Innovation of science, especially related to concrete technology, is currently quite urgent to be taught in higher education. This is quite reasonable considering the earthquake phenomenon is increasingly threatening multi-storey buildings and bridges in various countries including Indonesia. In addition, in the construction of building, things that should not be forgotten is the saving of energy consumption with regard to the depletion of renewable energy sources today.
This is what underlies the holding of the 2nd International Workshop Series at the Department of Architecture and Planning with the sub-theme: Planning Activities Result 2: Substance Study Materials. Head of the Department of Architecture and Planning UGM, Prof. DR. Ir. T.Yoyok Wahyu Subroto, M. Eng, said the sub-theme was selected to formulate the material substance of several courses related to structures technology and concrete construction of medium and high story building (middle and high-rise building).
"That was the reason for the holding of the International Workshop on concrete technological innovation," said Yoyok on Wednesday (16/3). Yoyo adds that generally the International Workshop is a form of collaboration between the Department of Architecture and Planning with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Expert Association of Indonesia (HAKI), Betonvereniging, Netherlands and PT Baja Indonesia. The main theme raised in the workshop is the Transfer of Technology on Cost Effective and Sustainable Concrete Construction.
"There are 4 International Workshop series that are held. First series was held in October 2010, third series will be held in May 2011 and the fourth series in March 2012," he added.
On the occasion Yoyo explained that this workshop was to provide reinforcement of the curriculum in Architectural Studies Program and PWK S-1 Program in the Department of Architecture and Planning and Civil Engineering of S-1 Program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This is also in line with the University Program in order to change and develop curriculum in S-1 Studies Program. The event was held starting from Monday, March 14, 2011 to Friday, March 18, 2011.