Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction

The Third International Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction will be held in Mexico City, from 14-17 April 2010. This year’s theme will be “Re-inventing Construction”.

The Third International Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction will be held in Mexico City, from 14-17 April 2010. This year’s theme will be “Re-inventing Construction”.

The three-day conference will include workshops and site visits and be open to academics and professionals from architecture, civil engineering, urban planning, social sciences as well as representatives from business, politics, administration and civil society.
 
Traditional approaches to design, fabrication, and use of built structures have to undergo significant changes in order to meet the needs of future generations. This transformation will no longer consist of isolated improvements, but must be radically integrated and encompass the entire life cycle of a built structure.
 
Participants of the Forum will look at innovative approaches to the design, fabrication and use of built structures to be better aligned with the principles of sustainable development.
 
Taking an array of disciplines associated with the production of the human-made environment into consideration, the focus of "Re-inventing Construction" will be on knowledge mining and dissemination, material and product life cycle assessment, CO2 emissions and energy efficiency, measured public and private policies as well as on social welfare and equity.
 
The discussions and workshops at the Forum will be enriched by field experiences. For this purpose, four highly professional excursions directly linked to workshop themes will be organised.
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