The European Council on Computing in Construction (EC3):
- is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to advance professional knowledge and improve engineering practice by fostering research, education, and policy development support in current and emerging computing and information technologies;
- focuses on various areas in computing and information technologies in the built environment, such as data sensing and analysis, modelling and standards, education, and human data interaction;
- has members both from academia and the industry;
- interacts and collaborates strongly with other Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Facility Management (AEC/FM) scientific and professional communities active in related areas.
The EC3 objectives are:
- strengthen the collaborations between academia and industry in topics related to EC3’s mission;
- spearhead research and technical development in the field of Computing in Construction;
- identify and promote effective ways to advance the state of knowledge, education, and state of practice in these topics;
- assist in making policy, and support existing and new speciality conferences and publications.
The objectives of EC³ are achieved by:
- The organisation of the annual European Conference on Computing in Construction;
- The organisation of the annual European Conference on Computing in Construction Summer School;
- Organising and supporting EC³ committees on topics related to EC3’s mission;
- Communicating and disseminating broadly its activities, including the maintenance of a website about EC³, its structure and activities;
- Publish high-quality academic papers from the EC3 conference and white papers from its committees;
- Acknowledge and award contributions in research, teaching and service in Computing in Construction.