Shaping the building sector of the future: why the EU needs more digital in construction

30 Sep 2020
10:00 - 13:00 CET
Details will be shared after registration

DIGITALEUROPE is delighted to invite you to this high-level virtual event exploring the digital transformation of the building sector.

Digital technologies are critical to making Europe’s construction sector more sustainable. 38% of CO2 comes from buildings, not cars, and almost the same amount of materials used in constructions turns into waste. The EU must focus on this in order to achieve its Green Deal goals.

This session will explore how new technologies can lead to efficiencies from building design to dismantling. Case studies will be discussed; for example, how Singapore has built a €73 million digital replica of the entire city for civil servants to run virtual simulations before drafting policies.

We will explore how to develop similar initiatives across the EU and why there are still too many roadblocks to overcome for planners to adopt these technologies or achieve tangible results. What does it take to digitally transform Europe’s construction sector? Can the Renovation Wave initiative and the Circular Economy Action Plan be the poster child for a digital-first, future-oriented European construction sector?

DIGITALEUROPE, ZVEI, Siemens, Microsoft, and Oracle invite you to a high-level virtual event on 30 September to discuss with policy-makers and industry how to overcome the challenges to a more sustainable building sector.

The following experts will join us for this discussion:

  • Ville Niinistö, MEP (Greens/EFA, Finland)
  • Fulvia Raffaelli, Head of Unit, DG GROW
  • Stefan Moser, Head of Unit, DG Energy
  • Christian Frey, Senior Manager Innovation and Patent Coordination, Siemens
  • Richard Petrie, Chief Executive, Building Smart International
  • Joanne Meyboom, Member of the Task Force at “De Bouwagenda”, The Netherlands
  • Frank Weiss, Senior Director New Products, BIM & Innovation, Oracle Construction and Engineering
  • Marc Habets, Technical Director, ETIM International
  • David Williams, Smart Places and Real Estate Industry Lead, Microsoft Enterprise Commercial, Industry Innovation Team
  • Oliver Blank, Director of European Affairs, ZVEI

Moderated by Jennifer Baker, Journalist

For additional information, please contact
Kivanç Akil
Associate Director for Events & Executive Coordination
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