Conference Programme

Hotel Okura Amsterdam Foyer Okura, Congress venue of BIBM Congress 2023

A main part of the conference programme will be on topics about

  • Zero CO construction
  • Circular economy
  • New business models
  • Sustainability
  • BIM and precast – perfect partners
  • Technical solutions for precast architecture
  • Innovation workshop sessions

The official congress language is English.

Wednesday, 27/09/2023

(Reception Area open from 18:00)

19:00 - 19:45, Grand Ballroom

  • Greetings
    Bart van Melick | BIBM President, CEO - BTE Holding B.V.
  • "Construction‘s future in the context of a green and digital society"
    Philip Crampton | Philip Crampton, President - FIEC (European Construction Industry Federation)
  • Greetings
    Michiel Roelfsema | General Manager - Hotel Okura Amsterdam

Thursday, 28/09/2023

09:00 - 10:30

  • Introduction
    Alessio Rimoldi | Secretary General - BIBM (Federation of the European Precast Concrete Industry),
    Dr. Ulrich Lotz, Michael Voss | CEOs - Building Congress Forum,
    Seamus McKeague | IPHA President (International Prestressed Hollowcore Association),
    CEO - Creagh Concrete Products Ltd.
  • "What can bacteria teach us on the connection between urban nature and our health?"
    Marco van Es | Founder of Bac2nature

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 GREEN

  • "The development of CO neutral binders"
    Anja Buchwald | ASCEM Director/BTE Group
  • "Italian precast industry progresses towards new Green Deal sustainability
    requirements, its strategic impact on manufacturing processes and final products
    Marco Pecetti | IPHA Board member/Director Generale Prefabbricati, Italy
  • "Methodology to evaluate the service life of concrete"
    José Rodriguez Soalleiro | Civil Engineer (Roads, Canals and Ports) -
    ANDECE (Spanish Precast Industry Association)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30 DIGITAL

  • "A database for the French Precast Concrete Industry's BIM objects library
    Rémi Lannoy | Head of Digital Construction & BIM Department -
    CERIB (Centre d’études et de recherche de l’industrie du béton)
  • "Digitalisation: Opportunities or mainly challenges? An engineering perspective - EFCA"
    Joseph Ickmans | Chair of Digitalistation, BIM Committee -
    EFCA (European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations)
  • "Integrate BIM from beginning to the end"
    Mark Jäckel | Head of BIM Departement, GOLDBECK GmbH

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30 RESILIENT

  • "Precast in severe seismic zones"
    Ernesto Villalobos | Civil Engineer - Direcion Integrada de Proyectos SpA, Chile
  • "Concrete solutions for flood management"
    Oscar Ekefäll | Development Engineer - Meag Va-system AB

Friday, 29/09/2023

09:00 - 10:30 GREENing in the value chain

  • "TBC"
    Thomas Guillot | Chief Executive - GCCA (Global Cement and Concrete Association)
  • "The role of admixtures in decarbonising the (precast) concrete sector"
    Jennifer Palumbo | Secretary General - EFCA (European Federation of Concrete Admixtures Associations)
  • "Carbon capture in cement industry"
    Rob van der Meer | Industrial Policy Director - Cembureau (European Cement Association)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30 Future perspectives for Precast

  • "Future perspectives for precast - BIBM vision"
    Alessio Rimoldi | Secretary General - BIBM
    Magdalena Herbik | Public Affairs & Communicaions Manager - BIBM
  • "75% material savings in foundations by using 3D-printing technology – additional business line for precasters?"
    Topi Paananen | IPHA Board member, CEO - Peikko Group
    Fernando De los Rios | CEO - Hyperion Robotics
  • "Rudus Biodiversity Programme – Experiences and Opportunities for the Precast Concrete Sector"
    Terhi Rauhamaki | Quality and Environmental Manager - Rudus Oy

12:30 - 12:45 Closure Session

  • "Construction and Infrastructure of the Netherlands"
  • "New BIBM President"

12:45 - 14:00 Farewell lunch

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