Special Issues

Buildings publishes Special Issues to create collections of papers on specific topics, with the aim of building a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors, who are experts on the topic. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief and/or designated EBM will oversee Guest Editor appointments and Special Issue proposals, checking their content for relevance and ensuring the suitability of the material for the journal. The papers published in a Special Issue will be collected and displayed on a dedicated page of the journal’s website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Research on Energy Performance in Buildings
edited by Xiaoping Li and Rong Hu
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 11 articles | Viewed by 11612 | Submission Open
Keywords: energy consumption; carbon emission; energy conservation; green building; low carbon; carbon neutrality; renewable energy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Public–Private Partnerships (PPPs) for Construction Project Deliveries
edited by
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 10608 | Submission Open
Keywords: public– private partnership; projects; risks; effectiveness; politics and economy; project delivery; decision to invest; value for money; relationships; legal aspects
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Sustainable Buildings, Resilient Cities and Infrastructure Systems submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 6203 | Submission Open
Keywords: net zero energy buildings; green technology; efficient use of energy in buildings; policy for energy efficient infrastructure; thermal energy storage; thermoeconomics; new energy technology for buildings; application of AI & ML in building sector; building energy supply; sustainable construction and resilient cities
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Eco-Friendly Building Materials: Recycled Waste and Sustainable Design submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2584 | Submission Open
Keywords: building materials; embodied energy; environmental impacts; recycled waste; sustainable construction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Urban Infrastructure Construction and Management
edited by , Zhengxian Yang, Yangming Gao and
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2074 | Submission Open
Keywords: cement-based materials; asphalt materials; numerical modelling; durability and resilience; intelligent transport; BIM; infrastructure construction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Green Building Materials and Intelligent Construction Technology
edited by Jirong Lan, Yiqie Dong, Yaguang Du, and Xian Zhou
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1864 | Submission Open
Keywords: intelligent construction; green building materials; structural design; management models; construction techniques
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Research on the Seismic Design of Steel Frames
edited by and Shaofeng Nie
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1545 | Submission Open
Keywords: steel frame; seismic design; connection; braced steel frame; steel plate shear wall; retrofit; joints
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Advances in Sustainable Construction submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1315 | Submission Open
Keywords: prefabricated construction; modular construction; off-site construction; carbon emission; greenhouse gas emission; construction waste; demolition waste; sustainable urban; resilient cities
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
Recently Advances in the Thermal Performance of Buildings
edited by Haiying Wang
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 346 | Submission Open
Keywords: building envelop; lighting; heating; ventilating; and air-conditioning; energy use and energy saving; maintenance; building manage and control; indoor air quality
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Advances in Concrete Technology for Sustainable Architecture
edited by Caitlin Mueller and Mohamed A. Ismail
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 274 | Submission Open
Keywords: reinforced concrete; precast concrete; embodied carbon; concrete mix design; concrete reinforcement; structural efficiency; digital fabrication; material optimization; urban construction; infrastructure
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
HVAC Research in Built Environment
edited by Jun Wang, and
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 274 | Submission Open
Keywords: building energy efficiency; low-carbon energy system; renewable energy utilization; indoor thermal environment; indoor thermal comfort; building ventilation; indoor air quality
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Toward Equitable, Low-Carbon, and Liveable Cities: Quantitation, Effects Analysis, and Optimization of the Indoor and Outdoor Built Environment
edited by and
submission deadline 22 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3199 | Submission Open
Keywords: building environment; quantification; environmental effect; carbon emission; air pollution; urban heat islands; environmental justice; indoor and outdoor environment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Performance and Design of Building Steel Structures submission deadline 22 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 155 | Submission Open
Keywords: structural analysis; performance of structures; durability; modelling; experimental evidence; innovation in structural steel engineering; seismic design; new structural systems; steel design; steel detailing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Green, Resilient, and Sustainable Composite Structures: Development, Design, and Construction submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 12 articles | Viewed by 16949 | Submission Open
Keywords: prefabricated  composite structures; self-centring composite structures; machine-learning-based design/modelling; composite bridges; green and sustainable materials; reliability analysis; fire/impact/earthquake resistance; novel numerical analysis methods; construction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
High-Performance Steel–Concrete Composite/Hybrid Structures
edited by and
submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 6736 | Submission Open
Keywords: steel– concrete composite structures; high-resilience structural system; disaster resistance and mitigation; high-performance materials; performance evaluation; fabricated construction; numerical simulation; seismic design; life-cycle design; machine learning
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Indoor Air Quality in Buildings submission deadline 29 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 435 | Submission Open
Keywords: indoor air quality; net-zero smart buildings; energy efficiency measures; comfort and productivity; building energy retrofiting; low-cost sensing and  IoT technologies; urban overheating; extreme heat; bushfires and health
