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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)
Senior Assistant Editor
Ms. Du Liu
MDPI Haidian Office, Aerospace Cooperation Building, 8th Floor, No.99 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, China
Editorial Manager
Mr. Alistair Freeland
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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. 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. 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. Paul Fazio
Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Interests: daylighting; daylight modelling; daylight metrics; sky models; glare; smart windows; daylight and planning; urban solar micro-climate
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
In other journals:
Special Issue: Passive House Development and High Energy Efficiency Sustainable Buildings
Prof. Dr. Mat Santamouris
Group of Building Environmental Research, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimioupolis, 15784 Athens, Greece
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
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. Behzad Sodagar
Lincoln School of Architecture, Faculty of Art Architecture and Design, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS, UK
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
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
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. 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. Ismet Ugursal
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax B3H 4R2, Nova Scotia, Canada
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
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
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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