Blockchain and Building Information Management: Digital Construction Transformation

Call for papers for: Smart and Sustainable Built Environment

Submission window opens on ScholarOne (do not submit before this date): 1st September 2021

Submission window closes: 22nd December 2021

Guest Editor/s

Dr Sepehr Abrishami, University of Portsmouth

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Dr Faris Elghaish, Queen’s University Belfast

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Dr Tara Brooks, Queen’s University Belfast

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Dr Saeed Talebi, Birmingham City University

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Overview of special issue

There are several aims of opening this special issue; the first is to foster the development of applications based on Blockchain and BIM, in order to facilitate the digital transformation for the AEC industry; the second is to build a knowledge-base for researchers in the AEC, to be as a departure point for advanced applications in the future; and finally, to support the construction industry towards the transformation to the industry 4.0 era.

This special issue is designed to provide multiple solutions for existing challenges, as well as, contributing to the planned/desired digital construction transformation. Moreover, educators and students will find excellent materials to be used in their curriculums to show the impact of blockchain and BIM integration, and to provide workable and efficient solutions.

Indicative list of anticipated themes

  • BIM and Blockchain integration: Use cases
  • Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)/Blockchain applications
  • Blockchain and supply chain management
  • Blockchain and Quality management
  • Blockchain and offsite manufacturing
  • Blockchain and Material management
  • Computer science research that provide new techniques to enhance the interoperability between BIM and blockchain tools
  • Validation research that evaluates the readiness and maturity state of construction organizations for adopting Blockchain
  • Real-world case studies
  • Conceptual research that provides new solutions-based BIM and blockchain integration

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