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Special Issue "BIM and Sustainable Construction Management"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Building".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 213

Special Issue Editors

Construction Research Center, National Research Council Canada/ Government of Canada, 1200 Montreal Road, M-20, Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6, Canada
Interests: sustainable design and construction; Construction 4.0; automation in construction; Building Information Modeling (BIM); Life Cycle Assessment (LCA); embodied carbon in construction; Life Cycle Cost (LCC); green building rating systems; climate change
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Engineering | Construction Research Centre, National Research Council Canada; Building M-20, 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6, Canada
Interests: sustainable resillient infrastructure; Construction 4.0; bridge information modeling; climate change; life cycle environmental impacts assessment; life cycle cost
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
Interests: Construction 4.0; Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM); Building Information Modeling (BIM); life cycle assessment and costing; decision support systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to invite you to submit your latest research contributions in the Special Issue of Sustainability (IF 3.889, ISSN 2071-1050) titled "BIM and Sustainable Construction Management" . This Special Issue calls for original research and review papers around innovative methodologies, technologies, and best practices pertinent to the application of digital transformation such as building information modeling (BIM) in sustainable construction engineering and in the management of building and infrastructure projects.

This Special Issue provides a comprehensive approach towards sustainable construction management from the digital innovation and integration perspective. There are still limited studies that have investigated various functionalities of the BIM process in the sustainability of buildings and infrastructures such as roads and bridges. Some common domains of BIM and sustainability in lifecycle assessment, green building criteria, energy analysis, environmental assessments and design, construction, and project management will be highlighted here. This Special Issue aims to cover the broader scope of BIM and sustainable construction management in buildings and infrastructures, with particular focus on (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • BIM integrated with sustainable construction materials;
  • BIM integrated with sustainable database management systems; 
  • BIM integrated with energy analysis and simulation;
  • BIM integrated with green building rating systems;
  • BIM integrated with Life cycle environmental impacts assessment (LCA);
  • BIM integrated with life cycle cost (LCC) analysis and assessment;
  • BIM integrated with Geographical information system (GIS);
  • Road/ Bridge Information modeling (BrIM) integrated with sustainability practices;  
  • Application of BIM into low carbon procurement practices;  
  • Resilient buildings and infrastructures in changing climate through BIM;
  • Cyber Physical Systems (Construction 4.0) applications to perform sustainable project management; 
  • Project management through digital construction applications.

Papers on mentioned topics can have a diverse scope (i.e., comprehensive literature review, scientific advancement and technology innovation, methodology development and implementation, industrial/commercial practices, and case studies).

We look forward to receiving your contributions. 

Dr. Farzad Jalaei
Dr. Jieying Jane Zhang
Dr. Ahmad Jrade
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2200 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.


  • building information modeling (BIM)
  • bridge information modeling (BrIM)
  • sustainable construction management
  • low carbon procurement
  • geographical information system (GIS)
  • BIM-based decision support systems
  • LCA/ LCC
  • Construction 4.0

Published Papers

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