eISSN: 3029-2670 (Online)

Publication frequency: Bi-annual

Journal Abbreviation: Build. Eng.

Building Engineering (BE) is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal on building science, building engineering and architecture. Researchs based on the construction, operation, performance, maintenance and the deterioration of buidings are welcomed. We encourage researchers to publish their innovative ideas and results in as much detail as possible.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Construction Management;
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM);
  • Computational Methods in Structural Engineering;
  • Construction Materials and Repair;
  • Building Energy and Indoor Environment;
  • Transportation and Transit Systems;
  • Urban Science and Real Estate;
  • Sustainable Design and System.

Latest Articles

  • Open Access


    Article ID: 1316

    An analysis of the Puri Brata Resort & Gallery building’s design from an environmental aesthetics and sustainability perspective

    by Hermawan Hermawan, Amin Safa’at, Nabila Arrizqi Annisa

    Building Engineering, Vol.2, No.2, 2024; 9 Views, 4 PDF Downloads

    The research paper delves into the implementation of sustainable architectural design practices at Puri Brata Resort & Gallery in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The primary objective of the study is to analyze the impact of eco-friendly design principles on both the environment and visitor experience within the resort. Data collection for this research involved conducting a comprehensive survey among visitors to the resort, focusing on aspects such as air quality, temperature control, and overall visitor comfort. Additionally, data was gathered on the utilization of green spaces within the resort and the incorporation of local cultural values and aesthetics in the architectural design. The survey responses were then analyzed to evaluate the perceived impact of sustainable design elements on the guest experience and environmental sustainability. The findings of the research indicate that the integration of eco-friendly practices at Puri Brata Resort & Gallery has positively impacted various aspects, including improved air quality, efficient temperature control, and enhanced visitor comfort. The use of recycled materials, renewable energy sources, and green spaces has contributed to creating a harmonious and sustainable environment that enhances the overall guest experience. The study underscores the importance of incorporating sustainable design principles in architectural practices to create spaces that benefit both the environment and visitors. This research provides valuable insights for industry practitioners and policymakers looking to adopt sustainable design practices in the hospitality and tourism sector.

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  • Open Access


    Article ID: 1381

    Sealing of roof penetrations during building construction

    by Scott. A. Lowe

    Building Engineering, Vol.2, No.2, 2024; 3 Views, 1 PDF Downloads

    For new building construction, roofs typically have a large number of penetrations that are blocked out before the roof deck is poured. After the roof is poured these penetrations need to be sealed temporarily to prevent rain water entering the building. Unfortunately, it is all to common that the ad-hoc approach to sealing these openings results in penetrations left open to the elements. This results in water pouring into the building every time it rains. This paper shows examples of unsealed roof penetrations and of the subsequent damage caused. The penetrations relate to the work of several different trades, who may not place any priority on this issue. It is therefore suggested that this is a problem that the construction management team has to take charge of. At the very least the roof should be inspected before impending rain events.

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