Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Building & Management is an open access scientific e-journal promoted by the School of Building Engineering (ETSEM) of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and published every four months, three times a year, April, August, and December. It aims at the dissemination of high quality original works related to the management of processes associated to buildings, in any phase of their development, where various agents in the sectors of architecture, engineering and construction participate.

The external blinded peer-review process fits with the edition protocols of scientific publications.

TOPICS COVERED BY B&M (not restrictive)

Case studies

Due diligence

Licence management

Risk assessment management

Documentation procurement

Communication and information management: ICT, Big data,

Construction 4.0

Management of bill of quantities, estimation, analysis and costs control

Project monitoring

Deadline management

Economic, financial, equipment and human and material resources


Technical planning management

Management of strategic planning

Design management

Management and control of changes and coordination of activities

Management of production planning and programming

Contracts and construction management

Advanced techniques of construction management

Process management in building, control and process improvement


Management of occupational risk prevention and health & safety

Regulatory management and quality control

Environmental management

Management of waste and polluted soils

Water management

Materials management

Energy management

Other resources management

Building heritage management

Management of conservation, maintenance and exploitation

Facilities management

Building Management systems

Sensoring, monitoring and control

Audit of management systems

Energy Audit

Assessment of environmental impact plans, programs and projects

Energy and environmental certification

Implementation of environmental management systems

Management of hygrothermal comfort

Management of acoustic comfort

Indoor air quality management

Accessibility Management

Diagnosis and methodology

Intervention criteria


Territory management

Urban planning

Management of environmental resources

Air quality

Training for management

Research in construction

Integrated project management

Real estate assessments

Judicial appraisal

Management of social matters


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The Editorial Board of the magazine, after verification that the article complies with the rules on style and content indicated in the guidelines for authors, sent the text, as double-blind model, to two anonymous external expert reviewers within the specific field, for its evaluation, or to a third if necessary. The author will be informed about the initial acceptation or rejection within a month.

The evaluation will focus in the interest of the article, its contribution to knowledge of the subject treated, the contributed novelty, the established relationships, critical judgment, developed content, structure, use of bibliographic and references that are handled properly, wording, etc., indicating recommendations for its possible improvement.

Based on the recommendations of the reviewers, the Editorial Board will inform authors the reasoned result of reports by email, at the address they have used to send the article. The revision process lasts approximately three or four months, without any cost for authors.  

The Editorial Board will communicate the result to the principal author of the review (published unchanged, with minor corrections publication, publication with important fixes, not suitable for publication). If the manuscript has been accepted with modifications, authors should resubmit a new version of the article, following demands and suggestions of the external evaluators. If desired, the authors can also provide a letter, by email, to the Editorial Board in which they indicate the content of modifications of the article.

The articles with significant corrections may be sent back to blind peer review to verify the validity of changes made by the author. Considering the degree of compliance with changes requested, the Board shall decide whether or not the article will be published. This decision shall be communicated to the author by the Editorial Board and in case of publication the manuscript will be dated as accepted.


Open Access Policy

Building & Management provides immediate open access to its content, based on the principle that providing open access to research helps a greater global exchange of knowledge and doesn't apply any charge to any of its authors to process or publish a paper.

All content is available free of charge to the user or his institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in line with BOAI's definition of open access.

The originals of Building & Management magazine are property of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, being necessary to cite the origin of any partial or total reproduction.

1. Authors retain the copyright of the papers and ensure B&M the right to have a Creative Commons license, AtribuciónNoComercial-SinDerivar 4.0 Internacional (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), that allow others to share the article within an author recognition and non commercial use.

2. Authors can also establish independently aditional agreements for the not exclusive distribution of the article published versión in the e-journal (as, for example, to place it in an institutional repository or to publish it in a book).

Unless otherwise indicated, all contents of the electronic edition of Building & Management are distributed under a Creative Commons license and distribution.


Editorial Board

Inmaculada Martínez PérezUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Sonsoles González RodrigoUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Patricia Aguilera BenitoUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Francisco de Borja Chávarri CaroUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Gregorio García López de la OsaUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Julián García MuñozUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
María de las Nieves González GarcíaUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Carolina Piña RamírezUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
María Isabel Prieto BarrioUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Mercedes Valiente LópezUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Antonio Baño NievaUniversidad de Alcalá, Spain
Roberto Barrios CorpaIntemac, Spain
Xavier BriosoUniversidad Católica Pontificia de Perú, Lima, Perú
Daniela Brizuela ValenzuelaUniversidad Central de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Álvaro Cerezo IbarrondoEscuela Vasca EVETU del IVAP, Bizkaia, Spain
Alfonso  Cobo EscamillaUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Miguel de Diego ElviraIDOM, Spain
Luis de Pereda FernándezEneres / IEI. Instituto Europeo de Innovación Y Desarrollo Tecnológico, Spain
Emmanuel DufrasnesEcole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Strasbourg/  Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, France
Jesús Esteban GabrielGrupo SGS, Madrid, Spain
Ignacio Fernández SollaARUP, Spain
José Antonio FerrerCIEMAT, Spain
George  Govaere VicarioliUniversidad Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Helena Granados MenéndezConsejo Arquitectos / Comisión Europea  Spain
Louis GunniganDublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
Sara Gutiérrez GonzálezUniversidad de Burgos, Spain
Héctor Hernández LópezUniversidad Central de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Marta Kosior-KazberukBialystok University of Techology, Bialystok, Poland
Sandra Llorente MonleónConspace. Vía Célere, Spain
Oscar López ZaldivarUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Fernando Martín ConsuegraInstituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja, Madrid, Spain
Fernando Machicado MartínUNE. Asociación Española de Normalización, Spain
María dolores Martínez AiresUniversidad de Granada, Spain
Francisco J. Martínez MontesinosUniversidad Católica de Murcia, Spain
Juan Manuel MedinaUniversidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Pilar Mercader MoyanoUniversidad de Sevilla, Spain
Trevor MoleProperty Tectonics/Salford University, Manchester, UK
Fernando Moral AndrésUniversidad Nebrija, Madrid, Spain
Isabel Pérez MillánUniversidad Católica de Murcia, Spain
Rudy Piedra MenaUniversidad Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Carlos J. PlampliegaProject Management Institute, Madrid, Spain
Mara Rodriguez HermidaInstituto Tecnológico de Galicia /BREAM Spain
Ángel Rodríguez SaizUniversidad de Burgos, Spain
Juan Carlos Rubio RomeroUniversidad de Málaga, Spain
María Segarra CañamaresUniversidad de Castilla la Mancha, Spain
Begoña Serrano LanzaroteInstituto Valenciano de Edificación/ Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Patricia del Solar SerranoAcerta, Madrid, Spain
Ricardo Tendero CaballeroUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Nelia Valverde GascueñaUniversidad de Castilla la Mancha, Spain
Amparo Verdú VázquezUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain


Preventing plagiarism and promoting academic excellence

The Editorial Board of the magazine, after verification that the article complies with the rules on style and content indicated in the guidelines for authors, will analyse it with Turnitin, an internet-based plagiarism-prevention tool.

Afterwards, the manuscript will be sent, as double-blind model, to two anonymous external expert reviewers within the specific field, for its evaluation, or to a third if necessary.