General programme:

 
Saturday,
6.4.2019
Sunday,
7.4.2019
Monday,
8.4.2019
Tuesday,
9.4.2019
Wednesday,
10.4.2019
Thursday,
11.04.2019
 

WFEO MEETING

Location: Grand Hotel Union

 

WORLD CONSTRUCTION FORUM

Location: Cankarjev dom

TECHNICAL EXCURSION
08:00       Forum Registration Forum Registration  
09:00
WFEO Meetings
WFEO Meetings
WFEO meeting and reception at the University of Ljubljana WFEO meeting the Rector of the University of Ljubljana Forum – Opening Session Forum – Sections Technical Excursion – Visit Predjama castle &
Škocjan caves
10:00
 
 
 
11:00
12:00
 
 
Lunch
13:00
Lunch
Lunch
WFEO Meeting
Lunch
Lunch
14:00
WFEO Meetings
WFEO Meetings
 
Forum Sections
Forum Sections
15:00
 
 
 
 
 
16:00
 
 
Forum Registration
 
 
17:00
 
 
 
 
 
18:00
 
 
 
 
 
 
19:00
 
 
Welcome Reception
  Gala Dinner
 

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Detailed WORLD CONSTRUCTION FORUM 2019 programme:

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Tuesday, 9.4.2019 (Location: Forum Venue – Cankarjev dom)

08.00 – 9.00 Forum Registration
09.00 – 12.00

Forum Opening Linhart Hall 

Opening addresses:

  • Mag. Črtomir Remec, President of the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers

  • Prof. Matjaž Mikoš, Dean of the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering University of Ljubljana

  • Mr. Simon Zajc, Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Republic of Slovenia

  • Dr. Marlene Kanga, President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations

  • Ms. Ana Luiza Massot Thompson-Flores, Director of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe

Keynote Speakers:

 
 
 
 
12.00 – 13.00
Lunch
13.00 – 15.30
 

E1/E2 Hall

Theme 3: Cultural Heritage in Digital World

Prof. Roberto Di Giulio: ICTs for accessing, understanding and safeguarding cultural heritage. – Keynote Lecture

M. Ioannides: Holistic Documentation of the Past: A key Challenge in the 21st century

R. Žarnić: The elements of identification of cultural heritage services

D. Petrovič: Geodetic Methods for Modeling and Documenting Cultural Heritage Objects

A.E. Ziri: Using owl-time ontology to define time in h-BIM models

O. Schippers-Trifan: BIM-based Cultural Heritage Asset Management Tool. Innovative solution to orient the preservation and valorization of historic buildings

V. Rajčić: Cultural heritage BIM: challenges and opportunities

F. Maietti: Accessing and understanding heritage buildings through ICT. The INCEPTION methodology applied to the Istituto degli Innocenti

Kosovel Hall

Theme 6: Digitally engineered built environment

ASSET MANAGEMENT

Sakthy Selvakumaran: Digitally engineered built environment: monitoring from space. – Keynote Lecture

D. Papic: Digital Built Environment Maturity Model (dbEMM) in smart infrastructure asset management

M. Kušar: New bridge management system for Slovenian road network

M. Lutman: Maintenance Of Special Equipment At Bridge Constructions

G. Oliva: Infrastructure and facilities asset management best practices

BIM LIFECYCLE

Miguel Azenha: BIM in the lifecycle of concrete structures: applications and training challenges – Keynote Lecture

I. Zabreznik: Impact of using BIM on project management (Design for obtaining a construction permit and Detailed design) for section of main railroad between Maribor and Šentilj

V. Janjić: Integrated BIM Project Management Approach and Asset Management on large scale projects

Štih Hall

Theme 5: Engineering Capacity Building

E. Siviero: Riccardo Morandi’s bridge in Genova from a tragedy to a new renaissance. – Keynote Lecture

L. Kegljevič Zagorc: Engineers in sustainable development societies

M. Manuhwa: i-Bribery Standards, Systems and Strategies for Optimising Engineering Projects Delivery (KEYNOTE LECTURE)

K. Marc: From zero to heaven: first five years of siBIM

A. Muhammed: Issues and Challenges in Engineering Capacity Building in Nigeria

 

