The first International Conference on Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability - CEES 2020 - is taking place in Coimbra, Portugal, from 8 to 11 September 2020, and is being organized by Itecons.
Globally, we are faced with resource scarcity, climate change and increased urbanisation. More than ever, there is a need for increasing the sustainability of the built environment and construction activities.
As concerns with sustainability, efficiency and wellbeing continue to grow, the construction industry must not only continue to embrace new technologies, processes and materials, but also continue to address the many challenges facing the existing building stock. The first International CEES conference aims to bring together construction, energy and environment researchers, engineers, planners, stakeholders and policy makers to address these challenges.
In order to achieve a sustainable built environment and a sustainable construction activity, professionals from a wide range of backgrounds need to work together, from researchers working on the development of innovative construction materials and technologies, on building physics and energy performance, or on studying the environmental effects of manmade infrastructure, to those working towards the adoption of the industry 4.0 principals or those working in a more regional and urban scale, all the while without neglecting the social aspect of sustainable construction and housing.
In this context, we are looking for contributions related with, but not limited to, a wide range of multidisciplinary topics, which are arranged in six general themes: