Most downloaded articles in 2013  

Civil and Structural Engineering
Top 25 Most Downloaded Articles in 2013. Free Access.

Celebrating great research

Elsevier presents the 25 most popular articles of the first half of 2013 from Elsevier published journals in Civil and Structural Engineering. The Top 25 Articles 2013 are ranked in order of the number of full-text downloads they received from the ScienceDirect platform during the period of Jan- Jun 2013.

All articles' full-text will be freely accessible online until 31 October 2013.

1) A review on buildings energy consumption information

2) A holistic, multi-level analysis identifying the impact of classroom design on pupils'learning

3) Sustainability in the construction industry: A review of recent developments based on LCA

4) Review of passive PCM latent heat thermal energy storage systems towards buildings'energy efficiency

5) Building Information Modeling (BIM) partnering framework for public construction projects

6) Green roofs; building energy savings and the potential for retrofit

7) How to measure the benefits of BIM - A case study approach

8) Probabilistic loss assessment of light-frame wood construction subjected to combined seismic and snow loads

9) Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Safety: Automatic Safety Checking of Construction Models and Schedules

10) Nanotechnology in concrete - A review

11) Building information modelling framework: A research and delivery foundation for industry stakeholders

12) Building information modelling (BIM) framework for practical implementation

13) Integrating BIM and GIS to improve the visual monitoring of construction supply chain management

14) Delivery of pedestrian real-time location and routing information to mobile architectural guide

15) Existing building retrofits: Methodology and state-of-the-art

16) Understanding and facilitating BIM adoption in the AEC industry

17) Assessing gaps and needs for integrating building performance optimization tools in net zero energy buildings design

18) A review of techniques, advances and outstanding issues in numerical modelling for rock mechanics and rock engineering

19) Aerogel insulation for building applications: A state-of-the-art review

20) Life cycle assessment of building materials: Comparative analysis of energy and environmental impacts and evaluation of the eco-efficiency improvement potential

21) Optimal policies for cumulative damage models with maintenance last and first

22) Zero Energy Building - A review of definitions and calculation methodologies

23) Building safety and human behaviour in fire: A literature review

24) Contrasting the capabilities of building energy performance simulation programs

25) Multi-objective optimization using genetic algorithms: A tutorial