Call for Papers

The 17th Built Environment Conference to be held from 9-10 October 2023 at CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria seeks responses to questions related to current conversations, debates, and empirical research on Construction in 5D – The Final Chapter: Deconstruction, Digitization, Disruption, Disaster & Development

The conference invites papers within the context of its theme that address, inter alia, in both the public and private sectors

  • Current trends and developments
  • Innovation
  • Opportunities and challenges
  • Policies and procedures
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Practices
  • Case studies

Papers will be reviewed according to:

  • Relevance to the conference theme
  • Objectives and outcomes of the conference
  • Originality of the subject matter
  • Rigor and robustness of empirical research
  • Research design and methods

Selected papers will be published as book chapters and indexed in Scopus 

It is intended that these papers will contribute significantly to the existing body of knowledge relative to the science and practice of construction not only in South Africa but everywhere where the products of construction are produced even in these new challenging times of fear and uncertainty.


  • 15 Jul 2023 : Full Paper Submission
  • 6 Aug 2023 : Notice of Acceptance
  • 30 Aug 2023 : Final Paper Submission
  • 9 – 10 Oct 2023 : 17th Built Environment Conference