We would like to present, with great pleasure, the journal of BUILT, International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology, Volume 13.2019. This online-peer-reviewed International journal is devoted to the multi-perspectives of technological oriented issues. The current issue was envisioned and founded to represent the results of building technology, urban infrastructure & environment as well as urban management. The collection of six articles can be listed as the following topics:
- Simulation of cooling effectiveness of trees to improve outdoor thermal environment on different climate-sensitive urban forms during a summer of Bangkok;
- Passive Design Strategies with Active System Enhancing Indoor Thermal Environment and Comfort of a Condominium in Bangkok;
- BIM/CIM Implementation in the Thailand Private Sector: Extension to 6D Analysis – Safety Simulation of a Railway Station;
- An application of Importance-Performance Analysis (IPA) for evaluating city bus service quality in Cambodia.
- Takakura Composting Method (TCM) as an appropriate environmental technology for urban waste management;
- Imapct of Urbanization on Quality and Quantity of Groundwater in Nakhon-Nayok Province, Thailand.
Furthermore, the article entitled of “Thailand's Future Green Energy for Sustainable Urban Development” was also reviewed and demonstrated the potential of the implementation of different energy options among several choices of renewable energy, particularly solar, biomass and wind energy and development the cogeneration system under its constrains and limitations. Furthermore, we could also include book review of “The New Urban Crisis - A review” by Florida R. (2017) into this current issue.
Finally, this issue would not have been possible without the great support of the editorial board members, and we would like to express our sincere thanks to all of them. We would also like to express our gratitude to all who kindly contributed their papers for this issue and without the continued support and advice from member of our advisory committees and reviewers, we could not maintain the high quality, accuracy and relevance of this publication.
Last but not the least, it is our hope that this fine collection of articles will be a valuable resource for all readers and will stimulate further research into the vibrant area of architectural research of building, urban, interior and landscape environment with the validation of emerging technologies.
Associate Professor Pawinee IAMTRAKUL, Ph.D.