Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry is facing a fundamental change due to the rise of digitalization and stipulated to comply with the global agreement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGD). This volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous future yet the limitation of resource, shifting of demographic profile and tensions of urban-rural sociology has created a Pandora-like future. Abundant knowledge and practices on technology, social, economic, and politics may benefit from digitalization but at the same time challenges the foundation of the industry itself as many believe that the AEC industry is rooted on and still uses extensively old methods and technologies. Actors of the industry are also lack of knowledge about the implementation of digitalization to generate value and innovation to generate the future of the industry. Moreover most of the actors believe, still, that sustainability is a burden rather than an opportunity.


EduArchsia and Senvar 2019, as a joint forum, invite scholars, educator, and actors on AEC industry to discuss topics of knowledge, excel practices for innovation, and challenge definition, concept, and practices on the sustainable industry on the context of digitalization and its impact. We propose three major topics of discussion, Educating a new generation of architects, engineers and experts on construction, Defining sustainability in AEC 4.0, Locating innovation in AEC 4.0.

We invite a wide variety of papers, including but not limited to discursive papers, research reports, experience, and case or experimental work reports addressing those three major topics. We also invite different perspectives of the topic that include but not necessarily limited to the aspect of (a) history and theory, (b) housing and urbanism, (c) building science and technology, (d) digital technology and smart environment as well as (e) advocacy and profession.

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Prof. Dr. Nicole Uhrig studied landscape planning at the BU Berlin as well as landscape architecture and urban planning at the Escola Superior d’Arquatectura in Barcelona. She worked in practice from 1922 to 2003, including in the planning office Gabriele Kiefer and at STrauma in Berlin as project manager. From 2004-2008 she was a research assistant with Prof. Dr. Udo Weilacher at the Chair Landscape Architecture and Design of the Leibniz Universität Hannover.

In 2011 she complete her doctorate at the Technical University of Munich (first examiner Landscape Architecture: Prof. Dr. Udo Weilacher/Second Examiner Business Communication: Prof. Dr. Holger Hase). She is a freelance landscape architec (in cooperation with LA.BAR landscape architecs,, specialist author and editor and works in various universities and collage in teaching and research. Since May 2016, she is Professor of The International Master Program Landscape Architecture at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences.

Associate Professor Dr. Yahaya Ahmad started his academic career at the University Teknologi Mara (UiTM) in 1989 before joining the University of Malaya in 1995, as one of the pioneering staff to establish the Department of Architecture and the Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya. Recently appointed as Deputy Dean of UM Sustainability Science Research Cluster (2 Jan 2013- 31 Dec 2015). He was appointed as Coordinator of Architecture (1997-1999), Head of Architecture Department (1999-2001) and as Deputy Dean (Undergraduate & Development, 2005-2007), Deputy Dean (Higher Degrees & Research, 2009-2011). Seconded to the Department of National Heritage as Deputy Commissioner of Heritage (JUSA C), Malaysia (2007-2009).  

During the secondment to the Ministry, he led and/or member of Malaysia Delegates to many international meetings and assemblies on culture and heritage. He was the first and the only Malaysian, served as Council Member of The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation  and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM/UNESCO) from 2007-2011 , elected by 180 countries at its 25th General Assembly in Rome. He involved in the drafting of the National Heritage Act (2005) Malaysia, headed team of local and international experts to prepare Nomination Dossier for Melaka and George Town as World Heritage Sites, UNESCO (2004-2008) and headed expert teams in the re-construction of Bastion Middlesburg, Melaka Fort (2007-2008). He has so far restored more than twenty heritage buildings of different complexity, including Restoration of Sg Buloh Leprosy Hospital (2010-2011), Restoration scope  of Sultan Suleiman Mosque, Klang (2011) and Sultan Alaeddin Mosque, Jugra , Selangor (2011), and consultant for the Restoration of Masjid Jamek Bandaraya KL. Appointed as Conservation Technical Expert to ThinkCity of Khazanah Nasional (2009-2012) to evaluate, so far more than 100 conservation grant applications. Appointed by Ahmedabad Municipal Council, India as International Expert to advise on the preparation of Nomination Dossier for the Historic City of Ahmedabad (2011) and by the Government of the Republic of Maldives (2011) to head Technical Team to prepare Draft Nomination Dossier of Coral Stones of Maldives to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

He is currently lecturing at the University of Malaya and has graduated five PhD students and supervising another ten PhD students from all over the world on different aspects of conservation and built environment.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sugini obtained a Ph.D in Architecture at the Gadjah Mada University on 2007. Previously she studied for her undergraduate and master program at the Gadjah Mada University in 1986 and 1997. She teaches architecture at the Islamic University of Indonesia since 2002 until present. Her specialiazation is building science and technology, also sustainable built environment. She is also member of Indonesia Architec Institute(IAI).