 

15.30 – 16.00
 Coffee Break
16.00 – 18.30

E1/E2 Hall

Prof. Daniel V. Oliveira: The role of digital tools in the preventive conservation of cultural heritage: the experience of HeritageCare project. – Keynote Lecture

G. Mincolelli: Accessible cultural heritage: developing digital user experiences

A. De Naeyer: Medieval geometries identified by digital analysis – creating capacity to knowledge, cultural value and technical maintenance : The case of the 13th cent. S. Francis church in Assisi, Italy

V. Bosiljkov: Advanced monitoring of the church of St. Benedict in Kančevci (Slovenia)

B. Turilazzi: Digital data platforms for heritage-led urban regeneration and historical sites enhancement

S. Boulanger: New approach and tools for the governance of historic urban landscapes. The role of resilient communities

G. Mrak: Protection versus Developement: Cultural Heritage in Functionally Derelict Areas

L. Rossato: Digital tools for documentation and analysis of heritage city centres in India

Kosovel Hall

T. Stanovnik: BIM – Bridge Infrastructure over Digital Twin chasm

O. Geylani: Setting competitive smart goals with BIM

G. Stegnar: Progressive Use of BIM for Holistic Energy Renovation of Office Buildings

FACILITY MANAGEMENT

O. Schippers-Trifan: BIM-enabled condition assessment tool for asset maintenance with integrated Dutch inspection standard

K. Pahulje: Slovenian Real Estate Market: maintenance of multi-dwelling buildings and management challenges

B. Hafner: Implementation and use of BIM technology in multidwelling facilities for management and maintenance of buildings

P. Novak: Indoor Environment and ventilation in sustainable building

Štih Hall

Goran Turk (Slovenia): Impacts of Bologna declaration on the higher education of civil engineering in Slovenia. – Keynote Lecture 

A. Soeiro: Terms of Reference for Civil Engineering Competences – TUNING Approach

E. Siviero: TUNeIT: A bridge between Europe and Africa

M. Vahtar: Water Education Games for Better Decision-making and Resilient Communities

M. Kiryukhin:Construction industry and technical associations: mutually benficial cooperation

M. Šraj: International doctoral summer school natural disasters: opportunity for improvement of understanding of natural disasters and their prevention – presented as poster

M. Brilly: Flood Risk Management Master Programme – Success Story – presented as poster

 
18.00

 

 

Wednesday, 10.4.2019

08.00 – 8.30 Forum Registration
08.30 – 10.00

Kosovel Hall

Theme 1: Energy in 21st Century – Energy Efficiency of Built Environment

Tomaž Žagar (GEN Energija, Slovenia): Challenges of energy decarbonization: Issues for energy systems in 21st Century. – Keynote Lecture

S. Jeršič: Hydro Powerplants Chain on the Lower Sava River

G. Stegnar: The role of shallow geothermal energy in transition to low carbon energy systems in Slovenia

L. Novak: Future needs for energy storage in Alpine region

E1/E2 Hall

Theme 2: Construction 4.0 – Advanced Construction Engineering

Prof. Dr. Raimar Scherer: “From Industrie 4.0 to Construcion 4.0”. – Keynote Lecture

Ž. Turk: Perspectives for Industry 4.0 in Construction

V. Stankovski: Building smart and safe construction sites with dependable decentralised artificial intelligence applications

M. Komac: Public & free(?) access to spatial data

H. Oogink: Digital Structures BIM solution for Structural Engineers

Štih Hall

Theme 4: Disaster Risk Management & Governance for Resilient Communities

EARTHQUAKES AND GENERAL METHODOLOGY

Prof. Iunio Iervolino: Issues and strategies for earthquake resilience in Italy. – Keynote Lecture

T. Isakovic: Recent advancements in the seismic protection of rc precast industrial buildings

J. Logar: LIQUEFACT: assessment and mitigation of liquefaction potential across europe

P. Banovec: Slovenia Earthquake Event Rapid Response Toolbox – POTROG (tbc)

A. Babič: A risk-based grading system incorporating tolerance against short-term and long-term risk posed by natural hazards

