25-29 May 2015 lisbon congress center, portugal
Bio & Abstract

Prof. Mirna Cortopassi Lobo
President Advisor
Brazilian Council of Achitects

Professor Mirna Cortopassi Lobo has been the vice president of Federal University of Parana, director of Metropolitan Area of Curitiba planning organization. She is graduated in different areas, such as Urban Planning, Information Technology, Geography and GIS. She is working at Council of Architecture and Urbanism in Brasilia since 2011 where she has conceived the information architecture and has been responsible for its installation since then.

A New Paradigm in the Supervision of Professional Councils

The experience in installing the new Council of Architecture and Urbanism-CAU in Brazil, created by Law 12,478 of December 31, 2010, leads us to a critical analysis of the structure of the pre-existing multi-professional Council, and its supervision model. We have detected multiple distortions in relation to sustainability and objectivity of supervisions in Professional Councils of the same nature that the CAU, which can be attributed to the model adopted with low technological infrastructure. Due to the continental dimensions of Brasil, these activities could not be developed within the available budget. Since now, the former Councils performed these audits in the traditional manner, focused on environmentally nonconforming procedures, which has low efficiency, and do not reach the critical point of inspecting the exercise of professionals coming from different areas of training. The challenge is huge because Brazilian Council is organized in 28 different state structures and establishing the same pattern for different regions and cultures demanded the use of cutting edge technologies and cloud computing based in 5.570 cities base maps. Also, the system architecture provides institutional agreements with governmental organization in order to integrate data from different sources. The present paper focuses beyond the simple use of technologies, and its interoperability, contextualizing this oversight in greater spectrum of professional activities of CAU, in the construction of cities.