The construction industry makes a significant contribution to the global economy. The output of the global construction industry was over USD 10.7 trillion in 2020; approximately 13% of the global gross domestic product. However, it is still the second least digitalised sector in the world, with productivity stagnating around 2%. Construction projects require the coordination of many specialists and suppliers of products, components, and sub-elements to construct a building or a structure. Therefore, effective management of construction projects is essential to ensure timely completion that meets quality standards within the prescribed scope and budget. Furthermore, assuring sustainability is crucial to reduce the impact of construction on the environment. The construction industry is also affected by globalisation and increasing susceptability to disasters highlighting the need for resilience in the industry, especially after global pandemics and natural disasters.
Digitalisation and industrialisation pave the way to solve or mitigate numerous issues in the construction industry by transforming business operations, improving productivity and safety, ensuring quality and compliance to standards, increasing sustainability, among others. It is imperative for project managers and other construction stakeholders to be digitally oriented.
This article collection in construction and project management aims to explore advances in digital, sustainable, and industrialised construction solutions for prevalent issues in construction and project management. It will also investigate the impacts of globalisation and the need for resilience in the construction industry. Potential research topics include, but are not limited to, applications of blockchain technology, Building Information Modelling (BIM), the Internet of Things (IoT), Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA), industrialised construction, circular economy, sustainable construction, building resilience and safety in the construction industry, and impacts of globalisation.
Prof. Dr. Srinath Perera
Prof. Dr. Albert P. C. Chan
Prof. Dr. Dilanthi Amaratunga
Prof. Dr. Makarand Hastak
Prof. Dr. Patrizia Lombardi
Dr. Sepani Senaratne
Dr. Xiaohua Jin
Dr. Anil Sawhney
Deadline for abstract submissions: 30 August 2022.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2022.