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American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture

ISSN (Print): 2328-398X

ISSN (Online): 2328-3998

Website: http://www.sciepub.com/journal/AJCEA

Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on Information Modeling and Sensing Technologies in Construction (IMSTC)

New technologies such as 3D laser scanners and building information modelling (BIM) have great potential for construction engineering. Since new technologies are rapidly emerging, clients and policy makers push construction engineers to adopt the state-of-the-art technologies in order to increase the accuracy and speed of the as-built generation process. The U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) has mandated that every federal facility must be documented in 3D. GSA's Office of the Chief Architect (OCA) recommends 3D laser scanning technologies for acquiring building data. According to the Government’s Construction Strategy of UK, 3D BIM will become a requisite for construction by 2016 with all documentation and data being electronic in the construction projects. Similarly, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore implemented a roadmap that aims to achieve 80% of the construction industry using BIM by 2015. Fully collaborative 3D BIM is also recommended to the Australian construction industry.

Recently, researchers have developed and introduced new models for as-built construction, because the traditional process of documenting information has often been inaccurate and time-consuming. However, collecting and incorporating reliable as-built data as an essential component of BIM is still challenging, considering accuracy, time and cost constraints. There is a great disparity between the data derived from remote sensing and the creation of as-built using BIM.

The Special Issue on Information Modeling and Sensing Technologies in Construction (IMSTC) aims to publish the research outcomes related to the use of information modeling, remote sensing technologies, automation and robotics in construction. The scope of IMSTC encompasses all aspects of Engineering Construction and Management, Infrastructure and Urban Development, Transportation, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability and Green Construction.

About the issue

Main topics include:

  • • Information Technology (IT) Applications in Construction
  • • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • • Remote Sensing and Integrated Smart Systems Technologies
  • • Robotics and Hardware Automation

Sub-topics are:
Computing and planning tools, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Automation and Robotics, Building Information Modeling (BIM), BIM Integration with Automation and Robotics, Web-based BIM, Computing and Conceptual Design, Field Robotics, Fleet Management and Dispatching, Machine Control Systems, Management Systems, Real-Time Systems, Safety Improvement Systems, Semantic Methods and Systems, Site Control Systems, Supervisory Control, Telerobotics, Unmanned Measurement and Production, Advanced Surveying and Positioning, Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Databases, Laser Scanners, Instrumentation and Sensors, Positioning Methods and Systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Networking and Communications, 5G Network Project Information Management, RFID, Ultra-Wide Broadband.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: September 15, 2015
Final Version Due: November 15, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: December 10, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Associate Professor Samsung Lim
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Email: s.lim@unsw.edu.au

Guest Editor

Samad Sepasgozar
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Email: sepas@unsw.edu.au

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Guest Editor, Samad Sepasgozar at the address: <sepas@unsw.edu.au>

or through the journal’s Paper Submission System.

Special Issue on Big data analytics in Smart Buildings

Smart buildings use information technology to connect a variety of subsystems to optimize total building performance. A smart building achieves significant energy savings by taking advantage of improved technology and materials. Buildings generates huge amount of data from the initial design stage to operation. Big data revolutionaries the traditional view of building functions. A building element is not an isolated entity but involved in a connected system. Big data analytics provide new potentials of optimizing occupants’ environment (e.g. illumination, thermal comfort, air quality, physical security, sanitation) at the lowest cost and environmental impact over the building lifecycle. This special issue will cover all aspect of big data analytics in smart building from design to operation, from construction management to facility management. This issue will attract attentions from both academia and industry.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include

(1) Big data in building design:

  • • Lighting/daylighting system design
  • • Building energy and lighting simulation
  • • Building retrofit

(2) Big data in building control:

  • • Smart lighting control
  • • Smart HVAC control
  • • Envelop control

(3) Big data in building management:

  • • Project bidding
  • • Risk management
  • • Project delivery system

Important dates

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2015
Final Version Due: July 31, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: September 01, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Jia Hu
Philips Research North America
Email: jia.hu@philips.com

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. Jia Hu at the address: <jia.hu@philips.com>

or through the journal’s Paper Submission System.

Special Issue on Cold-Formed Steel shear wall (CFS)

Cold Form Steel shear wall (CFS) is a practical alternative to concrete or conventional steel structures mainly because of higher strength or weight ratio and faster construction. Due to their lighter weight, Cold Form Steel shear wall (CFS) residential and commercial buildings are becoming more efficient alternative in regions involving seismic risk while compared to concrete and conventional steel counterparts. Wall panels made of CFS framing sheathed on one side or on both sides with steel or some other type of sheathing panel like OSB, Fiber cement and Betopan have been widely used as the lateral load resisting elements in CFS structures constructed especially in low and medium seismic risk regions.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

Study about Cold Form Lateral load resistance systems in high rise buildings (CFS) and its behavior with different sheathing panel like OSB, Fiber cement, Betopan and steel under different kind of loading

Important dates

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: March 30, 2015
Final Version Due: April 30, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: May 30, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Mohammad Reza Bagerzadeh Karim
Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, IRAN
Email: MRBKarimi@yrct.ir

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Mohammad Reza Bagerzadeh Karim at the address: <MRBKarimi@yrct.ir>

or through the journal’s Paper Submission System.

Special Issue on Sustainable Urban Planning in the 21st century

The special issue will focus on the field of sustainable urban planning, as a challenge for the creation of the future cities. Its aim is to concentrate theoretical and applied research on sustainable urban planning and its application in the creation of sustainable cities. So papers must focus on urban planning that faces today’s social, environmental and economic problems for the formulation of optimized urban environments.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • Metropolitan Urban Planning
  • Future Cities-The Challenge Of Sustainability
  • The New Sustainable Approaches In Urban Planning
  • Social Planning with Sustainable Principles
  • New Sustainable Urban projects

Important dates

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: December 31, 2014
Final Version Due: February 28, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: March 31, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Despina Dimelli
Technical University of Crete
Email: dimelli@arch.tuc.gr

Guest Editor

Panos Parthenios
Technical University of Crete
Email: parthenios@arch.tuc.gr

Papamanolis Nikos
Technical University of Crete
Email: npapama@arch.tuc.gr

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Despina Dimelli at the address: <dimelli@arch.tuc.gr>

or through the journal’s Paper Submission System.

Special Issue on Technology of Building Materials (Cement, mortar, Concrete, Bricks, gypsum, lime......)

1-Publication of non-conventional scientific research papers in the field of building materials.

2-Publication of non-conventional scientific research papers in the field of Admixtures in the field of building materials.

3-Publication of scientific research papers in the field of biomaterials and Nanotecknology.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • All types of cements, mortars and concretes.
  • Gypsum, lime and all types of building bricks.
  • Ceramics, bioceramics and advanced ceramics.
  • Refractories and Refractory cements.
  • Biomaterials and nanotechnology.
  • All types of Polymers
  • Nanomaterials and nanotechnology
  • Engineering and materials Sciences
  • Environmental and Applied Sciences

Important dates

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: August 31, 2014
Final Version Due: September 30, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: October 15, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Hassan H. M. Darweesh
Refractories, Ceramics and Building Materials Department. National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt
Email: Hassandarweesh2000@yahoo.com

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Hassan H. M. Darweesh at the address: <Hassandarweesh2000@yahoo.com>

or through the journal’s Paper Submission System.