ICAUD 2014 - May, 2014

Title of the Conference/Workshop: 2nd International Conference on Architecture and Urban Design

Location: Tirana, Albania

Dates: 8th-10th May, 2014

url: http://icaud.epoka.edu.al/2014/


Brief description of the conference:

The 2nd International Conference on Architecture and Urban Design (ICAUD) 2014 was held in Tirana, Albania, from 8th to 10th of May 2014. It was organised by the Department of Architecture at Epoka University. ICAUD 2014 was centred into architecture and urban design and an international audience of academics and practitioners from around the world participated. 

The conference provided a lot of topics as follows:

  • Architectural History and Historic Preservation
    • Historic architecture and the city
    • Landscape preservation
    • Archeology and museology
    • Materials and construction techniques
  • Architectural and Landscape Design
    • Architectural design theory
    • Architectural design practice
    • Landscape planning and design
    • Housing design
  • Urban/Building Physics and Technology
    • Heat and mass transfer in building materials, building envelope and the whole building
    • Buildings' energy performance 
    • Indoor climate and thermal comfort 
    • Urban physics 
    • Technologies for intelligent buildings
    • Building and room acoustics 
  • Urban Planning and Design
    • Sustainable urban planning and development
    • Urban planning theory and practice
    • Urban design in development
    • Public open spaces: design, maintenance, management
  • Architecture & Urban Design Education
    • Knowledge in architecture & urban design
    • Approaches in design-based education (Architecture & Urban Design)
    • Content of architectural & urban design education
  • Industry and Practice in Albanian context
    • Architectural and urban design projects in Albanian context
    • Innovative technologies of the industry in Albanian context


Campus21 publications

A comparative performance study of diffuse fraction models based on data from Vienna, Austria



Computational applications for the evaluation of buildings’ energy performance (including their passive and active solar energy systems) require detailed information regarding incident solar radiation. As only global horizontal irradiance data is available for most locations, models are needed to derive from such global data, the diffuse radiation component. In this context, the present paper compares the predictive performance of six existing and one new diffuse fraction models for the location of Vienna, Austria.