Awards and Competitions

Eligible papers must:

  • Be submitted before the deadline (15 Jan 2022)

  • 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).

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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

Future-proof cities

Categories include:

  • Urban Resilience

  • Durability and Climate Change

  • Smart and Sustainable Buildings and Cities

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

BEST PAPER

technology & innovation

Categories include:

  • Building Digital Twins

  • Challenges and Opportunities to the Use of Data in Construction

  • Advancements in Utilising Expertise and Automation

  • Accelerating Innovation in Construction

Pile of Donuts

BEST PAPER

new ways of working

Categories include:

  • Organisation and Management of Construction

  • Offsite Construction

  • Open Building: the Key to a Regenerative Housing Stock

Chocolate Dessert

BEST PAPER

ipc 2022

Awarded to the Best Paper in the 9th International Conference on Innovative Production and Construction

Raspberry Macaroons

BEST PAPER

sustainable lifecycles

Categories include:

  • Circular Built Environments

  • Reusing, Recycling and Upcycling C&D Waste

  • Sustainable Facility Management & Maintenance

  • Moisture Safety -- From Science to Practice

Desserts

BEST PAPER

knowledge & learning

Categories include:

  • Enhancing the Education and Work Environment

  • The Common Good

  • Learning from the Pandemic

  • Managing Risk Through Knowledge Management

Chocolate Chip Cookies

BEST PAPER

planning, partnerships & law

Categories include:

  • Architectural, Spatial & Infrastructure Planning

  • Public Private Partnerships

  • Building Stronger Legal Foundations

Fruits and Berries Dessert

BEST PAPER

cib w078 conference

Awarded to the Best Paper in the CIB W78 Information Technology for Construction 39th Conference

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.

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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.

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.

Cake

MDPI BUILDINGS BEST PAPER AWARD

IPC 2022

Sponsored by Buildings (MDPI). Awarded to the Best Paper in IPC 2022 within the scope of Buildings.  Winner receives 500 Swiss Francs.

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.