Journal Browser
Volume | Year
News and Announcements
View All

Advanced Technologies and Practices in Built Environment and Cultural Heritage

Submission deadline: 31 August 2023
Special Issue Editors
Xinyuan Dang
KU Leuven, Belgium
Interests: Building Physics and Sustainable Design; Hygrothermal simulations on Building components; Restoration, Renovation, and Management of Built Heritage; Indoor environment and health
Jihui Yuan
Osaka Metropolitan University& Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
Interests: built environment; urban heat islands; building energy savings; building coating materials; solar radiation; air-conditioning heat loads; weather database.
Hongtao Liu
Department of Architecture, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
Interests: Built Heritage Preservation, Preventive Conservation, and Adaptive Reuse; Cultural Heritage Protection, Rural Architecture Renovation; Historical Building Restoration
Special Issue Information

Recent decades have witnessed booming development of measurements, monitoring, simulations, and other technologies and practices in built environment and cultural heritage. Climate change and carbon neutrality, more recently, constitute new challenges in building performance, air quality, indoor health, and energy efficiency.

The special issue “Advanced Technologies and Practices in Built Environment and Cultural Heritage” aims to answer the question: how can the technologies and practices be improved to counteract these problems? It addresses latest methodological insights in hygrothermal behavior of historical buildings, renovation and energy-efficiency upgrade techniques, BIM and VR in heritage digitalization, etc.

To enhance the motivation and engagement of potential participators, we plan to hold a workshop/conference dedicated to this special issue, in which the paper authors, invited senior researchers and practitioners can share their insights. All the contributions will be initially assessed by the guest editors for suitability, and those qualified papers will be sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The special issue will be indexed by Crossref, Google Scholar and Harvard University Library and will be submitted for EI index evaluation. All the accepted papers will be exempted from Article Processing Charge.

The target topics include but are not limited to technologies (measurements, monitoring, simulations, etc.) and practices in:

  • environmental risk evaluation
  • building material/component performance
  • air quality and thermal comfort
  • energy-efficiency upgrades
  • heritage preservation and renovation
  • heritage digitalization, exhibition and management

 Other contributions that are not closely corresponding to the abovementioned topics are also welcomed (for instance, urban environment that built heritage is exposed to). However, those purely theoretical papers (workflows, frameworks, conception explanations, etc.) do not lie within the scope. Chinese cases are preferred.

 Important dates:

  • Apr 30, 2023: submission deadline of extended abstract (250-350 words), which must contain the title, research question(s), methodology and the main (expected) findings and conclusions. Abstracts should be sent to as attachment in Microsoft Word (.doc), and the title of the email should be “JACU2023 + name of the author(s) + title of the abstract + affiliation”. [Review and acceptance notification will be sent within 10 days.]
  • Aug 31, 2023: submission deadline of full manuscript for the workshop/conference, which must be written using the JCAU template ( and submitted via JACU submission system. [The first decision will be sent within 10 days and the final decision will be sent within 70 days. Selected papers will be presented in the workshop/conference, and revised manuscripts can be submitted either before or after the workshop/conference.]
  • Q4, 2023 (to be confirmed): workshop/conference on Advanced Technologies and Practices in Built Environment and Cultural Heritage. The exact time, location, and type will be released in Q3 2023.

 Updates and further notifications can be found at the special issue page of JCAU:

built environment
cultural heritage
built heritage
environmental risk evaluation
building performance
air quality
thermal comfort
energy efficiency upgrades
heritage preservation and renovation
heritage digitalization
exhibition and management
Published Paper (4 Papers)

Building energy-saving mechanism for indoor cooling temperature set-point with different envelope: A case study in Guangzhou

Jianwu Xiong, Yin Zhang, Meng Han, Jing Wu, Zexuan Tian
Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism 2023, 5(2), 0877

Digital twin applications in an archaeological site: A virtual reconstruction of the Pishan site, Zhejiang, China

Wanqin Liu, Man Lu, Yuqin Chen, Kaikai Yan
Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism 2024, 6(1), 1735
Back to top
Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism, Electronic ISSN: 2717-5626 Published by AccScience Publishing