Special Issue "Buildings and Infrastructures Management: Models Strategies and Evaluation Tools"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Giovanna Acampa
Guest Editor
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Enna KORE, Italy
Interests: evaluation; architecture; cost management; BIM
Prof. Dr. Moshe Tshuva

Guest Editor
Afeka College of Engineering, Tel Aviv, Israel
Interests: solving problems; energy efficiency; evaluation of pollution; mega-cities transportation challenges
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Nicolella
Guest Editor
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering , University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Interests: maintenance; durability; LCA; LCC; materials; sustainability; maintainability
Dr. Tiziana Campisi
Guest Editor
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Enna KORE, 94100 Enna, Italy
Interests: transport system; shared mobility; road-vulnerable users
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will consist of papers describing the state of the art in the scientific debate on the management of existing buildings and infrastructure. All over the world, the current trend is to preserve existing buildings and maintain infrastructure at a high level of efficiency. At the same time, their degradation is often increased by the effects of climate change, earthquakes, and landslides. Consequently, there is a growing interest in optimizing restoration and maintenance actions complying with budgets. From this point of view, it is important to understand the evolution of degradation. Monitoring systems, information models, and evaluation tools are key to facilitating data collection useful to optimize time, costs, and quality of interventions. Building and infrastructure models should be useful to enhance the management of our towns and to identify, analyze, and evaluate sustainable interventions to ensure a safe healthy and functional environment.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Management and maintenance of cultural heritage;

- Management of transportation infrastructure;

- Management of existing buildings;

- Life-cycle analysis (LCA) of buildings;

- Life-cycle analysis (LCA) of infrastructure;

- Economic evaluation tools;

- Building information modeling (BIM) for heritage;

- Building information modeling (BIM) for infrastructure;

- City information modeling (CIM);

- Impact of climate change on buildings;

- Monitoring models of degradation.

Prof. Dr. Giovanna Acampa
Prof. Dr. Moshe Tshuva
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Nicolella
Dr. Tiziana Campisi
Guest Editors

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. 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.


  • Management Maintenance cost
  • Building infrastructure degradation
  • BIM
  • CIM
  • Evaluation tools
  • Monitoring system

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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