The edition Vienna May 2016 of the Yearbook was presented at the Enquete Planen.Bauen.Betreiben 4.0 – Arbeit.Wirtschaft.Export on 9 May.
The second edition Doha May 2016 was introduced at the Annual Conference in Doha on 25 May 2016.
Excellence in Architecture, Engineering and Construction Process Management
is the focus of our Yearbook. We present projects and initiatives giving answers to the great challenges of our time: globalisation and digitalisation. The Yearbook will demonstrate the importance of architects, engineers and construction process managers and their projects for the world we live in and for the wealth we are depending upon.
Our projects have a long life and life cycle is therefore an important issue in science and practice. Our projects depend on nature and influence our environment.
All this results in a great responsibility for our work, whether we are academics, consultants, contractors or clients.
The core of the Yearbook are expert interviews expressing personal views and presenting personal achievements in relation with our profession. In the Yearbook you will find :
- the key messages from the interview to our readers, the international expert community
- photos and graphs explaining and illustrating the project or initiative
- facts and figures important to understand the key messages
- the summary of the interview; with more information on our website www.thebetterway.cc
Two Awards will accompany the themes in our Yearbook :
- the Award Alliance – cooperation and mutual respect in CPM
- the Award IQ – innovation and quality in process and final product
The future of the construction industry is what we think, discuss and write about :
- BIM and other IT tools will enable new, better ways for future construction projects.
- Industrialized, automated processes will change the design & production process.
- A new understanding for the project life cycle will create better balanced projects.
- New forms of cooperation will improve project delivery.
- Adequate forms of tenders and contracts will have to be developed.
Innovation, Success Factors and Lessons Learnt
- Innovation is the basis of quality and competitiveness
- Success factors are changing with time and in different parts of our world
- Lessons learnt are important for future success
Pilot projects and academic courses shall accompany this initiative open to all experts, companies and associations who rely on the same values: ethics, trust and profit for all, financially and beyond.
Typical projects in our Yearbook 2016 will be
- Grangegorman, the new University of Technology in Dublin, Ireland
- Aragvi Hydropower Plant in Gudauri, Georgia
- Sava Bridge in Belgrade, Serbia
- Wadi Abu Nar and Baqa Al-Sharqia & Nazlat water projects in Palestine and Israel
- Campus WU, the new University of Economics and Business in Vienna, Austria
- British School in Muscat, Oman
- Big Data Management and Marketing, a cooperation between Australia and Austria
- New State Grid R&D Center in Beijing, China
- Green Line Metro in Doha, Qatar
- Elisabethstiftung residence for seniors in Berlin, Germany
- Louvre Abu Dhabi
- Glazed Link in Manchester, UK
- Disaster recovery project hurricane Sandy in New York, USA
- RFID in buildings, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany
- Helsinki Vantaa Airport Ringrail Line in Finland
- Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Création, Paris, France
If you want to contribute, please contact w.reismann(@)thebetterway.cc
Projects following the 7 Principles will be presented in the Yearbook, showing photographs, the main project facts and an interview. In this interview the client or a key project participamt will explain how the „7 Principles“ have been followed and what problems had to be solved in doing so.
The interview will be made by a member of the ICPMA Council on Principles or their delegate, their reporter.
The size of the project is of no importance. We present small projects, houses, infrastructure, industrial plants as well as very large, complex projects.
The language of the Yearbook will be in English. The interview can be held in another language.
ICPMA will take care of edition the contribution and submit it for approval before printing.
The Yearbook wants to present successful projects. We want to contribute to making the construction industry fit for the future. We want to present “Excellence” in Architecture, Engineering and CPM. We want to contribute to making the construction industry fit for the future.We want to present “Excellence” in Architecture, Engineering and CPM, Construction Process Management.
The Yearbook covers three types of contributions
- Innovation. Success Factors. Lessons Learnt
- Projects following the „Seven Principles“ – trustful cooperation
- The „Future of Construction Industry“ in times of globalisation and digitalisation
How to Apply?
for Yearbook and Awards
Send first an informal e-mail to
and we will reply and provide further information within short delay.
It is our intention to be firm in principles, but not to be formalistic and overburden you with administration.
W. Reismann, August 2015 © for copies please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, Doc 1.067