Special Issue "Achieving Sustainability in Civil and Construction Engineering through Emerging Technologies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 11480
Interests: structural health monitoring; hazard mitigation; computer vision
The civil and construction sector is estimated to be the major driver for the global economy in the next few decades but is subjected to formidable challenges to support our society over the long term. Such challenges lie in the fields, such as difficulties in maintaining aging civil structures, lack of sustainable construction materials or technologies, insufficient structural resilience against natural disasters, and gaps in training the next-generation construction workforce. Therefore, investigating emerging technologies for maintaining a sustainable next-generation construction sector becomes an urgent need.
This Special Issue aims to contribute to the literature by presenting emerging technologies that can generate new knowledge for achieving sustainability in the civil and construction sector. We welcome contributions of original research and review articles in (but are not limited to) the following areas:
- New technologies in evaluating the performance of new or existing construction materials.
- Structural health monitoring and nondestructive testing of aging civil structures through small-scale laboratory tests and/or full-scale field deployments.
- Computer vision, remote sensing, photogrammetry, and LiDAR applications in the construction industry.
- New developments in virtual, augmented, and mixed realities for construction site inspections, workforce training, and engineering education in construction.
- Tools, strategies, and methodologies that can achieve modernization and industrialization of construction, such as Building Information Modeling, 3D printing, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Digital Twin, etc.
- Novel numerical methods, experimental studies, and sensing technologies to mitigate civil structures against extreme natural disasters caused by earthquakes, strong winds, flooding, landslides, etc.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Xiangxiong Kong
Prof. Dr. Yubo Jiao
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- construction engineering
- structural health monitoring
- nondestructive testing
- virtual reality
- workforce development
- remote sensing
- hazard mitigation
- computer vision