About the book
Construction is a large segment of the global economy. Some statistics show that the global construction industry is predicted to grow from $7.2 trillion to over $12 trillion in less than a decade. However, productivity, safety and quality of buildings and infrastructure are challenging. This can be addressed by the adoption of advanced construction technology which may lead to appropriate design, project delivery, suitable procurement monitoring, high quality control and careful commissioning. Advanced technologies include 3D printing, composite materials, computer vision, modular construction, substructure works and temporary structures. Structural design will also closely affect construction costs, quality and safety. The book aims to publish current practice or recent advances in both building construction and structures including infrastructures such as bridges, tunnels and offshore platforms. The focus of chapters can be construction systems and operations; structural use of emerging materials including composite; behavioral analysis of structural systems; structures under extreme conditions such as strong winds, earthquakes, fires and blasts; performance-based structural engineering; Energy modeling; life-cycle structural engineering; structural health monitoring; and sustainability in construction and structure; green building.