ICAT 2024

ICAT 2024 The 10th International Congress on Architectural Technology (Schedule AVAILABLE HERE)

Congress Theme: Architectural Technology Transformation

The profession of architectural technology is influential in the transformation of the built environment regionally, nationally, and internationally. The congress provides a platform for industry, educators, researchers, and the next generation of built environment students and professionals to showcase where their influence is transforming the built environment through novel ideas, businesses, leadership, innovation, digital transformation, research and development, and sustainable forward-thinking technological and construction assembly design.

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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, and 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 2024 is the tenth Congress.

Key Dates

W/C Monday 20th February 2023 Call for papers
Monday 10th April 2023 Abstract submission
Monday 8th of May Notification of acceptance of abstracts
Monday 19th June 2023 Paper submission deadline
End of August 2023 Notification of acceptance of papers
Monday 16th October 2023 Final paper submission
Monday 23rd October, 2023 Submission of camera-ready copy
Friday 19th January 2024 Congress

Call for Papers

The Congress invites abstracts and papers for the following sub-themes:

Professional Practice

  • Role(s) of the architectural technologist, diverse specialities within the profession, industry challenges, continuing professional development, professional practice, diversity and skills, promotion of the profession, international professional equivalence passports, post-pandemic transformation of professional development.

Sustainable and Environmental Design

  • Life cycle analysis, embodied carbon, circular economy, sustainable materials, components and assemblies, sustainable design and development, technical performance, innovation, material passports, EPD, certification, DOP, climate change driving legislative and professional transformation.

Improvement of Existing Buildings

  • Retrofit, influence of building labelling, energy certification, carbon certification, renewable energy certification, energy positive buildings, green certification, circular certification, influence over building market, design life of buildings, enerphit, energy conservation.

Building Performance and Techniques

  • Building Information Modelling, collaborative working, buildability and innovation, design management, designing for performance and production.

Theory, Practice and Research

  • Integrated health and safety, integrated statutory legislation, transformational legislation, prescribed regulation compliance transformed in digital builds, integration of fabric, structures and services, multidisciplinary learning models, alternative procurement and project control strategies, development of new concepts.

Teaching and Education

  • Design pedagogy, innovative models, learning environments and studios, learning theory, history and philosophy, authentic assessment, work-based learning, apprenticeships, post-pandemic transformation in higher education.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Wellness, ventilation challenges, potable water supply, radon prevention/mitigation, VOC, NOx, PM2.5, toxins in living space, post-pandemic ventilation strategy transformation, transformational national and international standards, qPCR mould testing for indoor air quality, biophilia in architectural technology design, green wall transformation for indoor air quality design.

Regional, National, and International Significance

  • Topics of significance in the built environment , digital contracts, digital tenders, digital procurement, vernacular and passive house, vernacular and retrofit, onsite technological advancement, robotics and drones, conservation architecture, preservation of the national heritage in the built environment.

Registration and Prices

Please download the ICAT abstract and full ICAT paper template from ICAT - ICAT 2022 Conference (google.com)

Abstract and paper submissions are through this link.

Congress Events

  • Thursday 18th January 2024 ICAT Student Event 10AM to 5PM. Free lunch sponsored by Unilin. Architectural Technology Students €0. CIAT Student Award on the day.
  • Friday 19th January 2024 ICAT Conference 9:30AM to 6:30PM Per Presenter €175. ICAT Best Paper Award on the day.
  • Friday 19th January 2024 ICAT Conference 9:30AM to 6:30PM Attendance on the Day €0. Free tea and coffee sponsored by Unilin. 
  • Friday 19th January 2024 ICAT Evening meal g-Hotel 8PM €69
  • Saturday 20th January 2024 ICAT Tour of Galway City and Lunch 10AM to 2PM €45

Please book your place to attend the ICAT 2024. Register here. We look forward to seeing you there.

Programme of Events

  • Thursday 18th January 2024 ICAT Student Event 10AM to 5PM Agenda, Brief
  • Friday 19th January 2024 ICAT Conference 9:30AM to 6:30PM
  • Friday 19th January 2024 ICAT Evening meal 8PM
  • Saturday 20th January 2024 ICAT Tour of Galway City and Lunch 10AM to 2PM

 Contact: Irene.hayden@atu.ie