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Industry Day

12 Case Studies presented by Industry Experts

Thursday 6 June 2024

Organized in Lille, the Robotic Construction Industry Day offers a platform for participants to discuss best practices and challenges in integrating robotic technologies at both local and international levels.

This event aims to facilitate networking with leaders and decision-makers in the construction industry, both in France and abroad. It serves as a learning opportunity for the latest developments, trends, strategies, and policies guided by the principles of automation in the construction field.


The event aims to stimulate research and discover innovative methods to overcome the challenges of automation in construction while fostering collaboration among stakeholders in the sector.

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Industry Day Program

Case Study : Circular Design-Build and “Design Portal” by TAKENAKA CORPORATION

To present and discuss TAKENAKA’s Circular Design-Build delivery and its recently developed “Design Portal”


Ryusuke Kojio

Head of Innovation and
Sustainability, COT-Lab


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Seiji Tanaka

Associate Chief

Osaka Design Dept.



Takenaka Corporation is a leading design and construction company in Japan, renowned for its innovative design and engineering. Since the first generation of the Takenaka family started their business as master carpenters more than 400 years
ago, Takenaka has been creating sustainable architecture with effective design engineering and lean construction planning throughout its history. In response to growing environmental awareness, Takenaka has developed and started using ZEBIA (Zero Energy Building Integrated Analysis), a design tool essential for ZEB projects since April 2023. The system significantly reduces the time required for verifying environmental performance, and allows us to effectively incorporate customer ZEB goals and design requirements.
Over the past decades, Takenaka has experienced various practices of digital technologies in design and construction, and we' ve just launched "Design Portal" which provides integrated solutions for all design processes.

Design Portal
Takenaka Corporation's recently developed web application, "Design Portal"  is a platform that allows architects and engineers to manage design information and BIM models concurrently.

The Design Portal has an excellent user interface that allows you to manage design proposals for each revision, input information related to the model, share information among related parties, and support the creation of design documents. etc. This will lead to the development of a common data environment and the strengthening of concurrent engineering.
In the workflow using the Design Portal, the basic design requirements are divided into  "information" and "room zone model" and by using editing methods suitable for each, efficient data creation and management is realized.
The data that is centrally managed and accumulated using the Design Portal is being explored for ways to utilize it in the future, which will lead to automation of proposals using AI. Takenaka will make the most of these new technologies to realize circular
design build practices.

Case Study : An Open and Collaborative Innovation Hub for Bridging Academia and Industry

Introducing the endeavors of The GEAR as an innovation hub to sitimulate technology tranfer


Dr. Soungho Chae

Chief Research Engineer



Dr. Rongbo Hu




Located in Changi Business Park in Singapore, we are building The GEAR, an open and collaborative ecosystem with world-class innovation testbed and cutting-edge laboratories that brings together the best academics, startups and industry players in the built environment around the globe. The GEAR’s five R&D laboratories push the boundaries of knowledge and expands our understanding of the world, respectively focusing on Construction Robotics, Human Centric Design, Digital Technology, Environmental Engineering, and Urban Space Creation.

Powered by the Kajima Technical Research Institute Singapore (KaTRIS), the laboratories will serve to drive technological advancements in sensing, robotics, and artificial intelligence, bridge the academia and industry, and lead to the development of new products, processes, and technologies that can solve the construction industry’s biggest challenges and improve the quality of life for all individuals and societies as a whole, eventually shaping the future of the built environment together.

Case Study : AI’s impact on the environnement : risks and opportunities

Opportunities of decarbonization through use of AI

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General use of AI can create a risk over our energy infrastructures and contribute to global warming. Yet, AI can also be used to help us avoid carbon emissions. Howeco has been created to use the powerness of AI to create sustainable building design, ehancing the biosourced material use, and automated caluation of bullding’s life cycle analysis.


CEO & Co-Fondateur



Case Study : Industrialize processes though a Scheduling Tool to empower quickly the project time line and cost.

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Fabien FONT




Teamoty is a French software solutions provider dedicated to the construction industry. With a strong supply chain DNA, its teams develop a software suite that allows construction stakeholders to improve the operational performance (delays, quality, safety, productivity and environment) of projects by enabling the implementation of an integrated and collaborative supply chain. First of all with Teamoty Scheduling, a planning application that allows to mix planning approaches (Takt Planning, CCM, CPM, LPS...), but above all to control in real time all the tasks of a project (from studies to works). Then with Teamoty Logistics, which allows you to manage all deliveries and the physical flow of materials on site, while integrating the specificities of the site and the urban constraints. And finally, Teamoty Recycle, which makes it possible to manage the sorting of waste on construction sites.
On the basis of several case studies, Fabien will show you the main advantages of the flow-based approach to planning.  Given the very high level of performance of this approach, he will explain how you can easily transform your processes into schedules and, above all, how you can industrialize your projects to improve the performance of all your company's projects.

