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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Earthquake Engineering and Urban Resilience
edited by and
submission deadline 20 Aug 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 2145
Keywords: earthquake engineering; urban resilience; infrastructure system; digital twin; machine learning; system interdependency; system functionality; ground motion simulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Application of Automation and Internet of Things for Health, Safety, and Ergonomics in Construction
edited by Heng Li and
submission deadline 20 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 841
Keywords: wearable sensors; physical fatigue; mental fatigue; automation and robotics in construction; biomechanical analysis; construction ergonomics; construction safety; machine learning; deep learning; artificial intelligence; Internet of Things; digital twin; physiological monitoring; computer vision; virtual and augmented reality
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Design Theory of Steel-Concrete Composite Structure and Construction Technology of Complex Structure
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submission deadline 20 Aug 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 1436
Keywords: steel-concrete composite structures; load-carrying performance; stability analysis; dynamic behavior; construction technology; high-performance materials; structural health monitoring
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Low-Carbon Buildings and Urban Energy Systems submission deadline 20 Aug 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 6716
Keywords: low-energy buildings; carbon emissions; LCA; digital technologies; energy conservation; renewable energy; design optimization; urban planning; green transportation; low-carbon materials; energy storage; energy management; smart grid; intelligent control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Advancing Digitalisation in Construction: Responding to New and Emerging Drivers and Changes
edited by
submission deadline 22 Aug 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 5739
Keywords: agile digital processes; AI/ML artificial intelligence and machine learning; automation and hyperautomation; blockchain; building information modelling; circular economy; collaborative and participative learning; digital twins and digital dizygotic twin; edging technology for the built environment; generative design; Internet of Behaviour (IoB); Internet of Things (IoT); SCBI – smart cities; buildings and infrastructure
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Innovative Manufacturing Technologies in Architecture and Structural Engineering
edited by , Norman Hack, Roberto Naboni, C. Goulas and Vittoria Laghi
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3216
Keywords: additive manufacturing; digital fabrication; metal additive manufacturing; 3D-printed concrete; multi-material additive manufacturing; advanced modelling; computational design; material models
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Structural Health Monitoring of Buildings, Bridges and Dams submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2066
Keywords: structural health monitoring; buildings; bridges; dams; structural deterioration; structural defects; structural failure; structural damage; structural fire; machine learning and deep learning
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Sustainability in Construction: Techniques, Management and Life Cycle submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1434
Keywords: construction and sustainable rehabilitation; application of efficient renewable energies; life cycle; environment and resource efficiency; methods for recycling and reuse; energy cycle; circular economy; construction waste management; construction; techniques
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Sustainable Architecture and Healthy Indoor Environment
edited by Bin Chen, Yu Liu, , Shui Yu and Yu Chen
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1410
Keywords: green architecture design; healthy indoor environment; smart building; thermal comfort; cultural responses to primitive needs; sustainable architecture; occupants’ adaptive comfort behaviors; design and assessment; localization design; physical and mental pleasure
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Sustainable Development: Recycle and Reuse of Waste Materials in Construction Industry
edited by Zengfeng Zhao
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1261
Keywords: recycled aggregates and sustainability; construction and demolition wastes; 3D-printing concrete containing recycled materials; sustainable cementitious materials based on waste materials; life cycle assessment of concrete using recycled materials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Connections in Timber and Bamboo Structures
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submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2151
Keywords: mechanical fasteners; adhesive-based connections; non-metal connectors; energy-dissipative connections; timber connections; bamboo connections
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
State-of-the-Art Studies of Green and Sustainable Building Materials
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1358
Keywords: sustainable building materials; green building materials  ; insulation materials; healthy materials; life cycle impact analysis; embedded energy; embedded CO2 emissions; natural materials; adobe wall; modular construction; green roof; green concrete; recycled materials; waste utilization; phase-change material
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operation and Maintenance (AECOM) Building Sector
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 12228
Keywords: Virtual reality; Mixed reality; Architectural design; Engineering design; Construction; Operation and maintenance; Collaboration; Communication; Training; Marketing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate)
Finite Element Analysis and Design of Hybrid Structures
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1618
Keywords: numerical modeling; hybrid structural systems; hybrid connections; modular construction; eco-design; experimental characterization; life cycle assessment; fire resistance; serviceability vibrational comfort
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Fire Risk in the Built Environment: Design, Simulation and Innovative Safety Measures
edited by Siu Ming Lo and Jian Ma
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1197
Keywords: fire risk analysis; safety design; innovative safety measures; evacuation; safety management; fire dynamics; fire protection materials; human behavior in fire
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Housing as a Nexus of Unaffordability, Illegality and Livability
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submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3613
