SDB SPEAKERS

JOCHEN TEIZER

Associate Professor, Ph.D., Dipl.-Ing. Construction Engineering and Management 

Jochen Teizer is Professor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Aarhus University where his research seeks injury-free, lean, and green construction work environments. He earned a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in 2006 and a Dipl.-Ing. from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2002. Dr. Teizer is the Director of the Construction Automation and Information Technologies Laboratory and Vice-President Industry Membership and Outreach for the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC). He has held several visiting researcher positions in the USA (e.g., National Institute of Standards and Technology), Japan (e.g., Osaka University), and Germany (e.g., Technical University Munich). With over 250 peer-reviewed publications in books, journals, and conference proceedings and numerous academic and construction industry teaching and research awards, he also serves as a visionary and consultant for the industry. More details about his work can be found here: https://pure.au.dk/portal/en/teizer@cae.au.dk.

Keynote title: Digital transformation towards safe and green construction sites

VIKTOR MECHTCHERINE

Director of the Institute for Construction Materials and Full Professor at the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Viktor Mechtcherine is Director of the Institute for Construction Materials and Full Professor at the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. He is Coordinator of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Priority Program SPP 2005 „Opus Fluidum Futurum – Rheology of reactive, multiscale, multi-phase construction materials“ and Speaker of the DFG Research Training Group GRK 2250 „Mineral-bonded composites for enhanced structural impact safety“. Prof. Mechtcherine is Editor of the Journals “Cement and Concrete Composites” and “Materials and Structures”, Member of the ACATECH National Academy of Science and Engineering, the Science Academy of Saxony and the Russian Engineering Academy, Chair of RILEM Technical Committee “Assessment of Additively Manufactured Concrete Materials and Structures” and Chair of the Working Group “Digital concrete construction by additive manufacturing” of the German Committee for Reinforced Concrete (DAfStb). He is RILEM Fellow and awardee of Wason Medal for Materials Research by American Concrete Institute (ACI) and Innovation Award of the bauma 2016 Munich. Prof. Mechtcherine authored more than 300 scientific papers, his H-factor is 48 according to Scopus.

Keynote title: Digital Fabrication with Sustainable Mineral-bonded Composites