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Program consists two days of invited key-note lectures, panel discussions and technical tour. Summit venue is split to two capitals, Helsinki and Tallinn, including two boat trips between. Overnight is spent in the ferry. Program starts at Wednesday 9th noon in Helsinki. In the afternoon, participants are moved to ferry for trip to Tallinn, Estonia. Participants accommodate to the cabins of the ferry and buffet dinner will be served. Key-note presentations continue in the morning Thursday 10th in the seminar rooms of the ferry. After the morning lectures, technical tour is arranged to the Seaplane Harbour Museum, including renovated hangars with large size concrete shell structures. Return to Helsinki is by fast ferry reaching the Helsinki harbour Thursday 10th at 15:30 (Lunch in the ferry).

Confirmed keynote presentations

How to Improve the Robustness of Steel and Composite Buildings?

Professor David A. Nethercot
OBE, FREng, FTSE Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering Imperial College London

The Pursuit of Happiness
Keeping clients and architects happy, through the engineering of the Shard and London Bridge station

John Parker
Senior Technical Director, WSP London

Dynamic Expression: The Structural Design of The St Botolph Building

B ARCH, RAIA, RIBA, ARB, Associate director Andrew Byrne
Grimshaw Architects

Opportunities and challenges of non-destructive testing and monitoring methods in civil engineering

Prof. Dr. Christian Große
Technische Universität München

Bringing science into structural engineering education

Professor Juha Paavola
Head of the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Aalto University

Tension supported structures - experiences in Estonia

Associated professor Ivar Talvik
Head of Structural Engineering Chair
Tallinn University of Technology

Restoration of Tallinn seaplane hangars

Professor emeritus Karl Õiger
Tallinn University of Technology

 Globalization in consulting engineering

Matti Mannonen
Managing Director of the Finnish Association of Consulting Firms SKOL