Weinheim Symposium on Green Civil Engineering
We are excited to announce the Weinheim Symposium on Green Civil Engineering to be held from January 24-25, 2022, supported by the Ernst & Sohn journal Civil Engineering Design. This virtual meeting will bring together German researchers from all areas of civil engineering and offer them a forum to present and discuss their latest findings. We are now inviting contributions to the symposium.
The most important challenge for the building industry in the 21st century is to achieve CO²-neutral construction. Speed, durability and resource efficiency are of paramount importance in meeting the challenges of global population growth. At the same time, the digitalization of the building industry is providing new concepts for both existing and new structures. Four main topics relate to current and strategic research areas. The goals of sustainable building are to minimize the consumption of energy and fossil resources. New technological developments allow for a new generation of adaptive structures and materials, whose shape or geometry can be modified. Automated manufacturing and construction allow for an increase of efficiency and ecology and represent therefore great opportunities. Digital technologies allow for new approaches to these challenges.
Join the Event
The symposium organizers are now inviting the German research community to submit proposals for contributions. We are looking for ten-minute, English language talks on research into innovative methods and materials in civil engineering. They will be grouped in four sessions, each chaired by topic experts, and followed by time for discussion. You will be asked to submit a full paper to Civil Engineering Design by October 16, which will then undergo the normal scientific peer review. Contributions that have been accepted for publication by December 17, 2021 will be eligible to present their work as part of the special virtual conference event on January 24–25, 2022.