Kingston University London is hosting the fifth International Conference (SCMT5) as follow up from four successful events in Coventry, UK (2007), Ancona, Italy (2010), Kyoto, Japan (2013) and Las Vegas, USA (2016). The conference will be held on 15–17 July 2019, with a registration and welcome reception on 14 July 2019.
The conference will be run by our host, Professor Mukesh Limbachiya in partnership with Professor Esmaiel Ganjian and Professor Peter Claisse.
The main themes are:
- Efficient and Sustainable Use of Construction Materials
- Technological Advances for Sustainable Practice
- Designing Structures and Building for Sustainability
- Regulatory Framework and Government Initiatives
The conference aims to encourage the participation and commitment of students and experts/professions of coming/acting generation who proactively researches on sustainable built environmental related issues that are critically relevant to the mitigation of and the adaptation to the undergoing climate change.
It also aims to facilitate interactive dialogue to exchange of thought and practices among researchers, practitioners, and stakeholders, as well as to build up the interdisciplinary networks that enable holistic approach on a global scale. Respecting on the issues are significantly connected with the performance of cities in Asia, the organizer encourages the participation of counterparts and partners from Asian countries.
The building sector is by far the largest consumer of raw materials and producer of human-made materials. From a sustainability and circularity point of view, the effects of this demand can among others be mitigated using biogenic resources, smart material design, enhanced durability, functionalization, reuse and recycling, and the use of side streams (“waste”). The conference addresses this challenge starting from a scientific approach: building materials science being a syncretic discipline hybridizing mineralogy, ceramics, solid-state physics, chemistry, metallurgy and biology. Advanced characterization and treatment methods, together with novel technologies and modelling tools, are vital for the study and improvement of the complete life cycle of building materials, from raw materials, to production, use and recycling.
Following the success of the previous conference in Wuhan in 2015, we are pleased to announce the organization of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Building Materials, ICSBM 2019, in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
We are delighted to announce the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Regional Conference 2019 as a platform for sharing research and innovation between researchers and practitioners of the construction sector. The focus relies on Resilient Built Environment for Sustainable Mediterranean Countries.
The SBE19 Graz conference is part of a major international series of conferences that focuses on sustainable buildings and construction. The series was launched by the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE) more than ten years ago, and these partners were subsequently joined by the Sustainable Building and Climate Initiative (SBCI) of UN Environment, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) and the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC).
The series, now on a three-year cycle, has become recognized as the world’s preeminent conference series in this important field. The series consists of a first year of planning, followed by a series of regional conferences in the second year, and culminating in a global event during the third year. In 2019, SBE19 Graz will be one of the regional conferences, while the global conference World Sustainable Built Envoronment Conference (WSBE2020) will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2020.
The thematic umbrella of the WSBE2020 will be the United Nations SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (UN SDGs). SBE19 Graz will be organized in thematic line with this conference. In addition, a focus should be put on approaches for implementation of sustainable developments. Graz University of Technology is going to host this conference in co-operation with University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and for the first time internationally with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and ETH Zürich.
The 2019 Sustainable Built Environment Conference in Cardiff will take place on the 24th and 25th September 2019, hosted by Cardiff University and Cynnal Cymru.
The aim of this event is to bring together built environment professionals, policy experts and government officials to focus on the transition of low carbon and energy performance policies into sustainable practice within the built environment. The conference topics will allow delegates to increase their knowledge and skills related to climate change policies and actions, building design, renovation and retrofit issues and the performance of buildings and materials.
The most viable option for sustainability in cement industry is blending of cement clinker with supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs). But the availability of common SCMs such as fly ash and slag is limited. Calcined clays are promising as SCMs to meet the future demand of the cement industry.
This conference aims to follow up on the scientific studies and experiences of the application of calcined clays in cement and concrete construction.
The European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) is one of Europe’s most remarkable conferences in its field and has taken place periodically since 1994. ERSCPs favour discussions about the key issues in sustainable consumption and production; the exchange of thoughts, knowledge, experiences and SCP proposals; and the creation of a European (also worldwide) community of research and practice in sustainable consumption and production. The main goal of the ERSCPs is to encourage discussion amongst stakeholders involved in sustainable consumption and production: businesses, public institutions, universities, institutes and research centres, NGOs, SMEs, professional associations, decision-makers, etc.
The purpose of this event is to bring together environment, sustainable built environment, urban planning, infrastructure and climate change experts, professionals, and entrepreneurs, consultants, and providers, and academics, and students, as well as experts in local adaptation planning.
The main aim of the conference is to allow participants to increase their knowledge and skills on sustainable built environment, construction and building problems, and contribute to local development in associated subjects, with special emphasis on reducing climate change effects.