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Architecture Conference

Advanced Forming Technologies in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries: Conference 2017

The Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde is pleased to announce the first Conference on Advanced Forming Technologies in AEC´╗┐ (Architecture, Engineering and Construction), as part of our dissemination of research project outputs funded by the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC). This one day high impact event will be held on 24 August 2017 in our state of the art conference facilities in the Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde.

Our research evaluates and develops advanced methodologies and approaches in cutting edge Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to address the myriad of issues arising from the fragmented nature of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries. This research builds on our Department’s legacy of the late 1970s, in the work of the BPRU (Building Performance Research Unit) and ABACUS (Architecture and Building Aids Computer Unit).

The Conference will bring together experts from academia and industry to share and discuss cutting edge advanced technologies in Architecture, Engineering and Constuction - with the goal of highlighting overlaps with the Advanced Forming Research Centre's priorities for research and the construction industry. The main topics will include but will not be limited to:

  • The Internet of Things and Big Data
  • Real Time BIM and Dynamic Simulation
  • AR-VR-Mixed Reality Application in AEC
  • Lean-Six-Sigma and Vertical Integration with BIM
  • Advanced IT Technologies in Offsite Construction
  • Advanced Sensors in Construction and the Built Environment

Keynote Speakers

We are proud to have two internationally recognised keynote speakers who will set the stage for forward looking discussion and add value to our sessions by sharing their knowledge and expertise with participants

Professor Tomasz Arciszewski PhD

Emeritus Professor: Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering Department, Volgenau School of Engineering

Senior Fellow: Center for Advancement in Well Being

Member: Center for Intelligent Agents, George Mason University, USA

Professor David Philp

Professor: Glasgow Caledonian University

Director: Global BIM Director – AECOM

Chair: Scottish BIM Delivery Group

The conference will also be intensified by a high impact industry event and a round table discussion among key domain experts, chaired by Professor Bimal Kumar, Glasgow Caledonian University.

Your participation at the conference will add to the significance of the event. All the papers will be published in our electronic proceedings and will be made available online. Selected quality papers will be considered for publication in the prospective special issue in the 'Journal of Visualization in Engineering - Springer'.  Waiver of the publication fee (£900) will be provided by the Guest Editor, Dr Farzad Pour Rahimian.

Conference Organising Committee

Dr Farzad Pour Rahimian, University of Strathclyde

Dr Andrew Agapiou, University of Strathclyde

Professor Branka Dimitrijevic, University of Strathclyde

Professor Bimal Kumar, Glasgow Caledonian University

Key Dates

Expression of Interest (300 words abstract) Deadline: 15 April 2017

Notification of Abstract Acceptance/Review: 25 April 2017

Conference Paper Submission: 15 June 2017

Reviews on Papers: 30 June 2017

Submission of Revisions: 15 July 2017

Notification of Conference Paper Acceptance: 31 July 2017

Deadline for Registration: 15 August 2017

Conference Date: 24 August 2017

Accepted Papers for Special Issue Announcement: 30 August 2017

To submit abstracts

In the first instance expressions of interest should be emailed to: Dr Farzad Rahimian  or Dr Andrew Agapiou 

Please do this by 15 April. The authors must indicate their target theme.

Further information

Please contact the Secretariat of the conference: Maryam Asgari

Registration and Fees

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Delegate Rate: £40

Student Rate: £30

Presenting Students: Free