Special Issue "Technology and Management for Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: Construction project management; Construction information technology; Health performance evaluation of buildings, Sustainable construction management; Simulation and optimization of project management; Project risk management; Free-form building technology; Machine learning for construction management
Sustainability has been being used in a variety of areas, including human activities, economics and management, climate and environment, and national policy since the Roman Club first mentioned it in 1972 in the report “The Limits to Growth”. According to UNEP, buildings use about 40% of the global energy, 25% of the global water, 40% of the global resources, and they emit approximately one-third of greenhouse gas emissions. Yudelson (2007) argued that buildings produce 45% to 65% of disposed waste in landﬁlls. Enormous resources are invested in the construction and operation of various infrastructure to run cities and industries, and energy is correspondingly used. Excessive use of energy is an immoral act that places a heavy burden on future generations.
Therefore, research on the technology and management of the entire process from design, procurement, construction, O&M, and decommissioning is needed to produce sustainable buildings and infrastructure that minimize energy use throughout their life cycle. This Special Issue aims to act as a research hub for exchanging research on innovative technology and management on sustainable buildings and infrastructure. This Special Issue is expected to contribute to the sustainability of buildings and infrastructure, which most impacts climate change. This Special Issue encourages the submission of case study papers, as well as academic and practical research, with focuses on the keywords listed below.
- Sustainable buildings and infrastructure
- Sustainable construction technology
- Energy use or CO2 emission reduction
- Life cycle assessment
- Simulation, optimization, and risk management
- Sustainable facility management
- Modeling techniques for the sustainability of buildings and infrastructure
- Policies and regulations for sustainable buildings and infrastructure
Original papers related to the above keywords or considering innovative technologies, management techniques, experimental investigations, mathematical and logical algorithms, policies and regulations, and case studies for sustainable buildings and infrastructures are also welcome.
Prof. Sunkuk Kim
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. 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 1800 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.
- Buildings and infrastructure
- Technology and management
- Energy use
- CO2 reduction
- Life cycle assessment
- Facility management
- Risk management
- Modeling techniques