Special Issue "Building Information Modelling for Civil Infrastructures"
A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Interests: 3D and semantic modelling; accessibility; point cloud processing; BIM
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Interests: cracking of reinforced concrete; serviceabilty of concrete structures; behaviour of concrete at early ages; BIM, Digital Fabrication
In recent years, Building Information Modelling (BIM) has become an important strategy in building construction due to the inherent improved efficiency and productivity. Information modelling has ceased to be exclusive to ‘buildings’ per se and model-based technologies and processes are being extended towards other types of constructions.
BIM for Civil Infrastructures is now in the focus of the construction industry because of the need for innovative and cost-effective approaches for both new and existing infrastructures. The representation of spatial and physical features in a common data model is demanded by several infrastructure domains such as roads, highways, airports, dams, canals, water facilities, energy and park/recreation projects.
The Infrastructures Journal MDPI (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/infrastructures) was recently launched. It is an international scholarly journal covering all aspects of infrastructure engineering. Naturally, BIM for Civil Infrastructures is a very timely topic, which led us to launch a special issue to bring together new developments in such concerns, including but not limited to:
- Data model and standard development for Civil Infrastructures
- Procedural BIM for Civil Infrastructures
- Level of Development Specification for all infrastructure life stages
- Level of Detail Definition
- Accuracy requirement and assessment in 3D modelling
- BIM as a management tool for Civil Infrastructures
- As-built BIM reconstruction
- Historic BIM
- Cloud computing and BIM
- The n-dimensions of BIM: from 3D to 7D and beyond
- Case studies of BIM for Civil Infrastructures
We would like to invite experts in the field of Building Information Modelling to participate in this special issue by submitting an original contribution within the topics highlighted above, according to the instructions available in the link below that include the attached Microsoft Word template:
It is remarked that this journal is currently exempted from publication fees, i.e., publication will normally be free of charge.
We kindly request all interested parties to send us information about title and 200 word abstract by 15th February (preferably), and commit to submit the final manuscript by the end of May 2017.
We thank you in advance for your best attention and expect to hear a positive answer from you soon.
Dr. Lucía Díaz Vilariño
Dr. Miguel Azenha
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Infrastructures is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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