Keywords: building control; building stock management; development control; housing illegality; illegality; informal settlement; informality; livability; public health; quality of life; unlawful alterations
(This special issue belongs to the Section Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate)
Application of Emerging Technologies to Improve Construction Performance
edited by , Shuyuan Xu, Yong Liu and Feng Yu
submission deadline 1 Sep 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 3946
Keywords: construction management; construction automation; BIM; artificial intelligence; digital construction; digital asset management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Advances in Design and Disaster Mitigation of Engineering Structures
edited by , Jihong Ye and Wei Guo
submission deadline 10 Sep 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2810
Keywords: structural engineering; natural hazard; disaster mitigation; construction material; structural design method; retrofit and repair; vulnerability and risk; damage assessment; performance-based design
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Current Status and Future Perspectives of Construction Waste Management: Making the Giant Leap towards a Zero-Waste Future
edited by , Saheed Ajayi and Abdul-Majeed Mahamadu
submission deadline 10 Sep 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1378
Keywords: waste strategies; waste management; waste minimisation; waste hierarchy; procurement; legislation; BIM; design for deconstruction; circular economy; sustainable construction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Addressing Sustainable Building Design: Combining Energy and Structural Optimization submission deadline 15 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 121
Keywords: energy structural optimization; building envelope; building energy efficiency; sustainable design; seismic design; structural performance; safe built environment; digital fabrication; additive manufacturing; topology optimization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate)
Design of Building Fire Prevention and Smoke Control
edited by , Longxing Yu and Shengzhong Zhao
submission deadline 20 Sep 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 441
Keywords: building fire; fire dynamics; building ventilation; smoke characteristics; CFD; smoke control; human evacuation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Tradition and Innovation in Construction Project Management
edited by , Jingxiao Zhang and
submission deadline 20 Sep 2022 | 11 articles | Viewed by 6352
Keywords: construction innovation; construction tradition; digital disruption; building information modelling; project management; Industry 4.0; sustainable development; project governance; digital transformation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Performance of Modular Building Systems submission deadline 20 Sep 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5187
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Advances in the Indoor Environments and Respiratory Health
edited by Ju-Hyeong Park
submission deadline 20 Sep 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2223
Keywords: indoor environments; respiratory health; building occupants; exposure assessment; exposure intervention; microbiome; biological agents; indoor particulate matters; indoor chemicals
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Industrial IoT Infrastructure for Smart Buildings and Cities submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 509
Keywords: cyberphysical systems; industrial internet of things; smart cities; smart buildings; distributed and cooperative control; edge/fog/cloud; artificial intelligence; big data analytics; cybersecurity; digital twins
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Application of BIM through the Life Cycle of Buildings
edited by and Jorge Ochoa
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 203
Keywords: building information modelling; digital twins; virtual reality and augmented reality; architectural design; construction management; facilities management; construction and demolition waste management; building life cycle; decision-making processes and automation; artificial intelligence
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Novel Cementitious Materials for Resilient and Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure
edited by Jing Yu, and
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3204
Keywords: fiber-reinforced concrete; engineered cementitious composites (ECC); ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC); low-carbon concrete; self-sensing concrete; self-healing concrete; alkali-activated materials; geopolymer concrete; 3D concrete printing; modular integrated construction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Building Energy and Sustainability
edited by
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1574
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
The Application and Performance of Timber in Construction
edited by
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 136
Keywords: timber buildings; multi-story buildings; wide-span roof structures; timber engineering; hardwood application; prefabrication; systematization; timber products
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Assessment and Retrofit of Buildings submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2703
Keywords: numerical modelling; experimental testing; vulnerability and fragility curves; loss analysis; retrofit
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Occupational Health and Diseases in Built Environment submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 174
Keywords: occupational health; mental health; wellbeing; occupational diseases; stress anxiety; built environment; musculoskeletal disorder; depression
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
ZEMCH—Zero Energy Mass Custom Home International Research 2021 submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 5723
Keywords: zero energy mass custom homes; sustainable cities and urban development; urban resilience and climate change; sustainable transportation; smart cities; AI analysis tools; IoT and big data; building resilience and adaptability; mass customization; prefabrication and personalization; user behavior and engagement; value analysis in design decision making; building information management and modeling; housing affordability and inclusiveness; sustainable construction management; building energy; performance and technology; renewable energy technology; environmental experience design; social impact assessment and related topics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Building Physics of Well Insulated Structures submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 72
Keywords: modular construction and retrofitting; building physics; indoor moisture loads; climate impact; nZEB; retrofitting; thermal properties of building materials; thermal bridges; indoor mold; interstitial condensation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Advances in NDT: Theories, Techniques, and Engineering Applications
