Smart Construction Research

ISSN: 2529-7740 (Online)

Journal Abbreviation: Smart Constr Res

Publication Frequency: irregular

Article Processing Charges (APC): Click here for more details

Publishing Model: Open Access

Journal no: 24P

About the Journal

Smart Construction Research is an international Open Access journal that publishes original research articles and review articles related to all areas of smart construction which is a integration of physical, digital and human systems in buildings. Some relevant topics are included:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Building information modeling
  • Building management systems
  • Computing applications
  • Safety of smart construction
  • Smart airports
  • Smart buildings
  • Smart cities
  • Smart construction resources (device, materials, etc.)
  • Smart technologies

Recently Published Articles

Original Research Articles

Xuhua Shao, Yayong Li, Runbing Yang, Chunhui Chen
34 Views, 21 PDF Downloads

In recent years, with the rapid development of China’s social economy, significant advances have also been made in the field of construction engineering. At the same time, with the advancement of urbanization and the increase in the demand for the construction of various infrastructure and service facilities, the number of construction projects has continued to increase. In project construction, project cost control plays a vital role. Implementing effective cost control measures at all stages of the project is an important task to ensure the company's economic benefits. Hereon, this article focuses on the importance of project cost, the factors that affect the cost control, and the related measures to reasonably control the cost at various stages of the project. It is hoped that this will have a certain reference value and will contribute to the improvement of project cost management and control.

 

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Original Research Articles

Peng Bai, Zhijie Zhao, Suzhen Ma, Bin Xue, Yongjie Tian
15 Views, 15 PDF Downloads

Over the past few years, China’s economic development has been swift, and the economic investment in science and technology has gradually increased and it has achieved great development. Therefore, China’s chemical industry has achieved notable achievements. As the chemical industry is closely connected with our daily life and plays a significant role, so to a great extent, people are increasingly concerned about the issue of building chemical engineering. During the construction of chemical engineering projects, design work is particularly important. When an entire chemical engineering project is in production, most of the substances involved in the reaction are either harmful or flammable and explosive. If these materials are not handled properly due to negligence, they will pose a serious threat to the safety and health of workers. Therefore, when designing chemical engineering projects, it is necessary to rationally design the installation of pipeline equipment and to strengthen the pre-control of related materials. In the construction of chemical engineering, the most important procedural step is the layout of equipment piping. Because it is the core device of the whole project, it plays a very important role in the operation. The quality of it will be directly related to the completion of the work of a whole chemical engineering. In addition, considering the personal safety, the design of the project is optimized to ensure the life, health and safety of each worker. Therefore, based on the basic principles of design, this paper studied the design of pipelines and materials for optimization of chemical engineering equipment and carried out a comprehensive analysis to provide a certain reference value for chemical engineering, so as to promote the development of chemical engineering[1].

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Original Research Articles

Shutian Sun, Kunxue Huang, Yu Hu, Zhixin Xing, Qingjiang Su
15 Views, 8 PDF Downloads

At present, with the continuous deterioration of the ecological environment and the gradual deepening of human understanding of the relationship between man and nature, the construction of an ecological city has become the trend and inevitable urban construction in the future. Finding harmonious development among cities, human beings, and the natural environment through the construction of the ecological environment is an inevitable choice for human and urban development. In order to provide sufficient theoretical exploration for the construction of ecological cities, this paper first introduced the two important concepts of ecological environment and environmental engineering and the necessity of ecological construction. On the basis of this, it analyzes the various obstacles and predicaments in the current construction of ecological cities and achieves the purpose of clarifying the problems; finally, it proposes corresponding countermeasures[1].

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Original Research Articles

Shuo Yuan, Yanqing Wang, Limin Kang, Zhengquan Yu, Yong Feng
55 Views, 52 PDF Downloads

With the progress of the times, the construction industry has undergone great changes and development, and has received more attention. When people treat a thing, it is necessary to consider its quality. The quality of engineering is of vital importance to a construction project, which should not only meet people’s living needs, but also guarantee peopl’s life and property safety. Therefore, this article will from the significance of quality management and control in the construction engineering, respectively discuss the architectural engineering quality problems causes and solutions, so as to effectively enhance the level of the current construction project quality. In fact, it is also a ‘shortcut’ to improve the competitiveness of enterprises[1].

