International Journal of Digital Innovation in the Built Environment (IJDIBE)

International Journal of Digital Innovation in the Built Environment (IJDIBE)

Formerly the International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling (IJ3DIM)
Editors-in-Chief: Jason Underwood (University of Salford, United Kingdom), Sisi Zlatanova (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) and Umit Isikdag (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 14 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2019
ISSN: 2642-2263|EISSN: 2642-2271|DOI: 10.4018/IJDIBE


The International Journal of Digital Innovation in the Built Environment (IJDIBE) provides new techniques and technologies for the optimization of performance, sustainability, and durability of new and existing buildings and infrastructure within a connected and sustainable built environment. It focuses on research domains ranging from digital design, construction and operations to smart and sustainable buildings, infrastructure, and cities, including building, infrastructure, and city level information modeling, resilient design, machine learning, and digital twins, covering all spatial contexts related to the urban and digital built environment. IJDIBE facilitates the exchange of current scientific information, as well as shares state-of-the art technological and innovative developments within the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry and urban and digital built environment. The journal provides a forum for information dissemination between academics and professionals associated with building and infrastructure lifecycle management, city planning and management, infrastructure management, all disciplines of geosciences, building and civil engineering, disaster management, logistics, environmental planning and conservation, computer graphics, data management, gaming, and so forth. In addition to academics, the primary audience of the journal also includes engineering, architectural, contracting, consultant, and facility management practitioners. IJDIBE publishes original research articles, case studies, reviews and best practices, and applications, including mathematical models and algorithms. The journal covers the topics below within Building Sciences and Urban Built Environment perspectives

Topics Covered

  • Building Information Modeling
  • Collaborative Working & Behaviors
  • Crowdsourced Information & Citizen Science
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Digital Built Environment Futures
  • Digital City Modeling
  • Digital City Planning & Management
  • Digital Data Capture & Manipulation
  • Digital Design, Construction, Operations, & Decommissioning
  • Digital Engineering & Digital Twins
  • Digital Facilities Management
  • Digital Urban Infrastructures
  • Disaster Prevention and Management
  • Free and Open Source Software
  • Geo-information Management
  • Health, Safety & Security
  • Indoor Modeling
  • Integrated Project Delivery & Management
  • Internet of Things & Sensors
  • Knowledge Modeling & Linked Data
  • Location Based Services
  • Machine Learning & Deep Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Network Modeling & Network Science
  • Optimization
  • Parametric & Generative Design
  • Performative Buildings, Infrastructure & Environments
  • Point Clouds & 3D Reconstruction
  • Resilient Buildings, Infrastructure & Cities
  • Simulation
  • Smart Connected Buildings, Infrastructure & Cities
  • Spatial Context
  • Standardization and Interoperability
  • Sustainable Buildings, Infrastructure & Cities
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality
  • Visualization

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Digital Innovation in the Built Environment (IJDIBE) is to provide a comprehensive and collective body of knowledge in the domains of the digital built environment, building and infrastructure performance and sustainability, building resources, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and 3D Geographical/Geospatial Information Models & Systems (3D GIS). The journal focuses on the use of novel information acquisition and modeling and management approaches for the AEC/Urban Management domains as well as the use of novel artificial intelligence, optimization, simulation, and visualization technologies, and innovations for enhancing the Smart and Connected Digital Built Environment. The journal encourages developments in these fields including research on the latest best practices, techniques, and technologies used to increase the quality and functionality of both new and existing buildings and infrastructure. IJDIBE focuses on both advanced technologies and soft aspects, including human, process, organizational, and industrial level problems, relating to the Digital Built Environment, BIM, and 3D GIS. The journal also facilitates the sharing of scientific knowledge related to the development of indoor applications, such as indoor navigation, evacuation, facility management, intelligent buildings, and sustainable buildings.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Jason Underwood is a Professor in Construction ICT & Digital Built Environments and Chartered Psychologist in the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford. He is also Director of Construct IT For Business, an industry-led collaborative membership-based network. His research interests are in the area of concurrent engineering, integrated and collaborative computing in construction, product and building information modelling, digital built environments, collaborative construction and behaviours, BIM maturity assessment, BIM education and training in the development of BIM capabilities, and organisational e-readiness. He is actively engaged in the digital transformation of the UK construction industry through affiliation at both national and local levels, including the Education & Training working group of the UK Government BIM strategy and the current Chair of the UK BIM Academic Forum.
Sisi Zlatanova is a SHARP Professor at the University of New South Wales. Faculty of Built Environment and Head of the Geospatial Research, Innovation and Development (GRID) lab. Her research interests are in the area of 3D modelling and more specifically integration of BIM and GIS, 3D Indoor modelling, 3D representations, management and visualisation of the built environment. She is actively involved in the activities of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and Standards Australia. She is President of Technical Commission IV ‘Spatial Information Science’ of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) for the period 2016-2020 and Treasurer of the Urban Data Management Society (UDMS) . She works with Australian companies and institutions towards advancing the Australian digital twin.
Umit Isikdag has his PhD (from the University of Salford) in Construction Information Technology. His research interests are BIM / IFC, 3D GIS, Internet of Things (WSNs), SOA, RESTful Architectures, BIM 2.0, and Spatial Web Services. He is actively involved in the organization of 3D GeoInfo and GeoAdvances Conferences, and also serving as the Secretary of ISPRS WG II/2.

Editorial Board

Editorial Review Board
Sema Alaçam, Turkey
Robert Amor, University of Auckland, New Zealand ORCID
Ken Arroyo Ohori, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Bulent Bayram, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey ORCID
Filip Biljecki, National University of Singapore, Singapore ORCID
Sagi Dalyot, The Technion, Israel
Lucia Díaz-Vilariño, Spain
Ömer GİRAN, Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Turkey ORCID
Ning Gu, University of South Australia, Australia
David Heesom, University of Wolverhampton ORCID
Ihab Hijazi, An-Najah University, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Alan Hore, TU Dublin, Ireland
Bahriye İlhan, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey ORCID
Ismail Karas, Karabük University, Turkey
Erik Kjems, Aalborg University, Denmark
Richard Laing, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
Hugo Ledoux, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands ORCID
Barry McAuley, Technolgical University Dublin, Ireland
Claudio Mirarchi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Salih Ofluoğlu, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey
Ozan Onder Ozener, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey ORCID
Jacynthe Pouliot, Laval University, Canada
Kemal Sahin, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey
Mark Shelbourn, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Bulent Onur Turan, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Jason Underwood, Sisi Zlatanova, and Umit Isikdag
International Journal of Digital Innovation in the Built Environment (IJDIBE)