Advances in Civil Engineering

Advance Construction Technologies for Volumetric Construction and its Climate Responsiveness

Publishing date
01 Jun 2023
Submission deadline
27 Jan 2023

Guest Editors

1Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur, India

2Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

3Changzhou Institute of Technology, Changzhou, China

Advance Construction Technologies for Volumetric Construction and its Climate Responsiveness


Meeting the growing demand for mass housing projects within specified timeframes is challenging when using traditional methods and allocated resources. Every project in construction is unique due to the geographic location and type of project, the dynamic nature of resources like manpower and machinery, and weather uncertainty due to climate change. The process of sustainable construction engineering, from design to execution, operation, and maintenance, needs to be streamlined. Novel and advanced construction technologies play a significant role in volumetric construction.

Novel technology assessments of time, cost, and sustainability need to be carried out for a better future. Rapid construction techniques can evolve building systems, which in turn can help stakeholders to meet sustainability objectives. Appropriate resource allocation such as novel construction materials using local resources, digital and automated equipment for better control of data and decisions, and appropriate technologies requiring less time of execution and having more accuracy are some methods for achieving sustainable construction practices. Performance evaluations of such novel techniques may help to compare the climate responsiveness of advanced technologies to the more commercially accepted practices.

The aim of this Special Issue is to bring researchers over a common platform to share information on novel research products, tools and techniques, case studies and social impact, and novel policies implemented by decision makers for sustainable policies. The outcome will be to help various stakeholders to understand the global research related to advance construction technologies, which in turn shall help to improve the climate responsiveness of current practices. Original research and review articles are welcomed.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Novel construction material design, development & it’s climate responsiveness- Agro-industrial by-product utilisation, cement free products, etc.
  • Industrial automation for designing advance construction methods & the sustainability- prefabricated structures, pre-engineered structures, offsite manufacturing, etc.
  • Application of digital technologies for rapid construction & resource conservation- 3 D Printing, robotics, etc.
  • Performance evaluation of novel products using sensors, computational tools, etc.- BIM, CAD/CAM, etc.
  • Application of smart equipments in construction- Use of virtual reality, augmented reality, information & communication technologies for construction, etc.
  • Execution challenges for advanced technologies
  • Life cycle assessment for novel products
  • Advances computational techniques for decision making- Application Machine learning algorithms, IoT, big data analysis for resource management
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