[Bldg-rate] CALL FOR PAPERS - CIBMENA 2014 conference
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Call for Papers Smart, Sustainable and Healthy Cities
First International Conference of The CIB Middle East and North Africa Research Network (CIB-MENA 2014)
Hosted by: Abu Dhabi University, UAE 14-16 December 2014
Email: cib-mena2014 at adu.ac.ae
The CIB Middle East and North Africa
Research Network CIB-MENA is organizing its first international
conference “Smart, Sustainable and Healthy Cities”, which will be held
in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 14 to 16 December 2014. We
would like to invite you to submit your abstract/paper in the
forthcoming conference. This conference will provide an excellent
opportunity for everyone involved in the design, planning, construction,
and management of the built environment to share research, best
practices, experiences, technologies, and policies applicable, and
offering solutions to the challenges of cities in the 21st century. More
information in the call for papers below.
in the Middle East and North Africa, like cities in other parts of the
world, are experiencing an unprecedented wave of urbanization. This
urbanization is forecast to continue and intensify in
the next decades. Many old cities are mushrooming to incomprehensible
sizes and are forecast to approach or exceed 40 million people in the
coming decade. In other cases instant cities have emerged and developed
from wilderness to full urban status within a single generation.
rapid development poses a great challenge for all those involved in the
design, planning, construction, and management of the built environment
in order to provide sustainable, livable, equitable, and viable cities
for all people. These challenges are so diverse and range from
retrofitting existing building stock and infrastructure to the design
and construction of new developments. They are also so diverse that they
requires innovative interventions at different levels starting from
urban and infra-structure planning on one end of the scale to interior
design and material science on the other end of the
scale with many other levels in-between including architecture, civil
engineering, urban design, and landscape architecture. The challenges
are also so diverse that sustaining cities will not be possible without
interdisciplinary efforts. Decision makers will need to involve
multidisciplinary teams of planners, architects, engineers,
scientists and economists to sustain the growth of these centers that
are shaped by global factors, and aspire to retain local identities.
This conference will provide an excellent opportunity for everyone
involved in the design, planning, construction, and management of the
built environment to share research, best practices, experiences,
technologies, and policies applicable, and offering solutions to the
challenges of cities in the 21st century.
Topics of Interest:
The conference encourages submission of papers on topics including but not limited to the following:
• Mixed-use Urban Development.
• Urban Sprawl and Density Optimization.
• Rehabilitation of
• Public Transportation.
Low Energy Transportation.
• Mitigation of Heat Island Effect.
• City Climate.
• Building Codes and Regulations.
• Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Development.
• Urban Resilience.
• Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Sustainability
• Construction management and organization
• Lean Construction.
• Construction Procurement
• Construction Business Management
• E-business in construction
• International Construction
• Construction Innovation and Management
• Health and Safety
• Construction Education
Construction Industry Development
• Design Management and Integration
• Design and Management of Critical Infrastructure.
• Facility Management
• Commissioning of Building Energy Systems.
• Optimization of Energy Performance.
• Refrigerant Management.
• Building Integrated Renewable
• On-site Renewable Energy.
• Offsite Renewable Energy.
• Monitoring Energy Consumption of Building.
• Water Efficiency in Buildings and Landscape Ecology
• Habitat Protection and Restoration.
• Stormwater Management.
• Wastewater Management.
• Waste Management
• Construction Waste Management.
• Water, Air, Soil, Light Pollution Reduction.
• Construction Activity Pollution Prevention.
Building Materials and Components
• Rehabilitation, Reuse, Remanufacturing and Recycling in the Construction Industry.
• Embodied Energy of Building Materials.
• Building Materials Stewardship and Environmental Certification.
Human Comfort and Health Issues
• Livable Cities
• Thermal Comfort.
• Visual Comfort.
• Indoor/Outdoor Air Quality.
• Passive Design Strategies.
Natural and Mechanical Ventilation.
• Post Occupancy Evaluation.
• Environmental Impact Assessment.
• Life Cycle Assessment.
• Ranking Systems.
Economics of Sustainability
• Business Case for Sustainable Design.
• Greenwashing in the Construction Industry.
• Incentives as a driver of Sustainability.
• Affordability and Sustainability.
• Intelligent and Responsive Buildings
• Smart and Sustainable Built Environment
• Building Information Modeling
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