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Advances in Building Energy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asian Journal of Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Baltic Journal of Real Estate Economics and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bautechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Beton- und Stahlbetonbau     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Building Acoustics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Building Services Engineering Research & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Buildings     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
BUILT : International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Built Environment Inquiry Journal     Open Access  
Built Environment Project and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Case Studies in Construction Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cement     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cement and Concrete Composites     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Cement and Concrete Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Challenge Journal of Concrete Research Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Challenge Journal of Concrete Research Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Change Over Time     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
City, Culture and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Cityscape     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Clay Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
Construction Economics and Building     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Construction Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Construction Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Construction Research and Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Construction Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Corporate Real Estate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Dams and Reservoirs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Developments in the Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Energy and Built Environment     Open Access  
Engineering Project Organization Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Environment and Urbanization Asia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Facilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
FUTY Journal of the Environment     Full-text available via subscription  
Glass Structures & Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
HBRC Journal     Open Access  
Housing and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
HVAC&R Research     Hybrid Journal  
Indoor and Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Informes de la Construcción     Open Access  
Intelligent Buildings International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Advanced Structural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Architectural Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Construction Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Protective Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of River Basin Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Ventilation     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal for Education in the Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Aging and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering     Open Access  
Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Building Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Building Pathology and Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Building Performance Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Construction Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Facilities Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Structural Fire Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Transport and Land Use     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Journal of Urban Technology and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Landscape History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Materiales de Construcción     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mauerwerk     Hybrid Journal  
Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit Proceedings |     Open Access  
Naval Engineers Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Nordic Concrete Research     Open Access  
Open Construction & Building Technology Journal     Open Access  
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Forensic Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Revista de la Construcción     Open Access  
Revista de Urbanismo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Ingenieria de Construcción     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista INVI     Open Access  
Room One Thousand     Open Access  
Russian Journal of Construction Science and Technology     Open Access  
Science and Technology for the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal  
Smart and Sustainable Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Steel Construction - Design and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Structural Concrete     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Structural Mechanics of Engineering Constructions and Buildings     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sustainable Buildings     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sustainable Cities and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Technology|Architecture + Design     Hybrid Journal  
The Historic Environment : Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
The IES Journal Part A: Civil & Structural Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
The Journal of Integrated Security and Safety Science (JISSS)     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Tidsskrift for boligforskning     Open Access  

           

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  • Impact of technology on upgrading slums and the moderating role of
           upstream influences: a contemporary approach to urban planning

    • Authors: Muhammad Khan, Komal Bilal, Gohar Alam
      Abstract: This study aimed to determine the effect of technology on the upgradation of slums in Islamabad, along with the moderating role of upstream influences between them. With this concern, the researcher used a quantitative research design, and to accumulate the data, a closed-ended survey questionnaire was chosen. The sample size considered in this research was 293 participants belonging to the urban planning sector of Islamabad. To evaluate the data and hypothesized model, structural equation modeling (SEM) was used. It was also revealed that upward influences moderated the association between technology and slum upgradation significantly, particularly regarding governance, religion, and gender roles. However, this research is limited to Islamabad only; therefore, the implications of this study cannot be generalized. Consequently, it has been recommended that upward influences based on crime and mafia, along with governance, should be controlled to upgrade Islamabad-based slums.
      PubDate: 2024-03-28T00:00:00Z
       
  • Ventilation and air conditioning design approach based on ASHRAE
           psychrometric chart and Mollier diagram

    • Authors: Arturs Lešinskis, Uldis Strauts, Mārtiņš Metāls, Renārs Millers, Viktors Afoņičevs
      Abstract: Society needs long-term sustainability and healthy building projects, and indoor air quality assurance engineering systems play a pivotal role in the energy performance of buildings. Therefore, when designing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, it is crucial to make the most technically sound decisions in terms of energy consumption and assess their impact on the building’s energy performance. This article delves into the design of ventilation and air conditioning systems, presenting a method for evaluating their performance. The foundation of project development is an agreement on the design criteria, which are developed based on a preliminary analysis of the building concept. This agreement ensures cohesive collaboration among all stakeholders: the client, the architect, the system designer, the contractor, and ultimately the personnel responsible for commissioning, operating, and maintaining the systems post-construction. We suggest conducting a comprehensive analysis of the processes occurring within the space without initially linking them to room air exchange. From this analysis, we derive the angular coefficient for the direction of the air condition change on both a psychrometric chart and a Mollier diagram. The process line on the psychrometric chart provides insights into how the performance factor of the air distribution system will influence the desired supply air parameters. We can then evaluate how significantly the gap between the supply air and the exhaust air parameters expands if the room’s air exchange volume is reduced for budgetary reasons. The article showcases this design methodology using a simplified case study.
      PubDate: 2024-03-27T00:00:00Z
       
