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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Building Research & Information

For a Special Issue on
Generative design and the automation of everything

Manuscript deadline
31 January 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Professor Stephen Emmitt, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath
[email protected]

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Generative design and the automation of everything

Considerable advances in computing software and affordable computing power have led to many opportunities to change the way we design, deliver, and manage buildings through their lifetime. Attention has shifted towards generative design, artificial intelligence (AI) and digital fabrication, coupled with the automation of business processes. Emphasis is on creativity and doing things differently, set against a backdrop of climate change. With the ‘automation of everything’ comes questions about the skills required by businesses to remain competitive. Is, for example, expertise in coding and emotional intelligence now more important than designing, engineering, and making? In a world where everything is being automated, we are keen to explore where the technological innovations are taking us. We are particularly interested in cross-disciplinary enquiries into the creative and transformative potential of generative design, AI, and automation. Topics could include, but are not limited to:

• Artificial intelligence (AI) applied to building(s)
• Automating design and engineering practice(s)
• Digital twins and digital futures
• Dynamic and intelligent spaces
• Educating future practitioners for an automated future
• Generative design, engineering, and fabrication
• Managing the building stock via automated systems

Submission Instructions

We welcome short provocations, polemical discourse, empirical research, and critical case studies that push the boundaries of knowledge. For this Special Issue we will not be accepting literature reviews.

Expressions of interest and questions should be addressed to Professor Stephen Emmitt ([email protected]). I am happy to look at draft abstracts and papers prior to submission. When submitting your manuscript to ScholarOne please select the 'special issue title'

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