Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality & Islamic Architecture

Nashwan Dawood, Sabah Alkass

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    We cordially welcome you to the 14th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR 2014). This year we are organising the conference at University of Sharjah in Sharjah, UAE. UAE is one of the progressive and exciting countries in the world with billions of dollars invested each year in construction and infrastructure projects. UAE houses Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building at 2,716 feet (828 meters) and 160 stories. The University of Sharjah known for its beautiful Islamic architecture campus is a pioneer in academia, scientific research and arts in UAE and the GCC region. CONVR is one of the world-leading conferences in the areas of virtual reality, augmented reality and building information modelling applied to construction processes. Each year, more than 100 participants from all around the globe meet to discuss and exchange the latest developments and applications of virtual technologies in the architectural, engineering, construction and operation industry. The conference is also known for having a unique blend of participants from both academia and industry. We would like to build on our last year conference success which was held in London, Oct 2013, ( and further develop VR research and enterprise topics that will advance the research area and assist in improving efficiency and effectives of the construction industry worldwide. We also will bring a very imaginative research topic which is the application of VR in Islamic architect. We have a group of leading keynote speakers from industry and academia who will not only cover up to date advances in Virtual Reality and information technology applied to construction processes but will share their construction experiences in the middle-east. CONVR participants are very loyal to the conference and have attended most of the last thirteen editions. This year we are welcoming numerous first timers from the middle-east and we aim to help them make the most of the conference by introducing them to other participants. Finally, our overall aim is to ensure all participants leave the conference feeling knowledgeable, inspired and full of new ideas and with many new friends! We look forward to seeing you in the University of Sharjah, Nov, 2014.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event14th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
    Duration: 16 Nov 201418 Nov 2014
    Conference number: 14


    Conference14th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality
    Abbreviated titleCONVR 2014
    Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates

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