IoT: Take Guessing Out of the Concrete Drying Process
An experimental project recently used IoT sensors and AI to determine when it is safe to start finishing concrete surfaces.
A Portable Robot That Will Shake the Window Cleaning Industry
A Finnish startup wants to automate the way we clean and care for our building facades. Its compact robot is taking the world by the storm.
Human Eye Resolution Virtual Reality for AEC
Virtual reality opens new perspectives for communication and customer involvement in construction.
Sweco Boosts Construction Productivity and Quality with AI
Sweco is one of the first in the world to showcase the use of machine learning in structural design.
How BIM is Revolutionizing Building Control in Finland
A Finnish KIRA-digi experimentation project has demonstrated how BIM can speed up and improve the building permit process considerably.
Better Design of HVAC Systems with VR
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 vi...
BLOXHUB – A Co-Working Space for an Ecosystem
BLOXHUB is an urban innovation lab; it’s a coworking space and community providing a platform for companies within the open built environment.
Echargie: How to Make Use of Existing Infrastructure for E-Mobility
All major car manufacturers are committed to making hybrids and 100 % electric vehicles (EVs). Consequently, a growing number of drivers will need sockets to charge their vehicles. Echargie solves thi...
Current experimental projects can be browsed here
Assisting urban planning by combining three-dimensional material and using gaming technology
The project tested a method combining point cloud data, 3D design material and a 3D model of Helsinki in the creation of the reference plan for land use in Vallisaari and Kuninkaansaari. Additionally, gaming technology offers new opportunities for urban planning.Read more
As-built model using photogrammetry and laser scanning
The experiment conducted by Skanska investigates the possibility of creating a realisation model by using laser scanning and photogrammetry.Read more
Open city data accelerates the visualisation of cities
The Town of Raahe is testing visualisation with the open city model CityGML.Read more
A new way of creating HVAC systems with virtual reality tools
Virtual reality would be easy to apply in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. Kolmeks Oy is developing a virtual reality tool that will ease the design, contracting and deployment of HVAC systems.Read more
Data model based building permit for a block of flats
The project tested how a data model based building permit would work in a block of flats project. There were three municipalities involved: Vantaa, Hyvinkää and Järvenpää.Read more
Combining 3D models of a building project with cartographic information and city data
The Vektor3 project creates a system in which the 3D models of a construction project can be combined with cartographic information and city models.Read more
Cleaning robot for construction sites
In its project, NCC Suomi Oy will develop a prototype of a vacuum cleaner robot for the needs of construction sites.Read more
Optimaze graphics service
Rapal’s pilot project “Optimaze graphics service”. The pilot project began on 1 March 2017 and will end on 28 February 2018.Read more
Passive moisture sensor to manage issues with moisture
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences test various types of RFID moisture sensors to enable future buildings to give an immediate alert of moisture penetration.Read more
Master plans take a digital leap into forests
In the experiment carried out by CGI, the master planning process is digitalised to allow the efficient use and easy availability of existing master plan data in the forestry sector.Read more