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Architectural Design Based on the Influence of Indoor and Outdoor Environments submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 15 articles | Viewed by 26209 | Submission Open
Keywords: climate-responsive design; near-zero energy buildings; passive solar design; building energy performance; carbon neutral; thermal energy storage; physical testing-mockups; environmental design guidelines; vernacular architecture; thermal comfort
(This special issue belongs to the Section Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate)
Novel Cementitious Materials for Resilient and Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 9 articles | Viewed by 20404 | Submission Open
Keywords: fiber-reinforced concrete; engineered cementitious composites (ECC); ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC); low-carbon concrete; self-sensing concrete; self-healing concrete; alkali-activated materials; geopolymer concrete; 3D concrete printing; modular integrated construction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Characterization and Structural Rehabilitation of Ancient Masonry Buildings submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 9 articles | Viewed by 18936 | Submission Open
Keywords: ancient buildings; characterization of walls and foundations; anomalies; inspection; structural rehabilitation; strengthening; experimental analysis; numerical modelling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Advanced Research and Prospect of Buildings Seismic Performance submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 10 articles | Viewed by 14733 | Submission Open
Keywords: seismic analysis; seismic performance; incremental dynamic analysis; pushover analysis; fragility functions; nonlinear response; seismic retrofitting; seismic isolation; new structures; existing structures
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Studies on the Real Estate Market and Property Management in the Post-pandemic Era
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 8 articles | Viewed by 12988 | Submission Open
Keywords: real estate market; property management; buildings; post COVID-19; rent; property development; technology and construction; affordability; sustainability; policies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate)
Engineering Safety Monitoring and Management
edited by , and
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 5561 | Submission Open
Keywords: structural health monitoring; machine learning; intelligent algorithms; engineering safety; construction safety; structural condition assessment; material performance estimation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Strategic Planning and Control in Complex Project Management
edited by Wenxin Shen, and Jin Xue
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 5248 | Submission Open
Keywords: strategic management; project planning; project control; project management; program management; portfolio management; megaproject management; risk management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
New Concrete Materials: Performance Analysis and Research
edited by Zhe Xiong
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 9 articles | Viewed by 5093 | Submission Open
Keywords: recycled concrete; modified concrete; ultra-high performance concrete; mechanical properties; durability; low carbon; microstructure
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Smart and Sustainable Buildings: Energy Use, Indoor Environmental Quality and Occupant Satisfaction submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5069 | Submission Open
Keywords: energy efficiency; occupant satisfaction; indoor environmental quality; smart buildings; performance optimization; performance gap; building management; user-centred control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Sustainable Building Environment
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 5068 | Submission Open
Keywords: lean construction; green construction; building information modeling; lifecycle assessment; construction waste reuse; energy efficient materials; energy simulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Timber in the City: Interior Design and City Environment Development with Wood Materials
edited by , and Vjekoslav Živković
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4193 | Submission Open
Keywords: interior design; wood products design; city environment; trends in wood application; environmental; perception of wood; human-centered design; health; human behavior; well-being; biophilic design; multisensory stimulation; traditional wooden structures; design theory; BIM
(This special issue belongs to the Section Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate)
Mechanical Performance of Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) and Its Composite Structures
edited by Youyou Zhang, , Yang Zhang and Lu Ke
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3783 | Submission Open
Keywords: fatigue and fracture performance; interfacial behavior; time-dependent behavior; UHPC composite structures; strengthening and rehabilitation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Recent Scientific Developments in Steel Structure submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3724 | Submission Open
Keywords: steel structures; stability; high-strength steel; CFST members; fatigue
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Research on Reinforced Concrete Buildings Structural Analysis and Durability Assessment
edited by Yong Ye
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3702 | Submission Open
Keywords: structural analysis; durability; reinforced concrete; finite element analysis; retrofitting
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Structural Dynamic Disaster and Protection submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3563 | Submission Open
Keywords: structural dynamic disaster; earthquake; impact loading; blast loading; dynamic behavior; damage mechanism; protective structure; analysis method; design method
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Energy Efficiency of Green Buildings
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3510 | Submission Open
Keywords: sustainable buildings; ZEB and nZEB; LCA; energy efficiency; renewables; optimization; comfort; case studies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Strategies for Building Energy Efficiency
edited by , Xiaodong Yang, , Xuebo Qiao and Ziyi Bai
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3436 | Submission Open
Keywords: building microgrid; building power/load forecasting; building energy consumption; demand response strategies; transactive energy control; building management strategies; economic optimization strategies; urban distribution systems; building HVAC; cyber-physical system
