DiCtion Digitalizes Construction Workflows

Construction projects suffer from low productivity and risks pertaining to schedules, quality, and costs. Over recent decades, construction productivity has improved by a mere one percent. DiCtion is a research and development project led by the Aalto University that seeks to boost productivity through the digitalization of construction workflows.

Aalto University’s Department of Civil Engineering leads the project consortium and is the research partner together with VTT. The business partners are Bonava, Consolis Parma, Fira, Ruukki, Sweco, and Trimble.

DiCtion studies, develops, and field-tests data models, processes, and technologies that improve construction site and supply chain productivity. The project aims at a future in which every stakeholder in a construction project has access to real-time information about the past, present, and future events of a project–the shared situation picture.

Aalto’s 12-person research team is headed by Olli Seppänen, Professor of Practice. The project is funded by Business Finland. The two-and-a-half-year project will be completed in June 2020.

Source: The DiCtion website at Aalto.fi

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Aarni Heiskanen

Aarni Heiskanen, Communication Strategist, is hailed as a Top 100 influencer in construction. Aarni has been a pioneer in computer-aided design, he has co-founded a business software company, and worked as a certified management consultant. At present, he runs AE Partners, a communication firm. Aarni holds a master's degree in architecture.


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