Case Study  : Innovation on painting processes using Robotics

Painting robot

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Antoine Rennuit




Hugo Laloge

Ingénieur R&D



Sidoine Cousin

Robotics Project Engineer



PACO, the PAinter COmpanion, is a painting robot that helps humans on the dull and repetitive tasks, leaving the fine works and decision making to the humans. It is thus a collaborative robot. PACO is developed by Les Companions, a start-up based in Lille, Northern France and backed by Unikalo and AkzoNobel, 2 major industrial paint manufacturers.

We will be pleased to give a testimony of the marketing and deployment challenges behind the innovation.

Case Study :How a general contractor see robotics for construction?

Present some robotic use cases from Bouygues Construction


Bouygues construction’s R&D department has been exploring several
use cases of using robots on site. We will be presenting these use cases and give you our feedback on the potential of such solutions, and the main challenges to address.




Case Study : Scale One – the construction lab

Scale One is a training space for innovators of the construction industry

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Damien BAHON



Scale One is dedicated to accelerating the transformation of the construction industry in order to achieve global decarbonization and digitalization goals. These goals will indeed transform the entire value chain of the construction industry. Many innovators are ready to address these challenges, whether in startups, large corporations, academic institutions, or research environments. What these innovators need is the ability to test their new products and services in real-world conditions. However, unlike factories in the industrial world, a construction site is not an ideal space for testing innovation because its sole purpose is to deliver a project on time, without accidents, following predetermined specs. Consequently, innovators have trouble to test and validate their new solutions, and therefore the transformation of construction industry takes too much time.

Bouygues Construction’s R&D and Innovation Department, which has been exploring new technologies and processes for construction sites for several years, conceived the Scale One concept in 2022 around a simple idea: to create a third place that would serve as a real-world training space for innovators in the construction industry.

Concretely, it involves creating a living open laboratory that offers testing spaces regarding several strategic issues for the construction industry, including energy renovation, low-carbon concrete, robotics, and more. To achieve this, Scale One has been designed as a secure space that provides innovators with all the necessary and expected resources: space, equipment, materials, and construction personnel. As a true innovation hub for the construction industry, Scale One was envisioned as a hybrid space where craftsmen, site managers, engineers, researchers, and architects could collaborate and collectively shape the future of decarbonized and digitized construction projects

Case Study : Stay ahead shaping the Future of the Building Digital Twin Industry

Present the Building Digital Twin Association and how we drive innovation in the construction environment


Eduardo Loscos




Elke Moors

Mangaging Director



What’s the BDTA?

  • Mission & Vision

  • Origins: Sphere, a EU H2020 Project


How does the BDTA drive innovation?

  • By involving all AECOO stakeholders in the definition of the Digital Twin concept useful for all life cycles of a building asset.

  • Striving for Standardization (CEN/TC442/WG9) and Interoperatibility.


BDTA’s Activities:

  • Develop and publish Research White Papers, Specific Assets and obtain Certifications.

  • Organize the yearly BDTIC (International Congress) with workshops and case studies.

    • Working areas:

      • Ontologies: develop ontologies catalogue/roadmap

      • Infrastructures: get 14 use cases from 30 DT case studies in building environment

      • Simulations: from BIM representation to functional simulation and real time advanced control

      • Privacy and Security  


BDTA’s Membership:

  • Why become a member of the BDTA?

Because the BDTA makes permanent efforts to drive innovation in the Digital Twin Industry, so that all AECOO stakeholders can benefit from the numerous advantages the DIKW hierachy offers through all lifecycles of an asset in the building industry.

Case Study : 3D Printing in Construction: From Digital Twins to Market Realities

Exploring 3D printing in construction: automation with digital twins and economic, environmental benefits


Alban Mallet 




Dominique Corvez 




This conference will explore the transformative potential of 3D printing technology in the construction industry, with a focus on two key areas: the automation of the precast industry using digital twin systems and the economic and environmental implications of 3D-printed construction elements.


In the first segment of the presentation, we will discuss the technological advancements that distinguish our 3D printing approach. We will examine the hardware, which is designed to be user-friendly, requiring no specialized skills for cleaning, assembly, or disassembly, all of which can be performed without tools. Additionally, we will cover the software innovations that facilitate easy adjustments of operational parameters. The software automatically adapts values to optimize performance, thereby simplifying the process for users. Furthermore, the system's ability to collect comprehensive data allows for the creation of precise digital twins, ensuring enhanced accuracy and reliability in construction projects.


