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Editorial: Special issue on emerging digital technologies and innovations

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Neveen Hamza



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The special issue of the Journal of Information Technology in Construction focuses on emerging digital technologies and innovations. Selected and updated papers published in this issue point towards a suggestion that critical and key to the visualization of buildings and urban environments at their inception stages. It is acknowledged that users of these design tools face the need to overcome the adoption and implementation barriers associated with these tools and the need to control exaggerated expectations that these tools can substitute innovative architectural thinking and talent. The users need to explore how these technologies would enable innovative new design patterns while using them. It is also important to find out how these technologies should be used to overcome the present built environmental problems, and enable the users to introduce and allow for scripting and coding of spaces for new social and use constructs.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Sidawi B, Hamza N

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Information Technology in Construction

Year: 2014

Volume: 19

Pages: 185-187

Print publication date: 01/08/2014

Acceptance date: 01/07/2014

ISSN (print): 1403-6835

ISSN (electronic): 1400-6529

Publisher: Department of Computer Science