10.00 – 10.30
     Coffee Break
10.30 – 12.00

Kosovel Hall

Igor Mesherin (Russia): Analysis of the development of the energy market. – Keynote Lecture

N. Perković: Energy Efficiency of CLT Frame with Laminated Glass Infill

J. Mazij: Issues related to efficient and safe design of refurbished and upgraded large hydropower infrastructures in Slovenia

M. Šijanec Zavrl: Challenges for Better Acceptance of NZEBs in Slovenia

E1/E2 Hall

M. Stefanova: Digitization of the Construction Industry. Engineering Organizations in Support of European Initiatives, BIM Standardization and Accelerating BIM Adoption. – Keynote Lecture

J. Česnik: Consistent and standard model content – a way towards utilization of advanced BIM use cases

V. Benko:  Supporting measures of BIM from the perspective of professional institutions

A. Žnidarič: Using bridge-wim to measure bridge performance indicators

A. Gatti: GeoGuard: an innovative service to monitor the displacements of structures and ground, based on cost-effective GNSS sensors

Štih Hall

A. Basa: Enhancing resilience – a means of disaster risk management

A. Chatzidakis: Structural Sustainability for existing Infrastructure and buildings

K. Tsalouchidis: A ground motion selection approach based on multiobjective optimization tailored to provide region specific record sets

LANDSLIDES – DEBRIS FLOW

J. Sodnik: Debris flow hazard assessment – from regional to basin scale

T. Peternel: Implementation of multidisciplinary approach for determination of landslide hazard

G. Nagl: Novel monitoring barrier to investigate the interaction of debris flows and mitigation structures

   
12.00 – 13.00
Lunch
13.00 – 15.30
 
 
 
 
 

Štih Hall

LANDSLIDES – DEBRIS FLOW

Prof. Johannes Huebl: New standardization of technical torrent control structures in Austria. – Keynote Lecture

D. Žagar: Role of pollutant mass balances in environmental modelling

15.30 – 16.00
 Coffee Break
16.00 – 17.00

Kosovel Hall

D. Ivanšek: Practical experiences with design and construction of Slovenian first Platinum certified DGNB sustainable building

O. Mala: Improving energy and resource efficiency in the EU constructon sector

 

Štih Hall

Theme 4: Disaster Risk Management & Governance for Resilient Communities

M. Mikoš: UNESCO Chair on Water-related Disaster Risk Reduction (WRDRR) – Keynote Lecture

S. Rusjan: More Room for Water

M. Komac: The concept of a competent person in disaster risk management & governance for resilient communities

17.00 – 17.15
Short Break
17.15 – 17.45
LJUBLJANA DECLARATION & CLOSING REMARKS Kosovel Hall
19.30
Gala Dinner

An invitation to the Forum:

Dr. Marlene Kanga
President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations

Accompanying persons’ programme:

9.4.2019 Ljubljana guided tour

10.4.2019 Guided visit of Postojna cave and Lipica Stud Farm

Opening Addresses

Mag. Črtomir Remec
President of the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers (IZS)
Executive Vice-President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)

Prof. Matjaž Mikoš
Dean of the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering
University of Ljubljana (UL FGG)

Dr. Marlene Kanga
President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations

Dr. Peggy Oti-Boateng 
Director for Science Policy and Capacity Building

Plenary Keynote Speakers

Prof. Jinxiu Yan
Vice President of the International Tunneling and Underground Space Association (ITA) & Vice President of the Chinese Tunneling and Underground Works Society of CCES

Keynote Lecture:

Development of Tunneling Technology in China over the Past 40 years.

Prof. Antonia Moropoulou
President of the General Assembly of the Technical Chamber of Greece

Keynote Lecture:

Novel, Sustainable Preservation of Modern and Historic Buildings and Infrastructure. The paradigm of the Holy Aedicule’s Rehabilitation.

Prof. Dr. Peter Fajfar
Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana & Slovenian Academy of Engineering

Keynote Lecture:

Earthquake resistant structures – The key element of seismic resilience

Mark Coleman 
Crossrail, UK

Keynote Lecture:

Crossrail – A Case Study in BIM and Asset Management

Session Keynote Speakers

Theme 1 – Energy in 21st Century – Energy Efficiency of Built Environment:

Tomaž Žagar (GEN Energija, Slovenia): Challenges of energy decarbonization: Issues for energy systems in 21st Century.

