Theme and Topics

How can we encourage greater creativity and imagination in design? How can cutting edge research be used to influence design processes and outcomes? How can designers work together and collaborate more effectively in today's design context? How can we develop an innovation mindset in structural designers? The event will address these and other related questions exploring creativity and collaboration in the structural design process.

Within the overall theme of the conference, sessions will be grouped according to the following Conference Topics:
1. Creative conceptual design
2. Digital workflows and computational design tools
3. Collaboration and integration in the conceptual design process
4. Educating, inspiring and developing creative and innovative designers
5. The influence of social, historical and cultural values in conceptual design
6. Balancing innovation and risk - making sound judgments in the design process
7. Innovative design methods for renovation and strengthening of existing and heritage structures