Conference
Online Event

CIB International Conference on Smart Built Environment

  • 00.00 - 23.30
  • 14 Dec 2021 - 16 Dec 2021
  • Virtual Conference
CIB International Conference on Smart Built Environment

The CIB TG96 with the Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction, Heriot-Watt University, the Accelerating Innovation in Construction research group at the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing at Leeds Beckett University and several CIB Commissions are organising an international conference on smart built environment.

The conference brings together a diverse international network of researchers representing several CIB major working commissions and task groups. It is offered in a blended approach with all presentations and debates offered virtually using the latest digital technologies.

The Dubai Summit (20 - 21 December 2021)

In addition, the organisers are offering a two-day, face-to-face summit in Dubai on 20-21 December 2021. It involves keynote speeches by leaders of the regional construction industry.

This two-day summit also includes a technical visit to major construction sites and the EXPO 2021.

The Conference Focus

Some of the key encounters facing the worlds growing cities and urbanization development include: affordable housing, employment, transportation, energy, clean water, food supply, quality education and health services, pollution and waste management. This conference is aimed at addressing how a smart built environment would respond to these challenges; and how the construction industry can accelerate the pace of innovation to deliver a smart built environment.

The Conference theme, Accelerating Innovation to Deliver Smart Built Environment, highlights the desires and concerns of the built environment stakeholders and the ability of the construction industry to develop and adopt the culture, technology, and practices that would enable in the construction of smart buildings, robust infrastructures and cities. 

USEFUL INFORMATION

We are pleased to announce that the Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management Journal (ECAM) has agreed to publish, in a special issue, the top papers from the conference. The selected papers are expected to be further developed after the conference and will have to satisfy ECAM’s review process. 

  • Dr Tabarak Ballal, University of Reading, UK
  • Dr Anas Bataw, Heriot Watt University, Dubai
  • Professor Mohammed Dulaimi – Chair, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Professor Christopher Gorse, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Dr Roger Griffiths, Heriot Watt University, Dubai
  • Dr Taha Elhag – Chair, Heriot Watt University, Dubai
  • Dr Olisanwendu Ogwuda, Heriot Watt University, Dubai
  • Dr Sam Zulu, Leeds Beckett University, UK

 

  • Dr Saheed Ajayi, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Professor Mohammed Dulaimi – Chair, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Professor Christopher Gorse, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Dr Sam Zulu, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Hadi Kazemi, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Ali Saad, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Arogundade Suhaib, Leeds Beckett University, UK

 

  • Dr Andrew Agapiou, Strathclyde University, UK
  • Dr Saheed Ajayi, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Professor Mohammed Arif, University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • Professor Ghassan Aouad, Applied Science University Bahrain, Bahrain
  • Dr Tabarak Ballal, University of Reading, UK
  • Professor David Boyd, Birmingham City University, UK
  • Prof Albert Chan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China.
  • Dr Isabelle Chang, University of Hong Kong, China
  • Ms Jennifer Charlson, University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • Professor Mohammed Dulaimi, Co-chair, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Dr Taha Elhag, Co-chair, Heriot Watt University, UAE
  • Dr Jeremy Gibberd, CSIR, South Africa
  • Professor Bob Giddings, Northumbria  University, UK
  • Professor Chris Gorse, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Professor Jack Goulding, Northumbria University, UK
  • Professor Tarek Hassan, Loughborough University, UK
  • Dr Kim Haugbølle, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Professor Ing Tore Haugen, University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Kazemi Hadi, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Dr Graeme Larsen, University of Reading, UK
  • Professor Silvio Melhado, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Professor Stephen Ogunlana, Heriot Watt University
  • Professor Les Ruddock, University of Huddersfield, UK
  • Professor P.D. Rwelamila, UNISA, South Africa
  • Dr Mohamed Salama, Heriot Watt University, UAE
  • Dr Wilco Tijhuis, University of Twente Netherland
  • Dr Morten Gjerde Victoria, University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Dr Sam Zulu, Leeds Beckett University, UK

All topics relevant to smart built environment are welcomed. The following is a representation of these themes:

  • Accelerated innovation process
  • Construction procurement approaches
  • The impact on culture of smart BE
  • Integration of data and information
  • Automation and robotics
  • Infrastructure developments
  • Economics and management of smart BE
  • Performance measurement
  • Asset maintenance and operation
  • Design for smart BE
  • Digital engineering and BIM
  • Smart/intelligent buildings and infrastructure
  • Sustainability and the environment
  • Climate change challenges
  • Internet of Things (IoT) applications
  • Cost-benefit analysis and value added
  • Legal implications of smart BE
  • Real-time monitoring and control
  • Resilience engineering
  • Agile and lean thinking
  • Business models for smart BE
  • Policies and regulations

Please submit your abstract online at EasyChair.

Abstract submission deadline: 12 April 2021

Abstract acceptance notification: 19 April 2021

Paper submission deadline: 14 June 2021

Paper review notification: 02 August 2021

Final paper submission deadline: 06 September 2021

CIB was established in 1953 with the support of the United Nations. CIB has since developed into a global network of over 5000 experts from about 500 member organisations active in the research community, in industry or in education, who cooperate and exchange information in over 50 CIB commissions covering all fields in building and construction-related research and innovation.

  • W055 Construction Industry Economics
  • W065 Organisation and Management of Construction 
  • W070 Facilities Management and Maintenance 
  • W096 Architectural Design and Management
  • W101 Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Development 
  • W107 Construction in Developing Countries 
  • W112 Culture in Construction 
  • W113 Law and Dispute Resolution 
  • W116 Smart and Sustainable Built Environment 
  • W118 Clients and Users in Construction 
  • W121 Offsite Construction 

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