Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk
For an Article Collection on
Climate Change Impacts on Bridges, Roads, and Buildings
30 April 2024
Article collection guest advisor(s)
Dr Quoc Bao Pham,
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, Będzińska street 60, 41-200, Sosnowiec, Poland
Prof Dr Eloi Figueiredo,
Faculty of Engineering, Lusófona Univ., Campo Grande 376, 1749-024 Lisboa, Portugal; CERIS, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Dr Tu Dam Ngoc Le,
Faculty of Architecture, Mientrung University of Civil Engineering, Tuy Hoa, Vietnam; Department of Research Administration and International Cooperation, Mientrung University of Civil Engineering (MUCE) - Ministry of Construction 195 Ha Huy Tap, Binh Kien Commune, Tuy Hoa City - 56000
Climate Change Impacts on Bridges, Roads, and Buildings
Climate change is a global problem with far-reaching effects on various aspects of life and infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and buildings. The increasing temperatures and extreme rainfall in many areas intensify the vulnerability of infrastructure, making it imperative to address the issue of climate change and its impact on infrastructure. In this Collection, our objective is to raise public awareness about the issue and gather research papers that focus on the effects of climate change on roads, bridges, sewers, buildings, and potential measures to mitigate these effects.
The primary goals of this collection are as follows:
Understanding vulnerability: We aim to collect research papers that help us understand and examine the susceptibility of infrastructure such as bridges and buildings to climate change. Factors such as rising temperatures and extreme weather events like heavy rainfall and storm surges have the potential to affect the structural integrity of bridges and roads. By comprehending these vulnerabilities, we can develop strategies to enhance the resistance of infrastructure to climate change.
Exploring adaptation strategies: Another objective is to explore possible adaptation strategies to mitigate the effects of climate change on infrastructure. Given the impacts of climate change, it is necessary to develop policies and strategies to adapt bridges, roads, and buildings. This Collection will examine various engineering solutions that can be employed to address climate change and emphasize the importance of climate change projects for the future. The aim is to ensure the sustainability of all types of building infrastructure, roads, bridges, culverts, and buildings.
By gathering research papers and studying the effects of climate change on infrastructure, this Collection aims to contribute to the body of knowledge on climate change adaptation and mitigation. The findings will enable decision-makers and communities to develop informed strategies that enhance the resilience of infrastructure to climate change.
All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo a full peer-review; the Guest Advisors for this collection will not be handling the manuscripts. Please review the journal scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.
The deadline for submitting manuscripts is 30th April 2024.
Please contact Alex Johnson at [email protected] with any queries regarding this Article Collection.
Article Collection Guest Advisors
Dr. Quoc Bao Pham's research interests are water resources engineering, applied machine learning, climate change, hydrology, remote sensing, GIS, and spatial analysis. He has collaborated actively with many international researchers in several other disciplines of engineering. He has published more than 80 SCI/SCIE research papers and is a reviewer of more than 20 SCI/SCIE journals. He is also a guest editor of some SCI/SCIE journals in the field of water resources, remote sensing, and machine learning. He is also a reviewer of world-leading high-impact journals such as Nature Communications, Journal of Hydrology, Science of The Total Environment, Remote Sensing of Environment, Applied Soft Computing, and Journal of Environmental Management.
Prof. Dr. Eloi Figueiredo has worked mainly on structural health monitoring (SHM) and management of bridges, with focus on damage identification based on machine learning techniques and finite element modelling. He is currently Associated Editor of Structural Health Monitoring: An International Journal, and co-offers courses and short courses on SHM.
Recently, he has been awarded with an EEA Grant to study the impact of climate change on the structural health of bridges (ClimaBridge Project). He is leader of the Civil Research Group at Lusófona University rooted in the civil engineering field to promote sustainable and resilient infrastructure.
In terms of publications, Eloi has over 100 publications on SHM through books, book chapters, peer-reviewed journals, and conference proceedings; and over 70 opinion articles to promote science in our society.
Dr. Tu Dam Ngoc Le holds a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the University at Buffalo, New York (2019) and a master of architecture from Ho Chi Minh City’s University of Architecture (2008). Currently, she is working as the head of Department of Research Administration and International Cooperation and a lecturer in Architecture and Urban planning at Mientrung University of Civil Engineering, Vietnam. Her works are diverse from architectural education, landscape, and urban planning that focus on sustainability, green building, and climate change adaptation for coastal cities. She integrates the concept of sustainability into architectural education, explores its application into architecture and urban planning. In terms of scientific research, she focuses on planning and actions for climate change adaptation, urban sustainability, and has many publications through peer-reviewed journals, book chapters on these fields.
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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.