  • Fragility assessment for the rainfall-induced embankments on silty soils

    • Authors: Haizuo Zhou, Fujian Ma, Xiaoxuan Yu, Gang Zheng
      Abstract: The fragility curve expresses the probability that an asset exceeds some serviceability state for a given level of environmental perturbation or other loadings. It is an important component in the quantitative risk analysis and resilience evaluation of infrastructure exposed to natural hazards. Incidences of over-settlement of embankments are increasingly reported due to more intense and longer-duration rainfall events. This paper develops fragility curves for the rainfall-induced embankment settlement. For this purpose, an embankment incorporating enhanced seepage and displacement analysis within unsaturated soil conditions is modelled based on a reported case history. A Monte Carlo simulation is used for rainfall infiltration and embankment deformation analysis under various rainfall scenarios. Probability values are obtained to achieve three levels of damage states in terms of road embankment settlement. The parametric analysis produces the exceedance probability curves for various rainfall intensities, saturated permeabilities and embankment slope angles. This work offers an efficient tool for assessing fragility to rainfall-induced excessive settlement of embankments.
      PubDate: 2024-03-25T00:00:00Z
       
  • Mechanisms of visibility of rurality and border areas in Usme

    • Authors: Alba Lucia Meneses-Baez, Elvia Isabel Casas-Matiz
      Abstract: Introduction: The visibility of rurality contributes to optimizing the planning and administrative management processes of the territories by providing contextualized information about the relationship of the inhabitants with the area under study. The objective of this research is to identify the mechanisms of visibility of rurality in Usme, a locality in Bogotá, Colombia.Methods: A case study was carried out using a mixed methodology. Based on a literature review, conceptual categories that support the visibility of rurality were formulated, and based on them, a perception survey addressed to the peasant leaders of Usme was designed. The survey contained 22 questions that inquired about socio-demographic data, citizen participation, roles of the inhabitants, participation scenarios, conditions, institutions, opportunities for improvement, and the needs and processes of the locality; the questions were multiple-choice with a single answer and open-ended. The survey was sent to 50 peasant leaders, of whom 36 responded (13 men, 21 women, and 2 LGBTIQ), who were residents of low (25), medium (3), and high (8) localities in the rural zone of Usme. Using the ATLAS.ti program, a frequency analysis was carried out for the multiple-choice questions and the textual data, as well as a content analysis of deductive and emergent categories; then, a nomological network on the mechanisms of visibility was constructed.Results: Findings show that participants understand rurality visibility mechanisms in terms of five dimensions: spaces of visibility, dimensions of rurality, forms of participation, places of participation, and types of impact.Discussion: The delimitation and definition of the dimensions that constitute the mechanisms of rurality visibility in the borders contribute to the designing of effective strategies to improve the conditions of the inhabitants of this area, as well as their participation in increasing the impact and coverage of the institutions of the territory, aiming to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of the area. We concluded that, in order for this to happen, it is necessary to have community empowerment and social co-responsibility among the community, civil institutions, and government.
      PubDate: 2024-03-20T00:00:00Z
       
  • Evaluation of data-driven NARX model based compensation for multi-axial
           real-time hybrid simulation benchmark study

