Awards and Competitions

Eligible papers must:

  • Be submitted before the deadline (17 Dec 2021)

  • Conform to the WBC2022 submission template and guidelines

  • Be accepted for presentation at WBC2022 and presented by an author.

Pavlova Meringue

BEST OF THE CONGRESS

PAPER

A panel of 6 expert judges will select the single Best Paper of WBC2022.

Australian Fairy Bread

MOST INNOVATIVE

PAPER

Awarded to the paper at WBC2022 with the most innovative approach to tackle issues addressed, as selected by the judge(s).

Image by Eugene Kuznetsov

BEST OF THE CONGRESS

STUDENT PAPER

Awarded to the Best Paper by a Student at WBC2022.  The first/primary author must be a student.

Cookie Ice Cream

BEST OF THE CONGRESS

PRESENTATION

The CIB President and the Chair of the Programme Committee will select the Best Presentation of WBC2022.

Lamington Cake

MOST
ENGAGING

ONLINE PRESENTATION

Awarded to the presenter of the most engaging online presentation of a paper at WBC2022, as selected by the judge(s).

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BEST OF THE CONGRESS

STUDENT PRESENTATION

Awarded to the Best Presentation by a Student at WBC2022.  The presenting author must be a student.

best in track awards for papers

Chocolate Truffles in Cup

BEST PAPER

TRACK 1

Track 1 categories to be confirmed

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

BEST PAPER

TRACK 3

Track 3 categories to be confirmed

Pile of Donuts

BEST PAPER

TRACK 5

Track 5 categories to be confirmed

Raspberry Macaroons

BEST PAPER

TRACK 2

Track 2 categories to be confirmed

Desserts

BEST PAPER

TRACK 4

Track 4 categories to be confirmed

Sponsored best in category awards for papers

Chocolate Truffles in Cup

BEST PAPER

Building Stronger Legal Foundations for Our Construction Future

$1000 AUD Prize

Sponsored by the Society of Construction Law Australia.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

BEST PAPER

Public Private Partnerships: Past, Present and Future

Sponsored by Built Environment Project and Asset Management (Emerald).  Winner receives free online access to Emerald Insight for 90 days and 40 free downloads.

Pile of Donuts

PAPER HIGHLY COMMENDED

Public Private Partnerships: Past, Present and Future

Raspberry Macaroons

BEST PAPER

Urban Resilience: Implications, Considerations, and the Way Forward

Desserts

BEST PAPER

Learning from the pandemic for a smart and sustainable future

Sponsored by Construction Innovation  (Emerald).  Winner receives free online access to Emerald Insight for 90 days and 40 free downloads.

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CHARLES M. EASTMAN TOP PAPER AWARD

39th CIB W078 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE

Awarded to the Best Paper by a PhD Student.

additionally, the best paper in each category will be awarded a certificate and translated into french, spanish or mandarin.

abstract competition winner: karen botes

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Karen Botes

University of Pretoria
Pretoria, South Africa

TRADITIONAL AFRICAN VEGETABLES IN MODULAR LIVING WALLS:
A NOVEL APPROACH TOWARDS SMART CITIES

Sustainable cities and communities, climate change, biodiversity loss, food security, good health and well-being have been identified as major global challenges of the twenty-first century. Cities and agriculture are major sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Plants, as oxygen and food source, are pivotal in mitigating these global challenges. Greening initiatives in smart and sustainable cities would entail the conservation of existing green and natural areas within urban environments, minimizing built surface footprint and sealed surfaces, increasing urban tree planting, and innovative approaches to green roofs and living walls, also to include local urban food production. Horizontal space for food production or urban agriculture in urban environments is limited due to competition with other land uses, where-as vertical space is free to be utilised for living walls. In built environments with limited ground space, living walls have potential to offer ecosystem services. Novel approaches which can optimize land-use and promote sustainable development that includes food production with a lower transport cost and less water usage are therefore vital. Vertical food production is claimed to have potential to address food security. Building our future cities would ideally include food production and ecosystem services through the incorporation of edible living walls in the built environment. Building integrated architecture, which is currently growing as urban agriculture solution, is however not suitable for developing countries due to its high technology requirements. Innovations to increase the economic feasibility and resilience of living wall systems include the use of locally produced systems involving unsophisticated technology with lower financial and embodied cost, reduction of energy and water usage and the use of suitable plants. This research paper suggests the utilisation of Traditional African Vegetables (TAV) in modular living wall systems for food production in South African urban environments as response strategy.

Congratulations to Karen Botes, Winner of the WBC2022 Abstract Competition!

Karen was awarded free registration for her superb response to:

Explain how your abstract relates to "Building Our Future"

and describe how the future of your research area will look.