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Sustainability in Construction Industry: State of the Art and the Way Forward

International Journal of Construction Management Special Issue Call for Papers

Deadline: 31 August 2021

International Journal of Construction Management invites research papers on the above theme for inclusion in a “special issue” to be published in 2021. The special edition will be edited by Dr. Zezhou Wu from Shenzhen University, Dr. Jose Jorge Ochoa Paniagua from University of South Australia, Dr. Shan Guo from Renmin University of China, Dr. Xin Liang from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Dr. Tao Yu from Harbin Institute of Technology.

Aim and scope

Along with the fast industrialization and urbanization, the global environment is facing with unprecedented pressure. Sustainability, in this circumstance, has attracted wide attentions from both developed and developing countries. As a critical domain of economy development, construction industry has close relationships with three aspects of sustainability, such as environmental, social, and economic. Thus, sustainability in construction plays an important role in the general sustainable development.

In recent decades, great efforts have been made on sustainable development in the construction industry. Many concepts have been proposed, such as green building, sustainable building, regenerative sustainability, etc. To facilitate green building development, green building assessment tools (GBATs) have been developed for guiding environmental design of buildings or projects, such as LEED, BREEAM, Green Mark. The main aspects in the GBATs involve site planning, materials saving, energy saving, water saving, and other aspects. Passive design, clean production, specific resources saving measures have been introduced to reduce the potential risks to human beings and the environment. As advanced technologies developed, the integration of technologies has been adopted for promoting sustainability in construction in recent years, such as building information modeling (BIM), prefabrication, big data, radio frequency identification (RFID), cloud computing, internet of things (IoT), etc. Many studies have been conducted in terms of the sustainable development in construction industry; however, there is still an emerging trend in the knowledge expansion relating to sustainability in construction.

The aim of this special issue is to provide a platform to explore the state-of-the-art knowledge and cutting-edge innovations in the area of sustainable development in construction industry.

Topics for papers

Topics may include but not limited to the following fields:

  • Drivers for implementing sustainable construction;
  • Barriers inhibiting the sustainable construction;
  • Incentives for promoting sustainable construction;
  • Life-cycle benefits analysis from the perspective of different market stakeholders;
  • Information technologies (e.g., BIM, big data, IoT) for sustainable construction;
  • Prefabricated technology for sustainable construction;
  • Innovated technology for developing green building assessment tool;
  • Efficient use of energy and related management strategies;
  • Waste minimization and sustainable utilization of materials;
  • Health, safety and well-being in construction;
  • Innovated concepts adopted in sustainable construction.

International Journal of Construction Management

Language: en-UK

Publisher: Taylor and Francis

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Submission guidelines

Authors must follow carefully the Guide for Authors. All papers will go through an initial screening. After positive feedback from the guest editors, those papers selected for further consideration will be invited for online submission at https://www.editorialmanager.com/tjcm/default.aspx. Papers will then undergo a double-blind review process with engaging multiple reviewers. All queries should be addressed to the guest editors.

Key dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 31 August 2021

  • Notifications to authors: 31 December 2021

  • Expected publication: 31 March 2022

Editorial Information

Information to contributors

Manuscripts are invited for submission by e-mails to the following guest editors:

  • Zezhou Wu, Assistant Professor, Department of Construction Management and Real Estate, Faculty of Civil and Transportation Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China. E-mail: [email protected]

Co-guest editors:

  • Jose Jorge Ochoa Paniagua, Senior Lecturer, School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, E-mail: [email protected]
  • Shan Guo, Assistant Professor, School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China, Email: [email protected]
  • Xin Liang, Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, [email protected]
  • Tao Yu, Assistant Professor, Department of Construction Management, School of Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China. Email: [email protected]

Published on 26th June 2019. Last updated on 26th June 2019.