W78 is one of the largest and most active working commissions of CIB. The scope of W78’s work is broad in terms of the design, construction and occupation and occupancy of constructed facilities, but primarily it relates to the integration and communication of data, information and knowledge in the facility’s life cycle. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are relevant to all aspects of the workplace and are seen as a major enabler of productivity improvement as well as more sophisticated and integrated design and construction. Against this background, the Commission focuses on:
- Development and application of integrated IT throughout the life-cycle of the design, construction and occupancy of buildings and related facilities
- Demonstration of capabilities developed in collaborative research projects on Construction IT
For more information, please visit http://cibw78.org/
CONVR brings together researchers and practitioners from around the globe to report on and exchange the latest development, ideas, and applications stemming from innovative research activities in the areas of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Building Information Modelling. The objective of the conference is to report on ideas, improvements, and applications of innovative international research activities in the VR, AR and BIM fields and discuss strategies for the future development of research perspectives in these fields.
For more information, please visit http://www.convr.org/
The International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC), founded in 1993, makes up a network of professionals and researchers in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) who feel that the practice, education, and research of AEC have to be radically renewed in order to respond to the challenges ahead. We call our vision: Lean Construction. Our goal is to better meet customer demands and dramatically improve the AEC process as well as product. To achieve this, we are developing new principles and methods for product development and production management specifically tailored to the AEC industry, but akin to those defining lean production that proved to be so successful in manufacturing. The annual IGLC international conference has grown over the years into the premier event for both researchers and practitioners, industry and academia. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the conference series, and we hope to celebrate this remarkable achievement in style.
For more information, please visit www.iglc.net