This event co-locates with Building Test Expo 2014. ECTP Conference delegates and Expo Exhibitors will thus benefit from exclusive networking opportunities
The objective of this conference, which will celebrate the 10th anniversary of ECTP and the 25th anniversaries of both ENCORD and ENBRI, will be to identify the main challenges and to shape the future horizons of the built environment in the coming 25 years. How to develop and implement innovation in the built environment to reinforce its level of performance and to boost its global mission, while keeping its traditional and cultural feature? How to increase its positive impacts on life quality, economy growth and job creation, while keeping a sustainable attitude? How to develop cooperation between the construction sector, which is the main actor of the creation and maintenance of the built environment, and all other stakeholders (from industry or society) to follow a coherent, integrated and effective roadmap?
The Conference will allow getting high level visions from experts on the various facets. It will merge conceptual discussions with more technical debates. It will assess the role of the built environment and the construction sector in the current Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, as well as in the more long term horizons of several EU policies. It will also allow stakeholders from industry, research and society to meet, to exchange ideas and to get prepared to current opportunities offered by Horizon 2020.
Themes and issues
Various themes and issues will be tackled during Parallel Sessions such as:
•How will the development of Transport in Europe affect the Built Environment?
•How will mobility issues shape cities?
•Transforming cities to energy plant
•How to make the city self-sustainable?
•Can a building become autonomous?
•How can we sale resources needed by the built environment?
•How the digital society will change the built environment and the construction sector?
•Managing risks in the built environment
•Can we make the built environment affordable?
•How to make the built environment suitable for an inclusive society?
•How to value the impacts of research on the built environment?
•Consequences of education