ZEMCH 2012 International Conference (ZEMCH 2012)

Venue: The Glasgow School of Art

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Aug 20, 2012 End Date/Time: Aug 22, 2012
Registration Date: Aug 20, 2012
Early Registration Date: Apr 01, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 20, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Jun 30, 2012
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Housing is a system of energy and environment and required to accommodate wants and needs of individuals and society, which are usually considered to be diverse and dynamic. The 'needs' factor often reflects minimum quality of end-user products (i.e. housing) and may embrace 'adequacy' being prescribed in conventional codes, while the 'wants' may be satisfied only if they are defined clearly by stakeholders (e.g. house-users and builder/developers) at the design decision making stage. 'Mass customisation' is an oxymoron or, perhaps, a paradigm case of a systems approach to identifying the aforementioned wants and needs that should be incorporated into the design of end-user products (or homes). Albeit increasing market demands for achievement of social, economic and environmental sustainability in housing today, conventional homebuilders (and housing manufacturers alike) who are often reluctant to spending extra time, money and effort for information gathering of new products and services are still barely able to adopt recently emerging innovations including mass custom design approaches to the delivery of sustainable affordable homes.

ZEMCH 2012 aims to establish an intellectual forum of interactive discussion on design, production and marketing issues surrounding the delivery of low to zero energy/CO2 emission mass-customisable homes being built in developed and developing countries. The conference is open to any stakeholders who are involved in housing research, business, teaching, and policy making.

In order to allow ZEMCH conference delegates to stay longer in Glasgow and alleviate the negative impact on school start around the globe, the ZEMCH 2012 conference dates have been re-scheduled now for Monday 20th August to Wednesday 22nd August at the same venue – i.e. Glasgow School of Art (GSA). Since the dates have been moved to the school’s holiday week, GSA Halls are then available for ZEMCH conference delegates; thus rooms can be offered at very low rates and this offer also helps the delegates to stay in Glasgow easier and longer!

To book the room(s) please contact GSA Halls directly via email at < margaretmacdonaldhouse@gsa.ac.uk > or call on +44(0)141 331 1261. Please do not forget to get to quote a code (found in the conferenc website) to secure the discount rates but only applied to registered ZEMCH 2012 conference attendees!


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N.B. ZEMCH 2012 International Conference start date has been moved to Monday 20th August!