The Scientific World Journal

Knowledge and Asset Management in Sustainable Civil Engineering

Publishing date
13 Sep 2013
Submission deadline
05 Jul 2013

1Department of Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

2Division of Research, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, Australia

3Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Knowledge and Asset Management in Sustainable Civil Engineering


Sustainability is a process that can maintain and improve our quality of life by appropriate use of available natural, economic, and social resources. With the ever-rising concern over the application of sustainability in civil engineering projects, there is a need for revisiting the process of planning, financing, and controlling. It is understood that organizations’ knowledge and asset decision-making capabilities directly influence the formation of effective policies, strategies, and tactics. To be accountable to our environment, construction project parties must be able to sustain the project life cycle associated with construction services, performance metrics, and management trade-offs. While we recognize the importance of a more professional approach that supports the decision-making and problem-solving process of infrastructure development, the principles borrowed from knowledge and asset management disciplines are not many. This special issue therefore aims at fostering the dissemination of high-quality research in methods, theories, and techniques concerning the application of knowledge and asset management in sustainable civil engineering. Research on information technology that enables knowledge and/or asset handling in sustaining infrastructure supply chain is also welcome. We invite authors to submit original (basic or applied) research and review papers. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge management models and strategies
  • Constraints in knowledge resource usage in project development
  • Knowledge capture and sharing issues in construction projects
  • Application of knowledge management systems
  • Information technology for engineering knowledge management
  • Models for asset allocation in projects portfolio
  • Impact of asset management on life cycle costs evaluation
  • Sustainability issues in asset procurement practices
  • Emerging financial management for infrastructure projects
  • Asset management and maintenance for civil engineering supply chain
  • Other knowledge and asset issues in project management

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 307970
  • - Editorial

Knowledge and Asset Management in Sustainable Civil Engineering

Eddie W. L. Cheng | Neal Ryan | Yat Hung Chiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 240394
  • - Research Article

A Financing Model to Solve Financial Barriers for Implementing Green Building Projects

Sanghyo Lee | Baekrae Lee | ... | Jaejun Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 983721
  • - Review Article

BIM: Enabling Sustainability and Asset Management through Knowledge Management

Robbert Anton Kivits | Craig Furneaux
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 170498
  • - Research Article

Enhancing Knowledge Sharing Management Using BIM Technology in Construction

Shih-Ping Ho | Hui-Ping Tserng | Shu-Hui Jan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 709423
  • - Review Article

How Can Clients Improve the Quality of Transport Infrastructure Projects? The Role of Knowledge Management and Incentives

Abukar Warsame | Lena Borg | Hans Lind
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 124249
  • - Research Article

Developing Mobile- and BIM-Based Integrated Visual Facility Maintenance Management System

Yu-Cheng Lin | Yu-Chih Su
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 178954
  • - Research Article

Safety Early Warning Research for Highway Construction Based on Case-Based Reasoning and Variable Fuzzy Sets

Yan Liu | Ting-Hua Yi | Zhen-Jun Xu
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