    • Authors: Weijie Xu, Xiangjin Meng, Cheng Chen, Tong Guo, Changle Peng
      Abstract: Actuator control takes a pivotal role in achieving stability and accuracy, particularly in the context of multi-axial real-time hybrid simulation (maRTHS). In maRTHS, multiple hydraulic actuators are necessitated to apply precise motions to experimental substructures thus necessitating the application of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)control strategies. This study evaluates the data-driven nonlinear autoregressive with external input (NARX) based compensation for the servo-hydraulic dynamics within the maRTHS benchmark model. Different from previous study, nonlinear terms are incorporated into the NARX model. Online least square and ridge regression techniques are utilized to estimate the model coefficients to achieve optimal compensation. The influence of various model order and window length is assessed for the NARX model-based compensation. The findings of this research demonstrate that NARX-based compensation has significant potential not only in facilitating precise actuator control for maRTHS but also in enabling robust control in the presence of unknown uncertainties inherent to the servo-hydraulic system.
      PubDate: 2024-03-20T00:00:00Z
       
  • Future buildings as carbon sinks: Comparative analysis of timber-based
           building typologies regarding their carbon emissions and storage

    • Authors: Daria Dzhurko, Ben Haacke, Asta Haberbosch, Linde Köhne, Nora König, Frida Lode, Antonia Marx, Luka Mühlnickel, Nina Neunzig, Annika Niemann, Henrieke Polewka, Lea Schmidtke, Pia Luz Marie Von der Groeben, Karl Wagemann, Farah Thoma, Clemens Bothe, Galina Churkina
      Abstract: The building and construction sector is responsible for a large share of carbon emissions resulting in the need to reduce them to mitigate climate change. Timber construction methods promise to lower emissions combined with biogenic carbon storage in the built environment. While there are several studies comparing the emissions of mineral-based and timber-based buildings, a consistent comparison of different timber-based building assemblies is still missing. This study compares carbon emissions from material production and carbon storage capabilities of four timber-based and two brick and reinforced concrete building assemblies. These assemblies were designed for a residential multi-storey building in Berlin, Germany. To compare and rank the carbon impacts of these assemblies we introduce a carbon storage-to-emission ratio. The calculations were performed using a Carbon Cycle Assessment Model implementation in Python. The results indicate an average reduction in carbon emissions of timber-based building assemblies by 32.6% to “Brick” and 40.4% to “Reinforced Concrete”, respectively. Across the timber-based building assemblies, the carbon emissions range between 85 t and 115 t, leading to an average of 105 t per building. Pronounced differences were observed in carbon storage, with the “Dowel Laminated Timber” building assembly storing more than three times the amount of carbon compared to “Light Weight Timber” assembly. To further reduce emissions from buildings and the construction sector and potentially enhance urban carbon storage, “Glue Laminated Timber” and “Dowel Laminated Timber” building assemblies were identified as the most promising.
      PubDate: 2024-03-18T00:00:00Z
       
  • Study on the permanent deformation of asphalt mixtures based on the
           modified Burgers model

    • Authors: Junren Yang, Jun Xie, Xu Tang, Haijun Zhang
      Abstract: Based on the confined test results and the viscoelastic constitutive model of asphalt mixtures, a three-dimensional finite element model of an asphalt pavement was established to study the effect of different working conditions on asphalt pavement. With the actual pavement structure response, a comparative analysis was conducted to assess the stress and strain experienced by the asphalt pavement under various working conditions. The results show that the asphalt pavement structure model can reflect the effect of different working conditions on asphalt pavement; the transverse stress and strain of asphalt pavement are most significantly affected by the working conditions during cornering, and the position of the maximum value is concentrated on the outer edge line of the wheel and a distance away from it; however, the longitudinal tensile stress and strain of the asphalt pavement are most significantly impacted by the working conditions of driving and braking, and the position of the maximum value is mainly distributed in the center line of the single wheel. The research results can provide a reference for the design of asphalt pavement structures.
      PubDate: 2024-03-11T00:00:00Z
       
