2016 International Conference on Architectural Technology (ICAT)

The International Conference on Architectural Technology (ICAT) 2016 edition will start on Alicante on May 12th, 13th and 14th. Some different activities will be carried out, such as students workshops, programmed tours and conferences by sector professionals. The title for this conference is Healthy Buildings; Innovation, Design & Technology under the following sub-themes:

  1. Innovative approaches to improve people well-being in buildings; design and construction. Evaluation of healthy spaces in buildings, Innovative architectural designs, Energy related to people well-being, Construction of comfortable spaces. Innovative construction solutions.
  2. Sustainable and Environmental Design. Life-cycle analysis, Selection of materials, Components and assembly, Sustainable design and development, Technical performance, Innovation.
  3. Building systems and techniques. Advanced CAD, BIM, Collaborative working, Buildability and innovation, Design management, Designing for performance and production.
  4. Improvement of existing buildings. Influence of Building labelling, Energy certification, Green certifications, Influence over building market.
  5. Innovative simulation tools in the process of designing/building. Simulation tools, Procedures during design and construction, Final results' evaluation.
  6. Innovative Teaching and Education. Design pedagogy, Innovative models, Learning environments and studios, Learning theory, History and philosophy.
  7. Professional Practice. Role(s) of the architectural technologist, Industry challenges, CPD, Professional practice diversity and skills.
  8. Theory, Practice and Research. Integrated health and safety, Integration of fabric, Structures and services, Alternative procurement and project control strategies, Development of new concepts, Techniques and strategies.

The International Conference on Architectural Technology (ICAT) aims to provide a platform for researchers and academics, as well as practising professionals, from all over the world to present their research and professional development activities in Architectural Technology.

2016 edition will be hosted and organized by the Univesity of Alicante through his Architectural Constructions Department togheter with the Marjal Healthy International Chair.

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