The Journal of Building Engineering is an interdisciplinary journal that covers all aspects of science and technology concerned with the whole life cycle of the built environment; from the design phase through to construction, operation, performance, maintenance and its deterioration.

The journal will cover, but is not limited to, the following topics:

• Acoustics
• Architectural design
• Building maintenance
• Building materials
• Building pathology
• Building performance
• Coatings and claddings
• Computer aided-design and simulation
• Construction engineering management
• Construction technology
• Energy efficiency
• Environmental design and assessment
• Façade and envelope engineering
• Facilities management
• Fire safety engineering
• Health and wellbeing
• HVAC systems
• Indoor environment
• Inspection and diagnosis
• Life cycle assessment
• Solar and lighting
• Retrofit and refurbishment of existing buildings
• Service life prediction
• Strengthening and rehabilitation
• Structural analysis
• Structural assessment
• Structural design
• Structural monitoring and testing
• Sustainable buildings
• Thermo-hygrometric design
• Water systems and sanitation
• Whole life cost

Technical notes on projects, codes and standards are also welcomed.

Editorial board


  • J. de Brito PhD
    University of Lisbon Higher Technical Institute, Lisboa, Portugal
  • J. M. LaFave Ph.D.
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States
  • R. Yao Ph.D.
    University of Reading, Reading, UK; Chongqing University, Chongqing, China

Editorial Board Members

  • G. Baird
    Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
  • L. A. Bisby
    The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • V. Corinaldesi
    Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
  • B. Daniotti
    Polytechnic University of Milan, Milano, Italy
  • T. Day
    Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland
  • L. Di Sarno
    University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy
  • E. A. Essah
    University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
  • M.C. Forde
    The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • G. Habert
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
  • P. Heiselberg
    Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
  • J. Ingham
    The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • K. Jones
    Anglia Ruskin University, Dept. of Engineering and the Built Environment, Essex, United Kingdom
  • H.M. Kipen
    Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
  • R. Kosonen
    Aalto University, Aalto, Finland
  • A. Lacasse
    National Research Council Canada, Construction Research Center, Ottawa, Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • B. Li
    Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
  • X. Li
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • M. Liu
    Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
  • P.B. Lourenço
    University of Minho, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Azurém, Guimarães, Portugal
  • A. Memari
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
  • J. Mohelnikova
    Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic
  • A. C. Oliveira
    University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
  • J. Restrepo
    University of California at San Diego (UCSD), Dept. of Structural Engineering, La Jolla, California, United States
  • J.P. Rodrigues
    University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • M. Shin
    Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, Korea, Republic of
  • C. A. Short
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • R. Siddique
    Thapar University, Inst. of Engineering & Technology (Deemed University), Patiala (Punjab), India
  • K. Steemers
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • A. Tadeu
    Institute for Research and Technological Development in Construction Energy Environment and Sustainability, Coimbra, Portugal
  • V. W. Y. Tam
    Western Sydney University, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • L. Villegas
    University of Cantabria, Department of Structural and Mechanical Engineering, Cantabria, Spain
  • J. Xiao
    Tongji University, Shanghai, China
  • H. Yoshino
    Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan