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Efficient and innovative construction industry is crucial factor in rising quality of life. As construction knowledge, technology and experience progressed through the ages in the realization of major construction projects; various innovative technological developments appeared and were described in many scholarly publications. The important role in future development of construction industry will have the application of new techniques and methods, which could raise the efficiency of processes. Collaboration and exchange of best practice knowledge can also provide extensive benefits to the industry. And finally, we would like to point out that multiple criteria decision making methods have a promising future in the construction management field, because they offer a highly approved methodological basis for decision support. Nevertheless, their success in practice depends heavily on the development of computerized multicriteria decision support systems for variety of problems to be solved.
The members of EWG-ORSDCE are active on international level promoting collaboration in broad research areas. The members of EWG-ORSDCE were among the founders of new organization called International Academy of Information Technology and Quantitative Management (IAITQM). The inauguration meeting of IAITQM took place in Omaha of United States on June 3, 2012. The Academy was established at a right time to consider how to physically bring educators, scholars, policy makers, and professionals around the world in the fields of information technology and quantitative management together to exchange their fresh thoughts, creative ideas, research findings and business experience to further benefit humanity.
The members of EWG-ORSDCE are chief editors and active members of editorial boards of the scientific journals. The efficient management resulted that the four of them have received the impact factors and high ranks:
  • Journal of Civil Engineering and Management  (2015 Impact Factor: 1.530);
  • Technological and Economic Development of Economy (2015 Impact Factor: 1.952);
  • Journal of Business Economics and Management (2015 Impact Factor: 0.618);
  • International Journal of Strategic Property Management (2015 Impact Factor: 0.776);
  • The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering (2015 Impact Factor: 0.519);
  • Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management (2015 Impact Factor: 0.591).
The sustainability ideas are promoted not only through publication of articles, but also by the implementation of scientific projects. The research team of EWG-ORSDCE members implements 7th Framework project “Sustainable zero carbon ECO-town developments improving quality of life across EU (ECO-life)” (2010 – 2016) that promotes the sustainable green city concept and aims to implement the renovation of town district to high energy standard using RES.
In 2012 started BUILD UP Skills project funded under Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) program. BUILD UP Skills is an EU Initiative to improve the qualification and skills of Europe's building workers which are essential to build, equip and renovate buildings of high energy performance.
Another project finalizing this year granted under the “Priority1: Fostering Innovations“ of the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007 – 2013 “COOL Bricks - Climate Change, Cultural Heritage & Energy Efficient Monuments” initiated in order to find the ways how to reduce the energy consumption of historical buildings without destroying their cultural value and identity. Project aims to find common solutions to combine the needs of climate protection with technical, administrative and historically adequate approaches to fulfil the necessary CO2-reduction aims.
The NorthPass project (2009-2012) funded under Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) program was aimed at promoting the very low-energy house concept in the North European building market, focusing on new residential buildings. The expected results of project are: defined very-low energy house criteria and concept adapted to the North European countries; solutions to remove the market barriers; removed gaps between demonstration and broad market penetration.
During the „BUILD UP Skills“ project, a “Roadmap for Training Workforce in Lithuanian Construction Sector in order to meet energy efficiency targets 2020” was introduced. Second part of the project, which started on July 2014 – Improving competences and skills of the building workforce in Lithuania related to nearly zero energy buildings (BUILD UP Skills ENERGOTRAIN). The Project aims to establish a voluntary system for development and recognition of professional competences and skills of the building workforce in Lithuania in relation to requirements for nearly zero energy buildings.
Full list of projects implemented in period 2010-2016 see in section "International projects".
 
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