Special Issue "Modern Prefabricated Buildings"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018).
Interests: civil and structural engineering; disaster mitigation; security and protective engineering; sustainable buildings and infrastructure
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Interests: prefabricated construction, advanced manufacturing, structural engineering, safety-critical fasteners
Prefabricated construction is an industry experiencing rapid change the world over. While countries, such as Sweden and Japan, have very mature prefabricated construction industries, other countries have yet to catch up, in part due to prefabricated construction’s checkered history. Modern prefabricated buildings, however, are challenging these stereotypes. The benefits of prefabricated construction are many: Greater speed, reduced waste, improved safety, energy efficient, higher quality and improved productivity, among others. This new paradigm permits the delivery of smarter building solutions with better integration of products and processes at a lower cost and higher quality. In recognition of these credentials, governments throughout the world have begun adopting prefabricated construction in housing strategies to combat the growing shortage of affordable houses for a rapidly growing population.
This Special Issue includes a selection of papers that present the latest innovative research from around the world that pushes the envelope of modern building technologies. The innovations span from the development of new light-weight, high strength and sustainable materials to modular systems that may be used in high-rise buildings. This research is imperative to not only meet the challenges of today, but also the needs of tomorrow’s building industry.Prof. Tuan Ngo
Dr. David Heath
Dr. Shanaka Baduge
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. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1400 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.
- prefabricated construction
- modular construction