Middlesex University, Hendon campus or online
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.
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 2021 is the ninth Congress. Previous ICAT Congresses have been hosted as follows:
15 October 2020
Call for papers
15 November 2020
Abstract submission deadline
30 November 2020
Notification of acceptance of abstracts
15 January 2021
Paper submission deadline
15 February 2021
Notification of acceptance of papers
5 April 2021
Submission of final papers deadline
30 April 2021
Final date for registration
3-4 June 2021
For enquiries, please email ICAT2021@mdx.ac.uk.
NB: A select number of papers / authors will be invited to extend their work for submission to an international peer reviewed journal to create a themed edition on Architectural Technology.
The congress invites abstracts and papers including but not exclusive to the following sub-themes:
Please book your place to attend the ICAT 2021.
Congress (incl. hospitality and printed proceedings)
Congress Dinner (venue TBC)
All delegates will be informed by 15 April if the congress will run virtually or on campus. If congress is run virtually, prices will be adjusted accordingly.
Thursday 3 June 2021, 10.30am to – 4.30pm, Middlesex University Hendon campus (venue TBC)
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.
Students will need to pinup some work at the start of the day and also deliver a short presentation to give an overview of their work.
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 bring two A1 pages for pinup at the start of the day. These pages should contain a mix of design and technical content for your project. Boards suitable for pinup will be provided.
Entries should demonstrate how students have addressed as many the following criteria as possible:
Students will be required to electronically submit a PowerPoint presentation in advance of the competition. Instructions for this will be provided after they register.
Each student will be allocated 10 minutes to give an overview of his or her work and they should expect to defend their design when questioned by a panel.
Typical content for the presentation may include project context, design aims, site description/analysis, design content and technical resolution.
A number of prizes will be awarded by a judging panel at the close of proceedings. This will include the pinup and PowerPoint submissions.
Friday 4 June 2021, 9.00am to 5.00pm, Middlesex University, Hendon campus (venue TBC)
8.30am to 9.00am
Registration and Refreshments
9.00am to 9.15am
9.15am to 9.45am
9.45am to 10.00am
Tea / Coffee break
10.00am to 12.00pm
First Plenary Sessions (dual venues)
12.00pm to 1.00pm
1.00pm to 2.00pm
Second Plenary Sessions (dual venues)
2.00pm to 2.15pm
2.15pm to 4.15pm
Third Plenary Sessions (dual venues)
4.20pm to 5.00pm
Concluding Session and Awards
Friday 4 June 2021, 7.30pm, venue TBC
Dinner information to follow
Saturday 5 June 2021, 9.30am
Tour information to follow