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Special Issue "Future Directions in Building Information Modeling"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2014).
School of Architecture, University of Liverpool, Leverhulme Building, Liverpool L69 7ZN, UK
Tel. +44 151 794 3575; Fax: +44 151 794 2605
Interests: Building Information Modelling (BIM); integrated design and project delivery; lifecycle information management; business models and collaborative processes; software technology, data exchange and standards; shared models and model servers; use of BIM in analysis and simulation
Building Information Modeling (BIM) has gained increased attention over the past few years with several governments around the world enacting its inclusion in publicly funded projects.
These seemingly monumental initiatives have sparked a frenzy of activity in industry and research. From BIM protocols and standards and new rules of measurement on one hand to a plethora of software vendors and solutions on the other, the construction sector has found itself in the center of a construction virtualization hurricane.
Although still remarkably rare, voices predicting new business models that will emerge from survival necessity are getting louder. But then there are other headaches like managing the incredible amount of data, ownership and maturity within the supply chain. It is not a surprise that cloud computing is fast becoming the new buzzword in this proudly traditional industrial sector.
So, what will the future hold for BIM? Perhaps a single modeling environment is not as distant a prospect as it appears now and BIM will become a new virtual Research and Development platform, with project-independent teams improving building models using live data from existing buildings. This Special Issue will thus solicit original high quality papers focusing on the future directions in BIM.
Prof. Dr. Milan Radosavljevic
Prof. Dr. Arto Kiviniemi
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 1000 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.
- information modelling
- information management
- BIM implementation
- BIM standards
- big data
- BIM cloud
- virtual construction
- legal framework
- integrated construction
- asset care (or Facilities management)