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ICAT 2022 The 9th International Congress on Architectural Technology

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START DATE 19 May 2022
START TIME 09:00am


Meeting ID: 976 6783 0902           Passcode: 153991

END DATE 20 May 2022
END TIME 05:00pm

ICAT 2022

Congress Theme: Digitally Integrated Cities: Closing the Chasm between Social and Physical

Challenges are emerging within the construction industry, causing diversification of roles, workflows and educational transformations. This has resulted in unifying and integrating the built environment on city, country and global levels due to Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing and big data analytics.

Architectural Technology is at the centre of the construction industry where the relationship between these factors creates many interfaces. Academics and Professionals associated with Architectural technology are best positioned to enhance the design, delivery and performance of integrated buildings within cities at large.

This congress will be a vehicle to disseminate research, education and practice related to this theme investigating both social as well as physical, technical, operational and strategic effects on Digitally integrated Cities.

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About ICAT

The purpose of the Congress is to contribute to the progression of research within the discipline of Architectural Technology worldwide and to publish the results for the benefit of society.

The Congress and the research it initiates and disseminates must be independent of political, economic and ideological interests as well as dominating influence from organisations, institutions.

It is the firm belief of the Congress board that true development on behalf of society is a result of free debate and presentation of different views and perspectives. As a means to encourage research and scholarship within the field of Architectural Technology, the Congress facilitates regular conferences and secures publishing of the conference proceedings.

ICAT 2022 is the ninth Congress. Previous ICAT Congresses have been hosted as follows:

Key dates

19-20 May 2022

Congress Dates


    A number of prizes will be awarded by a judging panel at the close of proceedings. This will include the pinup and PowerPoint submissions.


    Thursday 19th -  Friday 20th May 2022, 9.00am to 5.00pm (venue is Virtual)

    Registration and prices

    Please book your place to attend the ICAT 2022.

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    NB All authors have to register (including ICAT members) for presenting and including the papers in the proceedings, which will be sent to them in digital format on a memory device.

    For enquiries, please email ICAT2022@mdx.ac.uk.

    Programme of ICAT 2022 events

    Student Event

    Thursday 19th -  Friday 20th May 2022, 9.00am to 5.00pm (venue is Virtual)

    A student competition event will be held to showcase and identify best projects based on predetermined design and sustainability criteria.

    The event is individually based providing you with a great platform to present their university design work. Entrants must be a current student, studying full or part-time on a programme in Architectural Technology, Architecture or a related subject.

    We would love to host students from institutions locally, nationally and internationally. It is our hope that the dissemination of work from a wide range will be informative and inspiring.

    Lecturers and other delegates are welcome to attend, but please register to ensure there is sufficient catering provision.


    Students will be required to submit a mix of design and technical content for your project. Entries should demonstrate how students have addressed as many the following criteria as possible:

    • Functionality and inclusivity
    • Buildability and assembly
    • Fire and safety
    • Environment and sustainability
    • Performance and durability

    Call for papers

    The congress invites abstracts and papers including but not exclusive to the following sub-themes:


    9.00am to 9.15am

    Congress Welcome

    9.15am to 9.45am

    Keynote Talk

    9.45am to 10.00am


    10.15am to 12.15pm

    10:15am - 12:15pm First Plenary Session – “Digitalisation in BIM” - Chair Dr. Noha Saleeb

    • 10:15-10:45 - Erfan Zamanigoldeh and Theodoros Dounas. “Discretisation Design strategies: A parametric framework for robotic assembly”
    • 10:45-11:15 - Jaroslaw Wityk and Noha Saleeb. “Digital Construction and Information Management workflow”
    • 11:15-11:45 - Malachy Mathews and Carlo Orani. “A BIM+Blockchain approach to ensure Transparency in the Strategic Housing Development Planning System”
    • 11:45-12:15 - Janusz Bobulski and Lukasz Karbowiak. “Vehicle for Plastic Garbage Gathering”

    12.00pm to 1.00pm


    1.00pm to 2.00pm

    Second Plenary Session – “Digitally Integrated Cities” - Chair Tahar Kouider

    • 1:00-1:30 - Kyle Henderson and Huda Salman. “Embodied carbon implications of a home grown cross laminated timber”
    • 1:30-2:00 - Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil and Ali Ahmed Bahdad. “The Function, Design and Construction of the British Bunker at Universiti Sains Malaysia”
    • 2:00-2:30 - Peter John Andersen and Søren Schaldemann. “Development of the Existing Older Building Stock”
    • 2:30-3:00 - Niels Barrett and James Harty. “Architectural Technology, IT, and Design of Cities”

    2.00pm to 2.15pm


    2.15pm to 4.15pm

    Third Plenary Session – “Education in BIM” - Chair Dr. Malachy Mathews

    • 3:15-3:45 - Irene Hayden, Dr John Littlewood, Dr Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil, Dr Suha Jaradat, Dr Uthayan Thurairajah, Dr Joanna Clarke, Lindsay Richards and John Barfoot. “An exploration of authentic and appropriate teaching, learning, and assessment practice in continuing professional development to identify opportunities for learning enhancement in the built environment”
    • 3:45-4:15 - Tahar Kouider and Josh Mitchell. “The Effect of COVID-19 Lockdown on Design Studio learning and Architecture Students’ Performance”

    4.20pm to 5.00pm

    Concluding Session and Awards



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