Green Building Council Finland

Construction revolution begins in South Karelia – Urban Infra Revolution Seminar

27.10.2020 | 13.00–18.00

Construction revolution begins in South Karelia –
Urban Infra Revolution Seminar




Take a part in interesting seminar of designing new technologies in city planning and 3D printed geopolymer materials in construction technology.

In addition to many professionals in the field, an inspiring key note speech will be heard from futurist Elina Hiltunen on future megatrends in the circular economy.

13.00 – 13.15 Welcome and opening words, UIR Project manager, Eeva Pihlajaniemi,
City of Lappeenranta
13.30 – 14.30 How megatrends changes our future and what is the role of circular
economy in the future? Entrepreneur, Futurist Elina Hiltunen
14.30 – 15.00 Coffee Break
15.00 – 15.30 Secondary resources as sustainable raw materials in urban infra
construction products – Q&A – Secondary resources, aca side streams, side products or even waste, are a versatile group of materials. Is it possible to create new, sustainable products of “waste”? Are they safe? Are they durable? Do they stink? CEO Mervi Matilainen, Apila Group Ltd
15.45 – 16.15 Tailings future prospects – Tailings future seem to be promising concerning the geopolymers Janne Kauppi Metso Outotec Plc
16.15 – 16.45 Piloting full scale 3D printed noice barrier out of novel material, Tuomas
Hallikas, FIMATEC Finnish Intelligent Module Apartments Ltd
16.45 – 17.00 Short break
17.00 – 17.30 Commericialisation of 3D printed houses, challanges now and in the
future, Founder Abhishek Kumar Devjibhai, Ekotekt Ltd
17.30 – 18.00 On sustainability, product safety and business in circular economy
– Sustainability and life cycle assessment in the development of a secondary raw material based product. Business models and ecosystems of secondary raw material based products. Product safety of a secondary raw material based product, Associate
Professor Jutta Nuortila-Jokinen, LUT-University

Place: Lappeenranta/Virtual seminar (If you want to join live on the event, please send email to

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