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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Timber in Construction: Trends and Perspectives submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 258
Keywords: Concepts for multi-story construction; Connection technology; Prefabrication; Adhesive bond technology; Fire design; Hybrid concepts with timber; Upgrade of existing structure
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Sustainable Building Infrastructure and Resilience
edited by Xiaopei Cai, and Tao Wang
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 6109
Keywords: sustainable resilience; building infrastructure; building structure; material; disaster resistance and mitigation measures
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Conservation of Porous Building Materials Used in Historical Constructions submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 291
Keywords: porous materials; stone; mortar; brick/tiles; earth-based materials; historic concrete; conservation; consolidation; protection; cleaning
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Characterization and Structural Rehabilitation of Ancient Masonry Buildings submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2661
Keywords: ancient buildings; characterization of walls and foundations; anomalies; inspection; structural rehabilitation; strengthening; experimental analysis; numerical modelling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Composite Structural Members in the Building Sector: From Design to Materials
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 580
Keywords: Composite structural members; steel– concrete composite members; composite cold-formed steel and concrete flooring systems; fiber-reinforced polymer composite members; composite cold-formed steel and timber flooring systems; composite PVC-encased concrete walls; composite slabs; composite beams; composite columns; composite connections; composite walls; composite sandwich panels
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Towards Construction 4.0: The Connection of Lean Construction and Industry 4.0
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 14459
Keywords: Lean construction; Industry 4.0; Construction 4.0; Relationship.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Seismic Performance Assessment and Analysis of Buildings Structures and Critical Infrastructure submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1180
Keywords: seismic analysis; performance; ground motions; seismic hazard; collapse; resilience; risk
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Housing and Real Estate Economics
edited by Mats Wilhelmsson and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 4410
Keywords: housing shortage; overcrowding and segregation; young adults' housing situation; aging population; environmental and social sustainability; housing economics and law; financing and risk; mobility in the housing market; the planning and construction process
(This special issue belongs to the Section Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate)
Toward Immune Buildings: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Aftermath
edited by and Z. John Zhai
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 6620
Keywords: COVID-19; pandemic; disease transmission; particle; exposure; building; public transport vehicle cabin
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
High-performance Construction Materials: Latest Advances and Prospects
edited by and
submission deadline 1 Jun 2022 | 15 articles | Viewed by 7575
Keywords: construction materials; hydraulic buildings; durability; experimental techniques; microstructure; admixture
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Structural Monitoring
edited by
submission deadline 1 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4471
Keywords: structural health monitoring; dynamic identification; damage detection; inverse problem; machine learning in SHM; sensor network; optimal sensor placement; sensor technologies; remote monitoring; instrumentation design
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Seismic Design and Performance of Timber Structures submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1810
Keywords: timber structures; seismic design; traditional construction; innovative systems; retrofitting; connections; shear walls; research and practice
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
AI-Aided Carbon Engineering in the AEC Industry
edited by , , Qiuchen Lu and
submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2115
Keywords: artificial intelligence; BIM; carbon neutrality; computer vision; circular economy; digital twin; energy efficiency; green building; Internet of Things; low-carbon; smart construction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Optimized Design and Modelling in Modern Steel and RC Structure Constructions
edited by Hrvoje Smoljanović and Ivan Balić
submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 744
Keywords: structural optimization; steel structures; RC structures; advanced numerical models; numerical analyses; standards for design of buildings
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Structural Vibration Serviceability and Human Comfort
edited by and Haoqi Wang
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1944
Keywords: dynamic load model; serviceability assessment; big data analysis; numerical method; serviceability design; human-induced load; structural dynamics and vibration
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Architecture: Integration of Art and Engineering
edited by , Agata Bonenberg, and Marco Lucchini
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 14 articles | Viewed by 17231
Keywords: Art; Construction engineering; Cubature architecture; Interior architecture; Process design; Design paradigms; Cost– benefit analysis; Digitization in architecture and civil engineering
(This special issue belongs to the Section Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate)
Strategies for Sustainable Urban Development
edited by Liyin Shen, Jorge Ochoa and Haijun Bao
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 3498
Keywords: sustainable urbanization; sustainable urban planning and design; sustainable urban land use; digital technologies; sustainability measures; urban policy and governance; sustainable development goals; circular economy; response to COVID-19
(This special issue belongs to the Section Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate)
Building Energy-Saving Technology
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3502
