Journal Publications

Authors of a number of selected papers will be invited to extend their SEB17 papers for a number of Journal special editions. Each of the selected papers will be subjected to the normal review procedure of the specific journal and they should be prepared according to guidelines which can be found in the journal's instructions for authors.

Advances in Building Energy Research

Advances in Building Energy Research (ABER) aims to provide expert and authoritative reviews and analyses of the most important developments across the rapidly expanding fields of energy efficiency and environmental performance of buildings. It also provides a unique forum by bringing together invited contributions from the foremost international experts, to examine new technologies and methodologies with the latest research on systems, simulations and standards. Published bi-annually and peer-reviewed, ABER delivers an invaluable resource for architects, building engineers, environmental engineers, industry professionals, students, teachers and researchers in building science.

TAMAP Journal of Engineering (TJENG)

TAMAP Journal of Engineering (TJENG) is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in several areas of engineering. The subject areas covered by the journal are:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Material and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ocean and Marine Engineering

International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation (IJBPA)

The International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation (IJBPA) publishes findings on contemporary and original research towards sustaining, maintaining and managing the built estate. In particular rigorous research articles, case studies and reviews concerning innovative investigations on topics related to the technical and pathological issues associated with maintaining and conserving buildings; the refurbishment and adaptation of existing buildings in response to the environmental, technological and societal developments and challenges; and emerging environmental challenges associated with sustaining the modern built environment.

Dr John Littlewood and Dr Elisa Di Giusepe are Guest Editors for a special issue of the IJBPA entitled 'Smart Strategies' for Resilient Building Adaptation and Retrofit' which will be on 'Smart' approaches to existing buildings, to increase performance and occupant wellbeing, and also to reduce energy use and occupant discomfort. The key themes will include: Smart defect diagnosis, Smart building performance assessment for existing buildings, Smart materials, components and building technologies, Smart building adaptation and retrofit strategies, Smart building conservation and restoration, Occupant health, safety and wellbeing issues, Challenges for sensitively enhancing the performance of existing buildings and their controls. The themes for the special issue are very relevant, given the fact that worldwide building replacement through new performance construction is quite limited. In Europe new buildings increase the building stock by only around 1% to 1.5% every year, so around 70% of the foreseen 2050 building stock is already built in 2017. Approximately, 30% of European existing buildings are "historic" buildings (built before 1945 according to the European definition) and are in part protected or listed, considering their historical or artistic value. They account for more than 30% of the energy consumption of the building sector (which is responsible for approximately 40% of the overall energy consumption in Europe). Consequently, retrofitting existing and historic buildings, and smart strategies for adaptation are urgent and vital for the reduction of energy consumption and carbon emissions and the improvement of indoor comfort, taking occupants out of fuel poverty (dwellings).

A number of authors that present full papers at SEB17 will be selected by September 2017 to develop their papers further for this special issue, to meet one or more of the themes. The submission date is the 1st December 2017, with a publication date for the special issue in April 2018.