New beginnings in a post pandemic era

2021

Welcome to Nordic BIM Summit 2021

One of the largest BIM events in Europe within building and infrastructure

The theme "New beginnings in a post pandemic era", is all about unleashing the potential of digitalisation while having an emphasis on the necessary. What have we learned during 2020, what will we bring with us to the new normal, how can we make use of software and technologies to ensure focus on our assignments as architects, engineers or designers?
We invite you to two inspiring days with a lot of interaction, innovation and sharing of best practises where we look forward to welcome new beginnings!

Do you have any questions, please contact us!

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On demand sessions

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Sustainability: Optimize carbon with parametric and design phase BIM models

w. Panu Pasanen/ One Click LCA.

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Talk: How solutions contribute to an efficient, digital post-pandemic project every day

w. Mats Persson/ Tribia.

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We had two inspiring days with a lot of interesting keynote speakers, interaction, innovation and sharing of best practises. 

 

Day 1

  • The total impact of the pandemic is yet to be seen. However, we can already now see signs on new requirements on housing, offices, public buildings (schools, hospitals). We are looking for more space at home for work and studies, people who can will most probably continue to work from home. Offices and schools will need to consider how to increase distance between workspaces, meeting rooms and areas for socialisation.
  • Now we see projects starting to realize that were planned prior to the pandemic, will that change how they are being concluded and what will that mean in practice?
  • How will our cities develop? Will urbanization slow down and what will smart cities mean in a post pandemic era?

About Lena

PhD Lena Lid Falkman is a researcher focusing on leadership and communication. The last ten years she has focused on how digitization changes how we work, co-work, lead and live. She just came out with a chapter in the book “Sweden through the crisis” on how our work-life and work-places change due to the covid pandemic. Lid Falkman is an associate at Stockholm School of Economics and is senior lecturer in work-life science at Karlstad University. She has spend much time abroad, for example as an associate at Florida State University. Her research has been prize awarded in both the US and Europe.

  • Our keynote speaker will interact with the panel on a couple of perspectives; how agile can you be in a project adapting to a new normal, how will/ can legislation speed up with new requirements meeting the demands on new safety measures, urbanization – what will happen, will more people move to smaller cities or is this just a temporary trend?

Panel participants:

  • Andy Watts, Grimshaw
  • Stefan Jeleby, HP
  • Margaret Steiner, White
  • Architects, engineers, contractors and other Industry peers request efficient tools and software as they are meeting increased demands on efficient deliveries. At the same time they want to focus on their profession, their core tasks, they have to adapt to industry’s digitalisation development and maturity.
  • Our industry is essential to our lives but also our economy. At what extent can we drive innovation, new technologies and become more sustainable? Or will it be challenged by new players?
  • Will the transformation accelerate? And what does it take from all us to be part of this change (sw, new tech, training / education / business models / legislations)

Our keynote speaker will discuss how we together can make the changes needed. How to address the importance and difficulties with changing business models while delivering on new requirements and legislations for sustainability.

Panel participants:

  • Allison Scott, Autodesk
  • Per Bjälnes, Tyréns
  • Ana Matic, Scott Brownrigg

There will be parallell Sponsor talks.

  • HP ZCentral - Work from home, efficiently: Stefan Jeleby, Patrik Landerholm, HP/Intel
    Get an understanding of how Emmy Award Winning HP ZCentral and ZBooks can help you work effectively remotely
  • Accruent Expert in Asset Information Management:Rudi Pieters
    Accruent Meridian is the preferred solution for leaders in asset intensive industriesAccruent
  • Added values with digital fire safety: Niklas Strannefors, Bimfire Software
    In this session you will be given short introduction on how to go from theory to practice and gain important fire safety data in your construction design.
  • Automate Klimatdeklaration & Co with One Click LCA and BIM: Fernando Barrios, One Click LCA
    Climate Declarations for new buildings are mandated from January 2022 in Sweden, with Denmark, Finland and Norway following suit. Join us in this session to learn what the requirements are, how to automate the process with BIM, and why you need manufacturer-specific data (EPDs). Speaker: Fernando Barrios, One Click LCA
  • Spotlight on Sustainability – ​Construction focusing on the findings from the Frost & Sullivan Sustainability Report from a construction perspective: Rob Matheson, Autodesk
  • How Tribia’s solutions contributes to an efficient, digital post-pandemic project every day: Mats Persson, Tribia
    We will talk about how Tribia’s solutions Interaxo, Bimeye and Unizite will continue to provide good support and efficiency in the construction project's 'new' everyday life
  • Our industry has a unique opportunity to impact the environment for real. As an industry we can also impact from different perspectives, i.e. when sourcing materials, how to optimize supply chains and by reducing waste and at the same time lower carbon footprint. On site how to improve safety and working environment are also critical factors.
  • The demands on sustainability are also clear both from customers and regulators. However, there are questions raised if the public is prepared to pay the price.
  • What can be learned from companies that have made investments by creating organisations focusing on sustainability?

About Mattias

Mattias Goldmann is a well-known spokesperson for transport issues, particularly related to climate, energy efficiency and renewable energy, often consulted by policy makers, by public authorities and the media. He has been elected Sweden’s Most Influential Person in Sustainability, runner-up in Opinion-maker of the year and was knighted by the French government for his work for sustainability and climate. He is currently the Chief Sustainability Officer of Sweco, which with more than 16 000 employees is Europe’s largest technical consultancy firm. 

Panel participants:

  • Mattias Goldmann, Sweco
  • Keiward Pham, Alder
  • Jesper Ring, Frame/Dominia
  • Panu Pasanen, One Click LCA

 

  • Covid-19 is believed to accelerate the transformation of the industry. There are many signs that we use digital tools a greater extent but still our industry is lagging behind.
  • This keynote will share best practices from different industries and perspectives. Some examples, how can owners analyse the value from investments in digitalisation, how do you move from test projects to digital becoming a natural part of your daily work.

About Peter

Head of 5G Marketing, Market Area North America

Panel Participants:

  • Peter Linder, Ericsson
  • Àstridur Elin Àsgeirsdottir, Per Aarsleff
  • Per Bjälnes, Tyréns
  • Per Carlsson, Symetri

Time for some music and mingle. 

Day 2

Description

There will be different parallel sessions to choose from.

  • Visualization: communication in an era of decenteralisation: Nick John, Symetri and Tim Fleming, Future Visual

Store and distribute wisdom and expertise across increasingly complex and distributed working environment with visualization

 

  • Disrupting the Software Industry; Creating custom add-ons: Thorbjörn Hoverberg, Symetri
    Programming customized add-on applications. Learn about the options developing applications on Revit; pros, cons and cost-benefit dangers

  • Accessible object & asset info at any time with digital twin: Per Bjälnes, Tyréns

    Digital Twin case: create info structure & flow via Forge API, demands & structure, create value with accessible object and asset info

There will be different parallel sessions to choose from.

  • Implementing VDC for value creation: Àstridur Elin Àsgeirsdottir, Per Aarsleff.

The session will address questions from a regulatory perspective, impact on business models and if digital means more expensive. They are also keen to understand how you get the organisation onboard, what it means from a cultural, training and competence development perspective.

  • Digitalisation for Sustainability: David Jirout, Sweco

  • Digitalisation for construction: Steve Rudge, Symetri

  • Understanding the Impacts of 3D Design on Asset Data Handover -Ensuring You Are Prepared for the Future: Andrew Schafer, Accruent

  • Building owners and Construction, the value of sharing data: Pål Jansson, SWG

By integrating more data from construction projects, the Facility Management processes will be more streamlined.  In this presentation we will share examples on new demands on the digital twin with a clear focus on the I in BIM, the data. How is the digital twin used in CAFM-systems, how will the requirements look like? We will give examples of solutions that will support you in your daily work.

There will be different parallel sessions to choose from.

  • Optimize carbon with parametric and design phase BIM models: Panu Pasanen, One Click LCA
    Leverage parametric tools and low-carbon design practices to reduce and optimize project carbon impacts.

