International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation

International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation


ISSN: 2398-4708

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Journal history

Previously published as Structural Survey
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News

We are delighted to announce a change of title for Structural Survey – as from 1st January 2017 Structural Survey will become the International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation. This exciting new title follows a long process of consultation and market research and a desire to strengthen the international appeal of the journal. 

The new title retains the main core themes and aims of the journal, whilst at the same time gives greater prominence to the challenges associated with the adaptation of existing buildings in response to rapid technological developments, a changing climate and developing societal demands. This of course is in the context of an increasingly global society and a construction sector where solutions need to be developed that are internationally rigorous and informed by world class research. The change to the title will also be reflected in changes to the Aims and Scope which will be updated in December 2016 and we will be inviting submissions in line with these changes.

The launch of the new title coincides with the excellent news that the journal has been accepted for inclusion in the Thomson Reuters’ Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), and reflects our plans to pursue recognition by the SSCI or SCI collections in the very near future. 

Professor David Proverbs and Dr Mark Shelbourn
Editors

Editorial objectivesA CIB-encouraged journal.

The International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation (formerly Structural Survey: Journal of Building Pathology and Refurbishment) publishes findings on contemporary and original research towards sustaining, maintaining and managing the built estate. Approximately 80% of our existing building stock will be with us in 2050 which demands the careful maintenance, adaptation and conservation of this vitally important resource. With rapid technological developments, a changing climate and more extreme weather, coupled with developing societal demands, the challenges to the professions responsible are complex and varied; solutions need to be rigorously researched and investigated to navigate this highly dynamic context in which todays buildings are to be sustained. 

The journal aims to publish rigorous research articles, case studies and reviews concerning innovative investigations on topics related to the technical and pathological issues associated with maintaining and conserving buildings; the refurbishment and adaptation of existing buildings in response to the environmental, technological and societal developments and challenges. Particular emphasis is placed on the emerging environmental challenges associated with sustaining the modern built environment. 

Winners from the recent Literati Awards.International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation is a CIB-encouraged journal.

Editorial criteria

The journal encompasses all types of buildings (e.g. residential, commercial, retail, industrial, leisure, education and health sectors) and construction technologies within the context of sustaining, maintaining and managing these. The scope and coverage of the journal is, by design, appropriately diverse and multi-disciplined, reflecting the emerging technological, environmental and societal challenges of sustaining a globally resilient built environment.   

Scope/Coverage

Within this context, the scope and coverage of the journal incorporates the following indicative topics:

  • Building defects and defect diagnosis
  • Materials, components and building technologies
  • Building adaptation and retrofit
  • Building conservation and restoration
  • Maintenance and refurbishment 
  • Health, safety and welfare issues
  • Digital information and communication technologies 
  • Project management
  • Valuation and financial investment
  • Resilience to a changing climate and natural hazards
  • Conflict avoidance, management and disputes resolution
  • Law and practice of dilapidation

Topicality

The applied and contemporary focus of the journal's content means it is an invaluable resource for researchers and academics as well as practitioners in the construction industry wishing to keep abreast of current and international developments. Expert building technologists need to be aware of emerging innovative solutions and rapidly developing applications so that they can respond accordingly and provide appropriate and professional advice to their clients. The journal provides an invaluable source of information and latest news to researchers and academics from other disciplines who need to keep abreast of the latest developments in building pathology and adaptation. 

Key benefits

  • CIB encouraged journal.
  • The journal’s authoritative content and quality is ensured both through its rigorous double-blind (three reviewers) peer review system and its internationally respected Editorial Advisory Board. 
  • Covers a broad range of contemporary topics concerning building pathology, building adaptation and emerging environmental challenges.
  • Expert reviewers are drawn from academia and professional practice to ensure relevance and currency of published articles.
  • Publishes lively and responsive special issues overseen by eminent guest editors on new and emerging themes.
  • Is supported by the RICS with free content available to all members 

Key journal audiences

  • Academics and researchers in the fields of building technology, building services and engineering, building design and project management
  • Architects
  • Building services engineers
  • Building surveyors
  • Contractors and constructors 
  • Structural engineers
  • Facilities managers
  • Health and safety managers and inspectors
  • Material suppliers and producers
  • Specialist subcontractors and design consultants
  • Building owners and occupiers
  • Other professionals responsible for the management, appraisal and adaptation of buildings

International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation;is Indexed and Abstracted in:

  • ABI Inform
  • Academic Search Alumni Edition
  • Academic Search Complete
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Academic Source Complete
  • Academic Source Premier
  • British Library
  • Construction and Building Abstracts
  • Construction Management Abstracts
  • Current Abstracts
  • EBSCO
  • EI Compendex
  • Electronic Collections Online
  • The International Construction Database
  • Institute for Scientific Information
  • INSPEC
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals
  • ProQuest
  • ReadCube Discover
  • QUALIS
  • SCOPUS 

 The International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Property Management & Built Environment eJournals Collection. For more information, please email collections@emeraldinsight.com or visit the Emerald Property Management & Built Environment eJournals Collection page.


International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Property Management & Built Environment eJournals Collection. For more information, please email collections@emeraldinsight.com or visit the Emerald Property Management & Built Environment eJournals Collection page.

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