SUB-THEME 1: Quantity Surveyor’s Roles, Practices and Management in Carbon Efficiency
This theme invites the industry practitioners and academia views and record of best practices on the effort exerted in reducing carbon footprint within a wide range of quantity surveying practices. It aims to gather insight on the changing roles, and the way practices ought to adapt to the change brought by resilient future practices in quantity surveying and beyond. This theme embraces the fundamental topic of management in quantity surveying practices, alignment of carbon awareness with quantification and finance, and the efficient use of resources. The growing interest in the effect of carbon on the wide range of quantity surveying practices and management would be addressed in meeting the need for sustainable quantity surveying practices.
SUB-THEME 2: Building Liveable and Resilient Cities
Green and sustainable solutions are called upon to make our built environment more liveable and resilient to deal with climate change implications. Green policies, such as carbon pricing schemes and renewable portfolio standards for green buildings and sustainable city planning may not be adequate and efficiently adopted in practice for delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Building design features should promote human well-being and decarbonisation through the state-of-art of adoption of sustainable solutions in the built environment. This also requires industry stakeholders’ engagement and involvement in the environment, social and governance (ESG) and sustainability initiatives. Circular initiatives and people-centricity features should transform the delivery system of sustainable buildings. This theme invites novel solutions and case studies of liveable and resilient cities from all over the region.
SUB-THEME 3. Integrative & Collaborative Project Delivery
Would this integrative and collaborative project delivery have implications for future sustainability and has become a key area to promote low carbon emission projects? Integrative and collaborative aims to optimise the benefits of collaborative working in construction project delivery. New technologies emerged pledge to deliver efficiency, cost savings, and productivity increases to the construction industry. The application of building information modelling (BIM) also drives the construction industry for more integrative and collaborative project delivery. Would the integrated project delivery and effective integration strategies enhance connectivity and collaboration between major stakeholders? This theme invites all industry practitioners and academia to share their views, experience, and best practices to pursue the drivers for effective collaborative working in construction project delivery.
SUB-THEME 4: Construction Materials for a Low-Carbon Future
Modern green buildings consider low-carbon options like green concrete, recycled steel, or mass timber. However, making the exact right choice is not an easy thing. Buildings should be designed and materials selected based on the balanced consideration of the embodied energy with factors such as climate, availability of materials, and transport costs. This theme invites novel ideas and solutions for low-carbon building and construction materials and technology and the whole life cycle of the built environment. Topics may include but are not limited to novel low carbon materials production and pricing, material reuse and recycling, green demolition and reconstruction materials, and low carbon refurbishment and retrofitting.