Call for Papers

The 18th Built Environment Conference to be held from 15-16 July 2024 at Nelson Mandela University, Gqeberha, South Africa seeks responses to questions related to current conversations, debates, and empirical research on the challenges of and opportunities presented by CONSTRUCTION 5.0: TOWARDS A COLLABORATIVE AND PEOPLE-CENTERED INDUSTRY

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.


  • 30 Apr 2024 : Full Paper Submission
  • 31 May 2024 : Notice of Acceptance
  • 15 Jun 2024 : Final Paper Submission
  • 15-16 Jul 2024 : 18th Built Environment Conference