A•1 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF CONSTRUCTION

In this area, today´s diverse constructional technologies in the building process will be exhibited and studied. From restored traditional systems to the most recent advances in technology and incorporated material to the building evolution of the recent years. Also the building site as a constructive laboratory; from its onsite implementation to its presentation to property developers.

A•2 RESTORATION AND REFURBISHMENT OF CONSTRUCTION

The processes of refurbishing city centers have united at last the expansion processes and to the new legislative frameworks will the pillars of this area. It will be dedicated to finding out the experiences of working in restoration and refurbishment of existing buildings, analyzing their problems and single solutions which can be incorporated. Including furthermore in this area all of the investigations related with the history of building and construction.

A•3 ENERGY EFFICIENCY, SUSTAINABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY IN CONSTRUCTION

Energy efficiency, maintaining building stock, accessibility and sustainability of the building processes seem to be the most innovative sectors and of outreach of the sector. The new regulations and demands of the owners of apartment blocks make energy efficiency; its implantation and correction of means of accessibility and sustainability, the main fields of action which society demands from our professionals.

A•4 HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE BUILDING PROCESSES.

The objective which this area pursues is the reduction of risk. Only by eliminating them one will be able to reduce the accident rate. One can achieve this goal in a multitude of ways, all of them important and all of them necessary, which already should be integrated with the existing methods of working, adapting them well, and amending them completely. The most recent years have driven the integrated management of security in the works and each one of their parts. Its importance is so key in the functions similarly in the responsibility of our professionals before and during the execution of works.

A•5 NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (BIM).

The new forms of communication which technologies offer us are a complement each time more important for professionals. This area will be a meeting point to know the systems and methods which are being used and where we should drive this new form of working and relate it between the professionals. Advances in the systems of Building Information Modeling will be especially analyzed and displayed.