Based on submissions received from our global ecosystem of future builders we are happy to release this year’s preliminary community sessions. 4 themes with 8 sessions and 50 presentations in two days building our shared illusion. Buy a ticket to our virtual summit and be a part of this story.

DAY 1 – 29th September

THEME 1: Redefining sustainable architecture and digital interaction – Sessions 1 & 2, Virtual Helsinki Illusion


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 Arlind 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 & Jose Ignacio Cubina Reyes, 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 – Sessions 3 & 4, Virtual Helsinki Illusion


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

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

Future of Work Tom Lindholm, YIT


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

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

Prefabricated modular insulation elements for the deep energy renovation of existing building stock Targo Kalamees, Tallinn University of Technology

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

DAY 2 – 30th September

THEME3: Redefining sustainable role of technology – Sessions 5 & 6, Virtual Tallinn Illusion


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

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

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

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

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

How Datahub enabled COVID-19 impact follow-up on construction sites Heikki Sulonen, YIT

Reasons that slow down Nordic proptech growth Risto Kankaanpää, Pontos


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

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

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

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

The basis of digital governance architecture Marten Kaevats, estGOV

THEME 4: Redefining sustainable construction and lifecycle – Sessions 7 & 8, Virtual Tallinn Illusion


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

Synchronizing construction activities with TAKT platform Marco Binninger & Janosch Dlouhy,

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 Raiko GustavsonEstonian 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 NenonenUniversity Properties of Finland

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

Augmented Reality for Facilities Management Francisco Forns-Samso & Mao Lin, Granlund 

Social extended reality for construction and FM business Henri PirkkalainenTampere University

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

Sensorized ETICS for LCA performance assessment Angelo Ciribini, University of Brescia

KEKO Innovation Ecosystem, first results and focus areas Mikko Kuusakoski, YIT

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