Re-inventing Construction: Proceedings of the Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction 2010

Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland; and Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, Professor em. of Planning and Manage- ment in Construction, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. To make the criteria of sustainable construction concise and transparent, the Holcim Foundation and its partner universities have defined five so- called “target issues”. They consider sustainability from a holistic perspective: – Progress: Innovation and transferability – People: Ethical standards and social equity – Planet: Environmental quality and resource efficiency – Prosperity: Economic performance – Proficiency: Contextual and esthetic impact The Holcim Foundation publishes compendia of sustainable construction projects, on exemplary buildings as well as from symposia. PDF versions of Holcim Foundation publications are available at —includ- ing commemorative books on previous Interna- tional Holcim Forums: – 1 st Forum: Basic Needs , ETH Zurich, Switzerland 2004 (ISBN 978-3-7266-0069-3) – 2 nd Forum: Urban_Trans_Formation , Tongji University, Shanghai, China 2007 (ISBN 978-3-0002-4878-8) – 3 rd Forum: Re-inventing Construction , Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico 2010 (ISBN 978-3-9813436-2-5) For further information about the Holcim Foun- dation and its initiatives, including the Holcim Awards competition and Holcim Forum, please see: The Holcim Foundation is supported by Swiss based Holcim Ltd, but independent of its commer- cial interests. As a leading global provider of build- ing materials, Holcim Ltd shares responsibility for the future of our planet and society. That is why Holcim produces building materials as sustainably as possible in around 70 countries in which it is present. For many years, the Group has been com- mitted to the sustainable application of its products and has been confirmed as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in 2009/2010 in the building materials industry. Holcim has been included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones STOXX Sustain- ability Index since 2003. For further information visit: The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction aims to build awareness of the importance of sus- tainability in construction among professionals and the public. It seeks to globally interlink knowledge and to promote a mindset that views sustainability not only in terms of complex technical challenges, but that also incorporates architectural excellence and leads to a higher quality of life. The Holcim Foundation conducts activities to en- courage innovative approaches to sustainable con- struction including the Holcim Awards competition and Holcim Forum. To pursue its goals, the Foun- dation collaborates closely with some of the most renowned technical universities: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA; Indian Institute of Tech- nology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, India; Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA), Mexico City, Mexico; Ecole Supérieure d’Architecture de Casablanca (EAC), Morocco; Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil; University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; and Tongji University, Shanghai, China. The Advisory Board of the Holcim Foundation en- sures that the activities of the foundation remain in line with current interpretations of sustainable construction. Members of the Advisory Board are: Rolf Soiron (Chair), Chairman of Holcim, Switzer- land; Yolanda Kakabadse, President of WWF Inter- national, Ecuador; Amory Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute, USA; Enrique Norten, Principal and Founder of TEN Arquitectos, Mexico/USA; Klaus Töpfer, for- mer United Nations Undersecretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Environ- ment Programme (UNEP), Germany; Simon Upton, Director of the OECD Environment Directorate, New Zealand/France; and Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank, and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Bangladesh. The Management Board of the Holcim Foundation determines its strategy and initiatives, provides guidance, and appoints experts who support the foundation’s activities. Members of the Manage- ment Board are: Markus Akermann (Chair), CEO of Holcim, Switzer- land; Roland Walker (Delegate), Head Corporate Communications of Holcim, Switzerland; Marc Angélil, Dean of Architecture, ETH Zurich, Switzer- land; Alexander Biner, Partner of MS Management Service, Switzerland; Harry Gugger, Professor of Architecture, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Donor Acknowledgement