About BRI

BRI Community is for the international community of researchers, practitioners and policymakers engaged in a transdisciplinary approach to the buildings & built environment. It provides a platform for discussions arising from Building Research & Information: www.rbri.co.uk

Building Research & Information (BRI) focuses on buildings, building stocks and their supporting systems. Unique to BRI is a holistic and transdisciplinary approach to buildings, which acknowledges the complexity of the built environment and other systems over their life.

Published articles utilize conceptual and evidence-based approaches which reflect the complexity and linkages between culture, environment, economy, society, organisation, quality of life, health, well-being, design and engineering of the built environment. BRI’s wide scope embraces:

  • SUSTAINABILITY & CLIMATE CHANGE: Impacts on ecologies, resources (water, energy, air, materials, building stocks), sustainable development (social, economic, environmental, and natural capitals) and climate change (mitigation and adaptation).
  • PERFORMANCE & IMPACTS: the (design, technical, social, organisational, economic) performance, impacts, assessment, contributions, improvement and value of buildings, building stocks and related systems.
  • CAPABILITIES: Understanding the capabilities and motivations of occupants, their practices and behaviours. Exploring the supply chain’s capabilities to address stakeholders’ needs, improve the performance of buildings and building stocks, provide stewardship, and to protect public/ societal interests.
  • SOCIETAL DEMANDS: defining and exploring the changing demands and aspirations for architectural; design, development and property. Topics include low-energy, regenerative design, retrofit, thermal comfort, longevity and obsolescence, space standards.
  • POLICY: formulation of public policy; research, academic and innovation capabilities; organisational structures and networks; engagement between research users, policy makers and practitioners to effectively support the above scope and objectives.

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to highly rigorous, double-blind peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. The journal uses a minimum of 3 reviewers.