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Program outline

Monday January 14

19.00 - 21.00 Get together


Tuesday January 15

10.00 Opening Session

Chaired by: Tarmo Savolainen (buildingSMART Nordic)

10.00 Welcome from the Organizing Committee
Tarmo Savolainen (Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency)

10.05 Opening words
Director-General Kari Wihlman (Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency)

10.30 EU BIM Task Group – the public clients BIM push
Ingemar Lewen (The Swedish Transport Administration)


11.00 Country Reports Session

Chaired by: Tarmo Savolainen (buildingSMART Nordic)

11:00 Road Map of Digital Design and Construction of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure - a Use Case Driven Approach
Thomas Liebich (BIM4INFRA Consortium)

11:20 Banedanmark and the Danish Road Directorate collaborate on the digital transformation of the Danish infrastructure industry
Gita Mohshizadeh (Banedanmark), Anna Rosenkrantz (Banedanmark)

11:40 Country Report UK
Philip Jackson (Intra-TeamIT Consultants Ltd)


12.15 Lunch, Exhibition and Networking


13.30 Parallel Sessions

Asset Management 1

Chaired by: Tiina Perttula (Ramboll Finland Oy)

13:30 Combining existing asset data in railway infrastructure with BIM and geospatial data
Chi Zhang (applitec GmbH / Ghent University)

14:00 The EUROTL: Asset information management for European Roads using Semantic Web and Linked data
Jan Erik Hoel (Trimble Solutions Sandvika)

14:30 Digital use cases for bridge facility management
Inka Lappalainen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd)


Planning and Design 1

Chaired by: Tomi Henttinen (buildingSMART Finland /Gravicon Oy)

13:30 Jokeri Light Rail - Information Management in Alliance Model
Liisa Kemppainen (Sito) , Juuso Kuusinen (YIT)

14:00 Utilization of BIM in design and construction - Blominmäki wastewater treatment facility
Lari Metsäpelto (YIT Infra Oy) , Tommi Lius (Pöyry Finland Oy)

14:30 BIM in development of large multi-project areas
Heidi Piiroinen (City of Helsinki) , Jarkko Räsänen (FCG Desing and Engineering Ltd)


Research 1

Chaired by: Rauno Heikkilä (University of Oulu)

13:30 Importance of geological and geotechnical models in InfraBIM – Case studies in engineering projects
Rie Kudoh (OYO corporation)

14:00 Enhancing motivation and skills development in building information modelling for infrastructure topics by using active learning methods
Raido Puust (Tallinn University of Technology / MAGNET Systems Finland)

14:30 Visualisation of risk information in BIM to support risk mitigation and communication: case studies and a framework
Oliver Heinonen (Ramboll Finland Oy)


Challenger 1

Chaired by: Erkki Mäkinen (Trimble)

13:30 Real Value of Connected Construction
Erkki Mäkinen (Trimble) , Tuomas Hörkkö (Point Group Oy)

13:55 Information Flow in Infra Construction Project
Heikki Halttula (MAGNET Systems Finland)

14:20 Machine control designed for open infraBIM
Teemu Virtanen (Novatron Oy)


15.00 Coffee, Exhibition and Networking // Sponsored by MAGNET Systems Finland


15.45 Parallel Sessions

Asset Management 2

Chaired by: Ingemar Lewen (The Swedish Transport Administration)

15:45 InfraBIM as-built Model of the Tallinn Airport Airside Area Development Project
Jüri Pärtna (Reaalprojekt OÜ) , Risto Vahenurm (BIMConsult OÜ)

16:15 Digitalisation for waterway infrastructures – first steps and first experiences
Joerg Boedefeld (Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute)

16:45 BIG in Sweden - CoClass for Asset Management
Mikael Malmkvist (Swedish Building Services) , Mikael Törnkvist (The Swedish Transport Administration)

17:15 EDISON - Bridge Inspection using UAVs and Artificial Intelligence
Peter Furtner (VCE)


Construction 1

Chaired by: Jim Plume (buildingSMART Australasia)

15:45 InfraBIM workflow on site at Norway and Finland - Success stories and differences between two Nordics
Petteri Palviainen (Novatron Oy), Trond Huus (Vassbakk & Stol)

16:15 The new Metro » Nacka, Södermalm and southern suburbs
Conrad Malmstedt Ledin (Sweco Civil AB)

16:45 Tampere Deck and Arena – construction project over railways – providing the right information to make the right decisions
Aki Kopra (Kreate Oy) , Eero Särkkä (Ramboll Finland Oy)

17:15 Case VALTARI – Alliance to Deliver New Road in Lahti Region with Tight Collaboration
Kyosti Kanerva (Pöyry Finland) , Heikki Lehkonen (Skanska Infra)


Digital System 1

Chaired by: Štefan Jaud (Technical University  Munich \n Obermeyer Planen + Beraten GmbH)

15:45 BIM implementation for the Rail Baltica Global Project
Raitis Busmanis (RB Rail AS) , Jovita Starynina (RB Rail AS)

16:15 Dynamo: an easy and helpful tool in the design of a scenic footbridge
Rosa Maria Torra Reventós (Sabadell City Council)

16:45 Creating BIM »as built« 3D road elements based on existing roads point cloud scan data
Leon Leban (CGS Labs d.o.o.)