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Original Research Articles

Chengsen Wang, Kun Qu, Yizhe Ren, Lina Liu, Wei Wang
11 Views, 15 PDF Downloads

With the development of the times, people's economic level is improving, the urban construction is accelerated, the road, bridge and tunnel construction as the focus of the urban construction scale of construction projects and the construction quantity is also growing. Subsequently, people pay special attention to their quality problems. At the same time, there are many difficulties and technical problems waiting to be solved in the construction process. These difficulties and technical problems are the important factors influencing the quality of tunnel construction. Only strictly and comprehensively control it so that the roads, bridges and tunnels can be well and rapidly developed. Next, the paper will make a comprehensive analysis of the difficulties and technical countermeasures in the construction of road bridge tunnel.

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Lifa Zhang, Zhibo Dong, Lizhuang Zhang, Aiping Zu, Liang Yang
49 Views, 16 PDF Downloads

With the further development of social economy and science and technology, society has brought new impetus and new challenges for the development of mechanical and electrical engineering. In order to safeguard the sound operation of mechanical and electrical engineering, we must take into account the management effect of project costs while strictly controlling the construction quality of electromechanical engineering projects. There have been some attempts to apply BIM technology to the cost management of electromechanical engineering projects. In this environment, this paper takes the cost management of mechanical and electrical engineering projects of BIM technology as the research object. First, it briefly introduces the theory and characteristics of BIM technology. On the basis of this, it points out the advantages of cost management in combination of electromechanical engineering and BIM technology. Finally, the actual application of this technology in the cost control of electromechanical engineering projects is the final point of view, in order to provide a reference for the project construction time, energy saving, project quality assurance and so on.

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Honglei Xu, Jianguo Wang, Suwan Liu, Adong Xu, Yongfen Zhang
19 Views, 15 PDF Downloads

The arrival of the current economic era has greatly stimulated the sound and rapid development of Chinas overall national strength and has promoted the constant progress of all walks of life. With the acceleration of urbanization, the construction industry in China is constantly improving its technical level and expanding the industry scale. The main factors and countermeasures for construction project management are to improve the importance of the entire construction project. In this process, it is necessary to strictly supervise the relevant national departments to ensure their quality, and combine them with the management factors and countermeasures to improve. In view of the main factors and Countermeasures of construction engineering management, the construction quality and supervision are effectively controlled, and the quality of the construction is supervised and managed to ensure the safety and effective management of the whole construction quality. At the same time, it is necessary to continuously improve the countermeasures in this process, so that future construction projects can be more effective.

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Cuigang Song, Yang Liu, Changqing Zhou, Long Wen, Yunfei Zhao
72 Views, 13 PDF Downloads

As one of the main types of construction projects in China, the goal of the construction of buildings is providing people with a good and safe living and working space. The significance of construction quality management is also self-evident. At the same time, the effective implementation of construction quality management of housing construction projects has a very realistic impact on the construction enterprises themselves. Therefore, building enterprises should actively study the improvement and optimization of construction quality management.

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Tong Liu, Zhijun Cao, Liang Cheng, Yanfeng Liu, Haipeng Zhang
19 Views, 16 PDF Downloads

With the rapid development of science and technology in China, a large number of scientific and modern technologies have been developed and widely used. Among these technologies, electronic engineering technology has received great attention in many domestic industries and has been widely applied. Over the years, the technology of electronic engineering modernization not only is very common in many large-scale projects, but also in the production of household appliances facilities and intelligent integration of manufacturing facilities has a universal application. As one of the modern technologies, electronic engineering technology and modern society People's Daily life and work are closely related. According to the research achievements in this field over the years, the article focuses on analyzing the trend of the development of modern electronic engineering technology, to make contribution to further with the research and application of this technology.

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Article

Jian Li, Peng Liu, Chengfu Yan, Jinhui Huo, Qiang Liu
11 Views, 10 PDF Downloads

As the infrastructure project in the city, municipal road is the quality of urban transportation service, which determines the city image and government image. Therefore, the relevant units and personnel must strengthen the efforts of municipal road quality control, management of municipal road test in order to ensure the quality of municipal roads can satisfy the stability and bearing requirements.

