The conference ‘Knowledge-based Construction’ will happen again
On 23 April, The Estonian Society of Heating and Ventilation Engineers, TalTech, the Estonian Association of Civil Engineers, and the Centre of Excellence for Zero Energy and Resource Efficient Smart Buildings and Districts will host the conference ‘Knowledge-based Construction 2019’ at Viru Conference Centre.
‘Knowledge-based Construction 2019’ will feature presentations by TalTech’s three new professors of civil engineering and architecture – professors Kimmo Lylykangas, Raido Puust (BIM), and Martin Thalfeldt (utility systems of buildings). Ivo Jaanisoo and Madis Laaniste from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications will discuss the long-term view on construction and the preparation of REKK 2030, the new national energy and climate plan, the central aim of which is to increase the volume of renovations in accordance with the long-term renovation strategy of the Energy Efficiency Directive.
In the afternoon, the conference will continue in two parallel sections, the first focussing on topics related to BIM and construction processes. Presentations on practical applications show that BIM has become a reality in Estonia, but at the same time, rapid developments take place in the design processes and practices. Performance-based design management and classification in construction are topics which will influence, to a greater or lesser extent, all market participants.
The other parallel section, focussing on energy efficiency and indoor climate, will look for solutions in designing and achieving a better indoor climate. Topics such as employee satisfaction in office buildings, daylight and avoiding overheating in classrooms, and several methodological updates will be explored. Feedback and experiences concerning finished nearly zero-energy buildings, for which there are numerous examples from Estonia and its neighbouring countries, are very important.
Participants of ‘Knowledge-based Construction 2019’ will receive 6.6 refresher course points (TP) of the Estonian Association of Civil Engineers and 6.6 refresher course points (TP) of the energy performance of buildings profession.
According to Jarek Kurnitski, professor of energy performance and indoor climate at Taltech and the founder of the ‘Knowledge-based Construction’ conferences, the conference will continue with moderate participation fees, supported by the Centre of Excellence.