Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Building StructuresⅠ

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Structures".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 2592

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Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Interests: reinforced, pre-stressed and structural concrete; earthquake engineering and structural dynamics; blast resistant design; bridge engineering; hazard analysis and financial loss estimation and mitigation; railroad engineering; construction and design integration

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Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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School of Engineering and Built Environment, Griffith University, Southport, QLD 4215, Australia
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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a new Collection titled “Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: “Building Structures” I”, which will collect papers invited by the Editorial Board Members.

The aim of this Collection is to provide a venue for networking and communication between Buildings and scholars in the field of Building Structures. All papers will be published as open access following peer review.

Prof. Dr. John Mander
Prof. Dr. Andrea Benedetti
Dr. Erwin Oh
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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. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Key Themes of Build-to-Rent: Developing a Conceptual Framework for Achieving Successful Developments through a Systematic Literature Review
by Rafaella Carvalho, Tingting Liu, Fan Zhang, Rongrong Yu and Erwin Oh
Buildings 2023, 13(8), 1926; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings13081926 - 28 Jul 2023
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There is currently a pressing need for rental housing to be built and the Build-to-Rent (BTR) market is growing to address such housing demands. Existing research focuses on the financial and planning aspects of existing BTR markets. However, more research is needed to [...] Read more.
There is currently a pressing need for rental housing to be built and the Build-to-Rent (BTR) market is growing to address such housing demands. Existing research focuses on the financial and planning aspects of existing BTR markets. However, more research is needed to clarify the responsibilities and strategies of key stakeholders to achieve success in BTR developments. Moreover, as an emerging topic, identifying the key themes of research and future directions may be beneficial for the body of knowledge. This study critically analyses the existing research published on BTR and aims to identify their key themes and recommend strategies, via a conceptual framework, for achieving success in BTR developments. Systematic literature review methodology was employed to identify recent publications on the topic of BTR, utilising the databases Web of Science and Scopus. A total of 58 research publications from 2013 to 2023 were identified. Using Leximancer software, the identified literature was systematically and thematically analysed. The analysis identified four themes: (1) stakeholders’ influences on the uptake of the BTR model; (2) BTR as a viable model for addressing soaring rental housing demand; (3) tenant-oriented BTR development; and (4) design and construction management of BTR. This research combines these themes into a conceptual framework, provides useful recommendations to facilitate the implementation of BTR developments, and identifies future research directions for this topic. Full article
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