Construction Digitalisation Conference 2021

October 27./28., 2021

Face-to-face (RCK, Gaiziņa iela 3) / Online

Moderated by: J.Berķis and I.Adlersbergs (Association for Construction Industry Digitalisation)    

October 27


09:00 – 09:30

Registration and morning coffee

09:30 – 09:55

Opening speeches:

  • Association for construction industry digitalisation, BŪVID

  • Ministry of Economics

  • Latvian National Standardization Institution SIA "Latvijas standarts"  

  • SJSC “State Real Estate”  



10:00 – 10:20

Paul Pedini - Senior Vice President, Skanska

Topic: Use of BIM in Design-Build and CM/GC to create winning designs and to alter construction means and methods to create more efficient Bid-Build projects

10:20 – 10:40

David Shepherd - Project BIM Leader, UK Parliament

Topic: BIM in the Construction Site – Achieving Digital Assurance

10:40 – 11:00

Tamer S. Abdelkader - MBA, PMP Manager, Spatial Technologies

Topic: BIM challenges & prospects in infrastructure sector

This presentation is about current challenges that face BIM adoption and implementation in infrastructure projects, and how to minimize the risks of failed implementations. Then it will be about the upcoming trends in BIM and what to expect in future. Additionally, the safety topic will be discussed as one of the areas that could be enhanced using BIM & AI

11:00 - 11:20

Jānis Heinsbergs -  EXACT DWIN, member of the board

Topic: Long - term use of digital data

11:20 - 11:40

Joao Dias - CEO, Opdiro Consulting, Construction Planning and Scheduling Expert

Topic: Why is the digital project management in construction shaped by personal agendas?

This is not a simple question with a simple answer. It is well known that productivity and digital adoption in the Engineering and Construction industry is behind when compared with other industries

Break (11:40 - 11:50)

Q&A Session

11:50 – 12:40

Paul Pedini, David Shepherd, Tamer S. Abdelkader, Jānis Heinsbergs

Lunch Break (12:40 - 13:10)


13:15 - 13:35

Dmitrijs Kots Head of Building Information Modeling and Management Division at State Real Estate, Latvia

Topic: Virtual reality

13:35 - 13:55

Lauris Volfs - Head of Geodesy Department, LCC Binders

Topic: Application of BIM technology in planning and construction of infrastructure objects

13:55 - 14:15

Rail Baltica

"Topic coming soon"

14:15 - 14:35

Pawel Krecz – Managing Consultant at KREBO Professional Services

Topic: Visual Planning for Enhanced Risk and Safety Management

Break (14:35 - 14:45)

Q&A Session

14:45 - 15:25

Dmitrijs Kots, Lauris Volfs, Rail Baltica, Pawel Krecz

Break (15:25 - 15:35)


15:35 - 17:05

David Shepherd - BIM Project Manager, British Parliament

Topic: BIM 360® for Infrastructure Assets

Pawel Krecz – Managing Consultant at KREBO Professional Services

"Topic coming soon"

Closing time (17:05 - 17:10)

October 28


09:00 – 09:30

Registration and morning coffee

09:30 – 09:40

Opening speeches:

  • Association for construction industry digitalisation, BŪVID

  • SJSC “State Real Estate”  



09:45 –10:05

Noha Saleeb -  Associate Professor,  Middlesex University

Topic: Implications of Organisational and Asset Information Requirements on Project Digitalisation

10:05 – 10:25

Peter Nørkjær GadeLektor / Research Coordinator at UCN

Topic: How Reflective Practice-Based Learning emboldens Construction Architects understanding and use of BIM in Denmark

10:25 – 10:45

Rodrigo Ferreiro Cannataro Area Manager - Corporate Services at Zigurat Global Institute of Technology

"Topic coming soon"

10:45 - 11:05

Arturs Neiburgs - lecturer, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

Topic: Lifelong learning and the digitalisation of the industry

11:05 - 11:25

Jaan Saar - Head of Digital Construction, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for Estonia

Topic:BIM standards as the Prerequisite for Sustainable Digital Transformation

Break (11:25 – 11:35)

Q&A Session

11:35 – 12:35

Noha Saleeb, Peter Nørkjær Gade, Rodrigo Ferreiro Cannataro, Arturs Neiburgs, Wajdi Abdilrahman Mereb

Lunch Break (12:35 – 13:05)


13:10 - 13:30

Jānis Ivanovskis-Pigits - Director Of Development at State Real Estate

"Topic coming soon"


Julija Kraveca - Senior BIM Manager, Mace

Topic: Projects who achieve carbon zero and how we can improve and build more sustainable


Simo Hakkarainen - Business Director, Peikko DELTABEAM

Topic: Faster Safer and More Efficient Way to Design and Construct by BIM which is representing the Peikko system in combination with the BIM model sharing option


Igor Starkov - CEO, EcoDomus

Topic: Digital Twin - construction quality control and handover


Adrian P. Merkel - Director at FRAMENCE

Topic: How BIM model comprising with the accurate photorealistic twin can find faults in the planning before they turn into costly problems. Good practice examples on covid pandemic and remote platform access.

Break (14:50 - 15:00)

Q&A Session

15:00 – 15:50

Jānis Ivanovskis-Pigits, Julija Kraveca, SImo Hakkarainen, Igor Starkov, Adrian P. Merkel

Break (15:50 - 16:00)


16:00 - 17:30

Jaan Saar - Head of Digital Construction, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for Estonia

Topic: The 3D digital twin and how it benefits the private sector

Igor Starkov - CEO, EcoDomus

Topic: Examples of projects with Sydney Opera House, US Government, Google

Closing time (17:30 - 17:40)