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LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction

LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction

04 April 2019 - 06 April 2019


LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction 2019: Expert conference on Re-materialising construction.

The 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction will be hosted by the American University in Cairo from April 4 to 6, 2019. The LafargeHolcim Forum is dedicated to the topic of Re-materialising Construction. Keynote speeches, workshops and site visits will focus on strategies to reduce consumption throughout the material cycle from extraction to processing, transport, installation, maintenance, and removal.

The Forum pursues the question of how the building and construction industry can adapt to be leaner: with a smaller ecological footprint and not driven by the pretence of infinitely available raw materials. Hence, the Forum seeks to suggest radical solutions in the use of building materials.

Keynote speakers include Christine Binswanger, Senior Partner, Herzog & de Meuron, Switzerland, Lord Norman Foster, Chairman & Founder, Foster + Partners, United Kingdom, Laila Iskandar, former Minister of Urban Renewal & Informal Settlements, Egypt, Mitchell Joachim, Co-Founder, Terreform ONE, USA, Francis Kéré, Principal, Kéré Architecture, Germany, Anne Lacaton, Principal, Lacaton & Vassal Architectes, France, and Rt Hon Simon Upton, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, New Zealand.

Around 300 experts from architecture, urban design, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, material sciences and related fields are expected to actively participate in the LafargeHolcim Forum. Registration of interest to attend closes January 31, 2019. The Academic Committee of the LafargeHolcim Foundation will then select participants from the registrations.