17:15 From data to bridge design - Make the most of infrastructure open data in bridge design and asset management
Eetu Partala (Sweco)


Challenger 2

Chaired by: Erkki Mäkinen (Trimble)

15:45 3D infrastructure data integration in BIM based construction processes
Steffen Rabe (RIB Information Technologies AG) , Hans Schulz (RIB Information Technologies AG)

16:10 Louhi Project Dashboard - Case Raide-Jokeri & Kruunusillat projects
Arla Hillner (Sitowise)

16:35 Interoperability in infrastructure asset management during planning, construction and maintenance lifecycles
Jussi Laaksonen (Trimble Solutions Corporation)

17:00 Worksite collaboration with interactive drone maps and laser scanning data
Lauri Hartikainen (

17:25 Data Driven Infrastructure and Automated Design
Phil Langley (Bryden Wood)


19.00 Dinner


Wednesday January 16

9.00 Parallel Sessions

Planning and Design 2

Chaired by: Risto Vahenurm (BIMConsult OÜ)

09:00 Fully integrated BIM in Norwegian railway project
Simen Riseng Olsen (Norconsult AS)

09:30 Life Cycle Performance from BIM for Major Infrastructure: case study HS2, UK
Panu Pasanen (Bionova Ltd.)

10:00 First steps in the world of BIM in Estonia
Erko Puusaag (Estonian Road Administration)


Digital System 2

Chaired by: Winfries Stix (building SMART Austria)

09:00 The Road from ConnectedBIM to OpenBIM
Peter Imbrechts (Neanex)

09:30 BIM + GIS: the key ingredients for Digital Twin
Jarkko Männistö (Sitowise Oy), Jere Metsävuo (Sitowise Oy)

10:00 Information flow in design phase Case Ylästö City of Vantaa
Susanna Leinonen (Ramboll Finland Oy)


Standards, guidelines, classifications 1

Chaired by: Miika Kostamo (Novatron)

09:00 IFC Infra Development
Tiina Perttula (Ramboll Finland Oy)

09:30 GeoBIM for full underground BIM design
Mats Svensson (Tyréns AB)

10:00 The Pasila-Riihimäki project
Teppo Rauhala (Novatron Oy) , Maunu Tast (Sitowise Oy)


Challenger 3

Chaired by: Teemu Kivimäki (Infrakit)

09:00 All in – BIM, CIM and AIM for built environment
Teemu Nivell (Point Group Oy)

09:25 Standardising product data for digital use
Lars Chr. Fredenlund (coBuilder AS)


10.30 Coffee, Exhibition and Networking


11.00 Parallel Sessions

Standards, guidelines, classifications 2

Chaired by: Juha Liukas (Sitowise)

11:00 BIM in Landscape - developing landscape information modeling
Vilma Pylkkö (Ramboll Finland Oy)

11:30 Piloting Model-based Administrative Processing of Engineering Plans
Maija Ketola (Sitowise Oy)

12:00 A study on open data formats in road infrastructure projects
Daniel Söderlindh (The Swedish Transport Administration)


Construction 2

Chaired by: Ville Suntio (Destia)

11.00 BIM solution for the whole facility lifecycle
Igor Rogachev (S-INFO)

11:30 Highway 4 Kello - Räinänperä road building project: digital quality management and data handling
Olli Planting (Destia) , Katja Puolitaival (Welado Ltd)

12:00 BIM and situational awareness in project management
Jarkko Aittoniemi (Sweco PM) , Eelon Lappalainen (Sweco PM)


BIM Competences

Chaired by: Timo Lehtoviita (Saimaa University of Applied Sciences)

11:00 a “less-is-more approach” to procurement for infrastructure projects
Odilo Schoch (ETH Zurich / Schoch Arch. Serv. LLC)

11:30 Let's wake up - Limited thinking for BIM
Antti Karjalainen (WSP)

12:00 Training and development model to achieve BIM competencies in construction and design teams
Nada Milivojevic (Coventry University)


Challenger 4

Chaired by: Pasi Joensuu (Infrakit)

11:00 Infraconstruction in year 2025
Teemu Kivimäki (Infrakit)

11:25 Speeding up BIM collaboration
Kim Nyberg (Trimble Solutions Corporation)

11:50 Your reality. Your way.
Mikael Svensson (Hexagon Geosystems)

12:15 Rethinking the Building Information Model
Henriikka Keskinen (VRT Finland Oy Ltd.)


12.30 Lunch, Exhibition and Networking


13.30 Co-Operation and Future

Chaired by: Tomi Henttinen (buildingSMART Finland / Gravicon Oy)

13:30 Nordic Public Client´s BIM co-operation
Kristin Lysebo (Bane NOR)

14:00 IFC Rail: Overview and Methodology
Guy Pagnier (IFC-Rail)

14:30 Next Generation InfraBIM Guidelines in Finland
Josefiina Saarnikko (Sitowise Oy), Niki Tapper (Ramboll Finland Oy)

15.00 Keynote - The twin city in Helsinki-Tallinn area will boost economic growth and open the doors to Europe
Jyrki Keinänen (AINS Group)


15.30 Closing words

Jyrki Keinänen (AINS Group)


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