archchain.cc is elated to announce that Dr Theo Dounas and Dr Davide Lombardi have been invited by Springer Nature to write and edit a volume on Blockchain Technologies in Construction.
The call for book chapters follows:
Following our initial expression of interest for the book “Blockchain Technologies for Construction”, we have received a number of abstracts, which after peer-review, 17 were accepted to proceed further to chapter submission.
The book will highlight the design, use and structure of blockchain systems and decentralized ledger technologies (B/DLT) for use in the construction industry, in all aspects of architectural design, engineering, construction and operations.
Construction remains a fragmented change-resistant industry with chronic problems of underproductivity and a very low digitisation factor compared to other fields. In parallel, the convergence, embedding and coordination of digital technologies in the physical world provides a unique opportunity for the construction industry to leap ahead and adopt fourth industrial revolution technologies. Within this context, B/DLT are an excellent fit for the digitization of the construction industry. B/DLT are effective in this as they organize and align digital and physical supply chains, produce stigmergic coordination out of decentralization, enable the governance of complex projects for multiple stakeholders, while creating a new class of business models and legal instruments for construction.
We welcome chapters that deal with a range of issues from production to project governance, from decentralisation to the economics of the industries involved, and from finance to the legal aspects of construction. Research approaches can range within a variety of disciplines from the design to engineering and construction, and in spectrum of methodological traditions, for example, ranging from cybernetic understandings to biological organisational analyses, from computational constructs to sociotechnical frameworks and from legal frameworks to experimental and novel prototypes.
We are interested in both theoretical approaches and practical implementations, in all phases of a building project from inception to post-occupancy analyses.
We will follow a peer-review process with a submission of abstracts, review, and following full chapter submission, a review of the full chapters, with feedback provided to authors at all stages.
30th October 2020 – 7th November: Abstracts Submission 27th November 2020– 4th December :Feedback on Abstracts provided to authors
1st April 2021 – Chapters submitted
20th May 2021 – Feedback provided to Authors
1st August 2021 – Final Text submitted to Editors
December 2021- Final Edited Proof submitted to Springer, Book to be available in early 2022.