Speaker Bio & Abstract

Leif Řie Chief Executive Officer
LINK Arkitektur

BiographyHolding executive management positions for the last 7 years in companies with a strong digital strategy. Manager in companies with advanced use of BIM technology, VR/AR, parametric design among other technologies within the Building Construction industry.Presently holding the position as CEO at LINK arkitektur with 500 employees, among the 30 largest architecture companies in the world and a large player in the Scandinavian market. LINK arkitektur are rewarded an internation BIM award for the Tnsberg Hospital in Norway. Also holding the position as chairman of the branch Society of Digitalization in the Construction Industry in Norway. AbstractThe Norwegian digital roadmap for the construction industry aims to, by 2025, achieve;
» 25% cost reductions
» 50% reduction in Greenhouse gas emissions
» 50% faster project execution
» 50% increase in export of products and services

Empowered by an open source digital platform, digitalized laws, regulations and standards, skills development and stepwise gain realization, the roadmap is set to achieve the goals.

The initiatives to digitalize the buildings industry is still fragmented by traditional “silos” in the building industry value chain. The insight cross boarder “silos” is limited and digital technologies with wide impact still rare. The Norwegian building industry aims to be a game changer by developing and early adopting new digital technologies with wide range impact to the industry.