  • Classification and why it makes a difference: Nicolai Karved, Symetri & Keiward Pham, Alder & Chris Vang Nielsen, Nyt OUH
  • Naviate and Sustainability: Jan Tore Bugge, Symetri
  • Spotlight on sustainability for AEC firms in the Nordics: Joachim Dekker, Autodesk
    Research findings highlight what Nordic AEC firms are doing to be more sustainable. Learn what actions set them apart from other regions.
  • HP ZCentral - Work from home, efficiently: Stefan Jeleby, Patrik Landerholm, HP/Intel
    Get an understanding of how Emmy Award Winning HP ZCentral and ZBooks can help you work effectively remotely
  • Accruent Expert in Asset Information Management: Rudi Pieters
    Accruent Meridian is the preferred solution for leaders in asset intensive industries
  • How Tribia’s solutions contributes to an efficient, digital post-pandemic project every day: Mats Persson, Tribia
    We will talk about how Tribia’s solutions Interaxo, Bimeye and Unizite will continue to provide good support and efficiency in the construction project's 'new' everyday life.
  • Added values with digital fire safety: Niklas Strannefors, Bimfire Software
    In this session you will be given short introduction on how to go from theory to practice and gain important fire safety data in your construction design.
  • Automate Klimatdeklaration & Co with One Click LCA and BIM: Fernando Barrios, One Click LCA
    Climate Declarations for new buildings are mandated from January 2022 in Sweden, with Denmark, Finland and Norway following suit. Join us in this session to learn what the requirements are, how to automate the process with BIM, and why you need manufacturer-specific data (EPDs). Speaker: Fernando Barrios, One Click LCA

There will be different parallel sessions to choose from.

  • The office post-covid, trends to keep an eye on: Nadia Tolstoy, Tengbom
  • How will the pandemic impact software updates?: Jan Tore Bugge, Symetri
  • The digital crossroads of the industry: Herman Bjørn Smith, Multiconsult
    The building and construction industry is only at the beginning of its digital transformation journey, expected to have a huge impact on the industry in the years to come. What we have seen so far is essentially just adoption of technology to support existing processes and business models. Smith will discuss the key trends expected to transform the industry in the coming years.

  • HP ZCentral –3D-design and construction, from home: Clifton Robins, HP
    Learn how HP ZCentral can help your employees work from home without compromising on security and the user experience
  • From Global to Local - how do we prepare our cities for a flexible future?: Filippa Wieselgren, Bimfire Software
    As we might begin to see the end of the pandemic, we will have to ask us what this will mean. How will we live, work, and spend our leisure time – the answers to these questions will unfold in the years to come. What we can say however, is that the way we communicate and travel in our professional life will change. According to the Stockholm Hotel Report 2020, hotel guests in 2019 was made up of about 50% business travellers, a group of travellers that completely disappeared after February 2020. What if this group never comes back? In this session, we will investigate how our cities can use the new beginning in a post pandemic world to focus less on global travellers, and more on the changing needs and wishes of the local citizen.

Join in for some discussions before the end of the event. 

  • New beginnings
  • Digitalization
  • Disruption
  • Sustainability

New beginnings in a post pandemic era

In December of 2019, the world paused.A global pandemic erupted with an​ intensity unseen in modern times. As the sum of its effects are yet to be seen,​ we are now experiencing an evolutionary pivot unfolding in real time. ​Urgent;​ yes. Interesting; more than so.​​ While digitalization continues to unleash new horizons to how we think, interact​ and create the new – the pandemic has put an emphasis on the necessary. From​ now on, our approach to innovation comes with a much clearer agenda about​ what needs to be prioritized and why.​​ For those at the forefront of progress, the challenges have never been bigger.​​ Or more exciting. Given the choice to steer towards a more sustainable future,​ societies will now need to evolve in more transparent ways. ​One where technology is used for the great of the many, rather than the empowerment of the few. Where​ businesses are able to develop and grow, not in spite of but because of global trials.​​

During Nordic BIM Summit we will together with our keynote speakers address and discuss these interesting topics from different point of views!

