The Board of ICAT are delighted to announce that Atlantic Technological University, Galway, Ireland have been selected to host the next ICAT Conference - 19th January 2024
Congress Theme: Architectural Technology Transformation
The profession of architectural technology is influential in the transformation of the built environment regionally, nationally, and internationally. The congress provides a platform for industry, educators, researchers, and the next generation of built environment students and professionals to showcase where their influence is transforming the built environment through novel ideas, businesses, leadership, innovation, digital transformation, research and development, and sustainable forward-thinking technological and construction assembly design.
Call for Papers - Open 20th Febuary 2023
The congress invites abstracts and papers for the following sub-themes:
Role(s) of the architectural technologist, diverse specialities within the profession, industry challenges, continuing professional development, professional practice, diversity and skills, promotion of the profession, international professional equivalence passports, post-pandemic transformation of professional development.
Sustainable and Environmental Design
Life cycle analysis, embodied carbon, circular economy, sustainable materials, components and assemblies, sustainable design and development, technical performance, innovation, material passports, EPD, certification, DOP, climate change driving legislative and professional transformation.
Improvement of Existing Buildings
Retrofit, influence of building labelling, energy certification, carbon certification, renewable energy certification, energy positive buildings, green certification, circular certification, influence over building market, design life of buildings, enerphit, energy conservation.
Building Performance and Techniques
Building Information Modelling, collaborative working, buildability and innovation, design management, designing for performance and production.
Theory, Practice and Research
Integrated health and safety, integrated statutory legislation, transformational legislation, prescribed regulation compliance transformed in digital builds, integration of fabric, structures and services, multidisciplinary learning models, alternative procurement and project control strategies, development of new concepts.
Teaching and Education
Design pedagogy, innovative models, learning environments and studios, learning theory, history and philosophy, authentic assessment, work-based learning, apprenticeships, post-pandemic transformation in higher education.
Health and Wellbeing
Wellness, ventilation challenges, potable water supply, radon prevention/mitigation, VOC, NOx, PM2.5, toxins in living space, post-pandemic ventilation strategy transformation, transformational national and international standards, qPCR mould testing for indoor air quality, biophilia in architectural technology design, green wall transformation for indoor air quality design.
Regional, National, and International Significance
Topics of significance in the built environment , digital contracts, digital tenders, digital procurement, vernacular and passive house, vernacular and retrofit, onsite technological advancement, robotics and drones, conservation architecture, preservation of the national heritage in the built environment.