  • Towards the development of legislative framework for solar neighborhoods

    • Authors: Caroline Hachem Vermette, Somil Yadav, Johannes Brozovsky, Silvia Croce, Gilles Desthieux, Matteo Formolli, Kuljeet Singh Grewal, Jouri Kanters, Gabriele Lobaccaro, Mattia Manni, Maria Wall
      Abstract: The growing implementation of sustainable urban infrastructure, utilizing solar energy for heat and power generation, daylighting, and thermal comfort, has intensified the focus on sustainability standards and guidelines. Nevertheless, a noticeable deficiency persists in regulations that specifically address solar energy access and protection, posing a barrier to the diffusion of solar-centric neighborhoods. This paper examines the traditional urban regulatory frameworks and the state of solar energy regulations and practices within five countries (i.e., Canada, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland). The aim of the study is to (i) identify gaps in existing regulations, standards, and codes, (ii) highlight the need for future regulations to protect solar access and rights, and (iii) support the deployment of solar technologies on a large scale. The results underline that climate-related regulations often fall short of specificity tailored to regional and local climates, relying on generalized climate considerations. Solar energy legislation is generally scarce and lacks comprehensive planning. Finally, despite various financial incentives for the installation of active solar strategies, their impact remains limited, impeding the wide spread of solar technology as a primary source of energy production in urban environment.
      PubDate: 2024-03-07T00:00:00Z
       
  • Investigating the impacts of autonomous vehicles on crash severity and
           traffic safety

    • Authors: Deema Almaskati, Sharareh Kermanshachi, Apurva Pamidimukkala
      Abstract: Traffic accidents are a nationwide public health concern, but autonomous vehicles (AVs) have the potential to significantly reduce accident severity and frequency by eliminating their most common cause, human error. By analyzing the data published by California’s Department of Motor Vehicles, researchers have identified the factors that influence AV crash severity, however, none do so through a literature review. This paper’s aims are multi-faceted: to understand AVs’ operation on public roadways by identifying and classifying the factors contributing to accident severity, to develop a list of strategies that address the public’s safety concerns, and to acknowledge the ethics of unavoidable collisions. To fulfill these objectives, a comprehensive literature review was conducted based on a keyword search. Following a multi-step screening and exclusion process, detailed review was performed of 107 relevant publications, and the factors contributing to increased crash severity were classified into 14 categories. The literature revealed that AVs are not at fault in most accidents, although they have a higher propensity than conventional cars to be involved in rear-end collisions, and they are specifically designed to minimize the number of accidents, but may face unavoidable ones. For the benefit of policymakers and manufacturers, 11 strategies that address the moral dilemma of these accidents and 7 strategies that address concerns about AV safety to improve public perception were identified.
      PubDate: 2024-03-05T00:00:00Z
       
  • Editorial: Data science methods for solving real-world problems in
           transportation, security and beyond

    • Authors: Mireia Faus, Francisco Alonso, Begoña Guirao, Mahdi Rezapour
      PubDate: 2024-03-05T00:00:00Z
       
  • Failure behavior and mechanical properties of prefabricated cantilever
           retaining under dynamic effect

    • Authors: Yihan Du, Xuze Du, Wei Han, Bo Huang, Songtao Huang, Peng Liang, Mo Zhang
      Abstract: Prefabricated retaining wall is in line with the development trend of greening and environmental protection of civil engineering, and has a broad application prospect. However, the seismic response of prefabricated retaining wall has not been systematically revealed. Therefore, in this study, a simple fabricated cantilever retaining wall with connecting plate was proposed, and the mechanical properties of prefabricated cantilever retaining under dynamic effect was investigated by the experimental and numerical methods. At first, the physical model experiments of prefabricated cantilever retaining with different vertical plate thicknesses were carried out. Subsequently, the mechanical properties of the prefabricated cantilever retaining were investigated. The research results show that the thickness of retaining wall significantly affects the failure pattern, the larger the thickness, the more complete the broken pattern. In addition, the connection between the vertical plate and the bottom plate is prone to cracks induced by stress concentration, eventually leading to damage. As the thickness of the vertical plate increases, the top stress of the vertical plate decreases but the bottom stress increases. The greater the embedded depth of the vertical plate, the larger the stress at bottom of the vertical plate. Furthermore, the effect of concrete strength on mechanical properties is not obvious. This study provides an idea for the dynamic response research of prefabricated retaining structure.
      PubDate: 2024-03-04T00:00:00Z
       
  • Field experiment on a vegetation-wicking geotextile-reinforced base for a
           permeable sidewalk

