Digital Twin in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry

Workshop to Explore the potentials of Digital Twin

05 June 2023, Centrale Lille, France


Dr. Zoubeir LAFHAJ is a full Professor at Centrale Lille, and researcher at the Lam3 research center and holder of the « Construction 4.0 » chair, an industrial research chair that addresses the challenges of modernizing the construction industry in France and Europe. The industrial research expertise of Dr. Zoubeir LAFHAJ focuses on (i) additive manufacturing (3D printing) for construction, industrialization, and robotization of construction, (ii) the applications of AI, blockchain, and BIM in construction and finally (iii) value, productivity, quality, lean construction, logistics, and collaboration with all stakeholders in the construction industry. He works internationally to make the CC4.0 Chair a European Hub of Construction 4.0 involved in a solid international network with the most advanced experts in the world.

Dr. Zoubeir LAFHAJ is the founder and President of the French Lean Construction Institute – IFCL, a non-profit association created in May 2021 whose aim is to develop the practice of lean approach in the construction sector in France by federating a community of stakeholders involved.

He has recently published five scientific books in French on « the lean construction revolution », « blockchain in construction », « women in construction », « logistics in construction », and « the vision of the city and the site in 2049 ». He has written more than 150 scientific articles, supervised 31 doctoral theses, and 15 postdoctoral researchers. He is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals of rank A and an elected member of the board of the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC).

He is currently the Chairman of the Organisation of the annual world conference IGLC31 (International Group of Lean Construction) which will be organised in Lille from 26 June to 2 July 2023.

A conference of great significance

Are you interested in new methods and practices in the construction sector and the built environment in general?

You may be a builder, real estate developer, project manager, an architect, project analyst, or even a lawyer or business manager in the construction sector, in charge of public contracts.

This workshop will be an opportunity for you to discover and explore a new way of working with Digital Twin.

Organized in the premises of Centrale Lille, on the campus of the Cité Scientifique in Villeneuve d’Ascq, this Workshop has a quality space to promote exchanges in an environment conducive to networking. The conviviality will be extended to the dinner to allow you to discover the French gastronomy in the heart of Lille.




Round tables

Organizing Team


Mme. Syrine AYADI

Our speakers


University of Cambridge, UK


Dassault Systemes, France


Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark


Environment Park, Italy


Bouygues Construction, France


Zurich Univerity of Applied Science (ZHAW), Switzerland

A unique event

Both in its innovative character and its quality, this workshop is shaping up to be a pioneering event for Digital Twin in France not to be missed

A day of learning and sharing

Come discover, exchange and learn about Digital Twins with the largest workshop on Digital Twin in France with our various renowned speakers

École Centrale de Lille

A place for research and innovation to discover the future of engineering and construction methods.

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