CfP: Special issue on "Built Environment Sustainability: What's New and What's Next?" in Built Environment Project and Asset Management - Submission deadline: 15 October 2017

This is a gentle reminder specially for those who may have missed the last Call in July (attached below) and any others who may be interested.



We are delighted to announce our call for papers for the peer reviewed ‘Built Environment Project and Asset Management [BEPAM]’ journal Special Issue on "Built Environment Sustainability: What's New and What's Next?"

As wider and more in-depth attention is given to integrating and mainstreaming sustainability considerations into built environment related activities, a need now arises for a fundamental review of the available body of knowledge, including emerging concepts, technologies and tools, along with a systematic exploration of the future narrative in terms of the built environment sustainability agenda. Hence, this special issue provides a much needed leading-edge international forum for bringing together the innovative, up-to-date research and development on built environment sustainability with the aim of shedding light and amalgamating our understanding on ‘what’s new and what’s next’ in this area in terms of both theory and practice. Thus, this special issue offers a single platform to address the aforementioned, focusing on the whole life cycle of built assets and bringing together calls for paradigmatic breakthroughs and practical innovations with the need for institutional, management and technological interventions.

Following is an indicative, hence a non-exhaustive, list of anticipated themes in the context of Built Environment Sustainability:

* Planning and optimising land-use
* Eco-friendly and sustainable materials
* Low carbon and energy efficient built infrastructure
* Indoor environmental quality
* Water and waste management
* Social and cultural implications of built infrastructure
* Assessment of built environment sustainability at micro and macro levels
* Green rating and certification systems
* Technological innovations for sustainability
* Applications of BIM and other information systems for enhancing sustainability
* Mobilising big data and relevant analytics and/or AI for boosting built asset optimisation
* Project procurement and management for enhanced sustainability
* Built asset operation and management for enhanced sustainability
* Retrofitting and adaptive re-use of existing buildings
* Education and capacity enhancement for sustainability
* Improving knowledge exchange between ‘project development’ & ‘built asset management’ teams
* ‘Circular economy’ applications for built environment sustainability 

Submission deadline: 15 OCTOBER 2017


Submission deadline: 15 OCTOBER 2017

Author guidelines must be strictly followed. Please see:

All submissions to Built Environment Project and Asset Management should be through ScholarOne Manuscripts. Registration and access are available at:

Authors should select (from the drop-down menu) the special issue “BUILT ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY: WHAT'S NEW AND WHAT'S NEXT?” at the appropriate step in the submission process, i.e. in response to /“Please select the issue you are submitting to”/.

Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal. The Guest Editors will conduct an initial review of submitted papers. Those judged suitable to be reviewed for this special issue will be sent to at least two independent referees for double blind peer review, after which, submissions may be recommended for revisions and further review, acceptance, or rejection.

BEPAM being an internationally established journal, is encouraged by CIB, recognised by the Australian Business Deans Council and indexed in SCOPUS, EBSCO, INSPEC etc., as well as the ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index) of Thomson Reuters.

For further information on the journal, please visit 

We look forward to your submissions.

Best wishes


Dr. Sachie Gunatilake
/Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka/

Prof. B.A.K.S. Perera
/Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka/

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