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.
Get your ticket to the online Summit
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.
Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation
Construction Technology Manager
Boston Dynamics (US)
Division Vice President, Emerging Technologies
Danielle Dy Buncio
Co-founder & CEO
Rune Huse Karlstad
Business Developer AEC, Oil & Gas at Varjo (NO)
Also in the programme
+40 Community Presentations
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.
unique online visitors
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!
Open Call for Pilots: Green Urban Mapping | 7 October 2021, online
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 UPDATES // WDBE Talks episode 12 released The Importance of Immediacy: Talking BIM, VR/AR, and Supersensor Integration with Rune Huse Karlstad. In this episode of WDBE talks, we sat down with Rune Huse Karlstad of Varjo Technologies to talk through the real-world...
Digital sensors can make construction more sustainable – BLOXHUB and ConTech Lab announce a Special Session at WDBE Summit
WDBE UPDATES // New Special Session at WDBE SummitSpecial Session at WDBE Summit – Digital sensors can make construction more sustainableAt the WDBE Summit on 28–29 September, the event's Danish collaborators BLOXHUB and ConTech Lab (Molio) will organise a 45 minute...
WDBE UPDATES // WDBE Talks episode 11 releasedContemporary Supersensing: Discussing Client-Led Implementation with Danielle Dy BuncioIn this episode of WDBE Talks, we sat down with Danielle Dy Buncio of VIATechnik to discuss the role sensor technology has when it...
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.
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.
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.