The World Construction Forum 2019 is dedicated to selected themes that will contribute to the promotion of key role of construction engineers and civil engineers in general in improving life quality and sustainable development. The WCF 2019 will by supporting exchange of knowledge, expertise, practices and visions in construction engineering contribute to achievement of several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Therefore, the Forum will focus on:
- Questions related to Wind Power, Nuclear Power, Water Energy, Solar Energy, Sustainable Energy, with special emphasis on technical and economic feasibility of energy issues of significance to society.
- Merging and overlapping of the material and digital world into one – with the goal of creating not only high quality, inexpensive and sustainable, but also smart, interconnected and customized products for the end user.
- Promoting the importance of the integrated approach to cultural heritage supported by the application of digital technology in order to it’s preservation and increase economy development in cultural heritage areas.
- Exchange the viewpoint on questions related to disaster risk management and governance aimed at enhancing community resilience addressing the role of construction industry and engineering practitioners.
- Engineering capacity building focusing strengthening of economies, governments, institutions and individuals through education, training, mentoring, orientation and mobilization of resources.
- Emphasizing the organization, control and coordination of the strategic, tactical and operational management throughout the lifetime of buildings and facilities – at all times of the day and every day of the year.
THEME 1: Energy in 21st Century – Resources Efficiency of Built Environment
THEME 2: Construction 4.0 – Advanced Construction Engineering
The section is intended to give the viewpoint of lecturers and conferrers on issues related to technologies underpinning construction 4.0, the emerging new business models, as well as new management and organizational methods. It will also address social issues that include the data divide and data privacy. It will address Construction 4.0 in the fields of buildings, transportation and civil infrastructures, as well as education and research policies.
THEME 3: Cultural Heritage in Digital World
THEME 4: Disaster Risk Management & Governance for Resilient Communities
The objective of this section is to exchange the viewpoint of lecturers and conferrers on questions related to disaster risk management and governance aimed at enhancing community resilience by discussing on hazard identification, risk and resilience assessment of existing and new constructions including systems of built environment, risk reduction, prevention, preparedness and response procedures as well as strategies of recovery and reconstruction of the affected built environment caused by extreme events. The emphasis will be given on understanding the risks, developing and demonstrating cyber-physical systems for different stakeholders, addressing the role of construction industry and engineering practitioners, monitoring and reporting on emerging policies, strategies and practices at national and international levels and promoting high standards for engineering practitioners, research and higher education units.
THEME 5: Engineering Capacity Building
THEME 6: Digitally engineered built environment: BIM lifecycle and Facility & Asset – Management
This theme is focusing on project information management for efficient collaborative digital workflows supported by BIM lifecycle – from advanced development of project information model for Design for Construction – to reality capturing/checking integration into asset information model for innovative Facility Management (FM) and Asset Management (AM).
Digital Design for Construction shall focus on parametric models and special functions of BIM in modern supply chains, which lead to efficient design, planning, construction and operation of resilient built environment. We seek digital workflows that create and sustain safe built environment, and consider sustainability aspects (economic, social, environmental).
Facility and Asset Management shall focus on smart (digital) business process (reengineering) addressing strategic, tactical and operational management with computational analytics over the lifetime of facility. FM encompasses the access, egress, use, wellbeing, security, safety, energy, water services, heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) – all systems. AM shall target methods that minimise risks, costs, and maximise capacity, value of assets and ensure sustainable development of the infrastructure, which define a new generation of cyber-physical asset management systems.