Keywords: building envelop; mechanical system; passive and zero energy buildings; HVAC system control; carbon neutral; retrofit; energy performance; lifecycle analysis; embodied energy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Sustainable and Green Construction Materials: Opportunities for New and Existing Structures
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 8024
Keywords: Sustainability; Integrated design process; Repair/retrofit; High-performance solutions; Advanced materials and techniques; Mitigation of seismic risk; Static safety; Energy efficiency; Reduction of losses
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
To Improve Urban Resilience: Cleaner Materials and Technologies towards Sustainable and Green Construction of Buildings
edited by Xi Jiang, , Rui Xiao and Wei Hu
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4529
Keywords: cleaner production; green construction; urban resilience; cleaner materials; sustainable technology; sustainable manufacturing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Construction Fire Retardant Materials
edited by Long Yan and Zhengyang Wang
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 86
Keywords: fire-retardant coating; flame-retardant structural materials; bio-sourced structure material; flame-retardant modification; smart firefighting; fireproof glass; fireproof board
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Digital Transformations within Circular Built Environment Research and Innovation
edited by , , and Chris Roberts
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 8037
Keywords: Building information modelling; Circular economy; Cyber physical systems; Environmental governance; Energy efficiency; Industry 4.0; Occupant health and wellbeing; Sustainable development
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Recent Advances in Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1187
Keywords: Urban Design; Sustainability; Tall Buildings
(This special issue belongs to the Section Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate)
Thriving Environments in a Post-COVID Era
edited by Christhina Candido
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 288
Keywords: technology as an enabler— objective and subjective approaches; workplaces; third spaces and performance; corporate real estate; residential design; building technologies and innovation; adaptability and resilience in future cities; tools; processes and methods for addressing challenges of environment quality; impacts on individuals; organisations and communities from cultural psychosocial dimensions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Creation of a Low-Carbon Healthy Building Environment with Intelligent Technologies
edited by , Dahai Qi, and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 7395
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Nature-Based Solutions for Carbon Neutral Climate Resilient Buildings and Communities submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 285
Keywords: Urban Green Infrastructure (UGI); Nature-based solutions (NbS); Climate-resilient buildings and communities; Carbon sequestration and reduction; Urban Heat Island (UHI) effects; Summer overheating; Climate Change; Carbon neutral buildings and communities; Urban carbon cycle modeling; Urban microclimate; Urban forestry
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Practical Applications of Model Predictive Control and Other Advanced Control Methods in the Built Environment
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1265
Keywords: buildings; building energy systems; model predictive control; advanced controls; control-oriented models; load management; energy efficiency; flexibility; thermal comfort; indoor air quality
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Environmental Comfort in Hospitals
edited by , and Luca Marzi
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 443
Keywords: hospitals; environmental comfort; acoustic quality; lighting; thermal comfort; digital space control; digital healthcare systems (DHS); human factors; ergonomics; path
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Structural Health Monitoring
edited by Chunxu Qu, Shibin Lin, Donghui Yang and Sadegh Shams
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1292
Keywords: structural health monitoring; damage identification; modal analysis; intelligent algorithms for data mining; performance evaluation; field testing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Interactions of Chemicals with Building Materials
edited by Klára Kobetičová and Martin Böhm
submission deadline 1 Jul 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1952
Keywords: chemical substances; biodegradation; protection of buildings; surface treatment of building materials; LCA; toxicity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
The Disposal and Recycling of Construction and Demolition Wastes
edited by Tao Meng, Jiabin Li and Deyu Kong
submission deadline 10 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 193
Keywords: recycled concrete; recycled aggregate; recycled powder; construction waste; demolition waste; excavated soil; decoration waste; engineering slurry
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Post-COVID Architecture Research submission deadline 10 Jul 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 6884
Keywords: the design of single and multi-occupancy buildings; the design of internal private spaces; such as floor plans and apartment layouts; the design of private and public green spaces and landscaping in building complexes; the design of shopping complexes; the design of cinemas and theatres; the design of office buildings incl. internal layout; managing the flow of people in multi-user complexes; improving and controlling ventilation in structures; the adaptation and retrofitting of existing residential structures; the adaptation and retrofitting of existing hotel buildings; the adaptation of existing market structures (e.g.; suqs); adaptive solutions and their impact on heritage listed properties; other design and property management issues that involve the implications of COVID-19
(This special issue belongs to the Section Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate)
Wind Nonlinear Analysis of Tall Buildings, High-Rise Structures, Flexible Bridges and Transmission Lines
edited by
submission deadline 20 Jul 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 2459
Keywords: numerical simulation; theoretical prediction; structural design; structural safety assessment; structural analysis; model test techniques; vibration control technologies; failure analysis and mechanism; sensitivity analysis; fragility analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Synergies between Seismic, Energy and Environmental Performance in the Assessment and Retrofitting of Buildings
