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Call for Special Issue Papers: Emerging Concepts in the application of BIM to the Alteration and Refurbishment Lifecycle of Buildings


Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation

Emerging Concepts in the application of BIM to the Alteration and Refurbishment Lifecycle of Buildings

Building refurbishment accounts for over 70% of construction work in the UK and most developed countries at the moment (Grimes et al, 2013). The need to adapt buildings and other structures to accommodate new uses and to upgrade building performance are major

reasons for alteration and refurbishment projects (Fernandez, 2011). Also, alteration and refurbishment projects would normally entail a significant amount of demolition, extension and modification activities – above and beneath ground. In some rare cases, and especially on the older stock, such works involve complete demolition and building up again as a new build project (Oloke, 2015). In either case, however, research continues to show that this trend is likely to continue in the foreseeable future as the industry continues to address the requirements of sustainable development (Thiemann, 2010).

This issue will consolidate on disseminated information on the subject matter to date, and will particularly welcome submissions from the following areas:

  • General application of BIM to building refurbishment
  • Exploration of project life cycle themes in the alteration and refurbishment of buildings using BIM
  • Emerging trends in alteration and refurbishment of buildings
  • Potential opportunities for the use of Smart systems and BIM in optimising the refurbishment process.
  • New concepts in project management and related issues in alteration and refurbishment of buildings using BIM
  • Case studies demonstrating innovation in BIM applications to alteration and refurbishment of buildings
  • Ensuring sustainability health and safety and environmental management in alteration and refurbishment of buildings using BIM

Key deadlines and details

  • Submission deadline: February 24th 2018
  • Planned publication date: March/ April 2019

Author guidelines must be followed and can be found on the journal web site at: http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=ijbpa

Submissions to the International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts. Registration and access are available at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijbpa

Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be submitted for consideration for publication elsewhere, while under review for this journal.

The Guest Editors will conduct a double blind peer review of submitted papers after which submissions may be recommended for revisions and further review, acceptance or rejection

Guest Editors

If you have any questions please get in touch with the Special Issue Guest Editors.

Dr. David Oloke
Snr. Lecturer – Built Environment
University of Wolverhampton
d.a.oloke@wlv.ac.uk

Dr. David Heesom
Building Information Modelling
University of Wolverhampton
d.heesom@wlv.ac.uk

Mr. Nick Blenkarn
Director Severn Partnership Ltd
nick.blenkarn@severnpartnership.com