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Based on submissions received from our global ecosystem of future builders we are happy to release this year’s preliminary community sessions. 8 themes under 8 sessions and 47 presenters in two days building our shared illusion. Buy a ticket to our virtual summit and be a part of this story.

THEME 1: Redefining sustainable architecture and digital interaction

29th September, Virtual Helsinki Illusion, parallel sessions 1 & 2

Future buildings – Green & Smart? Mika Kovanen, Ramboll Finland

Virtual Energy Urban Community as an enabler of clean energy urban transformation Francesco Freda, VTT

mySMARTLife – Open Energy Data Ecosystem as a Driver for Carbon Neutrality Maria Viitanen, City of Helsinki

Sustainable Design: From Bioclimatic to Regenerative Digital Design Arvini Dervishaj, BIM A+

Managing environmental data and BREEAM requirements in BIM Øystein Iversen, Cobuilder

Lean2Cradle® Material Passport – Digitizing Buildings to activate their circular value Gemma Canals, Eco Intelligent Growth

Utilizing the LCA calculations using BIM Ahmed Hussein, Metropolia University

Proof of Concept for a BIM based permit checking environment in Estonia Rick Klooster, Future Insight

Integrated 3D digital city publisher & data collector for companies & municipalities Petri Kokko, Sova3D

BIM for massive wood, straw bale, and clay Conor Shaw, Shaw Architectural Solutions

Co-creating and collaborating with partners to increase the efficiency and transparency Mika Kupila, HEAL/ Trä Digital

Automated design project manager Kermo Mägi, 3D WEB

Rethinking structural engineering process Petteri KarjalainenA-Insinöörit

Case Hospital Nova: How BIM and VR are critical in healthcare projects Alexander Le Bell, Tridify Limited

THEME2: Redefining sustainable quality of life

29th September, Virtual Helsinki Illusion, parallel sessions 3 & 4

Principles of a sustainable city: platform + transparent + data-driven Natalia Rincón, CHAOS

ITwinWin for Helsinki & Tallinn – How to build more relevant, valuable and sustainable Twin City Sami Erpo, Nordic Business House

Smart Communicative City Planning: Towards People-Centered Built Environment with Digital Methods Pilvi Nummi, Aalto University

Redefining the citizen engagement as an ecosystem of data linked to locations Maarit Kahila, Maptionnaire

How to achieve inclusive sustainability, case Espoo Elina Wanne, City of Espoo

Virtual co-creation platform for urban planning Petri KangassaloAalto University

How does the megatrend of individualism effect the behavior of real estate customers Harri Majala, GBuilder

Twin WinCity “Mummola” The Future Senior Concept Sari Erpo, Nordic Business House

How to use AI in early phase real estate development to design better and more sustainable cities Hilde Njøten, Spacemaker

Spaces configurator to facilitate environmental and health requirements Berit Virtanen-Thewlis, Trä Digital

Digital analysis of residential architectural qualities Kaj Granath, Chalmers University of Technology

Climate wise housing cooperatives Visa KivisaariGreen Building Council Finland

THEME3:Redefining sustainable role of technology

30th September, Virtual Tallinn Illusion, parallel sessions 5 & 6

Blockchain in real estate and construction Alirez Khalafi, Swiss Association of Crypto Investors

Relevance of a corporate venture capital to disrupt the construction industry Ibon Iribar, CEMEX Ventures

AI transformation in engineering – building the right competencies after COVID-19 crisis Janne Liuttu, Ramboll

Co-creation of Digital road map – step by step from vision to practice Suvi Nenonen, University Properties of Finland Ltd

Dynamic systems view on built environments and their digitalization across the globe Pekka Huovinen, Business Management PJH

BIM-Futures – Capacity-building professional development Mark KellyGalway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Key elements in building trust in data ecosystems Vesa Ilmarinen, Platform of Trust

Automation of city asset management process with computer vision technology Markus Melander, Vaisala

Bottlenecks of creating digital infrastructure in Finland Maiju Örmä, Tampere University

Benefits, needs and challenges of digital infrastructure Olli Jokinen, Sitowise

How should we structure information so we can reuse it tomorrow and in 50 years from now Göran Samuelsson, Swedish Transport Agency and Mid Sweden University

Creating a national framework for easier information exchange in road construction projects Erling Onstein, NTNU

Information Technology & Decision Support for Urban Transport Emergency Routes Mark KellyGalway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Key elements in building trust in data ecosystems Jagbir Singh, University of Delhi, Swami Shraddhanand College

Benefits of digital twinning in creating a user-centric and sustainable built environment Jarkko Männistö, Sitowise

THEME 4: Redefining sustainable construction and lifecycle

30th September, Virtual Tallinn Illusion, parallel sessions 7 & 8

Cost-efficient documentation of buildings ans technical installations with photogrammetry Adrian MerkelFRAMENCE GmbH

Synchronizing construction activities with takt platform Marco Binninger,

Experience and challenges of digital development from general contractor’s perspective Miina Karafin, Nordecon AS

Using digital sticky notes for communicating from office to field Heikki Halttula,Topcon Technology Finland 

Superior communication is a key factor in order to improve construction project performance Otto Laurila, Homerunbynet 

Virtual timber construction factory Lauri KivillEstonian Woodhouse Association

Concrete 3D Printing: Accelerating the transition to Sustainable and Automated Construction Fernando De los Rios, Hyperion Robotics

Smart Maintenance of University Campus Facilities – Case Tampere University Suvi Nenonen,University Properties of Finland

How Artificial Intelligence can save energy and increase indoor comfort at the same time Imre-Gustav Vellamaa, R8tech

Successful crisis management in large retail environments – reaction and recovery Hannu Käki, HyperIn Inc.

Augmented Reality for Facilities Management Heikki Halttula,Topcon Technology Finland 

Superior communication is a key factor in order to improve construction project performance Farncisco Forns-Samso, Granlund 

Social extended reality for construction and FM business Jukka PuhtoTampere University

Utilizing 3D city model to predict the heat demand of buildings Enni Airaksinen, City of Helsinki, Helsinki3D+

Sensorized ETICS for LCA performance assessment Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue, University of Brescia

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