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Robotics for European Digital Construction Strategy 30th November 2017
BERTIM Newsletter #5 published
Chairholder Presents Keynote at the Construction Management Institute and Construction Association of Hongkong on the Bridge to Advancement New Horizons in Hongkong s Construction Industry
Special Issue of Journal of Gerontechnology focussing on REACH outcomes and edited by Prof. Dr.-Ing./Univ. Tokio T. Bock published
"Exosceleton and Humanoid Robotics in Construction and Built Environment" Chapter has reached over 14000 downloads
Keynote at Singapore Contractors Association Built Environment Summit 2017
DFG awards Chairholder with Eugen und Ilse Seibold Preis 2017
Imagine the Future 2017 Keynote
Chairholder deliver Opening Keynote at "Imagine the Future" Symposium George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Chair is Scientific Committee Member of Future Furniture Design Research and Industry Conference
Special Invited Speeches of Chairholder at 17th National Construction Robotics Symposium and at Japan Society Civil Engineers in Tokyo Japan
Meeting Rooms at Boost Brothers are now named after Pioneers of Construction
br2 Chair Delivers Opening Invited Speech at Rais in Hongkong on 25th August 2017
Yearbook 2017 Interview
Exclusive Interview with an Industry Visionary
Chairholder Delivers Invited Keynote at Robotics Forum 3rd July Hongkong University Science and Technology
Transforming Construction by Robotics Opening Note by Chairholder
Eugen und Ilse Seibold-Preis der DFG geht an Thomas Bock von der TU München
Chairholder gives Keynote on Robotic Construction at Congreso Europeo sobre Eficiencia Energética y Sostenibilidad en Arquitectura y Urbanismo EESAP8
Chairholder Delivers Opening Keynote at Ace Workshop at Ecole Centrale France on 5th July

 

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Frontier engineering sciences increasingly breed innovations. These innovations are driven and amplified by globalization, closed loop resource utilization, transformation of technological potentials, environmental and demografic challenges.
Global competition brought inflationary labour capacities resulting in decreasing labour costs. But to achieve welfare and culture any society needs sufficient income. To provide sufficient income for creating wealth and culture one has to be efficient. “One has to be good to be expensive”: High income is based on high tech, if you can’t just sell natural resources. The demographic change requires even more efficient socio-economical and socio-technical processes to be affordable.
The notion of “Made in Germany” is internationally famous for its cars, machines, industrial facilities, and medical and environmental technologies. Its success is based on research and innovation, stressing that future wealth can only be generated by innovational leaps and radically new types of value design and engineering. Half of total investment is allocated in built environment, infrastructure, and facilities, signifying the strategic importance of the construction sector.
The Master of Science in Advanced Construction and Building Technology is tailored to offer solutions to the above mentioned challenges. The future construction sector will expand to new business fields by absorbing advanced technologies from various disciplines. Its success will depend on its innovation leap ability of the complete value chain of the artefactual engineering and built environment by enbedding ICT, automation, robotics and services. This approach will create new markets, qualifications, skills and professions.
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Future socio-ecologic engineers will be prepared to tackle yet unknown challenges by designing solutions for future technology, economy, ecology and society. They apply frontier science competence and define crossdisciplinary domains permanently. The Master Course of Advanced Construction and Building Technology can be considered as an incubator for strategic design and development of continuous improvement and innovation for life long learning.