Special Issue "Building Smart Cities and Infrastructures for a Sustainable Future"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: industry digitalization; construction visualization; supply nexus management; project management; integrated construction information; Industry 4.0 technologies
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Smart cities and infrastructures mean improved operations, promoted sustainability, improved transportation and accessibility, improved social services, and new ways to provide services and connect with citizens, businesses, government, and other organizations. Due to a surge in population growth, construction companies need to be tasked with building a high-tech urban environment. Building smart cities and infrastructures necessitates a new set of requirements on projects. McKinsey and Company (2020) reported that over the next 7 years, the global construction industry will potentially grow from $7.2 trillion to over $12 trillion. Using new technologies, applying digitization, rolling out best practices across construction sectors, and embedding data and analytics services into new and existing buildings and infrastructures during the construction process and continuing delivery through commissioning and into the operational years will improve all stakeholders’ experience, reduce energy consumption, and streamline maintenance. This Special Issue will provide an opportunity for researchers to exchange new ideas across the emerging field. The goal of this Special Issue is to collect high-quality contributions to address smart cities and infrastructure construction and operations. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the ones listed below:
- Accelerating projects with smart construction and simulation technologies;
- Digital transformation of the construction enterprise;
- Smart city infrastructure development and monitoring;
- Managing the life-cycle cost of smart infrastructure systems;
- Digitization in construction;
- Improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity;
- Smart marine infrastructure and port automation;
- Digital systems in smart city and infrastructure.
Dr. Mahdi Safa
Dr. Maryam Hamidi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- infrastructure cybersecurity
- smart city and infrastructure
- advanced construction
- port automation