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Welcome to the World of Digital Built Environment!

WDBE is now a community platform for continuous sharing + WDBE Summit for world class inspiration. 

It’s inevitable that the world changes faster than ever before and we want to contribute to positive transformation! WDBE is now The World of Digital Built Environment – a permanent platform for our growing global community highlighting the brightest minds and digital solutions improving our urban future. In 2021, we brought together over 2000 professionals from 54 countries and we are constantly growing.

Together we will continue to concretize the unlimited possibilities of digitalization as an enabler of a more socially, culturally, ecologically and economically sustainable urban future.

Our shared journey includes a series of free, live-streamed Community Sessions, packed with community keynotes and expert talks with solution highlights bringing the urban supersenses alive.

WDBE Summit online programme published!

The culmination of the year, WDBE Summit 2021, will take place online on September 28-29 and conclude the shared sensemaking of the theme “Unlocking Urban Supersensing” with the best inspirational keynote speakers and most profound thought leader panel discussions.

What is urban supersensing?

Urban supersenses offer us a constantly evolving toolbox to improve our everyday work, from architectural design to facility management. These senses originate from innovative use of intelligent technology solutions. The combination of digital + humane will unlock new ways of exploring and improving our built environment.

The main question of WDBE in 2021 is: How the developments in the interplay between humans and computers are changing our way of creating and interacting with buildings and cityscapes?  

And what is the WDBE Community?

WDBE brings together CDOs, CTOs, CIOs, architects, experts and researchers working with BIM, VDC, AR/VR, Big Data, analytics, IOT solutions, virtual project delivery etc. around the world.  Our aim is to accelerate transparent and sustainable systemic change through our global ecosystem of change makers.

>> Personal access links have been delivered to ticket holders – if you haven’t received yours, please contact Sami Lankiniemi (+358 40 7662263, sami@kirahub.org)

Get your ticket to the online Summit

Standard Ticket

The Standard ticket is your personal pass to all WDBE Summit keynotes, community sessions and networking possibilities on a virtual platform.

 

199€ + vat

Standard Group Ticket

The Standard group ticket offers all the Standard ticket’s benefits for a lower price when buying 5 or more tickets. 

*VAT can be waived for EU organizations with a valid VAT number and organizations outside EU.

149€ + vat

The culmination of the year, WDBE Summit 2021, will take place on 28-29 September 2021 online and concludes the shared sensemaking of the theme “Unlocking Urban Supersensing” with the best inspirational keynote speakers and most profound thought-leader panel discussions.

WDBE2021 Summit brings the forerunners of the digital built environment together for the fourth time in a row. Welcome to spend two inspiring days unlocking the urban  supersensing! The discussion gathered from our open Community Sessions creates a comprehensive background. At the Summit, our keynote speakers are joined by over 40 presenters from around the built environment. 

We have now published the Summit programme and most of the keynotes from industry thought-leaders.

Keynotes

Lorri Rowlandson

Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation
BGIS (CAN)

Brian Ringley

Construction Technology Manager
Boston Dynamics (US)

Aviad Almagor

Division Vice President, Emerging Technologies
Trimble (US)

Sofie Pelsmakers

Visiting professor, Sheffield School of Architecture & Assistant professor, Tampere University (FI)

Danielle Dy Buncio

Co-founder & CEO
VIATechnik (US)

Rune Huse Karlstad

Business Developer AEC, Oil & Gas at Varjo (NO)

Jeff Schumacher

Real Estate and Security Regional Lead
Microsoft (IRL)

Håvard Haukeland

Co-founder of Spacemaker, now Senior Director at Autodesk (NO)

Also in the programme

Thought-leader panels

+40 Community Presentations

Matchmaking Platform

Solution Highlights 

Digital Showcases

Become a partner

The WDBE activities are co-created by our community of future-builders throughout the year. This means that you can use your extraordinary expertise to help us all strenghten our super senses! 

This is your chance to showcase your superpowers for the global WDBE community. We can discuss all the elements of the WDBE partnership packages together to find the best fit for your organisation. 

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participants annually

 

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nationalities represented

 

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newsletter subscribers

 

24 000

unique online visitors

 

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Community Sessions

Our global Community Sessions give you access to deep-diving professional sessions, free of charge for the WDBE Community subscribers. And you are also warmly welcome to arrange one of your own – just contact us and we’ll make it happen!

Upcoming

Open Call for Pilots: Green Urban Mapping | 7 October 2021, online

Past sessions

Digital Construction 2021 | 24-26 September 2021

Supersensing for infrastructure construction | 22 September 2021, online

How can data-driven planning create more inclusive urban environments? | 15–16 June 2021, Online

Why we need a real-time picture of the construction site? | 27 May 2021, Online

Do we really need to return to the office? | 6 May 2021, Online

Do we really need a common language in construction? | 31 Mar 2021, Online

Digital transition towards circular built environment | 12 Jan 2021, Online

FINEST Twins Digital Twin Masterclass 2020 | 5–26 November 2020, Online

Digital twin: Are we there yet? | 22nd October 2020, Online

Garage48 Digital Construction Hackathon | 25–27 September, Online

Building level intelligence and flexibility | Watch the recording

DigiPLACE Workshop | Watch the recording

Digital Situational Awareness in Construction | Watch the recording

Integrated Design | Watch the recording

WWF Life EconomisE KIRA-challenge | Watch the recording

Data flow in the Construction Lifecycle | Watch the recording

AEC Hackathon, BLOXHUB | Read the tips for AEC professionals

KIRA AI: Shared Vision for AI Success | Watch the recording

BIM-based Building Permit Process Automation | Download presentations

UPDATES & COMMUNITY CONTENTNew

WDBE-talks: Urgency and Scale: Discussing the Importance of Human-Led Supersensing

WDBE-talks: Urgency and Scale: Discussing the Importance of Human-Led Supersensing

In this episode of WDBE Talks, we sat down with Dr. Sofie Pelsmakers of Tampere University to discuss the role of sensor technology in the modern built environment and the continuing need for sustainable change within the contemporary built environment. Our conversation covered the need to address the ‘performance gap’ within the sector, the ethical issues surrounding data capture, and obstacles impeding change.

Urgency and Scale: Discussing the Importance of Human-Led Supersensing with Sofie Pelsmakers.

Urgency and Scale: Discussing the Importance of Human-Led Supersensing with Sofie Pelsmakers.

In the run-up to WDBE 2021, we talked with Dr. Sofie Pelsmakers, the Associate Professor for Sustainable Architecture and Sustainable Housing Design at Tampere University. Our conversation covered the importance of implementing human-led sensor technology, the need for continuous research, and the role urban supersensing can play when it comes to sustainability and improving quality of life.

WDBE-talks: Closing the Loop – Discussing Automation and Realtime Supersensing

WDBE-talks: Closing the Loop – Discussing Automation and Realtime Supersensing

In this episode of WDBE Talks, we sat down with Brian Ringley of Boston Dynamics to discuss the role robots can play on-site when it comes to scanning and data capture. Our conversation covered the challenges of operating autonomously in construction, the importance of digital twins, and the renewed need for remote site access in a post-covid world.

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