DAY 1 - 4th October, 2018
09:00 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 11:00 Inaugural Session
11:00 - 11:15 Tea Break
11:15 - 12:45 Plenary Session: Innovative Construction Technology
The form of building construction is different from the manufacturing industry, due to problems such as low productivity, use of large quantum of construction materials and generation of wastes, etc. Innovative construction technologies have been introduced with their concepts and methods to improve quality and productivity, thereby reducing the consumption of resources and accelerating the construction process. However, the mainstream industry still largely uses conventional methods of construction due to lack of awareness, expertise, skill and labour. This session shall showcase innovative construction technologies that promote the idea on alternate practices that are environmentally responsible.
12:45 - 13:45 Networking Lunch
13:45 - 15:15 Technical Session 1: Sustainability in Existing Buildings
Despite rapid rates of construction in the country, existing building stock far exceeds new construction that is added annually; hence it is critical that policy interventions are made to improve sustainability in both, new construction as well as existing buildings. Improved efficiency of existing buildings through building retrofitting and other measures; represents a high volume, low-cost approach to reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. This session shall showcase the work being done for making existing buildings green.
15:15 - 15:45 Tea Break
15:45 - 17:15 Technical Session 2: SMEs in Green Construction
Due to the large rural and semi-urban population in the country, monitoring and institutionalising of small-scale construction is pivotal in checking unplanned urbanisation and unsustainable development of such areas. Small enterprises stand to benefit from a growing market for sustainable products that places value on waste generated through various processes, hence build an economy that is sustainable, circular, and environmentally positive. This further encourages small and medium enterprises to enhance the scale of local markets and influence economies at a macro level. The session explores the opportunities to create such a network and highlights the experiences of organisations working in this space.  
DAY 2 - 5th October, 2018
10:00 - 11:30 Plenary Session: Innovative Construction Materials
Choosing construction materials with high content in embodied energy entails an initial high level of energy consumption in the building construction phase but also has a huge impact of the building performance in the operational phase. The materials used for construction determines future energy consumption in order to fulfil HVAC demands. These materials also have an impact on the indoor environmental quality of the space which puts the user’s satisfaction and productivity at stake. By clearly understanding the natural processes and the interactions of building materials with human needs in view, designers can create buildings that are delightful, functional productive and regenerative by design. The need for popularising new materials that can replace conventional components while improving building performance is necessary to steer the industry towards construction materials that are environmentally responsible. The session will demonstrate such materials and provide a unique user perspective of introducing innovative construction materials into the conventional market.
11:30 - 12:00 Tea Break
12:00 - 13:30 Technical Session 3: Tools to foster Integrated Design Approach
Sustainable building practices have the potential to save energy, save money, and improve the quality of human habitat. Building model simulation is a crucial part of this practice which would help predict the behaviour of the building under various scenarios. This is an important step to help set the parameters that influence design and architecture of the building. The session will assess the current scenario of construction industry & its practices with respect to the design approach adopted. It will also provide a brief introduction to simulation tool and Life Cycle Assessment of materials used in the building and their impact on its performance through the stages of use and disposal. 
13:30 - 14:30 Networking Lunch
14:30 - 16:30 Session on GRIHA for Existing Building
16:30 - 17:00 Valedictory & Closing Remarks
17:00 onwards Tea

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