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Digitalizing Cross-Laminated Timber Construction

August 9, 2018

A Finnish experimentation project has made cross-laminated timber construction more productive and creative by using digital modeling.

Sellen construction site

Raising the Bar: Sellen Construction’s Salla Palos and Construction Tech

July 30, 2018

Find out how Palos and Sellen Construction are leading the way in turning Seattle into a real-time incubator for the latest in construction innovation.

Join: Computer Science Meets Construction

July 26, 2018

Increasingly, projects need to be optimized to create the most value for their clients and users. With the fragmented nature of project teams, decisions can be lost, communication sporadic, and information disjointed.

Kimmo Tiilikainen

The Digital Future of Construction – Interview with Minister Tiilikainen

July 16, 2018

Kimmo Tiilikainen is the Minister of the Environment, Energy, and Housing of the Finnish government. He will be speaking at the upcoming World Summit on Digital Built Environment WDBE 2018 in Helsinki. Aarni Heiskanen interviewed Minister Tiilikainen on his views of the construction industry and its digital future.


Start-up to Streamline Large-Scale Energy Renovation

July 13, 2018

An app from software provider GenieBelt will facilitate communications and strengthen cooperation when DGI-Byen, a 30,000 m2 business and leisure center in central Copenhagen, undergoes a large-scale energy renovation. SustainSolutions CEO Christian Niepoort expects that the tool will contribute to quality, safety, and time and cost savings.


Speeding up Infrastructure Projects with the Cloud

July 11, 2018

Infrakit, a cloud service developed by a Finnish startup company, is accelerating infrastructure projects both in Finland and, increasingly, abroad. Automatic transfer of information among parties involved in a project saves time, reduces paperwork, and facilitates the work of land surveyors.  In addition to excavators, rock drills can now also be viewed on the map.

AEC Hackathon Berlin

The AEC Hackathon in Berlin on July 20-22, 2018

July 8, 2018

The AEC Hackathon is coming to Berlin, the capital of Germany, on July 20-22, 2018!

Duuers: Better Proposals with Less Work

July 6, 2018

Small contractors, consultants, and design professionals have a love–hate relationship with responding to RFPs. Duuers, a Finnish startup, wants to turn this struggle into an inspiring experience.


Human Eye Resolution Virtual Reality for AEC

June 26, 2018

Virtual reality opens new perspectives for communication and customer involvement in construction. Sweco, Varjo, and Teatime Research are together exploring the possibilities of VR using state-of-the-art technology.


What’s Next in BIM – Interview With Brett Young of BuildingSP

June 21, 2018

In this interview, Brett Young talks about the future of BIM in the AEC industry.


Better Design of HVAC Systems with VR

June 12, 2018

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.

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

June 7, 2018

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.

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