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Workshop Day


Location: LILLIAD - Learning center innovation

Invitees: Open to public

Speakers: Guest Speakers from Construction Community (Research and Industry)

Structure: Training Workshops


8h00 - 8h30 : Welcoming and Registration
8h30 - 10h00 : 1st session of parallel Workshops
10h00 - 10h30 : Coffee Break
10h30 - 12h30 : 2nd session of parallel Workshops
12h30 - 14h00 : Lunch
14h00 - 15h30 : 3rd session of parallel Workshops
15h30 - 17h30 : Hackathon results
17h30 - 18h00 : Cocktail and day closing

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Workshop : Standardization for Renovation, Lean Construction and Automation and Robotics

Aim of this workshop is is to co-create a standardisation strategy allowing rapidscaling up through seamless collaboration of players in future technology-drivenvalue chains.


Merve Karamara

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Prof. Dr.-Ing

Civil Engineer

PhD Student

Digital Construction

3D Printing



Digital Robotic

Construction, Standardisation Expert




Robotic Systems Design

Züblin endowed Junior

University of Stuttgart


Better standardisation frameworks can facilitate consistent digital threads, data collection, data storage and exchange along the entire building and renovation life
cycle. A comprehensive standardisation stratgey is required to unlock the full
potential and facilitate broader use of AI and machine learning, automation, robotics, smart construction machines, 3D printing in construction, and simulation and generative design and engineering approaches. Aim of this workshop is is to co-create a strategy towards technology transfer and scaling up and allow through standardisation the seamless collaboration of players in future technology-driven value chains.

The workshop will be carried out as part of the standardisation activities of the
Horizon Europe project ENSNARE (GA No. No 958445 | in collaboration with OTH, University of Stuttgart and Centrale Lille.


Workshop : Self-hackathoning Pop-up Sculpture Museum by Sensors, LLM,
AR and NFT

Understanding the use of sensors, augmented reality, mirror world & large language model through creation.

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Group Lead

Computational Design
Group, Takenaka


We have been handed a plethora of tools. Those are received with a sense of hope and awe, as they may change how we work and even Self-hackathoning Pop-up Sculpture Museum by Sensors, LLM, AR and NFT Tsukasa ISHIZAWA Group Lead, Computational Design Group, Takenaka Corporation what we create. On the other hand, project practitioners are required to adapt to unprecedentedly complex and challenging conditions. If we do not keep up with the pace of change, will we be overwhelmed by technology and left exhausted?

Convivial tools are those which give each person who uses them the greatest opportunity to enrich the environment with the fruits of his or her vision (Ivan Illich, Tools for Conviviality (1973)). Our sense of conviviality towards tools - the sense of autonomous coexistence - effectively maintains a distance from technology, allowing us to use any technology as needed and let go of it when it is no longer.

This workshop aims to share this context by creating a pop-up sculpture museum that fully utilizes computers, mobiles, and the internet.
We will use Rhinoceros and Grasshopper as modeling environments, mobile phone sensors to input, large language models, and augmented reality to output. As Nicholas Negroponte argued, architects should be able to advance design through dialogue with computers. We will use artificial intelligence (AI) as a conversation partner this time. By generating sculptures from our movements and refining them through conversation with AI, we will iterate quickly and instantly share the work spatially. If the work is well-received, you can even pair a Non-Fungible Token. Success in this workshop can be defined by anyone experiencing the above process, regardless of being a professional in architecture and construction. Creativity lies beyond the convivial technology, which should be the topic we must discuss at length in the future.

Workshop : Breaking barriers: Future potentials of life cycle thinking in AECO practice

Future integration of life cycle thinking in AECO using digital technologies: exploring major barriers and future pathways

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PhD Candidate


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Prof. Dr. Charmaine M.S. 




Life cycle thinking currently has many practical applications in architecture, engineering, construction, and operations (AECO), such as environmental product declarations (EPDs), (early phase) building Life cycle assessment (LCA), and life-cycle-based organizational governance. Various terminologies exist to understand LCA’s procedural relevance, ranging from adoption and institutionalization to the broader concepts of transition, diffusion, and mainstreaming.


In this workshop, we aim to illuminate the challenges that accompany the further integration of life cycle thinking in organizational contexts.


We will focus on identifying the main barriers hindering the incorporation of LCA and life cycle thinking in decision-making, followed by an exploration of innovative approaches to breaking down those barriers using digital technologies.


Part 1: Introduction (30 min)

  • Trends in managerial decision-making in AECO (Charmaine) 10’

  • LCT adoption: A Japanese case study (Fabian) 10’

  • Q&A 10’


Part 2: Gaming (30 min)

  • Intro 5’

  • Participants play a novel prototype game on the life cycle impacts of building renovation. 20’

  • Feedback 5’


Short Break. 15 Minutes.

Part 3: Miro Brainstorming: Perception of barriers (20 min), form into groups

  • What are the main barriers to incorporating building life cycle thinking in AECO decision-making on different levels (materials, buildings, organizations, regulative frameworks, and standards)? 5’

  • What are the main barriers to incorporating LCA use for building renovation and real estate? 5’

  • Discussion 10’


Part 4: Miro Brainstorming: Future Perspectives (20 min), form into groups

  • What are the innovative approaches to breaking those barriers defined in Part 3 in the future and leveraging the procedural relevance of life cycle thinking in AECO? 10’

  • Discussion 10’

Workshop : Lean Construction and Target Value Design in Digital Fabrication

The workshop aims to use serious games and simulation to introduce the possible ways to integrate Lean Construction principles and Target Value Design (TVD) in Digital Fabrication

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Prof.Dr Charmaine M.S. 




Dr Wassim


Centrale LIlle

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Phd Candidate

ETH Zûrich


In today's rapidly evolving construction landscape, efficiency and innovation are paramount. Lean Construction principles offer a pathway to streamline processes, eliminate waste, and maximize value creation. The impact of Lean Construction principles on cost management has been extensively investigated. However, less attention has been paid to how these principles can be adapted to leverage the opportunities presented by digital fabrication technologies. 

Target Value Design (TVD) is a key practice within Lean Construction philosophy that focuses on aligning project objectives with budget constraints from the outset of a project. The significance of TVD lies in its ability to drive efficiency and cost savings throughout the project lifecycle. By setting clear cost targets and continuously monitoring progress against those targets, TVD helps to identify and eliminate wasteful activities, optimize resource allocation, and mitigate the risk of cost overruns.


This workshop streamlines serious games and simulations to present the principles of Lean Construction, introduce TVD, and investigate its potential as a framework for integrating digital fabrication technologies with lean construction principles.


By the end of the workshop, participants will:

1- Gain a deep understanding of Lean Construction principles and their application in construction projects.

2- Explore the principles of TVD 

3- Learn practical strategies for implementing Lean Construction and TVD principles for digital fabrication

4- Network with industry peers and exchange insights on best practices and challenges in construction management.

Workshop : How Digital could support Construction Flow and industrialization

Flow, Process, Scheduling, Continuous improvement, Effiency, Process, Industrialization, SupplyChain, IA, Digital Twin and robotics perspectives

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This workshop will take place in 4 stages:

Firstly, a presentation of the principles and main issues involved in flow will enable participants to understand the basic principles.

Then, a presentation will show, through examples, how flow is implemented in construction, and what the main benefits and changes are (especially in terms of planning and management).

Then we'll look at how flow facilitates industrialization and the supplychain.

The workshop will conclude with a discussion of the digital twin, robotics and AI in this approach, with the help of participants


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