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The European Council of Computing organises the 2019 EC³ Conference on Computing in Construction.
About EC³ Council
The European Council of Computing in Construction (EC³) is a recently established society of construction professionals, academics, researchers and national Professional Bodies, aspiring to become the leading European forum in the area of information technology in construction engineering and management.
Role of EC³
The European Council of Computing in Construction (EC³) advances professional knowledge and improves engineering practice in the built environment by fostering research, education and policy in current and emerging computing and information technologies.
EC³ is founded on the following four pillars and corresponding Technical Committees:
- Data Sensing & Analysis
- Modelling & Standards
- Human Data Interaction
EC³ will interact strongly with other Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facility Management (AEC/FM) societies in related areas, strengthen the collaborations between academia and industry in topics related to EC³’s mission, spearhead research on such topics, identify and promote effective ways to advance the state of knowledge and the level of education and practice in these topics, assist in the making of policy, and support existing and new related specialty conferences and publications.
For more information on the EC³ and its activities and bylaws, please visit the Council’s main pages.
The EC³ is under the oversight of an interim board of directors. For the current period, the board comprises:
|Chair:||Dr Ioannis Brilakis, Cambridge University, UK|
|Vice-Chair:||Dr Esin Ergen, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey|
|Secretary:||Prof Symeon Christodoulou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus|
|Treasurer:||Dr Pieter Pauwels, University of Ghent, Belgium|
The 2019 EC³ conference is following the organisational structure of the highly successful 2017 Lean and Computing in Construction Congress which took place in Heraklion, Crete, 4th-12th July 2017. It was a unique construction congress, comprising three co-located conferences:
- 34th CIB W78 Information Technology for Construction Conference;
- 17th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality;
- 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction.
In addition to the three conferences, an Industry Day and PhD summer schools took place.
At the 2017 Lean and Computing in Construction Congress, the proposal to form the EC³ was presented to the delegates. Following a positive response, formal discussions have commenced, and a task-force group was established.