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Smart Construction Technologies and Construction Materials for Sustainable Building

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 July 2024 | Viewed by 587

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Gwang-Hee Kim
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Major of Architectural Engineering, Kyonggi University, Suwon 16227, Republic of Korea
Interests: smart construction technology; construction engineering; construction safety; cost estimation and artificial intelligence in construction
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Department of Architectural Engineering, Hanbat National University, Daejeon 34158, Republic of Korea
Interests: smart construction technology; construction engineering; construction safety; free-form building construction

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, it has become a new trend to incorporate smart technologies into all industries. Of course, the construction industry is also making efforts to realize sustainability through smart construction technology and sustainable materials. Therefore, the application of smart construction technology in the field of construction technology and sustainable materials is expected to become more prominent in the future, and construction materials and smart construction technology must be developed to enable sustainable buildings. However, the applications of smart materials and smart construction in buildings are limited due to the lack of knowledge of their capabilities and constraints. The present Special Issue aims to increase the knowledge by exploring the recent advancement, current thinking and constraints of smart construction technologies and sustainable materials and to overcome the challenges facing construction and enable a sustainable construction industry. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Sustainable principles for construction projects;
  • Innovative techniques for construction projects;
  • Smart construction technology to improve the construction performance;
  • Energy-efficient building design for a sustainable infrastructure;
  • Additive manufacturing in offsite construction to enable rapid construction;
  • Robotic technology to improve the construction performance;
  • Sustainable materials that enable sustainable construction;
  • Smart and sustainable city/building.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Gwang-Hee Kim
Prof. Dr. Donghoon Lee
Guest Editors

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.

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Keywords

  • smart construction technology
  • sustainable material
  • innovative construction technology and material
  • robotic technology for construction

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Measurement of Work Progress Using a 3D Laser Scanner in a Structural Framework for Sustainable Construction Management
Sustainability 2024, 16(3), 1215; https://doi.org/10.3390/su16031215 - 31 Jan 2024
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As interest in smart construction technology increases, various smart construction technologies are being used for sustainable construction management. Among these technologies, 3D laser scanning technology stands out for phenomena analysis and monitoring, with various applications being studied for construction management. This study aimed [...] Read more.
As interest in smart construction technology increases, various smart construction technologies are being used for sustainable construction management. Among these technologies, 3D laser scanning technology stands out for phenomena analysis and monitoring, with various applications being studied for construction management. This study aimed to identify structural members from point cloud data (PCD) obtained through 3D laser scanning and utilize them for the measurement of work progress in construction projects. The method for identifying members is to obtain location coordinate data from the BIM (Building Information Modeling) model of the project and identify the structural member in the PCD by comparing them with the member’s location coordinates from the PCD obtained with a 3D laser scanner. In this study, members such as columns, beams, girders, walls, and slabs among the structural members constructed at construction sites were identified through this process. For identified structural members completed at the actual construction site, the unit price and quantity were taken from the construction project’s bill of quantity (BOQ) database, and then the Earned Value (EV) was calculated. The results of the study suggest that the progress measurement process through BIM and 3D laser scanning, which was previously performed manually, can contribute to faster and more accurate work progress measurement. Ultimately, it is expected that efficient process management will be possible, contributing to the realization of sustainable construction management. Full article
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