Special Issue "Application of BIM through the Life Cycle of Buildings"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 2496
Interests: computational design analysis; interactive and virtual environments; building information modelling; computer-supported collaborative design; design cognition
Interests: sustainable construction; sustainable urbanisation; smart construction; smart cities
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been long recognised as an important research topic in academia and an important approach to industry innovation in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sectors. Current knowledge and practice about BIM are largely focused on new building design and construction. Therefore, there are still significant opportunities in the field for further BIM research. This Special Issue surveys the latest applications of BIM throughout the entire building life cycle from the early design stages to procurement and construction of the building, to facilities management, and to the end of the life cycle of demolition and deconstruction, as well as other related areas of potential including but not limited to building renovation and heritage conservation.
We invite submissions of both original research and critical review papers, addressing the above themes as well as exploring the future extensions of BIM such as digital twins; the adoption of advanced systems (e.g., virtual reality and augmented reality) to better support communication and collaboration in BIM; and the integration of artificial intelligence for enhancing decision making and automation in the building life cycle.
Prof. Dr. Ning Gu
Dr. Jorge Ochoa
Dr. Rongrong Yu
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 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. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 2600 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 modelling
- digital twins
- virtual reality and augmented reality
- architectural design
- construction management
- facilities management
- construction and demolition waste management
- building life cycle
- decision-making processes and automation
- artificial intelligence