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

May 2021 Häußler M, Borrmann A
Knowledge-based engineering in the context of railway design by integrating BIM, BPMN, DMN and the methodology for knowledge-based engineering applications (MOKA)
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 193-226, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.012
May 2021 Thing Leo G, Mebarki A, Claude F, Gobin C, El Meouche R
On the quality of buildings and construction projects: metrics and process dynamics
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 174-192, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.011
April 2021 Alshammari K, Beach T, Rezgui Y
Cybersecurity for digital twins in the built environment: current research and future directions
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 159-173, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.010
April 2021 Mutis I, Ramachadran A
The Bimbot: mediating technology for enacting coordination in teamwork collaboration
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 144-158, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.009
April 2021 Chalhoub J, Ayer S K, Ariaratnam S T
Augmented reality for enabling un- and under-trained individuals to complete specialty construction tasks
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 128-143, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.008
March 2021 Shehab T, Haghighat R, Sajjan K K, Balali V
Prioritization of K-12 School Maintenance Construction Projects Using Genetic Algorithm and Dynamic Programming Models
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 112-127, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.007
March 2021 Albeaino G, Gheisari M
Trends, benefits, and barriers of unmanned aerial systems in the construction industry: a survey study in the United States
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 84-111, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.006
March 2021 Deng M, Menassa C C, Kamat V R
From BIM to digital twins: a systematic review of the evolution of intelligent building representations in the AEC-FM industry
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 58-83, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.005
February 2021 Sibenik G, Kovacic I
Interpreted open data exchange between architectural design and structural analysis models
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 39-57, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.004
February 2021 Nik-Bakht M, Lee J, Dehkordi S H
BIM-based reverberation time analysis
ITcon Vol. 26, pg. 28-38, doi: 10.36680/j.itcon.2021.003