E2 Forum Frankfurt programme

E2 Forum Frankfurt Programme 2018

The two conference day focused on the digital integration of elevator and escalator systems in the modern building, showing how experts see the requirements of energy and cost efficiency and data security from the operator’s perspective. The visions for sustainable urban living and associated future-inspired technologies were debated by industry experts from the big IT-groups and research institutes together with regional and European politicians.


Innovation, Digitalisation and Sustainability in Tomorrow’s Buildings

Programme Flyer of E2 Forum Frankfurt

The lectures, of which there were more than 40, looked at planning aspects such as concrete recommendations to use software for building information modeling (BIM), the interface with and demarcation from building regulations, elevator standards in building planning, factors influencing fire protection concepts and additional standards and regulations along with the responsibilities, duties and test procedures prior to commissioning elevator systems.

Participants of E2 Forum Frankfurt

Federal German chambers of architects recognise E2 Forum Frankfurt conference sessions for education and professional development. The chambers of the federal states of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Brandenburg, Hesse, Northrhine-Westphalia, Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein already support the concept. Further co-operations with, e.g., the state chamber of Bavaria are welcomed.







The 14th planner day of BDA will take place on June 16, 2018 in Hamburg.
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Conference programme

Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Exhibition grounds Messe Frankfurt, Forum, Level 1

10:30 a.m.  
Coffee on arrival

11 a.m.  
Wolfgang Marzin (Messe Frankfurt)
Albert Schenk (VDMA)
Roberto Zappa (ELA President)

11:20 a.m. 
Key Note: Skyscrapers of the Future – Challenges and Visions

Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. Dr. h.c. Werner Sobek  

A: Forum 1, Room 1 B: Forum 1, Room 2
Moderated by Stefan Schulze-Hausmann Moderated by Renato Turri

Noon – 1 p.m.

BIM – Building Information Modeling

Sustainability of Buildings in BIM-based Projects
Stanimira Markova, RWTH Aachen

BIM from the Contractor Point of View
Marc Heinz, vrame consult  

Noon – 1 p.m.

Lifts in Building Planning

Codes and Standards for Planning of Lifts
Dr Gerhard Schiffner, CEN TC 10

Home Lifts in Residential Buildings
René Lutz, thyssenkrupp Aufzüge

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.


2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  

Digitalization Concepts

Digitalization in Service
Stephan Wirth, thyssenkrupp Aufzüge

Ready to Connect – Intelligent Solutions for Smart Buildings
Sascha Seiß, KONE

Cloud-based Services from Sustainability Points of View
Lars Kollmorgen, Kollmorgen

New Business Opportunities Through Digitalization
Simon Vestner, Vestner Aufzüge

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Elevator in Building Planning

Heavy Loads, Low Head – Hydraulic Advantage?
Harald Giehl, ALGI

Series-produced Individuality
Jens-Albert Schenk, OSMA Aufzüge

Elevator as Architectural Highlights – Vision and Implementation
Harald Bohnenstengel, Wittur

From R&D to BIM – the Perfect Workflow for Elevators
Andreas Fleischmann, DigiPara AG

3:30 p.m.– 4 p.m

Coffee break

4 p.m.– 6 p.m

Digitalization Concepts

Internet of Things
Michael Bär, Bosch

IoT & Digitaliation in Lift Management
Dr. Derk Pahlke, Otis

Digitalization Concepts from Practice
Sönke Mestemacher, Schindler

The Lift Door in the MindSphere
Brigitte Schulz, Siemens

Lifting Elevators Into the Cloud!
Tim Ebeling, Henning  

Smart Lift: Wear Monitoring by IoT
Dr. Michael Geisinger, Dynamic Components

4 p.m.– 6 p.m

The elevator in building planning

How does a Fire Protection Concept Influence the Planning of Lift Systems?
Franz Josef Hahn, Branddirektion der Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Smoke-proof Sealing of Lifts Floor by Floor
Wolfgang Nothaft, Meiller

Heavy-duty, Car and Truck Lifts using Thrust Chain Technology
Olaf Klingner, SERAPID

Modernisation or Complete Replacement
Mathias Musculus, Otis

Frequency-controlled Drive Units for the Modernization of Hydraulic Elevator Systems
Jochen Greiner, Blain Hydraulics

Heavy Loads, Low Head – Hydraulic Advantage?
Harald Giehl, ALGI

From 7 p.m.

Networking Dinner „German Lift Day“

Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Exhibition grounds Messe Frankfurt, Forum, Level 1

A: Forum 1, Room 1 B: Forum 1, Room 2
Moderated by Stefan Schulze-Hausmann Moderated by Renato Turri

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Digitalization, Urbanization and Sustainability

City of the Future/Innovative Lift Technology in the Urbanization Process
Karl-Otto Schöllkopf, Hight Rise Consultant

Sustainability and Modern Building Certification Concepts
Christian Luft, Drees & Sommer Advanced Building Technologies

New Electric Drives for Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
Dr. Holger König, Control Techniques

The Challenge of Sustainability – New Ways in Elevator SHEVS in Airtight Residential Buildings
Patrick Schweibl, BlueKit Factory

Hydraulic Elevators - Sustainable and Future-oriented
Michael Ruthenbeck, Bucher Hydraulics

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Integrating Lifts and Escalators in Modern Buildings

Future-Oriented Servicing Concepts
Anton Michel, Stadtwerke München

A Building is only as Intelligent as its Sensors
Andreas Hunziker, CEDES

Digital Mobility in Buildings
Jürgen Blank, Schindler

Measuring and Sensor Technology for Escalators
Dr. Sascha Matern, RLS Wacon

Let there be Light – Disinfection of Escalator Handrails with UVC-light
Tanja Nickel, UVIS UV-Innovative Solutions

Artifical Intelligence in Lift Building
Dr. André Jung, Vestner Aufzüge

11:00 a.m. –11:30 a.m.

Coffee break

11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Building Law Interfaces

The New Building Contract Laws from 01.01.2018
Lawyer Ralf Kemper, KNH Rechtsanwälte Kemper Hochstadt & Partner

Solutions for Elevator Technology
Michael Müller, Danfoss

Innovation Through Design
Michael Kikis, Kleemann 

Safety Design of Cargo Elevator with over 10T Load Capacity
Shirley Zhao, Dongnan

11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

From placing on the Market to operation

Placing Lift Systems on the Market as per 2014/33/EU
Thomas Pfaff, TÜV Rheinland Chairman of the DAfA

Operator Obligations
Thomas Maldet, TÜV Austria

Barrier-free Development of Buildings
Dr. Tobias Brendel, UPDOWN engineering team for transport technology

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


End of the event

E2 Networking Dinner

E2 Forum Frankfurt Networking Dinner

The first conference and trade fair day ended with the E2 Networking Dinner. In a relaxed atmosphere, with culinary treats and vbeneath the Frankfurt skyline, business talks were continued and new contacts established.