ARCOM Conference 2021: Recover, Rebuild and Renew

Shifting mindsets and practices to change the future

6th - 7th September 2021

Online, in partnership with Technological University Dublin

UPDATE: The ARCOM conference will be held online again in 2021, to take into account the current situation with COVID-19. The current hope is that the 2022 conference will be in-person, in Glasgow. More details will be announced in due course.

While the ARCOM conference committee had planned to return to Glasgow in 2020, the fall- out from the COVID19 pandemic impacted heavily on our community resulting in the need to hold a virtual conference. It is with great delight that we confirm that in 2021 our traditional face-to-face ARCOM conference will now take place in Glasgow, Scotland. This has been made possible due to the hospitality of Glasgow Caledonian University and in the continued partnership with the Technological University Dublin.

It is right and fitting that we should focus on the chosen theme for the conference in 2021 and in doing so create the opportunity for a community focused gathering! Our research communities are coming together to share the lessons learnt from/during the 'new normal' having spent a significant time focused on the day-to-day challenges of the post COVID19 pandemic impacts. As a result of a 'world lockdown' and the challenges of coping with many new demands on/approaches to our existence, there is a greater need for collaboration to build communities of practice once again. We have an opportunity to create an environment where this agenda can be researched, discussed and shared.

We invite paper submissions that address the central theme, "RECOVER, REBUILD and RENEW". The ARCOM community has traditionally been underpinned by a spirit of adaptability, relevance and community. Throughout its thirty-seven year history, that is what makes it such a relevant and strong network today. The bringing together of like-minded individuals conferring to make the world in which we live a better place has been an underpinning goal of the organisation since its inception.

We are calling for abstracts that address the topics listed below, that continue to bind the ARCOM community together as well as those that address the central theme "RECOVER, REBUILD and RENEW".

The ARCOM Conference is an inclusive conference that covers a wide range of topics pertinent to construction work, including but not limited to:

  • Building information modelling
  • Construction design & technology
  • Disaster management and resilience
  • Equality and diversity
  • Health, safety and well-being
  • Human resources management
  • Information management
  • Infrastructure development
  • Law and contracts
  • Offsite construction
  • Planning, productivity and quality
  • Research and education
  • Sustainability in the built environment

Other related themes will also be considered.

Abstracts of around 300 words are due for submission via the MyARCOM portal before 23:59hrs GMT on Friday 8 January 2021.

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