Knowledge Exchange

A goal of the KPESIC is to support knowledge transfer, capacity building, innovation, and lesson learning in environmentally sustainable infrastructure construction and to become a forum for contributing ideas and solutions. Knowledge exchange involves sharing of information and experiences among specialists, and can be a powerful way to help improve the methods, approaches and results in environmental sustainability in infrastructure projects. Specialists want to learn from the practical experience of others who have faced or are facing similar problems. While published literature is a great source, often the most up-to-date information or ideas on specific new challenges has yet to be formally published; a real-time knowledge exchange is thus extremely useful. Specialists can benefit from being connected and having more immediate access to knowledge and solutions to their specific needs. This Knowledge Exchange component includes various virtual spaces for specialists to interact, including “Topics for Discussions”, “Ask your Questions”, “Work Groups”, “Webinars” and “Interviews”.

Topics for Discussion

¿Cuál es el verdadero potencial de las construcciones en bambú?
Opening: 10-23-2017 Closing: 01-31-2018

We have seen that the bamboo shows a resistance to different loads when it is used as a building material. In fact, we see fairly large structures with this material in countries such as Colombia, in restaurants and some habitations for tourism. There is even a robust pedestrian bridge in the city of Pereira (Risaralda), which in addition to resisting its traffic, is shown as a very beautiful work of rustic and regional characteristics. Why not promote it if it is a renewable and abundant resource in tropical areas?

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¿Cuáles serían las claves principales para realizar construcciones sostenibles independientemente del lugar?...
Opening: 10-23-2017 Closing: 01-31-2018

There are several articles related to sustainability in construction. Depending on the area we have different criteria, but beyond the subjective criteria, we could propose some parameters that are standard in any part of the planet. Type of materials regarding the place? Carbon footprint that can generate the transport of materials that are not from the region? Regional Standards? Commitment of society to the environment?

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Infraestructuras Sostenibles en Latinoamérica
Opening: 10-20-2017 Closing: 06-30-2018

El objetivo de este foro de debate es servir de espacio para el intercambio de experiencias y la resolución de dudas sobre la certificación de la sostenibilidad de proyectos de infraestructuras en Latinoamérica, partiendo del webinar al respecto  y asociado también al curso de formación sobre dicha temática.

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¿La Responsabilidad Social Corporativa de las empresas contribuye al desarrollo sostenible?
Opening: 08-01-2017 Closing: 10-15-2017

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or Corporate Social Responsibility involves voluntary commitments and go beyond the minimum legal requirements, involvement of top management, etc. Among the areas covered by CSR is economic, social and environmental. However, if something characterizes CSR is its multi-dimensional nature that affects different areas of business management: human rights, work practices and employment, prevention of occupational risks and health protection, environmental management, fight against fraud And corruption, consumer interests and relations with communities, etc. All of this is within the parameters of sustainability.

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PONENTE:  Cristina Contreras Casado Investigadora en la Universidad de Harvard, EEUU.   FECHA Y HORA: 30 NOVIEMBRE  19:00 - 20:00 (hora en España)  
                    PONENTES:      Carlos Ernesto Flores Tapia.

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