Special Issue "Modern Technologies and Methods in Architecture and Civil Engineering"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Civil Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Karolina Ogrodnik
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Guest Editor
Bialystok University of Technology, Bialystok, Poland
Interests: MCDM/MCDA methods; multi-criteria analysis; sustainability in AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction)
Dr. Beata Sadowska
Guest Editor
Bialystok University of Technology, Bialystok, Poland
Interests: energy efficiency in buildings; heat transfer; building envelope; building performance simulation, nearly and net-zero energy buildings

Special Issue Information

We would like to invite researchers to publish scientific articles in a Special Issue dedicated to modern technologies and multi-criteria decision support methods in architecture and civil engineering. Articles may concern both theoretical aspects (e.g., theoretical and methodological basis, state of the art) as well as practical aspects (case studies at the level of a single building, group of buildings, district, and even a city). However, special attention will be paid to instruments supporting decision-making considering the paradigm of sustainable development.

Articles offering a new approach to design decision-making for nearly zero energy buildings (NZEB) are also welcome. Papers may include analyses of the application of cost-effective solutions and technologies, but may also consider aspects of indoor air quality in such type of buildings. In addition to technical–economic as well as environmental approaches to the building design process, social dimensions and user preferences may also be considered, for which a combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches is necessary. The wide variety of available measures, as well as the number of aspects to consider, results in a high degree of complexity in the decision-making process, which makes multi-criteria analyses indispensable, as they are able to quantify trade-offs and interactions between measures.

Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • multi-criteria analysis in architecture and/or civil engineering;
  • sustainable and environmentally friendly technologies in architecture and/or civil engineering;
  • energy efficiency in buildings;
  • nearly zero-energy buildings.

Manuscript Submission Information

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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • MCDM/MCDA methods
  • multi-criteria analysis
  • sustainable development
  • nearly zero energy buildings (NZEB)
  • cost-effective solutions and technologies
  • indoor air quality, user preferences

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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