Speakers

Maddy Savage

Maddy Savage

Moderator
After a decade as a BBC staff reporter and radio presenter in London, Maddy moved to Stockholm in 2014. She is now a freelance journalist focussed on Nordic business and lifestyle trends, and has written extensively for BBC Worklife, the BBC's digital platform for stories about getting ahead in our rapidly changing world. She has also reported for leading global media including US Public Radio network NPR, HuffPost, The Sunday Times and Monocle magazine. Maddy is a regular moderator at some of the region’s most prominent tech and media events.
Tomas Lindgren

Tomas Lindgren

Co-moderator, Symetri
As a co-moderator of this year’s Nordic BIM Summit, Tomas will guide you through the event and make sure that no important questions will be left unanswered. When not co-hosting big events, Tomas leads a professional Nordic team focused on Industrialized Construction and Prefabricated Buildings. Together they deliver solutions and support to customers throughout the processes of design, construction and production. Tomas is a strong believer in delivering customer value and thereby creating good and long lasting relationships with customers.
Allison Scott

Allison Scott

Keynote Speaker, Autodesk
Director, Construction Thought Leadership & Customer Marketing. Leveraging 13+ years in the architecture and construction industries, Alli is a “technology translator” who supports construction thought leadership and customer marketing at Autodesk. She directly contributes to market strategy and oversees the development of content marketing, construction advocacy programs, events, innovation trendspotting and industry thought leadership initiatives. Prior to this role, she supported the national Innovation group of Skanska USA's construction division helping to investigate and integrate game-changing tech like virtual design and construction technologies, wearables, IoT/sensors, and drones onto the jobsite, and built business strategy for new products and services inspired by innovation endeavors. Alli holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Arts Management from Emerson College and an MBA in Innovation and Design Management from Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School. When not exploring the next great emerging tech, Alli can be found tending to her herb garden or spending time along the rocky shores of Massachusetts with her architect-husband and young son.
Mattias Goldmann

Mattias Goldmann

Keynote Speaker, Sweco
Mattias Goldmann is a well-known spokesperson for transport issues, particularly related to climate, energy efficiency and renewable energy, often consulted by policy makers, by public authorities and the media. He has been elected Sweden’s Most Influential Person in Sustainability, runner-up in Opinion-maker of the year and was knighted by the French government for his work for sustainability and climate. He is currently the Chief Sustainability Officer of Sweco, which with more than 16 000 employees is Europe’s largest technical consultancy firm.
Peter Linder

Peter Linder

Keynote Speaker, Ericsson
Head of 5G Marketing, Market Area North America at Ericsson
Lena Lid Falkman

Lena Lid Falkman

Keynote Speaker, Stockholm School of Economics​
PhD Lena Lid Falkman is a researcher focusing on leadership and communication. The last ten years she has focused on how digitization changes how we work, co-work, lead and live. She just came out with a chapter in the book “Sweden through the crisis” on how our work-life and work-places change due to the covid pandemic. Lid Falkman is an associate at Stockholm School of Economics and is senior lecturer in work-life science at Karlstad University. She has spend much time abroad, for example as an associate at Florida State University. Her research has been prize awarded in both the US and Europe.
Per Carlsson

Per Carlsson

Director Nordics, Building & Infrastructure
Per joined Symetri in 2008 and has since held several leadership positions within the company. He is today responsible for Symetri sales and operations for the Building and Infrastructure industry in the Nordics. With 20+ years of experience in the software industry, Per is passionate to make a difference in the industry and believes strongly that digitalisation is the answer to our challenges with urbanisation and sustainability.
Jens Kollserud

Jens Kollserud

CEO
Jens joined Symetri in 2009 as a business unit manager and has held various positions in the company before becoming CEO in 2016. With 20+ years of industry experience, Jens has a solid management track record of leading international teams in various functional areas to create tangible business growth. As the CEO of Symetri he is responsible for the overall operations and business development of the company. He strives to challenge, and to be challenged by people that have a passion for finding new ways to work smarter for a better future by developing and connecting technology with people in a way that contributes to meaningful change.
Per Bjälnes

Per Bjälnes

Speaker, Tyréns AB
Digitization Strategist for a smart society and smart buildings. Per’s focus is to create platforms for smart digital service development. He uses BIM as the digital information structure for digital property management. Using digital twins, he develops POCs (proof of concepts) for early stages including feasibility studies. From Per’s vast network cross industries, he sees an increased interest and willingness to take the next steps with digitalization to develop a smart society and smart buildings, for real. The journey has just begun.
Keiward Pham

Keiward Pham

Speaker, Alder
Investment Director. Keiward has been working at Alder since 2012. He has previous experience in the specialty chemical industry and M&A consultancy work. Keiward holds a degree in accounting and finance from the Stockholm School of Economics. Alder board positions (observer): Nordic Water, Umia, Scanacon
Steve Rudge

Steve Rudge

Technical & Consulting Delivery Manager
Working in a multi-disciplined design and build environment for 24+ years, Steve has vast knowledge of the problems that will be encountered on projects of all sizes, and provides suitable solutions. Steve’s main expertise lies in the design, construction and management workflow of information and technology requirements to ensure a project meets the full requirements and data is reused through the delivery. Steve acts as the Project BIM manager and information manager for our clients and helps them de-risk and deliver the project to meet the full defined requirements.
Jan Tore Bugge

Jan Tore Bugge

Product Manager Naviate
Nicolai Karved

Nicolai Karved

Product Management Consultant, Symetri Tech
Nicolai is a subject matter expert on standardization and building information management. For the past decade, he has focused on implementing standards in large projects and Autodesk software to ensure consistent data structure in BIM. Today Nicolai is working in the Naviate Team developing the Nexus platform. At the same time, he still provides training and consultancy to our customers.
Nick John

Nick John

Industrial Design & Visualisation Manager
An industrial designer turned digital design consultant, Nick now primarily operates as a subject matter expert for design and engineering departments at some of Europe’s largest automotive OEMs, design consultancies and the rapidly evolving mobility start-ups with a focus on digital modelling, visualisation and innovation strategy. Overseeing the Symetri Industrial Design & Visualisation team, Nick and his teams have a track record of ensuring clients are able to meet increasingly challenging design goals, increase efficiency and smoothly onboard emerging technologies into existing pipelines. For almost a decade Nick has managed and developed the Symetri Academy (formally Majenta Academy) into an industry recognised ID&V training programme for graduates and experienced professionals alike. One of the things Nick is most proud of it the fact many academy graduates now hold senior positions globally across many disciplines in the design industry.
Jesper Ring

Jesper Ring

Panel Participant, Frame
CEO at Frame. Jesper is a subject matter expert in sustainability, processes, and collaboration across the value chain in the construction industry. Jesper has for the past 6 years been the CEO at Frame, and he has brought the Frame platform to the market. The platform enables actors in construction projects to work professionally, effectively, and consistently with sustainability – from the very first idea to the finished building.
Chris Vang Nielsen

Chris Vang Nielsen

Speaker, Nyt OUH
BIM/ICT-Manager for the client of the New Odense University Hospital (Nyt OUH) with responsibility for classification, collision and consistency check and 3D modelling (Parameters, Level of development, model location). Educated as Architectural Technology and Construction Management from VIA University College 2019.
David Jirout

David Jirout

Speaker, Sweco
David Jirout is the Sustainability Coordinator for Sweco’s IT consultants. David guides the IT Division to anchor Sweco as the go-to partner for customers requiring digital strategies and tools for climate neutral urban development. David was awarded as Sweco’s IT Innovator of 2020 for developing new digital services and tools that mitigate carbon footprint and create preconditions for circular economy in the design process which you can look forward to in his presentation Break Out Session.
Àstridur Elin Àsgeirsdottir

Àstridur Elin Àsgeirsdottir

Speaker, Per Aarsleff
Ástríður has worked with BIM/VDC in the building and construction industry for more than 18 years. She has participated in the implementation of BIM/VDC right from start, creating value for consulting companies as well as building and construction companies. It has been a long technological journey, and the focus has mainly been on change management, preparing business partners and colleagues for utilising the advantages of BIM/VDC. Today, she is Head of the VDC Organisation in Aarsleff, working with the build-up of the organisation as well as implementation, strategy and development of VDC services in all project phases. Five years ago, Aarsleff decided to implement VDC in the organisation, and since then the focus has been on value creation in the execution phase. Thus, Ástríður has a long track record of implementing digitalisation in the form of VDC in the construction industry.
Niklas Strannefors

