TOPICS

RENOVATION WAVE

 

The 12th edition of the European Conference on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Architecture and Urbanism (EESAP 12) and the 5th International Conference on Advanced Construction (CICA 5) will address the theme of the renovation wave. In line with the European Commission’s strategy, the focus will be on fostering the improvement of the quality of life of people living in buildings, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and on promoting digitalisation by improving the reuse and recycling of materials. How is the architecture and construction industry-transforming towards the urgent need for renovation of the building stock?

We invite all our regulars and those who want to join us in the twelfth edition of our conference to present their proposals, in the light of different 2030 and 2050. As in the previous editions and given in its academic facet, the conference 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 a 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 sustainabilityemploying industrialisation processes.
  • Total accessibility.
  • Building isolation, control and environmental 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.
  • Health and comfort
  • Air Quality
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 reuse 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.