The sixth BuildIT conference will be held on the 13th March 2019. This will feature Renewable Energy Infrastructure as the main topic. The conference day brings before the audience a collection of noteworthy companies, entrepreneurs, public servants and academics from Estonia and abroad to share their experience and expertise.

The theme of the conference concentrates on renewable energy sources and their integration into buildings, energy storage technologies, stand-alone power systems and future energy market interactions.

The conference will be featuring:

  • Wind farm legal expert Martina Proosa from Merko construction company;
  • Dr. Indrek Roasto from TalTech Power Electronics Research group;
  • Stand-alone power systems expert from Enefit Green;
  • Blockchain technology based energy market interactions specialist from WePower;
  • Professor of Architecture Kimmo Lylykangas from TalTech.

The list of lecturers is not yet complete.

 The Conference will take place in TalTech Assembly Hall (U01- 202).


The conference will be held on the 13th March 2019 in Tallinn University of Technology (Assembly Hall of TalTech). The main topic is Renewable Energy Infrastructure...

Open Seats 150

09:00 - 17:00


Last year were performing at the Conference:


Sini Saarimaa

Sini Saarimaa (Architect M.Sc.) works as a researcher and teacher at the Tampere University of Technology and as a practicing architect at Architects a-live. Her research focuses on user-centered solutions and housing designs of modular construction systems. Through these backgrounds her main objective is to develop design thinking for apartment buildings in a way to better cater to the challenges of the future. Her passion for the quality of everyday environments and dweller inclusion is displayed in her in-process doctoral study that aims to enrich the understanding of features and relations of multi-storey buildings’ structure, appearance and services in respect to its apartments’ potential for personalization.

Architects a-live cooperative

Architects a-live is an architectural office established in 1997. They provide quality architectural services on all fields of architectural design and specialize in housing desing and urban development. As experts in modular housing construction using prefabricated CLT-elements their goal is to develop Finnish housing construction.

Tampere University of Technology

Tampere University of Technology is one of the two Finnish universities operating in the form of a foundation. Most recently, Tampere University of Technology has joined forces with the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Applied Sciences. The aim of the Tampere3 process is to establish an inspiring and globally attractive environment for research and learning, which benefits from multidisciplinary interfaces.

In her presentation Sini Saarimaa shared Finnish experience and knowledge in the field of modular construction as well as different approaches to it from other parts of the world. We heard about the systematic design thinking behind the modular wooden multistorey residential buildings that have been implemented via Architects a-live cooperative and the research that Sini has carried out in Tampere University of Technology, School of Architecture which examines resident-orientation in the context of modular multistorey residential buildings.


Alo Tamm

Alo Tamm is the CEO of Harmet OÜ since 2014 having previously worked in a number of construction companies as project manager, director of development, construction management director and chairman. He has a bachelors degree in civil engineering and law as well as masters degree in economics and engineering.

Harmet OÜ

Harmet Modular Houses is an Estonian manufacturing company that produces modular houses, pre-fabricated modules and various modular on-site facilities, whereby 90% of the entire module structure and interior is built in the factory. They offer their customers complete B2B solutions – from design to the final assembly of the buildings, including all aspects of architecture, engineering, construction and maintenance. Harmet is one of the biggest producers and suppliers of the region.

In his lecture Alo Tamm took the listener on a tour to the realm of modular housing factories where guests could learn about the inner workings of the fabrication process. Modular construction company Harmet opened their biggest and newest factory, which is an exemplary modern manufacturing facility, in the summer of 2017.


Andrus Leppik

Andrus Leppik is the CEO of Kodumaja AS who studied civil engineering in Tallinn University of Technology. Having graduated in 1992 he joined Kodumaja in 1996 and has devoted himself to it ever since.

Kodumaja AS

Kodumaja is a future-oriented group of companies that practises modern technologies of construction and specialises in building from pre-fabricated modular sections. Their wide range of different projects exemplify Kodumaja’s advantage before their main competitors by better adapting to their clients needs and wishes. With their 22 years of experience in the construction industry Kodumaja has become probably the biggest Estonian construction company in Nordic countries by constructing about 7100 apartments and private residents. Kodumaja employs about 500 employees and their most notable achievement is the 14-storey wooden building “Treet” in Bergen, Norway which was completed in 2015.

Andrus Leppik presented us the ways and means by which multistorey modular residential buildings are erected based on the long experience of Kodumaja modular construction company.


Freek Paul Bos

Freek currently works as an Assistant Professor of Concrete Structures at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. He performs research in the field of 3D Concrete Printing (3DCP), focusing on concepts to increase structural performance and durability of the printed objects. Visit the research group website at for more information. Previously, Freek worked for a large Dutch company as a consulting engineer. He obtained his PhD from the Delft University of Technology.

For our guests this was a rare opportunity to hear a lecture about a technology in development – 3D concrete printing – from one of the leading researchers in this field – Freek Bos. In his presentation Freek gave us an overview of the history and different approaches to 3D concrete printing as well as a glimpse into the latest project of his research team.


 Jüri Kliimask and Gottfried Jäger

Jüri Kliimask is a civil engineer and partner at the engineering company Pluss OÜ who is also the representative of hsbcad in Estonia with more than 15 years of experience in technical consultance and training.

Gottfried Jäger comes from a civil engineering background and specialises in timber technologies. At the moment he is the Managing Director in hsbcad.

The director of the innovative manufacturing and engineering software company hsbcad and his Estonian partner presented us the new possibilities and applications of hsbcad for modular house factory machines and engineering departments.


The conference will be held on the 13th March 2019 in Tallinn University of Technology (Assembly Hall of TalTech). The main topic is Renewable Energy Infrastructure...

Open Seats 150

09:00 - 17:00




Last year’s conference can be found here.