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Structural Survey Special issue: Adaptation and sustainability: the coming of age for existing buildings


Special issue call for papers from Structural Survey

Structural Survey Special issue on Adaptation and sustainability: the coming of age for existing buildings
 
Structural Survey is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue devoted to examining the issues surrounding building adaptation. Thispecial issue is guest-edited by Sara J. Wilkinson, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
 
There is a realisation that large-scale programmes adapting existing buildings are a viable means of reducing building-related greenhouse gas emissions as part of the endeavour to mitigate climate change and global warming. Buildings add around half of all greenhouse gas emissions with commercial buildings accounting for around 13 per cent of all building related emissions. Many cities are actively promoting adaptation; Melbourne for example, has developed a building programme to adapt 1,200 CBD properties before 2020 as part of their strategy to develop into a carbon-neutral city. The current growth, scale and accelerating pace of the adoption of sustainability globally are extraordinary. This has attracted attention from academics, practitioners, consultants and policy makers alike from developed and developing economies. It is essential that this growth and pace in the adoption of sustainability and the increased importance of building adaptation are matched by parallel research, critical discussions and reflection of the implications now and for the future. This special issue is timely and seeks original contributions in the
areas of building adaptation. The following areas are particularly encouraged:
 
• Building conservation, heritage buildings and
adaptation
• Managing the adaptation processemeraldinsight.com/ss.htm Research you can use
• Compliance issues regarding regulations and codes
in adaptation
• Case studies of refurbishment
• Engineering services
• Materials, components and building defects
associated with adaptation
• Global practice
• Adaptation in commercial and residential buildings
• Change of use adaptations
• Sustainability issues in adaptation.
 
This list is not exhaustive and interested authors are encouraged to contact the Guest Editor with alternative proposals. Original papers that reflect on and proffer strategic directions and their implications for the built environment are welcome. All full papers submitted are subject to anonymous double-blind peer review by relevant academics and researchers.
 
The closing date for submissions is: 31 August 2011.
 
Submissions should be sent via e-mail to the Guest Editor at [email protected]
 
Full notes for contributors can be found on the journal web site at
 
If you have any questions, please contact Sara J. Wilkinson [email protected]
 
Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Management & Marketing,
Deakin University, Melbourne,
Australia 3125.
Phone +61 3 9251 7047.