    • Authors: Xiangbin Xie, Gengxin Yang, Zhao Liu, Yelin Tang, Jingying Chu, Wenhao Wen, Aolong Chen, Jun Guo, LeiKe Luo
      Abstract: Wicking geotextiles have proven effective in reducing water content in road bases under both saturated and unsaturated conditions, thereby increasing granular base strength and mitigating moisture-related damage to the pavement. Despite their effectiveness in paved roads, the use of wicking geotextiles in permeable road and sidewalk, particularly in areas requiring robust drainage such as sponge cities, is not well explored. In “sponge city” roads, moisture content fluctuations and subsequent damage to the structure often cause concern, and the wicking geotextile’s drainage could be a potential solution. Therefore, this study aims to investigate and quantify the effectiveness of wicking geotextiles in reducing the moisture content and improving the resilient modulus of permeable sidewalk base layers. The moisture contents of unstabilized and one-directional wicking geotextile- and two-directional wicking geotextile-stabilized bases under permeable paving bricks were monitored with an interval of 7–10 days for over a year. An analytical approach to reconstruct daily moisture content in the base layer was proposed based on the simulated rainfall saturation test. This approach further assesses the enhancements in resilient modulus due to the drainage capabilities of wicking geotextiles. The experimental results indicated that the two-directional wicking geotextile outperforms its one-directional counterpart and both wicking geotextiles outperformed the control condition in terms of drainage efficiency. By reconstructing the daily moisture content and utilizing the relative damage model, the two-directional wicking geotextile significantly improved the annual equivalent resilient modulus of the base layer under permeable paving bricks.
      PubDate: 2024-03-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Critical pseudo-double impulse analysis evaluating seismic energy input to
           reinforced concrete buildings with steel damper columns

    • Authors: Kenji Fujii
      Abstract: Steel damper columns (SDCs) are energy-dissipating members that are suitable for reinforced concrete (RC) buildings and are often used for multistory housing. The evaluation of the peak deformation and hysteretic dissipated energy of such building structures is essential for the rational seismic design of RC buildings with SDCs. In a previous study, the authors proposed an energy-based prediction procedure for the peak and cumulative response of an RC frame building with SDCs. In this procedure, the accuracy of the equivalent velocity of the maximum momentary input energy (VΔE1*)–peak equivalent displacement (D1*max) relationship is essential for high quality predictions. In this article, the VΔE1*–D1*max relationships of RC moment-resisting frames with and without SDCs are investigated using a critical pseudo-double impulse (PDI) analysis based on a study by Takewaki and coauthors. The results show that the VΔE1*–D1*max relationship obtained from the critical PDI analysis agrees well with that calculated from the equations proposed in the previous study.
      PubDate: 2024-03-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Is line-source modeling suitable for ultraviolet light application in an
           air cleaner duct'

    • Authors: Peiyang Li, Jacek A. Koziel, Bauyrzhan Yedilbayev, Reid Vincent Paris, William B. Walz, Brett C. Ramirez
      Abstract: Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) germicidal light can effectively inactivate airborne pathogens and mitigate the transmission of infectious diseases. As the application of UV-C for disinfection gains popularity, practical estimation of UV irradiance is essential in determining the UV fluence (dose) and designing tubular UV lamp configurations for indoor air treatment. It is generally understood that the inverse square (∼1/d2) law (i.e., irradiance is proportional to the inverse square of the distance) applies well to point light sources. However, there has been a recognition that the ∼1/d2 law does not work well for tubular light sources in the commonly defined near-field applications where the UV source is relatively close to the treated air. Therefore, practical near-field irradiation estimation is needed for designing portable air cleaners and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts with built-in UV light bulbs. This research investigated UV-C light irradiance from tubular (L = 0.9 m) light bulbs at near distances inside an air cleaner prototype duct under three power output (1-, 4-, and 8-bulb) scenarios and conducted theoretical estimation based on a line-source irradiation model. Similarly sized visible fluorescent bulbs were used as a reference. The data were fitted on both ∼1/d2 and ∼1/d correlation of irradiance with distance. Both measured and line source estimated data fit better (i.e., evaluated by R-square, standard errors, root mean squared errors) with the ∼1/d than the ∼1/d2 relationship in the near distance. Although the differences between the measured and the modeled were observed, the pattern of light distribution generally follows an inverse relationship (∼1/d) with distances (d) shorter than two tubular bulb lengths (d < 2L). The pattern applies to both UV and visible light tested in this study. It is recommended that the inverse (∼1/d) correlation be used for near-distance estimation of light distribution, especially for disinfection purposes in air ducting for indoor air quality improvement and airborne disease mitigation.
      PubDate: 2024-03-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Developing a data-driven filament shape prediction model for 3D concrete
           printing

