New special issue announced

New ITcon special issue "Special Issue from The Eastman Symposium" announced.

In honour of Charles “Chuck” Eastman, the late Professor Emeritus in College of Design (previously, College of Architecture) and College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology and founder of the Digital Building Lab, both ITcon and Construction Management and Economics will be compiling a federated special edition based on the conversations and commemorations at the forthcoming Eastman Symposium in May 2021. Eastman was well-known in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry as one of the originators of design computing including applications for computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modelling (BIM). As the headline of the Eastman Symposium summed up, his thought leadership has inspired generations of digitally-minded architects equipped new capabilities and ways of designing and producing the built environment. While it is important to commemorate the legacy of Eastman, ongoing digital transformations such as the fourth industrial revolution (or Construction 4.0) also call for new technical and organisational transformation that builds on and even challenges the foundational knowledge created by Eastman and his proteges. It is in this spirit that this federated special issue in ITcon and Construction Management and Economics is intended.

We welcome a diversity of contributions in addition to traditional empirical research papers, including critical reviews, position papers, policy reviews, essays and book reviews. Prospective authors should pay attention to the submission guidelines of ITcon (for papers that have a stronger technical orientation) and Construction Management and Economics (for papers that have a stronger orientation towards organisation, management and economic aspects).

Editorial Team:

  • Prof Žiga Turk, University of Ljubljana
  • Prof Dana Vanier, University of British Columbia
  • Prof Robert Amor, University of Auckland

Important dates:

  • Submissions open: 13 May 2021
  • Deadline for full papers: End of July 2021
  • First Editorial Decision: October/November 2021
  • Final papers due: March - May 2022


Short introduction to ITcon

The Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal on the use of IT in architecture, civil engineering and facility management. ITcon articles are submitted and published electronically only. The Journal is committed to minimizing publication delays, and to promoting maximum flexibility in the ways that readers use the journal for teaching, research, and scholarship while maintaining strict peer-review standards.

Journal of Information Technology in Construction is an Open Access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of Open Access.

The copyright of the articles remains with the authors, from the start of 2009 using the Creative Commons standard licence.

Recently published papers

August 2021 Kovacic I, Honic M
Scanning and data capturing for BIM-supported resources assessment: a case study
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 624-638, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.032
August 2021 Harichandran A, Raphael B, Mukherjee A
A hierarchical machine learning framework for the identification of automated construction
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 591-623, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.031
July 2021 Alani Y, Dawood N, Patacas J, Rodriguez S, Dawood H
A semantic common model for product data in the water industry
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 566-590, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.030
July 2021 Karimi S, Iordanova I, St-Onge D
Ontology-based approach to data exchanges for robot navigation on construction sites
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 546-565, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.029
July 2021 Karmakar A, Delhi V S K
Construction 4.0: what we know and where we are headed?
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 526-545, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.028
July 2021 Akanmu A A, Anumba C J, Ogunseiju O O
Towards next generation cyber-physical systems and digital twins for construction
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 505-525, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.027
July 2021 Anderson A, Ramalingam S
A socio-technical intervention in BIM projects – an experimental study in global virtual teams
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 489-504, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.026
July 2021 Parisi F, Fanti M P, Mangini A M
Information and Communication Technologies applied to intelligent buildings: a review
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 458-488, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.025
July 2021 Schranz C, Urban H, Gerger A
Potentials of Augmented Reality in a BIM based building submission process
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 441-457, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.024
July 2021 Watfa M K, Hawash A E, Jaafar K
Using Building Information & Energy Modelling for Energy Efficient Designs
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 427-440, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.023