Niklas Strannefors

Speaker, Bimfire Software
Niklas Strannefors is Head of Digital Design and a BIM strategist and has extensive experience in software training. Previously, Niklas has been a Model Manager for Nya Karolinska in Stockholm.
Thorbjörn Hoverberg

Thorbjörn Hoverberg

Application Engineer Revit Architecture, Symetri
Mats Persson

Mats Persson

Speaker, Tribia
The path to the future sustainable cities and buildings produced and managed in Digital Twins, goes thru clearly required information creation, data driven information coordination and automated information transfer, initiated from the prime “stakeholders” at day 1 in a building's life cycle. After +30 years holding various positions in Sales, Management and Business Development in the Nordic CAD and BIM arena, Mats has joined Tribia AB with a final mission to complete. Let us create project happiness and well-functioning BIM Collaboration together.
Andrew Schafer

Andrew Schafer

Speaker, Accruent
As Senior Vice President and Managing Director, International, Andrew is accountable for managing all aspects of the business outside of North America. Leading an international team that enables our customers to drive efficiencies through the application of Accruent's market leading software for managing their real estate, facilities and assets. Andrew previously led the International team at Verisae as its Managing Director, EMEA, prior to Accruent's acquisition of Verisae in 2016. While there, he was responsible for global strategy, sales and delivery outside of the Americas. Prior to Verisae, Andrew was a Senior Managing Consultant in IBM’s Global Business Services Division providing business strategy consulting to customers across a wide range of industries. Earlier, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in numerous management roles spanning consulting, outsourcing, audit and business advisory services. Andrew is a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years of experience successfully combining strategic consulting, sales, project and financial management with expertise in facilities and asset management, energy and sustainability to help customers deliver operational savings across their estates globally. He holds an Honours degree in Business Science and Finance from the University of Cape Town.
Panu Pasanen

Panu Pasanen

Speaker, One Click LCA
Panu Pasanen is the CEO and founder of One Click LCA, the world-leading life-cycle assessment software for the built environment, used in over 100 countries. He is advising governments and businesses on carbon reduction and scaling up decarbonisation programs for manufacturers, designers, builders, developers and investors. He's spearheading the One Click LCA's BIM strategy to automate Life-Cycle Assessment and carbon optimization. For more information visit www.oneclicklca.com
Margaret Steiner

Margaret Steiner

Speaker, White
Margaret Steiner is an architect, conceptual thinker and project communication strategist passionate about urban placemaking and adaptive reuse solutions. She believes that creating sustainable value requires re-thinking mainstreams – changing behaviour in the present to change the future. Her portfolio of projects range in scale from concept ideation for master planning and urban regeneration to smaller branded environments. Based in Stockholm, Margaret works as a project manager at one of Europe’s largest architecture firms, White Arkitekter, where she is conducting research on the shift towards circularity for a conscious transformation of hospitality environments.
Pål Janson

Pål Janson

Key Account Manager, Service Works Global
Pål Janson works for Service Works Global, provider of CAFM-systems around the world. With a background in design- and construction he now helps building owner to manage building information in a lifecycle perspective. Forming requirements to design- and construction, integrating building information to CAFM-systems and bringing updated data back to reconstruction projects.
Filippa Wieselgren

Filippa Wieselgren

Speaker, Bimfire Software
Marketing Manager at Bimfire Software. Filippa works with the Bimfire brand and marketing and has many years of experience in leadership, organisation and management. Filippa is the author to the white paper “From Global to Local” and works for adding a social perspective to the construction industry.
Andy Watts

Andy Watts

Speaker, Grimshaw
Andy Watts is the Director of Design Technology at Grimshaw and provides strategic leadership to the global Design Technology team, adding value to the work of the Grimshaw design teams through the applications of emerging technologies. As a computational designer and architect, Andy has interests ranging from digital fabrication and immersive technologies through to data analysis and machine learning, all underpinned by a drive to make them as accessible as possible as everyday design tools.
Nadia Tolstoy

