Blockchain Technology for Construction

Call for Book Chapters.

We invite expression of interest in writing chapters for the book “Blockchain Technology for Construction”, to be published by Springer in 2022, in the series of Blockchain technologies in dealing with aspects of blockchain in Architectural design, Engineering and Construction.

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.

Important Dates

30th October 2020 – Abstracts Submission

27th November 2020- 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. 

The editors

Dr Theodoros Dounas

Dr Davide Lombardi   

Please submit your abstract here: (please make sure you describe the theme and subject, methodology, blockchain(s). – DLT used or reviewed analysed, results and conclusions expected in your abstract, 300 words minimum, 500 words maximum.)

Please contact us at

blockchainforconstruction@gmail.com

or

t.dounas@rgu.ac.uk                     Theo Dounas

davide.lombardi@xjtlu.edu.cn     Davide Lombardi

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