About the Journal

IJBES is an international peer-reviewed journal addressing the present researches, developments and best practices in the field of built environment which includes Urban and Regional Planning, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Construction and Building and Infrastructure Development in view of social, cultural, economic and environmental sustainability. Focusing on the global audience with an aim to engage their interest, IJBES publishes articles that cover various themes and current topics which attract the interests of researchers, practitioners, government agencies, the private sectors, non-governmental organisations and local communities.

Indexed by: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI),  Asean Citation Index, UDLedge Social Science & Humanities Citation Index (SS&HI), Focus, Malaysian Citation Center (MCC), Google Scholar



The International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability (IJBES) is the substitute of Journal Alam Bina (JAB) - ISSN 1551-1369. The Journal Alam Bina was published in 2003, and continues up until 2008. Thus JAB can be considered as the embryo of IJBES. The e-ISSN of the IJBES is 2289-8948.

To catch international authors, IJBES is promoted to be an international journal with international editorial board and maintains peer-review process. With expanded scope of the Journal, IJBES attempts to be the outlet of local and national authors in the built environment and sustainability field to publish their researches and projects while capturing international authors to share their knowledge.

IJBES is published online with a frequency of three issues per year in January, May and September every year. Application to publish special issues is opened throughout the year. Interested applicant may submit application by sending us email at ijbes@utm.my.


Upcoming special issue


Link to SUDLiC 2021

IJBES has agreed to host a special issue for materials presented in the upcoming 3rd International Conference of Sustainable Urban Design for Liveable Cities. The event will be organized virtually at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia on 4th and 5th August 2021 and focus will be given to the urban spatial response towards Covid-19. As an extension to this event, another conference has been planned and will be organized at the Technology University of Delft in Spring 2022. This conference focuses more on the urban digital response towards the pandemic.

The editorial expects the post-conference papers from this conference will become available in January 2022. 

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Current Issue

Vol. 8 No. 3 (2021): International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability, Volume 8, Issue 3, 2021
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International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability (IJBES) Volume 8, Issue 1, 2021, Published in September 2021

Published: 2021-08-30


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