Special Issues

Buildings runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Advances in Architectural Acoustics
edited by J. Ramis-Soriano and Pedro Poveda-Martínez
submission deadline 30 Apr 2021
Energy Efficiency of Historical Buildings
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2021 | 2 articles
Keywords: In this framework, this Special Issue aims to collect original research or review papers on but not limited to one or more of the following topics in both global and local contexts:; Energy audit and the simulation of heritage and traditional buildings; Energy and the environmental monitoring of historical buildings; Non destructive technologies for cultural heritage (e.g., I.R. thermography, BDT, and HFM); Methodological approaches, specific methods, and tools for the energy efficiency of cultural heritage; Energy retrofit solutions and strategies for historical buildings; High-energy performance materials and smart solutions applied to historical buildings; Renewable energy resources (RES) integration in heritage and traditional buildings and landscapes; Technical standards and legislation on energy efficiency and RES integration in heritage sites; Policies and guidelines on energy retrofit of historical buildings; Case studies on the conservation, valorization, and management of historical buildings and towns; The impact of human factors and behaviors in the energy efficiency of historical buildings; “Soft actions” for energy efficiency (i.e., maintenance, the optimization of natural ventilation and lighting, etc.).
Advances in Building Materials
edited by Karim Ghazi Wakili
submission deadline 31 Aug 2021
Procurement in Construction Industry
edited by Malik Khalfan and Farshid Rahmani
submission deadline 30 Sep 2021
Preservation and Study of Modern and Historic Buildings: A Synergistic Relationship
edited by Kyriakos Lampropoulos
submission deadline 30 Sep 2021
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