Tag archives for: development

Evaliina Vesalainen
July 8, 2017

Augmenting BIM Classifications – Interview with Eveliina Vesalainen of Granlund

BuildingSMART Finland is supplementing building information modeling (BIM) guidelines in a national standardization project, as a part of the KIRA-digi program. In her Master’s thesis, Eveliina Vesalainen, of Granlund, has compared European BIM classifications for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design. Her study is the groundwork for the upcoming Finnish norms. / continue reading

machine-readable bim
June 2, 2017

Automating Construction Processes by Making BIMs Machine-Readable

Process digitalization and automation is an essential strategy in improving construction productivity. A Finnish fast-track standardization project is paving the way to automation by making open building information models (BIMs) machine-readable. / continue reading

suburb game
March 22, 2017

You’re Invited to Revitalize a Suburb with an Online Game

There’s now an online game for complementary development of a Finnish suburb. It educates and inspires inhabitants on how to boost the vitality of their neighborhoods. It also provides valuable information to the city, builders, and designers. / continue reading

April 23, 2016

AEC Hackathons – Interview with Teemu Lehtinen

In this podcast interview I talk with Teemu Lehtinen, Doctoral Candidate at Aalto University, about AEC Hackathons. The AEC Hackathon gives those designing, building, and maintaining our built environment the opportunity to collaborate with cutting edge technologies and its developers and designers. It’s a weekend of ‘geek-sourcing’ for improving the industries that affect all that live or work in a house or building. It has become a global community of innovators that include all elements of the built environment. / continue reading

January 21, 2016

Adopting a Culture of Experimentation in Construction

I’ve attended numerous seminars and workshops that came to the same conclusion: construction must become more customer-focused and, at the same time, productivity must go up. In spite of even substantial investments in development projects and change programs, very little has changed. Could a culture of experimentation come to the rescue? / continue reading

November 15, 2015

AEC Hackathon Helsinki – Team Presentations

The AEC Hackathon 2.7 Helsinki 2015 was the first of its kind in Finland. The event brought together over 100 attendees; industry experts, designers, and software developers. 12 teams delivered awesome software within a weekend. / continue reading

November 4, 2015

AEC Hackathon 2.7 Helsinki

AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) Hackathon is coming to Helsinki! Come hack the 8 trillion euro construction industry with a Finnish twist! / continue reading

June 24, 2015

A Finnish Startup Takes 3D Printing of Buildings to a New Level

A Finnish startup, FIMAtec, is launching its prototype 3D printer for constructing buildings. It is the first 3D printer in the world to produce exterior and interior walls, insulation, and reinforcement, all at the same time. The printed wall complies with Western building regulations. / continue reading

June 3, 2015

Transforming an Unispiring Office Campus into an Innovation Village

SRV, a Finnish building contractor, hosted an interesting seminar on the future of offices and workplaces in Helsinki on June 2, 2015. In this podcast episode, you can hear the presentation by Mikko Kauppinen, Finance Director and Health Innovation Village Project Leader at GE Healthcare. / continue reading

February 10, 2015

VIATechnik Joins CIFE – Interview with Danielle Dy Buncio

My guest is Danielle Dy Buncio, Co-Founder and President at VIATechnik, a Chicago-based engineering firm. Danielle tells about their decision to join CIFE (Center for Integrated Facility Engineering) and shares her thoughts on the future of virtual design and construction. / continue reading

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