    • Authors: Ali Alhussain, José P. Duarte, Nathan C. Brown
      Abstract: With the growing global need for housing and infrastructure, 3D concrete printing (3DCP) has emerged as an innovative construction method offering several potential benefits including design flexibility, speed, and sustainability. However, enhancing the reliability of 3DCP involves managing a variety of parameters that influence various aspects of the 3D printed structure. Process parameters like nozzle velocity, nozzle diameter, nozzle height, and material flow velocity have a major impact on the structural stability and filament shape. This project aimed to develop fast and accurate data-driven models for predicting and classifying filament shape based on process parameters. A print experiment systematically varied process parameters across 144 samples. The resulting filament geometry (width, height, contact width) was measured and classified by quality. Models were trained on this data to predict filament width, contact width, filament height, and classify filaments. These models can be utilized with any buildable material - a material with a high enough yield stress to bear the weight of upper layers without significant deformation. This condition does not restrict this study’s scope as it is a prerequisite for all 3DCP applications. The models’ robustness and generalizability were confirmed through validation on literature data across various printable materials and setups. These data-driven models can aid in optimizing parameters, generating variable width filaments, and printing non-planar layers. By linking print inputs to filament outputs, this comprehensive modeling approach advances 3DCP research for more reliable and versatile concrete printing.
      PubDate: 2024-02-29T00:00:00Z
       
  • Efficient numerical simulations on the forest barrier for seismic wave
           attenuation: engineering safe constructions

    • Authors: Qahtan Al-Shami, Jiankun Huang, Mugahed Amran, Saleh Mugahed, Ayed Eid Alluqmani, Mohammed Al-Haaj, Yaser Gamil, Hakim S. Abdelgader
      Abstract: This paper aims to elucidate the clear visibility of attenuating seismic waves (SWs) with forest trees as natural metamaterials known as forest metamaterials (FMs) arranged in a periodic pattern around the protected area. In analyzing the changeability of the FM models, five distinct cases of “metawall” configurations were considered. Numerical simulations were conducted to study the characteristics of bandgaps (BGs) and vibration modes for each model. The finite element method (FEM) was used to illustrate the generation of BGs in low frequency ranges. The commercial finite element code COMSOL Multiphysics 5.4a was adopted to carry out the numerical analysis, utilizing the sound cone method and the strain energy method. Wide BGs were generated for the Bragg scattering BGs and local resonance BGs owing to the gradual variations in tree height and the addition of a vertical load in the form of mass to simulate the tree foliage. The results were promising and confirmed the applicability of FEM based on the parametric design language ANSYS 17.2 software to apply the boundary conditions of the proposed models at frequencies below 100 Hz. The effects of the mechanical properties of the six layers of soil and the geometric parameters of FMs were studied intensively. Unit cell layouts and an engineered configuration for arranging FMs based on periodic theory to achieve significant results in controlling ground vibrations, which are valuable for protecting a large number of structures or an entire city, are recommended. Prior to construction, protecting a region and exerting control over FM characteristics are advantageous. The results exhibited the effect of the ‘trees’ upper portion (e.g., leaves, crown, and lateral bulky branches) and the gradual change in tree height on the width and position of BGs, which refers to the attenuation mechanism. Low frequency ranges of less than 100 Hz were particularly well suited for attenuating SWs with FMs. However, an engineering method for a safe city construction should be proposed on the basis of the arrangement of urban trees to allow for the shielding of SWs in specific frequency ranges.
      PubDate: 2024-02-29T00:00:00Z
       