The second segment will address the diverse applications of 3D printing in construction. We will critically evaluate the cost, quality, speed, and environmental impact of 3D-printed elements compared to traditional construction methods. By analyzing the economic viability, quality improvements, and faster production timelines offered by 3D printing, we aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of its advantages. Moreover, we will discuss the potential for significant reductions in CO2 emissions, highlighting the environmental benefits of adopting 3D printing technology in construction.


This conference aims to provide a thorough examination of how 3D printing is poised to revolutionize construction practices. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the integration of digital twin technology and the broader market implications of 3D-printed construction elements. This academic forum is designed for professionals and scholars interested in the future of construction technology and its potential to drive sustainable and efficient building practices.

Case Study : BUILDING LAB: an incubator for digitally enabled value systems, data pipelines, and automation in construction

The BUILDING LAB is a next generation digital construction laboratory  and incubator that houses numerous sub-laboratories on four floors to represent the entire digital construction ecosystem

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Linner






The BUILDING LAB is a next generation digital construction laboratory  and incubator that houses numerous sub-laboratories on four floors to represent the entire digital construction ecosystem. Topic areas such as parametric design and engineering, BIM2SIM, BIM2Field, industrialized and additive manufacturing processes, digital twins, data analysis, AI and robotics in construction represent the BUILDING LABS’s core fields in research and teaching. It offers spacious and futuristic rooms for workshops, seminars, lectures, and events as well as a world-class infrastructure for research and demonstrators, an incubation area for start-ups, and hyper-modern student workplaces and laboratories.


The BUILING LAB host the following four sub-laboratories :


  1. Design and Simulation: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mathias Obergrießer

  2. BIM2Field & Operation: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Schreyer 

  3. Design to Fabrication: Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Florian Weininger

  4. Automatisierung und Robotik: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Linner


Through these four core pillars, we integrate digital solutions into almost all application areas through close collaborations within the OTH and through our partners: materials science and sustainable construction, timber construction, construction process management, road and infrastructure construction, crafts digitalisation and robotisation, geotechnics, solid construction and many other areas of application

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Case Study : The digital library, an asset for the proliferation of BIM






BIMOBTECH is much more than a platform dedicated to BIM objects. It is a vision brought to life by a fruitful collaboration between various players in the world of construction. Originally, this innovative idea emerged in response to a crucial need in the building ecosystem. Building on this impetus, we assembled a team representing all the stakeholders: from architectural practices, design offices and owners, to suppliers of construction products.
Our platform has been meticulously developed to respond specifically to these diverse needs. In this way, Bimobtech will provide a two-way link between Europe and Africa for the various players in the sector. We are proud to present a product designed to adapt to the unique requirements of these markets, offering a library of BIM objects that is both rich and adaptable, propelling digital transformation in the construction sector.

The essence of BIMOBTECH lies in its development based on the latest technologies, guaranteeing a user-friendly and intuitive experience.
We have put the user at the centre of our concerns, designing a user-friendly platform where access to essential information and smooth navigation are our priorities.
At BIMOBTECH, our commitment is not limited to offering a wide range of BIM objects. We aspire to be the preferred partner of construction professionals, offering them innovative, practical and constantly evolving solutions to enhance their projects and optimise their processes.
Join us on this adventure where technology meets construction, where collaboration becomes a driving force, and where BIMOBTECH positions itself as a catalyst for innovation in the field of BIM objects

Case Study : Improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings by automating data with building management systems (BMS) at SOCOTEC IMMOBILIER DURABLE


Dr. Khaled CHAFFAR

Responsable Développement Énergie



With offices in 26 countries and more than 12,000 employees, SOCOTEC is a major player in testing, inspection and certification in the construction and infrastructure sectors. Throughout the world, we provide professional services in the fields of construction, buildings and real-estate, infrastructure, environment and safety, and certification.This case study focuses on the use of building management systems (BMS) to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings through data automation. The BMS system integrates various building functions such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), lighting and security into a unified platform, enabling centralised monitoring and control.

The case study highlights the benefits of implementing BMS systems in various buildings managed by SOCOTEC and summarises some of the challenges encountered. By automating data, SOCOTEC has been able to optimise energy use, reduce operating costs and improve occupant comfort, while contributing to environmental sustainability. This presentation will detail the strategies adopted, the results achieved and the lessons learned throughout the process.

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