Nadia Tolstoy

Speaker, Tengbom
Partner and interior designer at Tengbom
Rudi Pieters

Rudi Pieters

Speaker, Accruent
With over 20 years of experience in Engineering Document Management, Rudi is one of the key people shaping Accruent’s engineering document management solution – Meridian. Meridian allows users to build a single source of truth or repository for all engineering documentation. Having contributed to Meridian both as a developer and an application engineering with Accruent Professional Services, Rudi knows the solution inside and out. Since 2006, Rudi is a member of the Meridian Product Management team, with the responsibility as Product Owner for the Meridian Server product. With an engineering background, Rudi has a keen understanding of and avid interest in the topic of management and handover of asset data. Prior to Accruent, Rudi has worked on the development of systems analysing and presenting financial and economic data for the Dutch government. Rudi holds a degree in Physics Engineering from the Technical University of Eindhoven.
Joachim Dekker

Joachim Dekker

Speaker, Autodesk
Senior Head of AEC, Nordics & Poland. Born and raised in Sweden, Joachim has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Napier University in Edinburgh and started his working career in Oslo, Norway. After working only a few years as a young engineer he realised that consulting clients to become more profitable and productive was way more rewarding than traditional engineering work, which is why he has spent the last 15 years doing so. At Autodesk he is looking after the AEC industry in Nordics, Baltics and Poland and oversees a team of 6 senior professionals who are all dedicated to help and ensure the success of Autodesk clients. I am truly passionate about experiencing customer success, especially when realized through innovation and the use of new technologies and new ways of working. On my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family in Kalmar - on the south east coast of Sweden - which includes my wife and 3 kids. I also make sure to get enough time over after my dedication to work and family, to push myself through a tough physical workout and I like getting out of my comfort zone every now and then - which is why in 2018 I decided to be one of the finishers of the Kalmar IronMan.
Fernando Barrios

Fernando Barrios

Speaker, One Click LCA
LCA Expert, Business Developer for the Nordic region, One Click LCA
Rob Matheson

Rob Matheson

Speaker, Autodesk
Rob Matheson is ‘Senior Manager, EMEA Sales’ for Autodesk Construction Solution (ACS), responsible for building and leading the “EMEA East” ACS Sales organisation (covering BeNeLux, Nordics, Eastern Europe, Middle East & Emerging). Rob has been in the SaaS AEC/ConTech space for 15 years, guiding and enabling the construction industry's acceleration towards digital transformation. Prior to Autodesk he lived in Dubai for 14 years and held senior roles with Aconex (and subsequently Oracle post acquisition) and CCS - working with some of the industry’s largest players and ambitious mega/giga programs. His team’s mission is to enable our customers to better capture, consume and utilise their projects’ data and make better informed decisions that directly affect outcomes.
Tim Fleming

Tim Fleming

Speaker, Future Visual
CEO, Future Visual

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Per Carlsson

Per Carlsson

Director Nordics, Building & Infrastructure

BIM­­­­­­ – the route towards a sustainable society

We have set our climate goals. What we need now is action and to deliver towards these goals. BIM is an excellent tool for creating a complete solution over time to facilitate everything from sustainable construction to demolition and recycling.

That is the view of Mattias Goldmann who has been Head of Sustainability at Sweco for over a year and previously ran organisations that worked for tougher climate goals. He will be one of the keynote speakers at Symetri’s Nordic BIM Summit 2021.

After working a long time for tougher climate goals, I wanted to contribute by turning words into action. As Head of Sustainability for Europe’s largest engineering and architecture consulting firm, I have opportunities to influence the actual transition and steer it towards more climate-smart solutions that are sustainable over time,” says Mattias.

He goes on to explain that joining the built society sector was a conscious decision and not by chance.

In the transport sector, the strategies are reasonably clear with investments in electric vehicles under way, but in building and construction, there’s much left to do before we reach real sustainability.

The BIM tool – an important collection hub

One learning from working for years in the climate movement is to acknowledge the importance of choosing the correct material to create a sustainable solution.

“Choosing the right materials is important for the whole lifecycle of a building. When we build, we need to know that the materials we choose are sustainable, all the way from production to recycling. When we know what materials are where in a building during repairs and renovations, we can create an efficient, profitable and climate-smart circular construction process. Then we also avoid being dependent on raw materials from other parts of the world – our buildings become the material bank we need!”

