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

management

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

techniques

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

Reuse

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

Artículos

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Summary

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Instructions

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

EDITOR - IN - CHIEF

 

Inmaculada Martínez Pérez

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

 

 

MANAGING EDITOR

 

Sonsoles González Rodrigo

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

 

 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

 

Patricia Aguilera Benito

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Francisco de Borja Chávarri Caro

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Gregorio García López de la Osa

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Julián García Muñoz

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

María de las Nieves González García

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Carolina Piña Ramírez

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

María Isabel Prieto Barrio

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Mercedes Valiente López

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

 

 

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD

 

Antonio Baño Nieva

Universidad de Alcalá, Spain

Roberto Barrios Corpa

Intemac, Spain

Xavier Brioso

Universidad Católica Pontificia de Perú, Lima, Perú

Daniela Brizuela Valenzuela

Universidad Central de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Joana Cardoso Guedes    

Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Joana Cristina Cardoso Guedes

Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. Portugal

Álvaro Cerezo Ibarrondo

Escuela Vasca EVETU del IVAP, Bizkaia, Spain

Alfonso  Cobo Escamilla

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Miguel de Diego Elvira

IDOM, Spain

Luis de Pereda Fernández

Eneres / IEI. Instituto Europeo de Innovación y Desarrollo Tecnológico, Spain

Emmanuel Dufrasnes

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Strasbourg, France

Jesús Esteban Gabriel

Grupo SGS, Madrid, Spain

Ignacio Fernández Solla

ARUP, Spain

José Antonio Ferrer

CIEMAT, Spain

George  Govaere Vicarioli

Universidad Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Helena Granados Menéndez

Consejo Arquitectos / Comisión Europea  Spain

Louis Gunnigan

Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland

Sara Gutiérrez González

Universidad de Burgos, Spain

Héctor Hernández López

Universidad Central de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Marta Kosior-Kazberuk

Bialystok University of Techology, Bialystok, Poland

Sandra Llorente Monleón

Conspace. Vía Célere, Spain

Oscar López Zaldivar

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Fernando Martín Consuegra

Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja, Madrid, Spain

Fernando Machicado Martín

UNE. Asociación Española de Normalización, Spain

María dolores Martínez Aires

Universidad de Granada, España

Francisco J. Martínez Montesinos

Universidad Católica de Murcia, Spain

Juan Manuel Medina

Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

Pilar Mercader Moyano

Universidad de Sevilla, España

Trevor Mole

Property Tectonics/Salford University, Manchester, UK

Fernando Moral Andrés

Universidad Nebrija, Madrid, Spain

Isabel Pérez Millán

Universidad Católica de Murcia, Spain

Rudy Piedra Mena

Universidad Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Carlos J. Plampliego

Project Management Institute, Madrid, Spain

Mara Rodriguez Hermida

Instituto Tecnológico de Galicia /BREAM Spain

Ángel Rodríguez Saiz

Universidad de Burgos, Spain

João Santos Baptista

Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Juan Carlos Rubio Romero

Universidad de Málaga, España

María Segarra Cañamares

Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Spain

João Santos Baptista

Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. Portugal

Begoña Serrano Lanzarote

Instituto Valenciano de Edificación/ UPV, Spain

Patricia del Solar Serrano

Acerta, Madrid, Spain

Ricardo Tendero Caballero

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Nelia Valverde Gascueña

Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Spain

Amparo Verdú Vázquez

Universidad 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.