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27th internationale exhibition of environmental equipement technologies and services.
Date: November 21st to 23rd, 2016
Location: Palais des congrès de Montréal Stand 4
Address: 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montreal, QC, H2Z 1H5
This year’s conference, which will focus on the theme of Innovating and Integrating Expertise to Serve Our Communities, will welcome 1,500 engineers, technicians, decision-makers, managers, researchers and urban planners from a wide range of backgrounds to share experiences and work together to find solutions.
Innovating and Integrating Expertise to Serve Our Communities
Any work undertaken on water, transportation, power or telecommunications systems to maintain services, promote densification, redefine built environments or introduce new technology requires community resilience. But efforts of this nature also represent an opportunity torethink standard practices and reconcile technical, economic, environmental and social factors to facilitate the sustainable development of public space. As the urban landscape changes, optimizationrelated challenges have pushed innovation forward, resulting in the emergence of solutions of all kinds. New concepts, materials, technologies, processes and techniques are constantly appearing and disappearing.
The resulting upheavals and the technical challenges they bring are clearly inescapable. The digital revolution has greatly accelerated the pace of innovation. The advent of these technologies has also spurred interaction among various specialists by promoting the sharing, accessibility and effective management of data, knowledge, processes, methods, tools and more. These technologies have, to some extent, altered the very nature of how we envision, plan, develop and maintain infrastructure and land use systems and have quickly become indispensable to our industry as a whole.
As the silos begin to come down and attention turns to heightened performance and streamlined knowledge, other planning and adaptation related challenges have arisen for those who specialize in public spaces. They are clamouring for better collaboration in implementing integration strategies, determining new work site conditions, improving practices and advancing regulations and standards in the best interests of society.
Each step forward helps broaden our perspective, optimize our practices and revitalize every sphere of activity. Why? How? What lessons are we to glean from this? INFRA 2016 will give participants the opportunity to contemplate these and other issues and initiate a dialogue with their fellow stakeholders to examine the status quo and set mutually beneficial objectives in order to ensure a harmonious, productive and lasting development approach to community resilience in the face of climate change and development pressures.