ABOUT THE EVENT
In the context of necessary economic, ecological, and social reorientations of the global community, construction needs to be re-invented and aligned with principles of sustainable development. Traditional approaches to the design, fabrication, and use of built structures have to undergo significant changes in order to address the needs of future generations. This transformation will no longer consist of isolated improvements but must be radically integrated, and encompass the entire life cycle of a built structure.
Taking an array of disciplines associated with the production of the human-made environment into consideration, the focus of re-invented construction is on knowledge mining and dissemination, material and product life cycle assessment, CO2 emissions and energy efficiency, considered deployment of means and economic resources, measured public and private policies, as well as on social welfare and equity.
Discussions in four workshop groups focus on the critical aspects of the main theme; the main contribution to each of the workshop topics will be prepared before the Forum by a top ranking team of experts. These papers will reflect the state of the art and develop visions for future quantum leaps. They will be presented and discussed in the workshops, flanked by a dozen outstanding, real case studies from all over the world. At the end of the workshops the participants shall elaborate statements with regard to the expert papers and outline possible solutions related to the four topics.
The intellectual work shall be stimulated and enriched by field experiences. For this purpose four highly professional excursions directly linked to the workshop themes will take place.