2015 GLF-CEM Programs

Hosted by the Weimar, Germany
June 4-8, 2015
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Message from the organizing chair

Greetings to all who are interested in receiving and reading this 5th Global Leadership Forum report on activities of the academic community in Construction Engineering and Management.

For this year’s Forum the Executive Committee had chosen an attractive destination in the middle of Europe, in the middle of Germany, in the heart of Thuringia. Weimar has always been and still is a place where people come easily to get inspiration and hook up on new ideas. The participants of the GLF-CEM 2015 have done this by exchanging their thoughts, concepts and visions on the future of Construction Engineering and Management in different parts of the world.

As host of the GLF-CEM 2015 in Weimar I am proud, that this Forum and the integrated selected lectures attracted a number of new members and delegates especially from European countries. Among those were delegates from Poland, Spain, Austria/Greece, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and, of course, Germany, who participated for their first time in the Forum. But also the participation of other delegates, from America, Africa and Asia, as well as additional information shared by those members who could not participate personally this year was impressing.

Step by step the Global Leadership Forum has established itself within the past 4 years as representative body for Construction Engineering and Management activities, education and research excellence programs worldwide.

This year’s plenary discussion has been focused on two special topics: 1st a broad debate about the global trends and its impact on Construction Engineering and Management tasks and developments and 2nd the discussion about pros and cons for standardization of education programs in academia.

I thank all the co-organizers and supporters of the conference in Weimar and Ettersburg for their dedication and help in the preparation and during these 5 sparkling days. I wish everybody fruitful reading in this year’s report.

All fruitful discussions and results achieved this year are a promising basis for next year’s follow-up Forum.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again in Beijing, China in 2016.


Hans-Joachim Bargstädt,
Organizing Chairman, GLF-CEM 2015
Professor for Construction Engineering and Management, and Dean of Faculty of Civil Engineering (Retired)
Bauhaus Universität Weimar