A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
This Special Issue will consist of papers describing the state of the art in the scientific debate on the management of existing buildings and infrastructure. All over the world, the current trend is to preserve existing buildings and maintain infrastructure at a high level of efficiency. At the same time, their degradation is often increased by the effects of climate change, earthquakes, and landslides. Consequently, there is a growing interest in optimizing restoration and maintenance actions complying with budgets. From this point of view, it is important to understand the evolution of degradation. Monitoring systems, information models, and evaluation tools are key to facilitating data collection useful to optimize time, costs, and quality of interventions. Building and infrastructure models should be useful to enhance the management of our towns and to identify, analyze, and evaluate sustainable interventions to ensure a safe healthy and functional environment.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
– Management and maintenance of cultural heritage;
– Management of transportation infrastructure;
– Management of existing buildings;
– Life-cycle analysis (LCA) of buildings;
– Life-cycle analysis (LCA) of infrastructure;
– Economic evaluation tools;
– Building information modeling (BIM) for heritage;
– Building information modeling (BIM) for infrastructure;
– City information modeling (CIM);
– Impact of climate change on buildings;
– Monitoring models of degradation.
Prof. Dr. Giovanna Acampa
Prof. Dr. Moshe Tshuva
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Nicolella
Dr. Tiziana Campisi