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DAY 2 – 30 Sept 2020

World Summit on Digital Built Environment

30th September 2020

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Login – Showroom and Matchmaking – Explore the “Illusion City”


Tallinn Welcoming show



Theme 3: Redefining sustainable role of technology

Creating gravity and increasing the talent density – Mega projects as a platform for implementing new ways of working

Peter Vesterbacka


FinEst Bay Area Development

Human-Robot Futures in Architecture and Digital Fabrication

Kathrin Dörfler

Assistan Professor

TU Munich


Exploring the “Illusion City” – Showroom and Matchmaking


Partner sessions

Digitalising construction workflows

Unlocking the investment potential for resilient low-carbon building stock

Comprehensive approach to data utilization

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Community sessions

Session 5: Redefining technology adoption

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 Finland

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 Kelly, Galway-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

Session 7: Redefining digital construction

Cost-efficient documentation of buildings and technical installations with photogrammetry

Adrian Merkel, FRAMENCE 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 Oy

Superior communication is a key factor in order to improve construction project performance

Otto Laurila, Homerunbynet Oy

Virtual timber construction factory

Raiko Gustavson, Estonian Woodhouse Association

Concrete 3D Printing: Accelerating the transition to Sustainable and Automated Construction

Fernando De los Rios,Hyperion Robotics


Community sessions

Session 6: Redefining digital infrastructure

Automation of city asset management process with computer vision technology

Markus Melander, Vaisala Oyj

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

Session 8: Redefining digital lifecycle

Smart Maintenance of University Campus Facilities – Case Tampere University

Jani Hämäläinen, Siemens & Ville Kautto, University 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 Pirkkalainen, University of Tampere

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 & Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue, University of Brescia, Italy 

KEKO Innovation Ecosystem, first results and focus areas

Mikko Kuusakoski, YIT


TWINMOTION WORKSHOP 1: A Crash Course Introduction

This workshop is aimed at archviz designers who have some knowledge of 3D content creation using apps like SketchUp, Revit, or 3ds Max. 2nd day Twinmotion workshop will deepen the themes of the first workshop. Workshop 1 is with Amer Yassine.

Attendees in this session will:

  • learn how to import 3D content into Twinmotion – a fast and easy real-time visualization tool built on Unreal Engine
  • find out how to enhance a project using Twinmotion’s built-in tools and assets, including PBR Materials and lighting
  • learn how to show off designs with images, panoramas, videos, or BIMmotion files


This workshop is a follow on from the “Twinmotion: A Crash course introduction” , and is aimed at archviz designers who have some knowledge of 3D content creation using apps like SketchUp, Revit, or 3ds Max. Workshop 2 is with Joep VanDerSteen.

Attendees in this session will:

  • review how to use Twinmotion for collabortion between clients or co-workers
  • learn about VR workflows, phasing tools and options for working with BIM and BCF data


Keynote session 2

Theme 4: Redefining sustainable construction and life-cycle

Reshaping how we create the built environment with digital tools and multi-disciplinary collaboration

Martin Fischer


Stanford University, CIFE

Fixing the productivity problem of construction – The role of improved situation picture

Olli Seppänen

Associate Professor

Aalto University


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