Igor Mesherin (National Chamber of Engineers, Russia): Analysis of the development of the energy market.

 

Theme 2 – Construction 4.0 – Advanced Construction Engineering:

Professor Raimar Scherer (Technical University Dresden, Germany): From Industry 4.0 to Construction 4.0.

Dr. Maria Stefanova (Chamber of Engineers in the Investment Design, Bulgaria): Digitization of the Construction Industry. Engineering Organizations in Support of European Initiatives, BIM Standardization and Accelerating BIM Adoption.

Professor Zygmunt Meyer (West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin): Analysis of Combined Pile Raft Foundation based on a static load test

Theme 3 – Cultural Heritage in Digital World:

Professor Roberto Di Giulio (University of Ferrara, Italy): ICTs for accessing, understanding and safeguarding cultural heritage.

Professor Daniel V. Oliveira (University of Minho, Portugal): The role of digital tools in the preventive conservation of cultural heritage: the experience of HeritageCare project.

Theme 4 – Disaster Risk Management & Governance for Resilient Communities:

Professor Iunio Iervolino (University of Naples Federico II, Italy): Issues and strategies for earthquake resilience in Italy.

Professor Johannes Huebl (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria): New standardization of technical torrent control structures in Austria.

Theme 5 – Engineering Capacity Building:

Enzo Siviero (eCampus University rector Novedrate CO, Italy): Riccardo Morandi’s bridge in Genova from a tragedy to a new renaissance. 

Professor Goran Turk (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia): Impacts of Bologna declaration on the higher education of civil engineering in Slovenia.

Theme 6 – Facility & Asset Management, BIM Lifecycle:

Sakthy Selvakumaran (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom): Digitally engineered built environment: monitoring from space.

Miguel Azenha (ISISE, University of Minho, Portugal): BIM in the lifecycle of concrete structures: applications and training challenges.

 

Theme Chairs and Co-Chairs

Theme 1 – Energy in 21st Century – Energy Efficiency of Built Environment:

Chair: Assist. Prof. Dr. Željko Vukelić Slovenian Chamber of Engineers

Co-chair: Assist. Prof. Dr. Andrej Kryžanowski, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana

Co-chair: Emilio Colon, D. Engr., P.E., LPP, Past President of the World Council of Civil Engineers,

Theme 2 – Construction 4.0 – Advanced Construction Engineering:

Chair: Prof. Dr. Žiga Turk, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana

Co-chair: Prof. Ke Gong, WFEO’s President Elect/Vice President, Chair CEIT (Committee on Engineering for Innovative Technologies), China

Co-chair: Aris Chatzidakis, President of the European Council of Civil Engineers

Theme 3 – Cultural Heritage in Digital World:

Chair: Prof. Dr. Roko Žarnić, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana

Co-chair: Dr. Marinos Ioannides, UNESCO Chair on Digital Heritage, Cyprus University of Technology

Co-chair: Prof. Roberto Di Giulio
Department of Architecture, University of Ferrara (Italy)

Theme 4 – Disaster Risk Management & Governance for Resilient Communities:

Chair: Dr. Villas Mujumdar, Vice Chair WFEO Committee on Disaster Risk Management, United States of America

Co-chair: Prof. Dr. Matjaž Dolšek, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana

Co-chair: Prof. Dr. Matjaž Mikoš, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana

Theme 5 – Engineering Capacity Building:

Chair: M.Sc. Yashin Brijmohan, Vice President, Chair WFEO Committee on Engineering Capacity Building, South Africa

Co-chair: Prof. Dr. Goran Turk, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana

Co-chair: Eng. Martin Manuhwa, WFEO Vice President, Chair WFEO Committee on Anti-Corruption

Theme 6 – Facility & Asset Management, BIM Lifecycle:

Chair: Assist. Prof. Dr. Tomo Cerovšek, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana

Co-chair: Prof. Vladimír Benko,
Professor at Civil Engineering Faculty, STU Bratislava

Co-chair: Dr. Samo Peter Medved, President of the Section of Civil Engineers at the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers