TOPICS

DISRUPTION

The eleventh edition of the European Congress on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Architecture and Urbanism (EESAP 11) and the fourth International Congress on Advanced Construction (CICA 4), address the issue of Disruption. At its core, disruption is driven by innovation. Nevertheless, is generally not a result of the technology itself, but rather it is a result of the way in which the technology is applied. How is disruption perceived in architecture, engineering and in the construction industry? How the architecture and construction industry are being transformed and what other transformations are needed?

We invite all our regulars and those who want to join us in the tenth edition of our congress to present their proposals, in the light of a different 2030. As in the previous editions and given in its academic facet, the congress is especially aimed at students, professionals and researchers.

Since the EESAP8/CICA1 edition, the conference has extended the scope of scientific and technical diffusion to the entire innovative construction sector. Furthermore, it is opened to the business sector, due to their close relationship to meet current social demands on business innovation for achieving higher quality of life.

Topic list:

1. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY. CITIES
  • Quality of life. Accessibility. Vulnerability.
  • Advanced social management. Smart communities.
  • Efficient urban regeneration.
  • Regeneration and refurbishment tools.
  • Regulations.
  • Recovery and valorisation of obsolete infrastructures.
  • Urban resilience.
  • Energetic management of neighbourhoods, districts or areas.
  • Redensification, regeneration and renovation processes.
  • Regeneration of non-residential urban fabrics.
  • Efficient urban logistics.
  • Energetic and urban management micro-networks.
  • Exploitation of renewable energies in urban areas.
  • Sustainable mobility, intermodality.
2. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY. BUILDINGS
  • New challenges related to sustainability and efficiency in Europe. Development of scopes and aims.
  • Sustainable construction in emerging nations.
  • Sustainable refurbishment of buildings. Socio-economic viability.
  • Energetic efficiency and sustainability by means of industrialisation processes.
  • Total accessibility.
  • Building isolation, control and environment management.
  • Exploitation of renewable energies in buildings.
  • Efficient management of building energetic systems.
  • Efficiency and preventive maintenance.
  • Evaluation of sustainability in a closed life-cycle.
3. ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION. DIGITALISATION
  • Prioritisation of areas for digital transformation.
  • Advantages and costs of digital management opportunities.
  • Digital Marketing.
  • Bid data and Analytics applied to the construction sector.
  • BIM methodology as key.
  • New technologies of CRM-ERP.
  • Blockchain as support in the construction sector.
  • IOT artificial intelligence applied to assets management.
  • Cybersecurity in internal management.
  • Design and management of collaborative projects. Threats and opportunities.
4. ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION. CONSTRUCTION 4.0 – PRODUCTIVITY
  • Real-time decision-making.
  • Robotisation: sensitive operations and dangerous tasks.
  • Preventive maintenance.
  • Simulation of construction processes.
  • Construction control, reality vs project.
  • 3D printing for construction pieces.
  • Coordination and control of execution.
  • Employee and supplier selection.
  • Tools: AR glasses for several processes. Drones in construction.
5. ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION. CONSTRUCTION 4.0 – ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
  • Efficiency improvement of processes: demand forecast, route design, consumption measurement, material selection, etc.
  • Green Construction: construction life-cycle, building and demolition wastes, footprint reduction of projects and reutilisation of materials.
6. ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION. CONSTRUCTION 4.0 – SECURITY
  • Smart Materials: life cycle monitoring of materials and structures. Monitoring and measurement of worker exposure in danger areas.
  • Accident prediction.
  • Simulation of security and risk maps.
  • Teleoperation of dangerous tasks.
  • Robotisation of dangerous tasks.