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Indexing and Archiving

Smart Construction Research (SCR) aims to be indexed by world-recognized databases, for example, PubMed, Scopus and Science Citation Index (SCI). SCR has been indexed and archived by several databases:

Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Songjun LiSchool of Materials Science & Engineering, Jiangsu UniversityChina

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Focus and Scope

Smart Construction Research is an international Open Access journal that publishes original research articles and review articles related to all areas of smart construction which is a integration of physical, digital and human systems in buildings. Some relevant topics are included:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Building information modeling
  • Building management systems
  • Computing applications
  • Safety of smart construction
  • Smart airports
  • Smart buildings
  • Smart cities
  • Smart construction resources (device, materials, etc.)
  • Smart technologies

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    Letters to the Editor-in-Chief/authorship (please specify): Comments from reader(s) about individual articles. These letters must be constructive and contribute to the development of individual articles published or the entire journal. Letters containing new ideas, supporting data or data criticizing an article may be subjected to peer-review (determined on a case-by-case basis by the journal’s editorial team) and published in the online publication but not in the printed version. This manuscript type typically has 1,800 words (exclusive of reference list).

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    Journal

    Journal article (print) with one to three authors Younger P. Using the internet to conduct a literature search. Nursing Standard 2004; 19(6): 45–51.

    Journal article (print) with more than three authors Gamelin FX, Baquet G, Berthoin S, et al. Effect of high intensity intermittent training on heart rate variability in prepubescent children. European Journal of Applied Physiology 2009; 105: 731–738.

    Journal article (online) with one to three authors Jackson D, Firtko A and Edenborough M. Personal resilience as a strategy for surviving and thriving in the face of workplace adversity: A literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2007; 60(1): 1–9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04412.x. 

    Journal article (online) with more than three authors Hargreave M, Jensen A, Nielsen TSS, et al. Maternal use of fertility drugs and risk of cancer in children—A nationwide population-based cohort study in Denmark. International Journal of Cancer 2015; 136(8): 1931–1939. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijc.29235.

    Book

    Book with one to three authors 

    Schneider Z, Whitehead D and Elliott D. Nursing and Midwifery Research: Methods and Appraisal for Evidence-based Practice, 3rd edn. Marrickville, NSW: Elsevier Australia. 2007.

    Book with more than three authors

    Davis M, Charles L, Curry M J, et al. Challenging Spatial Norms, London: Routledge. 2003. 

    Chapter or Article in Book

    Conway KM. Critical quantitative study of immigrant students. In F K Stage and R S Wells (Eds.)*, New Scholarship in Critical Quantitative Research — Part 1 (pp. 51–64). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 2014.

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    Others

    Proceedings of meetings and symposiums, conference papers:

    Chang S S, Liaw L and Ruppenhofer J, (eds) 2000, Proceedings of the twenty-fifth annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, February 12–15, 1999: General session and parasession on loan word phenomena. Berkeley Linguistics Society, Berkeley, 12–13.

    Conference proceedings (from electronic database):

    Wang T, Cook C and Derby B, 2009, Fabrication of a glucose biosensor by piezoelectric inkjet printing. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, 2009 (SENSORCOM-
    M’09)
    , 82–85.

    Online document with author names:

    Este J, Warren C, Connor L, et al., 2008, Life in the clickstream: The future of journalism, Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, viewed May 27, 2009, http://www.alliance.org.au/documents/ foj_report_final.pdf

    Online document without author name:

    Developing an argument, n.d., viewed March 30, 2009, http://web.princeton.edu/sites/writing/Writing_Center/WCWritingResources.htm

    Thesis/Dissertation:

    Gale L, 2000, The relationship between leadership and employee empowerment for successful total quality management, thesis, Australasian Digital Thesis database, University of Western Sydney, 110–130.

    Standards:

    Standards Australia Online, 2006Glass in buildings: selection and installation, AS 1288-2006, amended January 31, 2008, SAI Global database, viewed May 19, 2009.

    Government report:

    National Commission of Audit, 1996, Report to the Commonwealth Government, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

    Government report (online):

    Department of Health and Ageing, 2008, Ageing and aged care in Australia, viewed November 10, 2008, http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ageing

    No author:

    Guide to agricultural meteorological practices, 1981, 2nd edn, Secretariat of the World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, 10–20.

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