4th International VDI Conference - Smart Construction Equipment
- Learn about current challenges and opportunities in construction brought about by digitalization
- See how construction processes can be optimized
- Discuss the future possibilities that AI will bring to the construction site
- Network with internationally renowned experts
The construction site is getting smarter and this leads to new challenges for all parties involved. The 4th VDI Smart Construction Equipment conference will discuss these challenges to the construction industry in the face of increasing digitalization, automation, the rise of AI and other current technology developments. In a series of informative discussions, presentations and networking sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with international experts in the field. Get an overview of the potential changes in the market and see how you can position yourself and your company to take advantage of these changes in the best possible way.
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The use of artificial intelligence for a cost-effective tunnel maintenance
Author: O. Schneider & A. Prokopová, Amberg Technologies AG and F. Modetta & V. Petschen, Amberg Engineering AG
Building upon current trends
Digitalization, automation and AI are affecting just about all areas of modern industry. The construction sector is no exception and there is a clear need for new ideas and new approaches to deal with changing client demands and practices. Efficiency is a key factor and new developments in technology make it easier to optimize performance, safety and process metrics. The 4th VDI Smart Construction Equipment conference will introduce you to the challenges and opportunities increasing digitalization will bring to the industry, and give you an overview of how the coming changes will affect you and your company.
We are currently preparing the final program for you. You will soon be able to download it here. Meanwhile have a look at the conference program 2019:
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Chair‘s Welcome & Opening Address
Dr. Oliver Geibig, Division Head & Trend Scout, fischerwerke GmbH, Germany
Say Hi & Get to know your Peers!
Have your business cards on hand and see who else is joining the event!
I. The Future of Building Construction
The Future of Worksite Information Management
Jan Wouter Kruyt, Director of European Operations, Propeller, The Netherlands
Games Technology in Asset Design, Construction and Management
Dipl.-Ing. Kim Jung, CTO, LocLab Consulting GmbH, Germany
Refurbishment of the Runway Salzburg Airport - Digitization of Construction Processes
Dr. Christoph Winkler, Project Manager - Innovation in construction operation, PORR Bau GmbH, Austria
II. Artificial Intelligence at Construction Sites
Optimizing Large-Scale Earthwork Operations through an AI Supported IoT Solution
Marco Hirsch, Researcher, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany & Francisco Javier Royo Abancéns, Head of R&D Projects, Ferrovial Agroman, Spain
AI, Machine Learning and the long Road to autonomous Equipment in Construction
Elza Marisa Paiva de Figueiredo, Autonomous System Manager for Europe, Danfoss Power Solutions ApS, Denmark
Tunnel Facility Management – Experiences of using Artificial Intelligence
Oliver Schneider, Business Unit Manager Tunnel, Amberg Technologies AG, Switzerland & Veronika Petschen, Junior Project Leader, Amberg Group AG, Switzerland
Panel Discussion: The Future of AI in Construction
Chairman: Dr. Selim-Tuğra Demir, Project Manager and Lean Construction Manager, firscher Consulting GmbH
Panelists: Oliver Schneider, Business Unit Manager Tunnel, Amberg Technologies AG Veronika Petschen, Junior Project Leader, Amberg Group AG Marco Hirsch, Researcher, DFKI Francisco Javier Royo Abancéns, Head of R&D Projects, Ferrovial Agroman Elza Marisa Paiva de Figueiredo, Autonomous System Manager for Europe, Danfoss Power Solutions ApS
Networking & coffee break
III. Cyber Security and Legal Challenges
The Importance of Product Cyber Security - Keynote
Piero Blunda, Product Safety and Cybersecurity, CNH Industrial, Italy
Industry 4.0 meets Law – Legal Challenges from Data Management to Smart Dispute Resolution
Eduard Dischke, Specialist for Construction Law, KNH Rechtsanwälte, Germany
Summary of the first conference day
At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite you to use the relaxed and informal atmosphere for in-depth conversations with other participants and speakers.
Open infra BIM based Automation for Road Construction
Professor Rauno Heikkilä, Digitalized Construction & Mining Operations and Head of Structures & Construction Technology, University Oulu, Finland
V. Profitability through Smart Equipment
Machine Automation and Autonomy - Following the ROI
Dr. Ulrich Vollath, CTO Autonomous Technologies, Trimble Inc., Germany
Networking & Coffee break
Machine Integrated Measurement & Connectivity – A holistic Approach to drive Customer Productivity
Dr. Stefan Wagner, R&D Team Leader Technology Development, Wirtgen Group, Germany
Intelligent Tires – How to Improve Operations & Reduce Costs
Michael Christian Lorenz, Business Development Digital Solutions, Continental Reifen GmbH, Germany
VI. Understanding the Digital Construction Market
Restrictions and opportunities when using BIM in underground engineering - Ulrike Nohlen, Division Manager, MTS Maschinentechnik Schrode AG
Adding value through Digitization, Automation and Big Data - Dipl.-Ing. Roland Wagner, Head of Product Marketing, CODESYS Group and other experts!
Understanding Industry and User Needs: Tapping into the Digital Construction Market
Dr. Marc Jost-Benz, Business Owner of the Digital Business Team, Bosch Power Tools GmbH, Germany
Conference chair‘s closing remarks
End of conference
Participants will profit from innovative ideas, best practice examples, case studies, tech presentations and interactive discussion rounds!
The conference will be supported by the expert:
Dr. Oliver Geibig, Division Head & Trend Scout, fischerwerke GmbH, Germany
If you have any questions regarding the conference program or you want to become a speaker at future events, please contact Annick Pauwels.
Who is the VDI Smart Construction Equipment Conference for?
This VDI conference is ideal for managers, senior engineers, senior executives and specialists in construction equipment and mobile machine production, as well as suppliers to the equipment industry and construction companies. The topics discussed will be of particular interest to people working in the following areas:
- Research & Development
- Electric & electronics Systems
- Telematics & driver assistance Systems
- Software applications
- Business Innovation & Development
- Product Management
- Site Management
- Fleet management
- Construction surveys
Expand your network
In the last three years, we welcomed over 100 participants from the construction industry, so take the opportunity to expand your network with international colleagues and experts!
You’re interested in how digitalization, automation and big data will affect the construction site of the future? You’d like to know about the challenges and opportunities presented by new developments and changes in technology? Then book your space at the VDI Smart Construction Equipment Conference now.
If you are a start-up or public funded / state owned enterprise you might qualify for a special discounted rate. Please contact us directly.
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