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

Prof. Dr. Chimay J. Anumba
Editor-in-Chief
College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
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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)
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
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
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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. Kheir Al-Kodmany
Department of Urban Planning and Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Eco-Towers: Technology, Sustainability, and Resilience
Prof. Dr. Francisco López Almansa
Architecture Technology Department, Technical University of Catalonia, Avda. Diagonal 649, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: civil engineering; structural engineering; earthquake engineering; energy dissipators; energy spectra; concrete structures; steel structures; timber structures
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Seismic Performance of Timber Platform Frame Buildings
Prof. Dr. Ghassan Aouad
Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST), P.O. Box 7207, Hawally 32093, Kuwait
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Interests: construction management; construction IT; VR modeling; simulation; process mapping in construction
Prof. Dr. George Baird
School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
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Interests: building performance; users’ perceptions of buildings; user performance benchmarks; low energy design and operation; internal environments of buildings; sustainable and regenerative systems
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Selected Papers from Building A Better New Zealand (BBNZ 2014) Conference
Dr. Umberto Berardi
Department of Architectural Science, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3, Canada
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Interests: green cities; sustainability assessments; new materials; energy efficiency; acoustics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Selected Papers on Building and Architectural Acoustics from ICSV22
Special Issue: Sustainability Assessments of Buildings
Prof. Dr. Linda Brock
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia, 402-6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Canada
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Interests: masonry forensics; indigenous building materials and systems; development of materials, housing (affordable, prefabrication, light-wood frame construction, cultural implications); building envelope
Prof. Dr. Cinzia Buratti
Department of Engineering, University of Perugia, Via G. Duranti 93, 06125 Perugia, Italy
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Building Refurbishment and Energy Performance
Prof. Dr. Derek Clements-Croome
School of the Built Environment, Whiteknights, University of Reading, PO Box 219, Reading RG6 6AW, UK
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Interests: design and management of intelligent buildings; sustainable healthy buildings; environmental sensory design; green building; creating productive workplaces
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Green Building
Special Issue: The Impacts of the Building Environment on Health and Well-Being
Special Issue: Building Related Illnesses
Prof. Dr. Ambrose Dodoo
Department of Building and Energy Technology, Sustainable Built Environment, Linnaeus University, SE-35195 Vaxjo, Sweden
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Insulation Materials for Residential 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
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Interests: construction management; procurement; negotiation, educational game, edutainment; smart city; information technologies; mobile device application
Dr. Gianpiero Evola
Department of Electric, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95127 Catania, Italy
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Interests: energy performance of buildings; thermal comfort; renewable energy technologies; cool and green roofs; phase change materials; ventilation
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Passive Strategies for Building Renovation in Temperate Climate
Prof. Dr. Lorraine Farrelly
School of Architecture, University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ, UK
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Interests: interdisciplinary education; urban design, housing; representation; architecture practice and research through design
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Representation in Architecture
Prof. Dr. Brian Ford
Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
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Interests: bioclimatic architecture and low carbon building design; passive cooling and natural ventilation; building performance evaluation; urban/rural microclimate
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Low Carbon Housing Design: Selected Papers from 2013 PLEA Conference
Dr. Morten Gjerde
School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
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Interests: urban design; public space management; facility management; building construction; building performance; building evaluation; architectural tectonics; architectural design
Prof. Dr. Leif Gustavsson
Mid Sweden University, SE-831 25 Östersund, Sweden Linnaeus University, SE-351 95 Växjö, Sweden
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Interests: building construction; energy efficiency; renewable energy; forestry
Prof. Dr. Bingunath Ingirige
Global Disaster Resilience Centre, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, UK
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Disaster Management and Resilience in Building Construction/Re-Construction
Prof. Dr. Phillip Jones
Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3NB, UK
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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
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Interests: building automation systems; smart homes; building automation networks (wired/wireless); security/safety; information modeling; integration
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Toward people aware IoT
Dr. Malik Khalfan
School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University, Australia
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Interests: supply chain management; procurement; knowledge management
Prof. Dr. Khee Poh Lam
Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
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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
Sustainable Cities Research Theme Leader, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCi), The University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ, United Kingdom
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Interests: green urbanism; climate change impact; high-performance architecture; energy-efficient cities
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI 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
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Interests: infrastructure procurement; construction project management; human and organizational psychology; accident analysis and prevention
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Margani
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAr), University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95127 Catania, Italy
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Passive Strategies for Building Renovation in Temperate Climate
Special Issue: Energy and Seismic Renovation Strategies for Sustainable Cities
Prof. Dr. Esther Obonyo
Pennsylvania State university, USA
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Interests: construction ebusiness; intelligent information systems; knowledge-based systems; productivity improvement; climate change and extreme weather events; environmental sustainability; entrepreneurship
Dr. Wei Pan
Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
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Interests: sustainable construction; zero carbon building; energy modelling of high-rise; prefabrication; off-site production; lean and productivity; decision making
Prof. Dr. Adrian Pitts
Centre for Urban Design, Architecture and Sustainability, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK
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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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Sustainable Buildings: Design for Comfort and Users
Special Issue: Passive House Development and High Energy Efficiency Sustainable Buildings
Special Issue: Sustainable Building in Rural Areas
Prof. Dr. Matheos Santamouris
Group of Building Environmental Research, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimioupolis, 15784 Athens, Greece
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Interests: sustainable energy; energy efficient and near zero energy buildings; mitigation and adaptation technologies including cool materials; smart cities
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Urban Heat Island
Professor Alan Short
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, University of Cambridge, 1-5 Scroope Terrace, Cambridge, CB2 1PX, UK
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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
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Interests: acoustics; architectural acoustics; classroom acoustics; soundscape design; urban design; architectural design; evidence-based design; performance hall design; sustainability; occupational noise; building performance
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
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
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Interests: sustainable architecture; low energy building design; building performance analysis; post occupancy evaluation; user comfort and satisfraction; whole life cycle assessment; carbon foot-printing
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Sustainable Design and Construction
Special Issue: Sustainable Design and Construction
Special Issue: Advances in Post Occupancy Evaluation
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
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Interests: smart cities; integrative three-dimensional multi-scalar modeling; simulation and visualization platforms; building energy and sustainability; life cycle assessments; virtual and augmented environments
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
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Interests: environmental building and urban design; comfort, perception and well being; energy efficiency
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Bayesian Building Energy Modeling
Dr. Yuehong Su
Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
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Interests: solar concentrators for PV & daylighting; PHOTOPIA optical simulation; EnergyPlus simulation; air conditioning; adsorption/absorption/ejector cooling; low temperature power generation; heat storage; desalination
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Innovative Design, Simulation and Monitoring of Daylighting and PV/Thermal Systems in Buildings
Prof. Dr. Nasim Uddin
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-4440, USA
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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. Robert Young
University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning, 375 South 1530 East; 235AAC, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0370, USA
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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
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Interests: energy efficiency in buildings; HVAC systems; ongoing commissioning; computer simulation; measurements of energy performance of buildings; calibration of energy analysis programs; applied thermodynamics

Journal Contact

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