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, Champaign, Illinois, United States
  • R. Yao Ph.D.
    University of Reading, Reading, UK; Chongqing University, Chongqing, China

Associate Editor

  • Q. Wei
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • M. Shin
    Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, Korea, Republic of
  • P. Faria
    New University of Lisbon Faculty of Science and Technology, Caparica, Portugal

Editorial Board Members

  • G. Baird
    Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
  • L. A. Bisby
    The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • G. Cao
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  • V. Corinaldesi
    Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy
  • B. Daniotti
    Polytechnic 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 Department of Engineering and the Built Environment, Chelmsford, 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, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • B. Li
    Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
  • X. Li
    Tsinghua University Department of Building Science and Technology, Beijing, China
  • M. Liu
    Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
  • P.B. Lourenço
    University of Minho Department of Civil Engineering, Guimaraes, Portugal
  • A. Memari
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
  • J. Mohelnikova
    Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic
  • S. Natarajan
    University of Bath Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Bath, England, United Kingdom
  • A. C. Oliveira
    University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
  • J. Restrepo
    University of California San Diego Department of Structural Engineering, San Diego, 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, Patiala, 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, Penrith, Australia
  • L. Villegas
    University of Cantabria Department of Structural and Mechanical Engineering, Santander, Spain
  • J. Xiao
    Tongji University, Shanghai, China
  • H. Yoshino
    Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan