Construction Goes Circular

12.10.2021 | 8.00–22.00


High-level international event on circular economy


The Construction Goes Circular conference is a full-day event from morning till late evening. The agenda is packed with world-class presentations on practical solutions for circular economy in the construction industry. Furthermore, the conference day offers unique opportunities for discussions, networking and other experiences. For sure, one of the most interesting and inspiring days of the year.


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Schedule for the event


8:00 Doors open, check-in begins

8:30 Morning coffee

9:00 – 12:00 Morning Sessions

  • Opening words, Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation

  • Sirpa Pietikäinen, European Parliament: Sustainable, modular and healthy buildings – How will we do the paradigm shift?

  • Hossein Rezai, Ramboll: Fusion engineering, circular construction, doughnut economics

  • Antti Ruuska, Ylva: Going Circular – Viewpoints from a developer

  • Ján Bujňák, Peikko Group Corporation: Creating value in circular economy: how to build faster, safer and more efficient?

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch time

  • Lunch and networking

13:00 – 17:00 Afternoon sessions

  • Kasper Guldager Jensen, Home.Earth: Visions for building a circular future

  • Juhani Pirinen, City of Lahti: Lahti Carbon Neutral Construction Development Center

  • Rogier van de Weijer, Blue Phoenix Group: Low-carbon concrete: replacing cement with an innovative filler from incinerator bottom ash

  • Coffee Break

  • Niels De Temmerman, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB): The Circular Retrofit Lab: a demonstrator for transformable building design

  • Panel discussion

  • Closing words, Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation

17:00 – 18:30 Networking break

18:30 – 22:00 Gala dinner


All times local time (EET). The event takes place at the Sibelius Hall in Lahti. Organiser reserves the right to make changes.


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