  • Biomimetic design of building facades: an evolutionary-based computational
           approach inspired by elephant skin for cooling in hot and humid climates

    • Authors: Nathan Hays, Lidia Badarnah, Anuj Jain
      Abstract: The built environment faces significant challenges in managing energy demands amidst rising temperatures and increasing concerns linked to climate change. Meeting carbon emissions targets and resource management goals necessitates urgent innovation in more energy-efficient cooling solutions. Nature offers a large database of adaptive and efficient thermal solutions that can be harnessed through biomimetic methods in building design and systems. Emerging biomimetic and computational approaches hold promise in facilitating practical application efforts. This paper investigates the translation of morphological features from elephant skin to building facades, optimizing their inherent cooling capabilities through computational design using evolutionary algorithms. Through this exploration, we propose a set of generalized evolutionary principles, offering a foundational framework for the development of textured facade tiles with the aim of mitigating heat gain from solar radiation. This study provides an in-depth analysis of how assembly, texture depth, and orientation impact thermal performance, enabling the design of more effective passive cooling systems through an understanding of the relationship between morphological variations in textured surfaces and environmental performance. Future research may involve studying natural convection dynamics, optimizing capillary networks, evaluating materials for water adhesion and cleaning, assessing impacts on biological growth, and exploring biodiversity integration within textured facade panels.
      PubDate: 2024-02-26T00:00:00Z
       
  • Regional climate change adaptation planning: a case study on single-story
           wooden-frame residential buildings vulnerable to hurricane winds in
           selected US coastal locations

    • Authors: Babak Salarieh, Abdullahi M. Salman
      Abstract: The projected increase in sea surface temperature due to climate change is expected to substantially intensify future hurricanes. Wooden light-frame residential buildings are particularly vulnerable to hurricane damage, and their risk is expected to increase due to heightened exposure and intensifying hurricanes. Therefore, adaptation strategies need to be planned to reduce damage to such buildings while considering the impact of climate change on hurricanes. This study investigates the effectiveness of various climate change adaptation strategies for coastal wood-frame single-story residential buildings and demonstrates how these strategies can be planned. The study considers the four Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) proposed by the IPCC to investigate the impact of climate change on wind hazard and losses. Additionally, three locations in the coastal United States of varying sizes, exposure, and hurricane hazard levels are considered: Harris County, Texas; Mobile County, Alabama; and Miami-Dade County, Florida. The results show that the increase in wind speeds and losses will be non-linear with time. All considered adaptation strategies decreased losses, with some able to completely counter the increasing losses even under high emission scenarios. Investigating the effectiveness of adaptive measures can guide stakeholders in allocating funds and efforts for hurricane risk management and enhancing community resilience.
      PubDate: 2024-02-22T00:00:00Z
       
  • Analytical examination of dynamic elements in modern architectural facades
           for advanced structural aesthetics

    • Authors: Mohamed Salah Ezz, Essam Odah, Saleh Baharetha, Abd Al-Kader A. Al Sayed, Doaa A. H. Salem
      Abstract: Introduction: The visual appeal and distinctiveness of a building’s external appearance can be enhanced by incorporating aesthetically pleasing and structurally coherent components, such as diagrids and external bracings. These components not only contribute to the building’s visual appeal but also communicate its structural logic. The aim of this research is to investigate how architectural surfaces can contribute to a building’s urban identity by integrating visually appealing and structurally sound structural systems.Methods: The research focuses on analyzing and understanding the formal structure, generating diverse patterns, and assessing their impact on stability. The goal is to develop architectural surface components that are both aesthetically pleasing and proficient in their application. The study involves analyzing architectural projects that address surfaces in alignment with structural connections and various connecting and modulating mechanisms. Significant architectural achievements from different historical periods were examined to construct a comprehensive knowledge framework.Results: The research conducted a detailed analytical and descriptive investigation into the intricate mechanisms of form surfaces within Modernity and Deconstruction architecture and their impact on structural relationships. The study revealed that by integrating structural connections and modulating mechanisms, it is possible to create architectural surface components that enhance a building’s visual appeal, artistic expression, and urban identity while maintaining structural stability and balance.Conclusion: The research concludes that integrating structural connections and modulating mechanisms into architectural surface components can significantly enhance a building’s visual appeal, artistic expression, and urban identity. By developing aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound elements, such as diagrids and external bracings, architects can create buildings that not only communicate their structural logic but also contribute to the overall urban fabric. This study provides valuable insights for architects and designers seeking to enhance the visual and structural qualities of their buildings.
      PubDate: 2024-02-21T00:00:00Z
       
