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2021 ASHRAE Virtual Design and Construction Conference

March 8-10, 2021 | Virtual Conference
 

The 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Design and Construction Conference takes place March 8-10, 2021. The inaugural conference seeks to fill a need for ASHRAE members and practitioners using or planning to apply virtual design and construction in the design, construction and operation of HVAC systems.  The conference will provide an in depth look at the current  state-of-the-industry and near future outlook in such areas as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), machine learning, LiDAR Mapping, photogrammetry, and “digital twin” technologies as they are currently being applied to integrated design, building information modeling, project management, cost estimating, scheduling and sequencing, pre-fabrication, off-site construction, modular construction, robotics and automated installation, 3D printing, facility management, asset management and operations.

The proposed conference theme is “Reality – how advanced technologies are being used today; and, Potential – new applications for advanced technologies.” The program will include invited speakers and a call for presentations.
The conference scope encompasses the design, construction and operation of HVAC systems in the Built Environment through the use of advanced technologies.  The content will emphasize case studies with specific “how-to, how we did it, what we plan to do next to improve,” current best practices  . 

Some specific topics include:

  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Digital Twin
  • Pre-fabrication
  • Off-site Construction
  • Modular Construction
  • Generative Design
  • Digital Practice
  • Integrated design and construction
  • Applying VR and AR to training and assisting building operators and service providers
  • Asset Management and Operation

Call for Speakers

The steering committee is currently seeking speakers to present 45-90-minute case study, panel and seminar sessions. Proposals can cover a broad range of topics addressing the needs of the VD&C community. Creative and interactive presentation formats are strongly encouraged.

The conference scope encompasses the design, construction and operation of HVAC systems in the Built Environment using advanced technologies.  The content will emphasize case studies with specific “how-to, how we did it, what we plan to do next to improve,” current best practices.  Some specific topics include:

Technology Enabled Lean Project Delivery

  • Prefabrication
  • Off Site Construction
  • Modular Construction
  • Integrated Design and Construction

Simulation, Analysis, and Visualization

  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Digital Twin
  • Generative Design
  • Automated Cost/Schedule

End to End Building Life Cycle

  • AR/VR Operator Training
  • CMMS Enabling (Asset Management)
  • Fault Detection/Machine Learning
  • Automated Commissioning

Deadlines

Registration Launches on ASHRAE.org

June 19, 2020

Call for Presentation Proposals Opens

November 13, 2020

Presentation Proposals Due

December 9, 2020

Abstract Reviews Complete

December 10, 2020

Accept/Reject Notifications

December 18, 2020

Speaker Acceptance and Forms Due

January 8, 2021

Presentation Templates Delivered

January 8, 2021

Finalize Sessions (Schedule)

January 18, 2021

Announce Program

February 1, 2021

Presentations Due

February 8, 2021

Commercialism Reviews Complete

March 8, 2021

Conference Begins


Sponsorship

The conference organizers are pleased to offer several sponsorship opportunities to engage industry participation. The sponsorship offsets conferences expenses and provides access to seasoned practitioners in the Virtual Design and Construction industry. All sponsors will have their company logo and name on the event flyer, the conference web site and recognition during the conference.


Steering Committee:

Chair:  Dennis Knight
Vice Chair: Mitchell Swann
Chris Wilkins
Angie Simon
Robin Bryant
Dru Crawley
Krishnan Gowri
Marcus Fitch
Keith Hammelman

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