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CTRL Reality VR HVAC
June 12, 2018

Better Design of HVAC Systems with VR

Retrofitting new technical systems into an existing building can be tricky. CTRL Reality, a Finnish AR/VR application development company, is completing an experimentation project demonstrating how HVAC design and installation are easier and cost-efficient with the help of virtual reality. / continue reading

June 7, 2018

BIM in Real Time – Synchro and GenieBelt Form a Technical Partnership

Synchro Software Limited and GenieBelt ApS have agreed to enter into a Proof of Concept (PoC) integrating Synchro’s leading 4D Virtual Planning and Construction (BIM/VDC) software platform with GenieBelt’s real-time project management and mobile site reporting tool. Both companies have a strong desire to change the construction industry into a modern, technology-driven, efficient industry, eliminating unnecessary waste and cost. / continue reading

3D City Models BIM
June 4, 2018

How BIM is Revolutionizing Building Control in Finland

BIM is becoming mainstream in building design, but building control is still predominantly based on paper documents and 2D drawings. A Finnish KIRA-digi experimentation project has demonstrated how BIM can speed up and improve the building permit process considerably. / continue reading

WDBE 2018 Helsinki
May 30, 2018

WDBE 2018 – Full Program Published

On September 11-12, 2018, the World Summit on Digital Built Environment WDBE 2018 will showcase a unique portfolio of ideas, projects, and businesses from the digital forefront of design, construction, and real estate. The event will take place in Helsinki, Finland.

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May 25, 2018

Sweco Boosts Construction Productivity and Quality with AI

Artificial intelligence is a much-hyped technology, but there are only a handful of real-life implementations in construction. Sweco is one of the first in the world to showcase the use of machine learning in structural design. / continue reading