ID&CT 2009

Milano, ITALY, from May 6 - 7th, 2009

This International conference wants to give the state of the art of innovative design and construction technologies.

The themes for IDCT09 will be focused on the following areas:
  • Design and form finding
  • Engineering and computational methods
  • File2factory and mass customization
  • Digital processes in construction industry
  • Innovative materials
  • Advanced design and construction technologies
  • Technology transfer
  • Multidisciplinary approach
A particular focus will be given on innovation, analysing project, tools, technologies and materials from critical and up to date point of view, that could arise the opportunities from privileged contexts to the construction sector in general.

The scientific committee of IDCT09 is coordinated in agreement with Politecnico di Milano, Faculty of Architecture and different national and international partners:
  • Arup
  • Buro Happold
  • CIB – International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
  • Department BEST, Politecnico di Milano
  • Department DIPSA, Facoltà di Architettura Roma Tre
  • ETH Zurich
  • Gehry Technologies
  • Harvard University – Graduate School of Design
  • TU Delft
  • Stevens Institute of Technology - USA
From www.innovativetechnologies.polimi.it

The whole program here



Finally a good Italian opportunity to discuss new architectural frontiers. The promoter is CASARTARC Settimo Torinese Association.

Thanks to Andrea Graziano and Davide Del Giudice for the time spent in organizing the event.

Link to the blog
Link to CasArtArc
Link to facebook group



Formfinder is an interesting software developed by technet GmbH (light version is free) that can assist in the design, planning and cost-effectiveness assessment for the implementation of form-active structures. It also makes it possible to compare the desired design with projects that have already been implemented and dxf files can be exported to Rhino v4 for analysis as demonstrated in these tutorials.