Special Issue "Future Directions in Building Information Modeling"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2014
Prof. Dr. Milan Radosavljevic
School of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AW, UK
Phone: +44 0 118 378 7291
Interests: BIM; information management; construction innovation; embodied energy; labour productivity; delayed ettringite formation
Building Information Modeling (BIM) has gained increased attention over the past few years with several governments around the world enacting its inclusion in publicly funded projects.
These seemingly monumental initiatives have sparked a frenzy of activity in industry and research. From BIM protocols and standards and new rules of measurement on one hand to a plethora of software vendors and solutions on the other, the construction sector has found itself in the center of a construction virtualization hurricane.
Although still remarkably rare, voices predicting new business models that will emerge from survival necessity are getting louder. But then there are other headaches like managing the incredible amount of data, ownership and maturity within the supply chain. It is not a surprise that cloud computing is fast becoming the new buzzword in this proudly traditional industrial sector.
So, what will the future hold for BIM? Perhaps a single modeling environment is not as distant a prospect as it appears now and BIM will become a new virtual Research and Development platform, with project-independent teams improving building models using live data from existing buildings. This Special Issue will thus solicit original high quality papers focusing on the future directions in BIM.
Prof. Dr. Milan Radosavljevic
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- information modelling
- information management
- BIM implementation
- BIM standards
- big data
- BIM cloud
- virtual construction
- legal framework
- integrated construction
- asset care (or Facilities management)
Article: A Thermal Simulation Tool for Building and Its Interoperability through the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Platform
Buildings 2013, 3(2), 380-398; doi:10.3390/buildings3020380
Received: 1 March 2013; in revised form: 25 April 2013 / Accepted: 14 May 2013 / Published: 22 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (582 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 3 December 2013