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Smart Cities and Construction Technologies


Kefeng Zhang

University of New South Wales

This book includes nine chapters presenting the outcome of research projects relevant to building, cities, and construction. A description of a smart city and the journey from conventional to smart cities is discussed at the beginning of the book. Innovative case studies of underground cities and floating city bridges are presented in this book. BIM and GIS applications on different projects, and the concept of intelligent contract and virtual reality are discussed. Two concepts relevant to conventional buildings including private open spaces and place attachments are also included, and these topics can be upgraded in the future by smart technologies.

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Smart Cities and Construction TechnologiesEdited by Sara Shirowzhan

Published: May 13th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.86103

ISBN: 978-1-83880-200-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-199-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-398-8

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

2976 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

4 Dimensions Citations


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1. A Journey from Conventional Cities to Smart Cities

By Aman Kumar and Jasvir Singh Rattan


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2. Earthscraper: A Smart Solution for Developing Future Underground Cities

By Faham Tahmasebinia, Kevin Yu, Jiachen Bao, George Chammoun, Edwin Chang, Samad Sepasgozar and Fernando Alonso Marroquin


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3. Floating Cities Bridge in 2050

By Faham Tahmasebinia, Yutaka Tsumura, Baichuan Wang, Yang Wen, Cheng Bao, Samad Sepasgozar and Fernando Alonso-Marroquin


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4. A GIS-Based Risk and Safety Analysis of Entrance Areas in Educational Buildings Based on Students’ Experience

By Sara Shirowzhan, Laurence Kimmel, Mohammad Mojtahedi, Samad Sepasgozar and Jack Peacock


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5. The Effect of Place Attachment on Educational Efficiency in Elementary Schools

By Farhad Soheili, Reyhaneh Karimi, Behnaz Avazpour and Samad M.E. Sepasgozar


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6. Effective Factors on Desirability of Private Open Spaces: A Case Study of Kuye Nasr Residential Buildings, Tehran

By Reyhaneh Karimi, Behnaz Avazpour and Samad M.E. Sepasgozar


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7. Automating the Chaos: Intelligent Construction Contracts

By Alan McNamara


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8. 5D BIM Applications in Quantity Surveying: Dynamo and 3D Printing Technologies

By Anqi Shi, Sara Shirowzhan, Samad M.E. Sepasgozar and Alireza Kaboli


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9. An Investigation of Virtual Reality Technology Adoption in the Construction Industry

By Mohsen Ghobadi and Samad M.E. Sepasgozar


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