Wednesday June 1

WBC16 Special Forum: Innovative Business Opportunities from Sustainable Buildings and Construction in Emerging Economies and Developing Countries
Time: 11.00-12.30
Location: Main Auditorium, Tampere Hall
Moderators: Helena Soimakallio, Finnish Association of Civil Engineers RIL and Harri Hakaste, Ministry of the Environment, Finland

The session focuses on business opportunities that innovative sustainability services can provide to create and successfully operate intelligent built environments especially in emerging economies and developing countries. 10YFP SBC Programme prepares projects to implement good SBC practices globally to support sustainable consumption and production. One of CIB’s main themes is sustainable construction. This session intends to exploit the human capital gathered in Tampere to identify how profitable business could be developed to improve the quality of life sustainably in the process of strong urbanization. The focus areas are Africa, Asia and the LAC region. Contact: Pekka Huovila,


- George Ofori, Singapore
- Maija Virta, India
- Jeremy Gibberd, South Africa
- Quan Jin, Sweden
- Pekka Huovila, 10YFB SBC Programme


TG72 Roadmap, Workshop
Time: 11.00 - 12.30
Location: Riffi
Contact: A. Akintoye,


TG79 Sessions, Roadmap, Workshop
Time: 11.00 -12.30, 13.30-15.00, 15.30-17.00
Location: Aaria
Contact: Henk Visscher,


TG90 Expert Discussion Panel: Information Integration in the Built Environment
Time: 15.30-17.30
Location: Sonaatti 2
Contact: Adriana Sanchez,


HOLISTEEC - From Theory to Practices of building design
Duration: two sessions (1-hour duration each) from 13.30-15.00, 15.30-16.30
Location: Small auditorium, Tampere hall
Registration fee 380 eur + 24% VAT.
Registration here
Please choose "one day participation" and write HOLISTEEC to additional information field.

Please see PROGRAM here

Contact: Elisabetta Delponte

The HOLISTEEC project, co-funded within the 7th framework programme by European Commission, has successfully reached and overtaken its midterm with sounding results to present. The main objective of the project is to design, develop, and demonstrate a BIM-based, on-the-cloud, collaborative building design software platform, featuring advanced design support for multi-criteria building optimization, taking into account external neighborhood-level influences and guarantying KPI assessment and comparison. The creation of such a platform is being supported by the definition of a building design methodology to provide designers with a structured workflow that foresees the use of BIM along the whole building design process enabling to gather the right data at the right time and giving it to the right people. This workshop represents the perfect opportunity to jointly showcase HOLISTEEC methodology and platform together with resultant benefits for the AEC sector.

The event will be articulated in two sessions: the first session will provide the audience with the main goals achieved in the framework of the research activities of the HOLISTEEC project with dedicated presentations and demonstration, while the second part of the workshop will be structured as an interactive session during which participants are invited to actively collaborate in order to stimulate participants to comment on the methodology and its results.


W70 Research Roadmap, Workshop, Meeting
Time: 13.30-15.00,  15.30-17.00
Location: Sopraano
Contact: Keith Jones


W083 Meeting
Time: 15.30-17.00
Location: Opus 2
Contact: Keith Roberts,


W120 Research Roadmap Consultation Workshop
Time: 13.30-15.00
Location: Sonaatti 1
Contact: Lee Bosher,


W121 Meeting and Workshop
Time: 15.30-17.00
Location: Opus 4
Contact: Jack Goulding,


eeEmbedded FP7 project
Time: 11.00 - 12.30
Location: Opus 4
Free of charge to WBC16 congress participants

eeEmbedded (Collaborative Holistic Design Laboratory and Methodology for energy-efficient Embedded Buildings) is a research project funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union. Its work plan covers a 4-year period which started in October 2013. The aim of the project is to develop an ICT based intelligent design methodology for energy efficient buildings optimally embedded in their neighbourhood as well as the ICT platform ‘intelligent virtual engineering lab (iVEL)’ to support architects, engineers, facility managers and decision makers in their tasks. For that purpose, eeEmbedded makes use of existing advanced ICT tools, provide them with an interoperability structure and complement them with a set of new supporting services and tools for process support, information management and decision-making. eeEmbedded main results includes: i) a holistic design methodology, ii) a collaborative holistic design platform, iii) an Energy System Information Model (ESIM), iv) an ontology-based open interoperability system, v) a multi-model information management method and related management services and vi) a knowledge management system. The workshop will show the achieved eeEmbedded results up to date in two sessions: First session on Wednesday 1st of June from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and second session on Thursday 2nd of June from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Project website:

Specifically, the workshop will present:

- Overview of the project including the Key Points Methodology for BIM based design
- The intelligent Virtual Engineering Lab: Platform architecture and interactive exhibitions of the tools that are already integrated (Multi Model Navigator, Scenario Manager and Multi-criteria decision making tool)
-The New Models and Interoperability System: ESIM, Multi-Model Approach, Ontology

The workshop will show the achieved eeEmbedded results up to date in two sessions: First session on Wednesday 1st of June from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and second session on Thursday 2nd of June from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.