The Sino-US Symposium on Practices, Challenges and Opportunities of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) will be held in Shanghai, China on October 26-27, 2014. The symposium is organized by Tongji University, in partnership with the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE) at Stanford University, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co. Ltd and Walt Disney Imagineering.
This symposium will establish a platform of international exchange in the field of VDC for sustainable building. Celebrated professors, scholars and executives from AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) field will join together to share the most recent findings and development in VDC sustainable building, urban planning and construction management, and to explore the similarities and differences between China and the US.
The representatives of various universities, enterprises, institutions and government agencies engaging in the research and application of VDC sustainable buildingurban planning and construction management are cordially invited to this symposium.
Introduction to The Symposium
- School of Economics and Management, Tongji University
- Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE), Stanford University
- Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co. Ltd.
- Walt Disney Imagineering
- The Construction Economics Branch of The Architectural Society of Shanghai China
- The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
- Shanghai Strategic Alliance for Technological Innovation of Building Information
The symposium is themed on the “The practice of virtual design and construction, the realization of sustainable development”, and will cover four main topics such as:
- The Opportunities of VDC/BIM Implementation in AEC Industry
- Researches and Practices of VDC/BIM
- The Challenges of VDC/BIM Implementation in AEC Industry
- VDC/BIM Case Study
The guest speakers to this symposium include well-known scholars from world-class universities, such as Prof. Martin Fischer and Dr. Calvin Kam from Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE), Stanford University, Prof. Wang Guangbin, Deputy Dean of the School of Economics and Management, Tongji University; industry representatives like Dr. Ben Schwegler, Senior Vice President & Chief Scientist of Walt Disney Imagineering, Dr. Atul Khanzode, Director of Construction Technologies, DPR Construction Technologies, Ge Qing, Deputy General Manager of Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co. Ltd., and Zhou Wenbo, Vice President of Shanghai Urban Construction Group.
Introduction to Organizers
1.) School of Economics and Management, Tongji University
Tongji University began programs in Economics and Manegemt in 1956, and was one of the earliest universites in China to launch such majors. After over fifty years of development, SEM has esrablished a mission of Innovation, Cultivation, and Service with a goal of Internationalization and a strong research orientation. SEM has had many achievements in its international growth and disciplinary development. SEM is an official member of AACESB, EFMD, AMBA and PRME. It has been awarded both AMBA Accreditation and EQUIS Accreditation.
2.) Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE), Stanford University
Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE), Stanford University was founded in 1988 and has been long engaged in the academic research ralating to improve the construction efficiency of AEC industry, making great contributions to promoting construction informatization, increasing the application value of the building facilities within the whole life cycle, increasing the productivity of the project team and promoting sustainability of construction environment. CIFE keeps the leading position in these corresponding research in the world.
3.) Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co. Ltd.
Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co. Ltd. is the developer and operator of Shanghai Tower, the highest (632 meters) and largest super high-rise building in Shanghai. As an early adopter of VDC/BIM technology on super high-rise complex building in China, Shanghai Tower applies VDC/BIM in the costruction life cycle management, from design phase to the construction phase, even to operation phase. Rich lessons of VDC/BIM implementation are accumulated during this process, forming corresponding VDC/BIM standards and solutions.
4.) Walt Disney Imagineering
Walt Disney Imagineering is the design and development arm of the Walt Disney Company, responsible for designing and building Disney theme parks, resorts, cruise ships, and other entertainment venues at all levels of project development. Imagineers possess a broad range of skills and talents, and thus over 140 different job titles fall under the banner of Imagineering, including illustrators, architects, engineers, lighting designers, show writers, graphic designers, and many more.
Prices for two-day attendance: 2800RMB/Person. Fees cover attendance at the meeting, materials and lunches/refreshments. Students can have a discounted rate of 200RMB/person (excluding the lunches).
Contact person: Mr. Luo Shiyun, Tongji SEM
Add.: Room 711, Tongji Building Block A, 1500 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China
Mr. Luo Shiyun