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
New Technologies in Concrete Structures
edited by Mohammad Jamal Mahmoud M Al-Shannag, and
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2934 | Submission Open
Keywords: concrete structures; construction materials; fiber-reinforced composites; smart materials; structural repair; nanotechnology; durability; 3D printing; geopolymers; soil treatment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Engineering Problems and Legal Challenges in Urban and Rural Low-Carbon Development
edited by , Zongzhou Zhu, Yao Zhang, and Duo Xu
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2934 | Submission Open
Keywords: eco-friendly and green facade design; low-carbon design; sustainable materials; building-integrated photovoltaic; building-attached photovoltaic; economy of renovation; low-carbon renovation; fairness of development.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate)
Phase Change Materials for Building Applications submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2755 | Submission Open
Keywords: phase change materials (PCM) for buildings; characterization of PCM for buildings; nano PCM for buildings; stability of PCM; encapsulation of PCM; zero energy buildings; building thermal management; numerical study of building; optimization; energy and exergy analysis; economic analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Use of Post-processing Waste in Construction submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2553 | Submission Open
Keywords: post-processing waste; combustion by-products; fly ash; blast-furnace slag; ashes from biomass combustion; municipal waste incineration ash; solid waste; carbon footprint; green buildings; circular economy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Performance Evaluation of Concrete Structures and/or High-Performance Concrete/Cement-Based Composite Structures
edited by and Jiajia Zhou
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2360 | Submission Open
Keywords: concrete structures; engineered cementitious composites (ECCs); ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPCs); performance assessment; structural performance analysis; seismic performance; structural design; extreme loading; durability; resilience
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Building StructuresⅠ submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2353 | Submission Open
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Thermal Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Buildings
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1934 | Submission Open
Keywords: thermal fluid; fluid flow; heat transfer; conduction; convection; radiation; built environment; energy efficiency; sustainable building; ventilation; air distribution; thermal comfort; occupant well-being; HVAC; building retrofit; building envelope; thermal management; CFD; building simulation; case studies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Urban Climatic Suitability Design and Risk Management
edited by Lin Liu, , Jing Du and Xiaoyu Tian
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1867 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban climate; sustainable urban design; risk assessment and management; thermal comfort; thermal safety; urban wind and thermal environment; solar radiation modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
The Contribution of Energy Efficiency and Onsite Energy to the Resilience of Buildings submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1561 | Submission Open
Keywords: environmental assessment of building; thermal comfort strategies; indoor thermal environment; building energy analysis and efficiency; green buildings; construction materials and their impact on indoor conditions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Building Thermal Environment: Improving Indoor Comfort by Optimizing Ventilation Systems
edited by , and Lizhi Jia
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1560 | Submission Open
Keywords: indoor environment; ventilation; airflow distribution; HVAC; thermal comfort; CFD; airflow structure; energy saving
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Building Foundation Analysis: Soil–Structure Interaction
edited by Qiang Xie, and Xiang Fu
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1526 | Submission Open
Keywords: building foundations; soil mechanics; soil– structure interaction; building behavior; pile foundations
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Sustainable and Circular Construction through Modular Prefabricated Systems
edited by Pejman Sharafi, Parisa Shadan and Alireza Goudarzi
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1009 | Submission Open
Keywords: modern methods of construction; prefabricated systems; modular systems; waste management; prefabricated concrete/steel/timber/composite structures; sustainable design; design for manufacture and assembly; offsite manufacturing/construction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Smart Building Materials and Designs for Sustainable Built Environment
edited by Kishor Zingre
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 690 | Submission Open
Keywords: building materials; heat transfer; low carbon; thermal comfort; built environment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Resilience and Robustness of Steel Buildings and Structures submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 561 | Submission Open
Keywords: steel structures; steel connections; structural resilience; structural robustness; structural reliability and strengthening and retrofitting
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Structures)
Research on Concrete and Composite Materials in Structural Engineering
edited by Zigeng Wang and Guosheng Zhang
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 489 | Submission Open
Keywords: concrete; cementitious materials; composite materials; functional materials; workability; physical and mechanical properties; durability; hydration reaction; microscopic testing technology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Materials, and Repair & Renovation)
Sustainable Construction Materials, Building Energy and Environment
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 254 | Submission Open
Keywords: sustainability; recycled materials; building energy; life-cycle analysis; thermal comfort; construction management; environmental management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems)
Advances in Automation and Intelligence in Construction
edited by Ebrahim Parvaresh Karan
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 206 | Submission Open
Keywords: artificial intelligence in construction; smart construction; Internet of Things (IoT) sensors in construction; autonomous heavy construction equipment; pre-fabrication and modular construction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization)
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