BIM Show Live 2013
Location: London, UK, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel
Symposium on Sustainable Urban Design – Case Studies and Design Workflows
Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Description: Over the next two decades, the United Nations expects that we need to plan, design and build new homes for 1.7 billion people. With buildings already accounting for some 40% of carbon emissions in many countries, the prospect of adding such titanic numbers to the built environment is worrisome. If we further add a 40% world-wide increase in transportation related carbon emissions, energy efficiency measures realized to date will be negated. There is an undeniable need for concepts and solutions that lead to more sustainable urban growth, concepts that work across a range of climates and cultures. What are those solutions? Are there good examples? How can we evaluate them on a large scale?
In this all day symposium we will be featuring case studies of successful urban design interventions at the interface between a building and its neighborhood. In the morning speakers from leading universities and practices will present examples and workflows of how to implement measures of sustainability in their projects. During the afternoon session the Sustainable Design Lab at MIT will be presenting Umi, a new urban modeling platform to evaluate operational energy use, daylighting, outdoor comfort and walkability at the neighborhood level. Umi has been extensively used in two graduate level classes at MIT and Harvard and student projects resulting from these classes will be presented in a poster sessions in the late afternoon. During the closing discussion we hope to develop a better understanding of the role computational design tools such as Umi may play in the transition to more sustainable urban living. // http://mit.edu/SustainableDesignLab/projects/SustainableUrbanDesignSymposium/
3rd International Green Roof Congress
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Description: The 3rd International Green Roof Congress is coming up! Please save the date for this exciting congress which will be organised by the International Green Roof Association (IGRA) from 13 – 15 May 2013 at the Empire Riverside Hotel in Hamburg, Germany. This conference is under the patronage of the German Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development.
Join us for a top-level programme focusing on sustainable urban development projects with Green Roofs, giving updates on vertical greenery, and providing interactive workshops and valuable networking opportunities with international leaders in the field. Various excursions to extraordinary examples of Green Roof architecture and to the highlights of the International Garden Show (IGS) and the International Building Exhibition – Building the City Anew (IBA) which are taking place at the same time in Hamburg will be offered. // http://greenroofworld.com/
The 18th International Conference of the Association of Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Location: National University of Singapore
5th VELUX Daylight Symposium
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Description: The theme of the symposium will be “New Eyes on Existing Buildings” and will specifically focus on the opportunities and challenges offered by daylight in the retrofit of existing buildings and city structures. While they are not yet realised, most of the sustainable buildings of the future are already built. How can we exploit the untapped potential of buildings by using daylight to transform our homes, workplaces and public spaces into healthier and more sustainable built environments? The programme will address this question with presentations from research as well as experiences and viewpoints from engineering and architectural practices.
Living Future 2013
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
BESS SB13 - Builidng Enclosure Sustainability Symposium, Sustainable Building Conference
Location: Pomona Valley, California, USA
Description: “Advancing Towards Net Zero” // http://www.bess-sb.org/13/
DIVA Day 2013
Location: New York City in the offices of Thornton Tomasetti
Location: University of Bath, United Kingdom
Description: FutureBuild is an international conference and networking event dedicated to the design of the built environment 2030-2050 and beyond. It will investigate what radical and transformative technologies and ideas might be being employed by that date, with a focus on the whole building, energy systems, communities and occupants.
2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics
Location: Vienna, Austria
eCAADe 2013 Computation and Performance
Location: Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Delft, The Netherlands
"Since long, a building no longer simply serves to shelter human activity from the natural environment. It must not just defy natural forces, carry its own weight, its occupants and their possessions, it should also functionally facilitate its occupants’ activities, be esthetically pleasing, be economical in building and maintenance costs, provide temperature, humidity, lighting and acoustical comfort, be sustainable with respect to material, energy and other resources, and so forth. Considering all these performance aspects in building design is far from straightforward and their integration into the design process further increases complexity, interdisciplinarity and the need for computational support.
One of the roles of computation in planning and design is the measurement and prediction of the performances of buildings and cities, where performance denotes the ability of this built environment to meet various technical and non-technical requirements (physical as well as psychological) placed upon them by owners, users and society at large.
The theme of this conference is the role of computation in the consideration of performance in planning and design."
10th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization & Engineering
Location: Mallorca, Spain
RTC 2013 Europe - Revit Technology Conference Europe
Location: Delft, The Netherlands
"Following the success of the Revit Technology Conference series in Australasia and North America, industry demand has once again led to us to cross continents! We are very excited to announce that the inaugural European Revit Technology Conference will be held in Delft, the Netherlands on 27 – 28, September 2013. The conference will be presented in English and will showcase a selection of our premier speakers from the Australasia and North America events as well as industry heavyweights within the European market.
- Experience the benefits you gain from a successful BIM implementation by talking to experts in this field
- Best of breed invited speakers only, of both European and International origins
- Share ideas and insights with an international community of your peers
- Explore the latest trends and technologies
- Network with your peers
- Cultivate important business and professional contacts that can benefit your company and your career
- Come to learn from the experts and leave with a wealth of knowledge, practical methods, and new ideas
- Unlock the potential of BIM to streamline the building procurement and construction process
- Overview of new features, Best Practice methods, Tips and tricks from experts"
ACADIA 2013 - Adaptive Architecture
Location: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
47th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association "Cutting Edge in Architectural Science"
Location: Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Architecture