Dr. Eka Sediadi has more than twenty five years of experience in education related to the theory, method, scientific knowledge-based approach and their implementation to architecture design and the site-planning process. Since 2000 he has continued his interest, and focuses on the implementation of sustainable green environmental architecture and the landscape design approach and its green assessment.

He completed his Ph.D. study supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD – Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) in 1996 at the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences at the Leibniz University of Hanover, Hanover, Germany. His Ph.D. research was the implementation and integration of renewable energy in architecture design and site analysis under the hot humid tropical climate condition of Indonesia as a basic consideration to reduce the negative effect of climate change and the global warming problem. It is also an effort to reduce the dependency on conventional energy sources.

His postdoctoral research in 2001 in the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, simulated the building and outdoor landscape shadow effect based on the local tropical sun path using building models and the available sun track machine. He is also experienced in urban and landscape design projects in Indonesia. The best part of his urban planning and urban design project is the Bagusa new town development in West Irian (Papua) island in east Indonesia and some landscape and public transportation building projects in Jakarta, Indonesia. Until now most of his research relates to sustainable architecture, landscape architecture, site planning, public housing, natural daylighting and natural ventilation as well as the overall performance of renewable energy in buildings.

In 2010, in relation to his interest in sustainable green architecture, he joined the Green Building Council Indonesia (GBCI) in Jakarta, Indonesia and registered as a Greenship building design assessor, lecturer, and a tutor of Greenship’s professional course (Greenship is the Indonesian green building assessment tool approved by the World Green Building Council/WGBC). Beside GBCI he is also registered, since 2011, as a professional facilitator of Green Building Index (GBI), Malaysia’s green building assessment tool. Furthermore he has been a member of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) since 1996, president of the Sustainable Environment and Architecture (SENVAR) ASEAN Regional Environment and Architecture Research Society since 2007, as well as regular member of Indonesian architect Institute (IAI).

He has been invited as keynote speaker to two international conferences in Indonesia and Malaysia in 2005. His book “The Graphic Communication in Architecture and Landscape” (Rustam Hakim; Eka Sediadi Rasyad) is one of referenced books in the landscape education and landscape projects in Indonesia. His research interest is the implementation of sustainable climate-based green architecture and landscape design approach to support the world’s sustainable development process. Dr. Eka Sediadi believes that the evidence-based sustainable green architecture and landscape design approach will be an important education design method to support the world’s sustainable developments.

Paramita Atmodiwirjo teaches architecture at the Universitas Indonesia since 1998. She obtained a PhD in Architecture at the University of Sheffield. Previously she studied for her first degree at the Universitas Indonesia and Master of Architectural Studies at the University of Sheffield. Her research interests are on the relationship between architecture, interior and the users’ behavior, and how such relationship should be the basis for designing for the users’ well-being. She is particularly focuses on the importance of human body in our understanding of architecture and interior, and the needs to pay attention to users with special needs including children, elderly, diffable people and patients in healthcare setting. She is also active in developing learning methods for architectural education, to promote students’ creativity and awareness of the relationship between users and space. She also works closely with schools and communities in various community engagement projects to improve the quality of spaces for learning and living. She has also been involved in the development of national standards for educational facilities with the Board of National Standard of Education (BSNP). She has been awarded Holcim Awards Asia Pacific 2011, Teaching Excellence Award 2014 from Faculty of Engineering Universitas Indonesia, IAI Jakarta Award 2012 and Community Engagement Award from Universitas Indonesia in 2010 and 2011. She is the member of scientific committee for Asian Journal of Environment-Behavior Studies (ajE-Bs), and the secretary for International Association For Lifewide Learning (IAFLL).