  • Showcasing a digital twin for higher educational buildings: developing the
           concept toward human centricity

    • Authors: Katarina Bäcklund, Per Lundqvist, Marco Molinari
      Abstract: Digital twin technology is an emerging technology within the built environment. Yet, there are many unexplored opportunities to utilize digital twins for facilitating the transformation toward a climate-neutral building stock while also meeting the expectations from the building occupants. This article presents a case study of a digital twin, developed for an existing commercial building stock of campus areas in Sweden. The overarching purpose of the digital twin is to support both building occupants and building operators. This two-fold human-centric approach represents a novel approach for building digital twins. The digital twin is based on 3D scanning, and together with geospatial data, a real-like navigational indoor environment is created. Three innovative features are presented: the building analysis module, the digital twin mobile application, and the building operations module. The results show that the digital twin improves the building occupant’s experience by supporting navigation and providing access to the room booking system via this dedicated interface. Building management is also benefited by the digital twin through easier access to building data aggregated into one platform and a state-of-the-art analysis tool for optimizing the use of indoor space. The digital twin holds future potential to achieve operational excellence by incorporating feedback mechanisms and utilizing artificial intelligence to enable intelligent fault detection and prevention.
      PubDate: 2024-02-20T00:00:00Z
       
 
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Advances in Building Energy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asian Journal of Civil Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Baltic Journal of Real Estate Economics and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bautechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Beton- und Stahlbetonbau     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Building Acoustics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Building Services Engineering Research & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Buildings     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
BUILT : International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Built Environment Inquiry Journal     Open Access  
Built Environment Project and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Case Studies in Construction Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cement     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cement and Concrete Composites     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Cement and Concrete Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Challenge Journal of Concrete Research Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Challenge Journal of Concrete Research Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Change Over Time     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
City, Culture and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Cityscape     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Clay Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
Construction Economics and Building     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Construction Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Construction Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Construction Research and Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Construction Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Corporate Real Estate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Dams and Reservoirs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Developments in the Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Energy and Built Environment     Open Access  
Engineering Project Organization Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Environment and Urbanization Asia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Facilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
FUTY Journal of the Environment     Full-text available via subscription  
Glass Structures & Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
HBRC Journal     Open Access  
Housing and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
HVAC&R Research     Hybrid Journal  
Indoor and Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Informes de la Construcción     Open Access  
Intelligent Buildings International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Advanced Structural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Architectural Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Construction Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Protective Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of River Basin Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of the Built Environment and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Ventilation     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal for Education in the Built Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Aging and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering     Open Access  
Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Building Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Building Pathology and Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Building Performance Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Civil Engineering and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Construction Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Facilities Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Structural Fire Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Transport and Land Use     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Journal of Urban Technology and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Landscape History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Materiales de Construcción     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mauerwerk     Hybrid Journal  
Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit Proceedings |     Open Access  
Naval Engineers Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Nordic Concrete Research     Open Access  
Open Construction & Building Technology Journal     Open Access  
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Forensic Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Revista de la Construcción     Open Access  
Revista de Urbanismo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Ingenieria de Construcción     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista INVI     Open Access  
Room One Thousand     Open Access  
Russian Journal of Construction Science and Technology     Open Access  
Science and Technology for the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal  
Smart and Sustainable Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Steel Construction - Design and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Structural Concrete     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Structural Mechanics of Engineering Constructions and Buildings     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sustainable Buildings     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Sustainable Cities and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Technology|Architecture + Design     Hybrid Journal  
The Historic Environment : Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
The IES Journal Part A: Civil & Structural Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
The Journal of Integrated Security and Safety Science (JISSS)     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Tidsskrift for boligforskning     Open Access  

           

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