delivery systems; sustainability, linear scheduling methods; stochastic simulation; information technologies

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Adrian Pitts

Centre for Urban Design, Architecture and Sustainability, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK
Interests: energy efficiency in buildings, thermal comfort; climate sensitive/bioclimatic design; 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
Special Issue: Sustainable Building in Rural Areas
In other journals:
Special Issue: Passive House Development and High Energy Efficiency Sustainable Buildings
Prof. Dr. Derek Clements-Croome

School of the Built Environment, Whiteknights, University of Reading, PO Box 219, Reading RG6 6AW, UK
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. Radu Zmeureanu

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

Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3NB, UK
Interests: sustainability in the built environment low carbon building design; building performance simulation
Prof. Dr. Brian Ford

Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
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. Ghassan Aouad

Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST), P.O. Box 7207, Hawally 32093, Kuwait
Interests: construction management; construction IT; VR modeling; simulation; process mapping in construction
Prof. Dr. Behzad Sodagar

Lincoln School of Architecture, Faculty of Art Architecture and Design, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS, UK
Interests: sustainable architecture; low energy building design; building performance analysis; post occupancy evaluation; user comfort and satisfraction; whole life cycle assessment; carbon foot-printing
Contribution: Special Issue: Sustainable Design and Construction
In other journals:
Special Issue: Sustainable Design and Construction
Special Issue: Advances in Post Occupancy Evaluation
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kastner

Automation Systems Group, Institute of Computer Aided Automation, Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna, Austria
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. Khee Poh Lam

Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Interests: life cycle building information modeling; computational design support systems for total building performance analysis; building diagnostics; integrated sustainable architectural design
Prof. Dr. George Baird

School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
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. Matheos Santamouris

Group of Building Environmental Research, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimioupolis, 15784 Athens, Greece
Interests: sustainable energy; energy efficient and near zero energy buildings; mitigation and adaptation technologies including cool materials; smart cities
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Urban Heat Island
Prof. Dr. Kheir Al-Kodmany

Department of Urban Planning and Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
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. Nasim Uddin

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-4440, USA
Interests: hazards modeling and analysis; risk and resiliency; high performance infrastructures; disaster resistant panelized construction and prefabricated buildings; FRP and natural fiber reinforced composites for structures; seismic design and retrofitting; wind resistant design and construction; sustainable buildings
Prof. Dr. Ren-Jye Dzeng

Construction Engineering and Management Program, Department of Civil Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, 1001 Ta-Hsieu Rd., Hsinchu City, Taiwan 300
Interests: construction management; procurement; negotiation, educational game, edutainment; smart city; information technologies; mobile device application
Prof. Dr. Linda Brock

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

School of Architecture, University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ, UK
Interests: interdisciplinary education; urban design, housing; representation; architecture practice and research through design
Contribution: Special Issue: Representation in Architecture
Prof. Dr. Leif Gustavsson

Mid Sweden University, SE-831 25 Östersund, Sweden Linnaeus University, SE-351 95 Växjö, Sweden
Interests: building construction; energy efficiency; renewable energy; forestry
Prof. Dr. Steffen Lehmann

Sustainable Cities Research Theme Leader, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCi), The University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ, United Kingdom
Interests: green urbanism; climate change impact; high-performance 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
Interests: infrastructure procurement; construction project management; human and organizational psychology; accident analysis and prevention
Professor Alan Short

Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, University of Cambridge, 1-5 Scroope Terrace, Cambridge, CB2 1PX, UK
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
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. Koen Steemers

The Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, University of Cambridge, 1-5 Scroope Terrace, Cambridge, CB2 1PX, UK
Interests: environmental building and urban design; comfort, perception and well being; energy efficiency
Prof. Dr. Robert Young

University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning, 375 South 1530 East; 235AAC, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0370, USA
Interests: stewardship of the built environment; adaptive use and preservation of buildings; energy efficiency; sustainability; community revitalization; building systems; building performance
Dr. Wei Pan

Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Interests: sustainable construction; zero carbon building; energy modelling of high-rise; prefabrication; off-site production; lean and productivity; decision making
Dr. Malik Khalfan

School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University, Australia
Interests: supply chain management; procurement; knowledge management
Prof. Dr. Esther Obonyo

Pennsylvania State university, USA
Interests: construction ebusiness; intelligent information systems; knowledge-based systems; productivity improvement; climate change and extreme weather events; environmental sustainability; entrepreneurship
Dr. Morten Gjerde

School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Interests: urban design; public space management; facility management; building construction; building performance; building evaluation; architectural tectonics; architectural design
Prof. Dr. Bingunath Ingirige

Global Disaster Resilience Centre, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, UK
Interests: policy making in disaster management and resilience; property level adaptation and resilience; disaster risk reduction theory and practice; community disaster preparedness; role of the built environment in disaster management; flood mitigation
Contribution: Special Issue: Disaster Management and Resilience in Building Construction/Re-Construction
Prof. Dr. Cinzia Buratti

Department of Engineering, University of Perugia, Via G. Duranti 93, 06125 Perugia, Italy
Interests: transparent insulation materials (aerogel) foe energy saving in buildings; indoor thermal comfort: instrumental and adaptive approach; thermoigrometrical conditions in museums and in presence of works of art; heat transfer (thermal resistance of building elements, thermal expansion of materials); acoustics (environmental acoustics, measurements of sound insulation in buildings and of buildings elements); natural lighting; environmental impact, life cycle assessment (LCA) and carbon footprint of building materials and energy chains; environmental impact and sustainable energy; biomass and bioenergy
Contribution: Special Issue: Building Refurbishment and Energy Performance
Prof. Dr. Ravi Srinivasan

M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction Management, College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-5703, USA
Interests: smart cities; integrative three-dimensional multi-scalar modeling; simulation and visualization platforms; building energy and sustainability; life cycle assessments; virtual and augmented environments
Dr. Umberto Berardi

Department of Architectural Science, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3, Canada
Interests: architectural acoustics; sound insulation in building; sustainability assessments of buildings; new materials for energy efficiency
Contribution: Special Issue: Selected Papers on Building and Architectural Acoustics from ICSV22
In other journals:
Special Issue: Sustainability Assessments of Buildings
Prof. Dr. Ambrose Dodoo

Department of Building and Energy Technology, Sustainable Built Environment, Linnaeus University, SE-35195 Vaxjo, Sweden
Interests: building technology; energy and material flow analysis; building energy and environmental simulation; building energy and systems analysis; life-cycle modelling of energy, cost and environmental implications of the built environment
Contribution: Special Issue: Insulation Materials for Residential Buildings
Dr. Yuehong Su

Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
Interests: solar concentrators for PV & daylighting; PHOTOPIA optical simulation; EnergyPlus simulation; air conditioning; adsorption/absorption/ejector cooling; low temperature power generation; heat storage; desalination
Contribution: Special Issue: Innovative Design, Simulation and Monitoring of Daylighting and PV/Thermal Systems in Buildings
Prof. Dr. Francisco López Almansa

Architecture Technology Department, Technical University of Catalonia, Avda. Diagonal 649, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: civil engineering; structural engineering; earthquake engineering; energy dissipators; energy spectra; concrete structures; steel structures; timber structures
Contribution: Special Issue: Seismic Performance of Timber Platform Frame Buildings
Dr. Gianpiero Evola

Department of Electric, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95127 Catania, Italy
Interests: energy performance of buildings; thermal comfort; renewable energy technologies; cool and green roofs; phase change materials; ventilation
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Margani

Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAr), University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95127 Catania, Italy
Interests: sustainable architecture; energy and seismic retrofit; innovation in building technologies; integration of renewable energy systems in the building envelope; history of construction technologies; building refurbishment; restoration of historical buildings
Buildings EISSN 2075-5309 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert