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Special Issue: Addressing Global Challenges for a Sustainable Built Environment

Special issue call for papers from Construction Innovation

“Our planet has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed”
Mahatma Gandhi

Although Gandhi said these words in the first half of the last century, they still seem to be relevant. With the growing emphasis on reduction in CO2 emissions and ways to tackle global warming, it is just as important as ever to look at ways to meet the needs for our growth and new infrastructure development in a sustainable manner. The Construction sector has embarked upon a series of high profile initiatives in an attempt to address global concerns on environment, energy efficiency, waste minimisation and reduction of carbon footprint.  With challenges of global warming, climate change and increasing cost of fuel, a serious rethinking in the construction is required to ensure that we can meet our future needs without damaging the environment.  This Special Issue call for the Journal of Construction Innovation deals with research that addresses these global challenges.

High quality papers are invited for consideration in this Special Issue. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide researchers and practitioners with the latest knowledge, theories, practice, issues and challenges facing the construction sector.  The topics covered include, but are not limited to the following themes:

  • Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change
  • Energy Efficiency in Construction
  • Reducing the Carbon Footprint of New and Existing Buildings
  • Waste Minimisation in Construction
  • Green Supply chain in Construction (including Procurement and Legal Issues)
  • Sustainability Optimisation (Policies, Processes, People)
  • Sustainable Building Design Practices and Technologies (Infrastructure Projects)
  • Sustainability Drivers (Socio-Political/Economic etc)

Key Dates

November 30th 2011    Deadline for submission of the full paper
December - May 2012    Review process
September 1st 2012    Deadline for submission of the final paper
April 2013    Publication

For information on how to prepare your paper, authors are advised to consult the journal author guidelines.

Please email the guest editors directly if you have any questions. All papers should be submitted using the journal’s online submission system. Details for submitting online can be accessed via the author guidelines link above.

Guest Editors

Dr. Mohammed Arif
Co- Guest Editor
Senior Lecturer, The School of Built Environment
University of Salford
Phone: +44 161 295 6829

Email:[email protected]

Prof. Matt Syal
Co- Guest Editor
Professor, School of Planning, Design and Construction
Michigan State University
Phone: +1 517 432 2951

Email: [email protected]