Smart Builders' Summit

18th September 2019 in Stuttgart

Event summary

Nearly 40% of the annual global greenhouse gas emissions are generated by the building sector. Twenty years from now, buildings could be a lot more energy efficient. What digital technologies and new practices have made their way into the building sector and what are the economics behind smart planning?

Professionals from the public and private sector as well as research institutions, developers and financing institutions from the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Switzerland will come together at the Smart Builders’ Summit and discuss the future of the building industry.

The event is organised by the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) and BABLE. Participants have a specific interest in the opportunities of digital technologies in planning and operating building assets, are keen on engaging internationally and see potential in cross-national cooperation in the construction sector. We’d like to spark cooperation in the field of digital construction and encourage the collaboration of our industries.

The different formats including short expert lectures, panel discussions, workshops and informal exchanges are designed to help you discuss not only current developments in the building sector but also joint opportunities and future partnerships in the exciting field of future digital building.


Speakers

Welcome address

Photo of Dr. Olaf Kranz
Dr. Olaf Kranz

Head of Science & Innovation Germany, Switzerland and Austria; UK Science & Innovation Network British Embassy Berlin

I: The Future of the Building Industry

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Henk Kok

Smart City Manager, Municipality Eindhoven

TOPIC: Eindhoven challenged the market to unburden existing private home-owners to target for zero energy housing

"Updating your private house should be just as easy as ordering a Billy Cabinet at IKEA."

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Knippers

Professor and director of the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE)
Deputy Executive Director of the Cluster of Excellence IntCDC
Vice Rector for Research, University of Stuttgart

TOPIC: Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture

"The detrimental environmental impact and lack of productivity coupled with the multifaceted relevance of architecture clearly indicates that we urgently need new approaches to design and construction. Digital technologies make it possible to address these challenges in novel ways."

II: Planning in Smart Districts and Cities

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Dr. Iris Belle

Drees & Sommer

TOPIC: 10 Theses on digitalisation of city districts, the Blue Way

"Smart Cities, energy transition and digital transformation mean change management. New possibilities for services also mean rethinking and redesigning planning processes and planning goals. How planning goals are set is more important than coming to terms with technical challenges."

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Dr.-Ing. Alexander Rieck

Co-Director/Founder, LAVA Laboratory for Visionary Architecture
Fraunhofer IAO

TOPIC: Future cities

III: New Practices in Planning and Building

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Jochen Weber

CEO/Founder,
ProNES Automation GmbH

TOPIC: Digital Building: Conceptual Reach and Technical Representation Using a Real Example

"When is a digitized building smart and where does the question of meaningfulness in the technical equipment arise?"


Agenda

Wednesday, 18th September


Start End Activity
12:00 Meeting Point: BABLE Connect Booth, Hall 4, G4.015
12:30 13:00 Registration
13:00 13:10 Welcome address by the British Embassy Berlin
13:10 13:20 Setting the scene - BABLE
13:20 14:15 I: The Future of the Building Industry

Presentation 1: Municipality Eindhoven (15min)
Presentation 2: University of Stuttgart Excellence Cluster (15min)
Questions from the audience to the panel (20min)

14:15 15:00 II: Planning in Smart Districts and Cities

Presentation 1: Drees & Sommer (10min)
Presentation 2: LAVA Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (10min)
Questions from the audience to the panel (15min)

15:00 15:30 Working Afternoon Tea
15:30 16:00 III: New Practices in Planning and Building

Presentation 1: ProNES Automation (15min)
Questions from the audience to the panel (15min)

16:00 17:30 Mixed networking and workshops
17:30 18:00 Wrap up and farewell
18:00 Networking reception

Optional drinks reception supported by the matchmaking app


About the location

Restaurant im Westen

Location: Stuttgart Airport/Fair
Messepiazza 1, 70629 Stuttgart

How to get there

  • From Airport Stuttgart: Follow signs to "Messe"
  • S-Bahn (local train) stop: "Airport/Messe"
  • Meeting Point: BABLE Connect Booth, Hall 4, G4.015 (Entrance East)
  • We will guide you to the location which is approx. 10 minutes away (Entrance West)


Further Information

Why should you sign up for the Smart Builders' Summit?

The event brings together professionals from the public and private sector as well as research institutions, developers and financing institutions from the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Participants have a specific interest in the opportunities of digital technologies in planning and operating building assets, are keen on engaging internationally and see potential in cross-national cooperation in the construction sector.

If you sign up for the Smart Builders’ Summit, you will receive a free three-day pass for the INTERGEO fair and thus get loads of extra time to explore the exhibition grounds.

Who organises the Smart Builders' Summit?

The event is co-organised by BABLE, a young Morgenstadt spin-off facilitating innovation in cities, and the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN).

What is the matchmaking app?

The matchmaking app is a web-based app that connects you with other experts and forum participants with the same interests or professional backgrounds.
The algorithm in the app draws on personal data and preferences provided by users at their discretion that then links up experts allowing for efficient networking and the best use of your time.

All data provided in the app is stored safely on BABLE’s systems where you have full control over it.

In order to use the app, prior registration is necessary.
In case you have not signed up for the app when registering for this forum, you can still sign up at any time.

Sign up on BABLE

Screenshot of the matchmaking app

More questions?

Just get in touch with us - we are happy to help.

Natalie Wolf
Natalie Wolf
Event Coordination
natalie@bable-smartcities.eu