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Webinar: Digital Situational Awareness in Construction

The Digital Situational Awareness in Construction webinar and interactive workshop event briefs you on the latest developments in digital construction and features first-hand experiences from the field. This is an official pre-event of the World Summit on Digital Built Environment WDBE 2020.

The focus of this event is situational awareness; what it is, why it’s hugely beneficial, and how to implement it. The presenters are research and development partners in DiCtion, a Business Finland -funded project led by the Aalto University’s Department of Civil Engineering.

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 seeks to boost productivity through the digitalization of construction workflows. Situational awareness is key to improving on-site workers’ productivity.

Situational awareness is knowing what has happened, what’s happening, and what is going to happen in a construction project. It is made possible by a real time situation picture of tasks, conditions, and resources. It is a result of linking design, planning, and production information with real time data from IoT sensors, machine vision, and other AI-powered systems.

The DiCtion project consortium includes Aalto University, VTT, Bonava, Consolis Parma, Fira, Ruukki, Sweco, and Trimble.

Register at wdbe.org.

About the author

Aarni Heiskanen

Aarni Heiskanen, Construction Innovation Agent, 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. He runs AE Partners, an innovation and strategy consultancy. Aarni holds a master's degree in architecture.

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