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2nd 4TU-14UAS Research Day on Digitalization of the Built Environment

Monday 27 March 2023

On Monday, March 27th, 2023, the 2nd 4TU/14UAS Research Day onĀ Digitalization of the Built EnvironmentĀ takes placeĀ on the TU Eindhoven campus. The paper submission and registration system for this event is open and can be found here.Ā 

The 4TU/14UAS knowledge institutes come together and invite you to join their annual event that highlights state-of-the-art research and implementation results related to the broader area of digitalization of the built environment.Ā If you are an educator, researcher, or student in this area, then please submit your work before March 1st, and register to get an overview of our 4TU and 14UAS activities.

About this event

The affordability of computing power and the advancements in Building Information Modelling (BIM), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics, and Construction Tech have created a paradigm shift in the design, engineering, construction, and operation of the built environment. In addition, the richness and availability of data create the perfect conditions to enhance performance, sustainability, and efficiency. Digitalizing the built environment enables, among others, improving (design) decision-making and building performance; analysis of urban dynamics; prediction of energy use; fault detection and diagnosis in system operation; building energy management; holistic building design; linking and exploring datasets, additive manufacturing, etc.

Ultimately, all these efforts serve the same purposes - decarbonizing, improving performance, indoor environmental quality, occupant comfort and well-being, safety, cost-efficiency, and productivity. At the same time, reducing resource use, operational costs, and risks are equally important targets. State-of-the-art approaches and technologies can also help establish best practices, help humans better identify and understand construction delays and bottlenecks, and predict progress and construction costs more accurately. Various digital means can also help identify the fluid criteria of desirable real estate, and identify and track patterns of traffic, space utilization, and occupant behavior. Undoubtedly, digitalization is a "key enabler" in all aspects of the built environment!