edited by , Linya Liu and Shiqiang Qin
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 3697
Keywords: NDT; ultrasonic testing; eddy current testing; composite structures; structural health monitoring; durability fatigue
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Buildings and Fire Safety
edited by and Olga Zybina
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 6917
Keywords: Fire resistance; Fire protection properties; Fire resistance limit; Fire protection intumescent paint; Binders; Antipyrenes; Foam intumescence ratio; Computer simulation; Hydrocarbon fire; Steel structures; Reinforced concrete frame; Fire scenario; Internal forces; Deformation; Evacuation; Crowd simulation; Emergency planning
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
The Impact of Projects and Project Management on Society submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 302
Keywords: projects; social impact; capital projects; urban development; project management; construction projects; projectification of society; community-led construction; sustainable project management; smart cities
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Utilization of Waste Materials in Building Engineering
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submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 15 articles | Viewed by 15283
Keywords: construction; civil engineering; buildings; building materials; waste management; utilization; recycling; economic efficiency; renovation; repair
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Prediction and Monitoring of Building Energy Consumption
edited by and Beatriz Arranz
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 685
Keywords: modelling; monitoring; gaps between predictions and reality; energy efficiency; BEMS; BAS; living labs; test cells; building innovative components
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Additive Manufacturing of Construction and Building Materials
edited by
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1546
Keywords: additive manufacturing; 3D printing; construction building materials; structural design; architectural design; life cycle analysis; digital fabrication; restoration; renovation; materials science
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings
edited by
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 5843
Keywords: sustainable materials; life cycle analysis; whole-of-life embodied carbon; operational energy; circular economy; energy efficiency; recycling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Testing, Modelling, Analysis and Optimization of Building Structures and Materials
edited by
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 11 articles | Viewed by 7052
Keywords: testing and experiments; optimization of building structures and materials; numerical modeling; nonlinear analysis; concrete; wood; steel; composite materials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Heat and Mass Transfer and Energy Efficiency in Building
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submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 148
Keywords: in-situ monitoring of hygrothermal behavior of building envelope; modelisation of hygrothermal behavior of building in various conditions; investigation on the hygrothermal behavior of a new multilayer building envelope; hygrothermal behavior and moisture buffer potential; mould growth and risk assessment for emerging bio-based envelopes; sustainable hugroscopic material construction case studies; analyses for prediction of building hygrothermal performance; sustainable design and green buildings; lightweight construction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Building Structures and Seismic Technologies
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submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 1674
Keywords: seismic-resistant building structures; seismic vulnerability of buildings; structural resonance; seismic monitoring of buildings; dynamic characteristics of buildings; soil– structure interaction; seismic risk assessment of buildings; seismic resilience of buildings; earthquakes and historical buildings; building seismic technologies in practice
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Computer Aided Architectural Design
edited by
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 10324
Keywords: Architectural conceptual design; Modelling of style; Visual thinking for design; Computational creativity; Graph representation and generation; Modelling cities
(This special issue belongs to the Section Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate)
Non-linear Modelling and Analysis of Buildings
edited by and Marco Gaetani d'Aragona
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 10175
Keywords: Advanced nonlinear modeling; Simplified nonlinear modeling; Nonlinear response history analysis; Nonlinear static pushover; Numerical model calibration; Limit analysis; Local interaction; Performance evaluation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Research on Energy Efficient Green Building Based on Wood and Composite Wood
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submission deadline 5 Oct 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3169
Keywords: wood; wood-based composites; lightweight construction; green building; low energy; heat flow; mass flow; environment conditions; C2C analysis; LCA analysis; energy efficiency
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Reinforcement Learning for Demand-Side Management and Smart Building Applications
edited by Kadir Amasyali
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 419
Keywords: reinforcement learning; demand-side management; building control; building energy management; smart buildings
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Advanced Technologies for Building Pathology Inspection submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 484
Keywords: advanced technologies; building pathology; building inspection; prevention; conservation; monitoring; thermal comfort; energy efficiency; digital twin; smart buildings
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Intelligent Management and Control of Building Energy
edited by
submission deadline 15 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 394
Keywords: artificial intelligence for building energy management systems; diagnosis and optimal control of air-conditioning systems; optimal operation of building integrated renewable energy systems; control for energy flexible buildings; building demand response management and control for smart grids; modeling and control of energy storage in buildings; reliability; robustness; fault-tolerance; and self-healing; big data technologies for building energy management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
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