The BIM tool creates these opportunities by being both an efficient planning tool and a collaborative platform between all the different actors that are needed during construction.

Not everyone has yet realised the great societal benefit BIM offers. Too many are still focusing on the technical solutions. I wish we could all pause from our computers and focus more on the full picture around a construction process. Then we would realise the advantages from using BIM in creating the conditions needed to meet the sustainability challenges the construction industry is facing at every stage.”

Mattias Goldmann continues to explain that as the world’s expectations on the construction industry are changing with increasing demands for transparency and contributions to a circular economy, BIM becomes a central tool to meet all challenges.

The important thing is to get more people to understand the importance of using all the advantages it offers and not staring blindly at the technical aspects. BIM is useful not only for a specific construction site but also for the whole of Sweden as a construction site.

Want to get away from guilt and shame

Mattias Goldmann also reacts to the climate issue often being linked to guilt and shame, with people being made to feel guilty about things they don’t do right.

I think that’s one of the reasons we haven’t got further with the climate issue. We have blamed instead of focusing on all the gains made at virtually all the stages of more sustainable construction. Sustainable solutions are also economically sustainable. The longer the parts last, the less investment will be required in the future.

Mattias Goldmann believes and hopes that we are now on the verge of a major breakthrough in the field of climate change.

Three factors together can contribute to that: one that the demands of the outside world are now changing quickly, two that we realise that many raw materials are running out and three that the pandemic stop has given us a psychological insight that new ways of thinking are possible, which means that many world leaders are talking about creating something better after the stop, ‘Build back better’ as President Biden says.

Embody the change you want to see

At the Nordic BIM Summit, Mattias will also point to opportunities of jumping on the climate bandwagon early on.

If you join early and are at the forefront, there are many gains to be made. If you wait until the last call, the changeover will involve only costs. There are now also record opportunities to get part-financing to change – and those funds will of course not be there for those who are the last to change.

A sign that things are really about to happen in climate work and the construction industry is that a very large number of participants have registered for the Nordic BIM Summit 2021, while many other conferences that focus mostly on the problems themselves surrounding the climate are attracting ever fewer participants.”

I think a lot of people are beginning to realise that it’s time to turn words into actions. They are therefore looking for platforms and events that can provide the tools they need to start delivering on all the good climate goals we have decided on” says Mattias Goldmann.

Want to contribute to solving the environmental challenges we face

Symetri, which is arranging the Nordic BIM Summit, has noticed a strong willingness in the construction and property industry to help solve the environmental challenges we face.

At the same time, there is a need for clearer requirements for procurement. We all need to take the lead with new construction methods so we reach the goals faster. We have listened to our customers who have clearly said that sustainability is an important and hot topic, and that’s why it is a main focus of this year’s Nordic BIM Summit,” explains Per Carlsson, Director Building & Infrastructure at Symetri.

Winners Nordic BIM Summit Awards 2021

Congratulations to Per Aarsleff A/S and POB!

Winner Best New BIM Use

POB

BIM today is much more than the visual representation of an asset, it’s a process and it’s about sharing data to link all the steps from design to operation. To succeed with BIM and take your strategy to the next level, our winner of Best New BIM Use is a company with the vision to create values for customers, employees, owners, and society by being reliable, engaged, and flexible. Just what you need your BIM model to be. They also understood from day one that BIM needs to be implemented across the company and used in all projects. From a start in the spring of 2020 (!) they now are using BIM in 80 + projects, all using the same platform and the usage is spread company wide.
POB – Alltid På

Best Industry Collaboration

Per Aarsleff A/S

With the headline VDC/BIM for all in the organisation and a focus on change management, preparing business partners and colleagues for utilising the advantages of BIM/VDC Per Aarsleff has taken the lead in the Danish construction industry. Not only to digitize but also to make sure all external stake-holders and the internal organisation is onboard. Personalized with Àstridur Elin Àsgeirsdottir, the VDC organisation has worked with the build-up of the organisation as well as implementation, strategy and development of VDC services in all project phases. Fully deserved – the prize for Best BIM Collaboration goes to Per Aarsleff A/S.
Per Aarsleff A/S - General infrastructure contractor