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Construction Innovation

Construction Innovation

Information, Process, Management

ISSN: 1471-4175

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Emerging Sources
Citation Index

CiteScore 2020: 3.6
CiteScoreTracker 2021: 4.0 (Updated Monthly)

A CIB-encouraged journal.

Editorial Objectives

Construction Innovation is an international journal that publishes high quality research papers to advance innovation in construction sustainability, productivity, safety, quality, design, material, process, management, maintenance, informatics, communication, decision and practice. 


Emerging topics published in Construction Innovation include:

  • Low carbon / energy efficient design, construction and material
  • Life cycle assessment and energy simulation 
  • Smart city and urban informatics
  • Ubiquitous computing and smart sensor 
  • Big data analytics and cloud computing 
  • Open data and social media
  • Building information modeling and virtual prototyping
  • Drone, laser scanning and image recognition
  • 3-D printing and additive construction
  • Geographic information system
  • Robotics and automation
  • Agile manufacturing and lean construction
  • Design / process optimization and buildability
  • Intelligent system and decision model
  • Machine learning, data mining and semantics
  • Knowledge management and representation


The journal helps communicate novel ideas, applications and developments to construction researchers and professionals in order to maintain their competitive edge. Regular special issues on a range of multidisciplinary subjects keep readers abreast of topical subjects. 

Key Benefits

This multidisciplinary journal is published under the guidance of an expert international board and presents fully refereed papers on practice and progress in the field. For a full list of our reviewers, please see below.

The journal is internationally acknowledged and established, and is formally encouraged by the CIB for its relevance and link with industry and academia.

Key Journal Audiences

Academics and researchers in the architectural, building services engineering, civil engineering, project management and surveying disciplines.

Construction Innovation is Indexed and Abstracted in:

  • ABI/Inform
  • Construction Management Abstracts
  • Construction and Building Abstracts
  • Current Abstracts
  • El Compendex
  • Electronic Collections Online
  • ICONDA - The International Construction Database
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals
  • ProQuest
  • ReadCube Discover

And ranked in:

  • Scopus

Construction Innovation is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Property Management & Built Environment eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Property Management & Built Environment eJournals Collection page.

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