Special Issue "Digital Innovations and Smart Technologies for Occupational Health and Safety in Construction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: construction management and engineering; construction health and safety; smart construction informatics; construction ergonomics; digital innovations and smart technologies (e.g., building information modelling (BIM), wearable sensing technologies, and robotics); technology transfer in construction; biomechanical analysis
Interests: computer vision; smart construction technologies; construction robotics; Internet of Things; occupational health and safety
I would like to draw your attention to a Special Issue of the international, cross-disciplinary, scholarly open access journal Sustainability (IF: 2.576 (2019)), titled “Digital Innovations and Smart Technologies for Occupational Health and Safety in Construction”, for which we are Guest Editors.
Occupational health and safety (OHS) is one of the major concerns in the construction industry because of the increased number of fatal and non-fatal injuries among construction workers. It is widely known that these occupational injuries can lead to substantial disorders, project delays, increased project costs, workers' absenteeism, medical burden, and permanent disabilities. Given these adverse effects, there is a need to mitigate occupational injuries in construction by monitoring construction hazards and suggesting proactive injury-preventive measures. With the advancement of digital innovations and smart technologies, there is great potential for researchers and industry practitioners to improve occupational health and safety among construction workers.
The goal of this Special Issue is to publish technical, empirical, and review papers that make practical and theoretical contributions to the cutting-edge digital innovations and smart technologies with the latest research findings and practical interventions to enhance OHS in the construction industry.
Given the above, this Special Issue is directed at any aspects of digital innovations and smart technologies for improving OHS in the construction industry. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Applications of building information modelling (BIM) in safety checking and performance
Wearable sensing technologies for construction safety monitoring, activity recognition, etc.
Construction automation and robotics (e.g., exoskeletons)
Computer vision application for construction safety
Construction ergonomic risk assessment and interventions
Artificial intelligence applications for safety hazard identifications and prevention
Virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) applications in construction safety
Integration of different digital innovations and smart construction technologies
Dr. Maxwell Fordjour Antwi-Afari
Dr. Yantao Yu
Dr. Waleed Umer
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- building information modelling
- wearable sensors
- computer vision
- occupational health and safety
- wearable exoskeletons and robotics
- safety hazard identification
- virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR)
- artificial intelligence
- digital innovations and advanced technologies
- Internet of Things
- machine learning