edited by Anastasios Tsiavos, Ricardo Monteiro and
submission deadline 20 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 454
Keywords: synergetic assessment methods; synergetic retrofitting strategies; seismic vulnerability and seismic risk; energy performance; carbon footprint; masonry Buildings; life-cycle assessment; performance-based design and assessment; RC buildings
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Resilience-Based Structural Seismic Design and Evaluation
edited by , Wei Guo and Junxian Zhao
submission deadline 20 Jul 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3772
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Automation and Information and Knowledge Model Technologies in Construction Engineering submission deadline 30 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 335
Keywords: BIM-based automation; semantic web and linked data for automation in construction; digital twins; digital building logbooks; construction robots and autonomous machines for construction; automation of modular construction; ethical automation in construction; automation for construction safety
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Development of Connections in Steel Structures for Construction
edited by Arturo E. Schultz, , Debra F. Laefer and
submission deadline 30 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1124
Keywords: advanced manufacturing; automated construction; CNC cutting technology; construction efficiency; deconstruction; experimental testing; fatigue testing; robotics; steel connections; structural steel
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Advances in Modelling and Testing the Performance of Masonry Structures
edited by and Bartolomeo Pantò
submission deadline 30 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1223
Keywords: non-destructive testing; in-situ testing; mechanical properties; numerical modelling; dynamic simulations; nonlinear analysis; structural assessment; architectural and historical heritage
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Sustainable and Green Construction Materials submission deadline 30 Jul 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4648
Keywords: non-conventional building materials; recycled materials; ecofriendly builiding materials; sustainable materials; low carbon binders; circular economy; sustainable construction; solid waste reuse; green construction materials; greenhouse gas emissions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Intelligent and Computer Technologies Application in Construction
edited by Hongling Guo, and Yantao Yu
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3130
Keywords: intelligent construction; construction robotics; internet of things; computer vision; blockchains; deep learning; artificial intelligence; 3D printing; building information modeling; digital twin
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Construction Scheduling, Quality and Risk Management
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1547
Keywords: construction quality; construction safety; lean construction; construction scheduling; risk management; construction management; sustainable construction; construction productivity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Recent Researches on Connection and Bracing in Steel Structures
edited by Hiroshi Tagawa
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 251
Keywords: steel structures; bolted and welded connections; beam-to-column connection; hollow section brace; buckling-restrained brace; gusset plate connection; braced frame structure; metallic damper; hysteretic behavior; structural design and analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Towards a Carbon Neutral Roadmap of the Building Sector by Mid-Century
edited by and Weiguang Cai
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4565
Keywords: transition to low carbon; building energy; electricity decarbonization; negative emission technology; carbon neutral policy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Bio-Based Solutions for the Building Energy System submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 395
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Performance-Based Urban Design: Integrated Urban Analytics, Simulation and Climate-Responsive Design
edited by Peng Du and Rahman Azari
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 872
Keywords: performance-based urban design; urban analytics; climate-responsive design; environmental performance; energy; sustainability
(This special issue belongs to the Section Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate)
Sustainable Hydraulic Structures: Design, Monitoring, and Management
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1476
Keywords: hydraulic structures; reservoir; culverts; bridges; fishways; risk assessment; hydraulic structures failure; monitoring; management; sustainable materials; eco-friendly hydraulic structures; life cycle assessment; optimization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate)
Advanced Seismic Technologies in Underground Structures
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 523
Keywords: tunnels; earthquake; dynamic response; sensing technique; seismic hazard analysis; support; hazard controls; case study
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Innovative Circular Building Design and Construction
edited by , Teen-­Hang Meen, and Wen-Der Yu
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 15889
Keywords: circular economy; circular building design; circular construction; building assessment models; building systems; building retrofitting; smart buildings; building energy management system
(This special issue belongs to the Section Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate)
Building Energy Consumption and Urban Energy Planning
edited by , Wei Wang and
submission deadline 10 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1596
Keywords: building energy simulation; urban energy system modelling; integrated energy system; low carbon cities; green building and city; energy flexibility; smart buildings; AI for urban energy; urban building and climate; building and urban sustainability
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Strength and Performance of Building Materials
edited by and Priyan Mendis
submission deadline 10 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 361
Keywords: building materials; strength and performance; structural capacity; off-site manufacturing; thermal; durability; acoustic; sustainability
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
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