On 23 November, the annual construction awards ceremony was held as part of the virtual conference ‘Construction 2022+: E-horizon’ where the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, professional associations, and the Estonian Digital Construction Cluster presented the awards for 2021. Kerdo Kütt of the Tallinn University of Technology received the title of Future Leader of Digital Construction for his master’s thesis. The Young Civil Engineer of the Year title was awarded to Martin Talvik, specialist of the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Research Group at the Tallinn University of Technology.
The title of Future Leader of Digital Construction was awarded to Kerdo Kütt for his master's thesis titled ‘The analysis of use cases, benefits and constraints of 3D concrete printed buildings’. The award was organised by the Estonian Digital Construction Cluster.
Concrete 3D printing is a new and fast-developing area. In his thesis, Kerdo maps and analyses the use cases, benefits and constrains of 3D concrete printed buildings, offering, among other things, alternative possibilities for printing walls to make the construction process more efficient. The reviewer of the thesis Aivars Alt believes that the comparative analysis carried out at an Estonian construction site proves that the solutions proposed are realistic both in terms of thermal performance and cost. In the jury’s opinion, the thesis was comprehensive and analysed the research topic critically.
Recognition of the work of Martin Talvik at conference ‘Construction 2022+: E-horizon’
The Young Civil Engineer of the Year title was awarded to Martin Talvik, specialist of the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Research Group at the Tallinn University of Technology and Head of Operations of the Rotermann Quarter’s Time House at Nordecon AS. The award was organised by the Estonian Association of Civil Engineers.
In the construction of the second and third floor of the Rotermann Quarter’s Time House, Martin had to take into account the conditions laid down for buildings in heritage conservation areas and making them work with the wishes of an international lessee as well as the interior design solutions. In addition to his successful professional work in 2021, Martin also graduated cum laude from the Tallinn University of Technology, further solidifying his reputation as a man you can always count on. What Martin promises, Martin will do!
Unfortunately, Martin was unable to attend the awards ceremony because he was participating in the snap exercise ‘Okas 2021’.