Digital twins, XR-technologies and other new digital solutions in enhancing and developing construction processes in Southern Savonia

In the changing construction industry, newest digital solutions and related development activities have become more important than before to the competitiveness of the companies. For example, the level of utilization of digital technologies and growth are linked to each other in the Finnish construction sector.


The goal of the ProRak project is to advance the development, deployment, and utilization of newest digital technologies in South Savo. These technologies include digital twins of buildings developed using the most advanced game engines, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies, and simulations.


  • Compile the newest applied knowledge related to the project topic for the local construction companies and R&D institutions
  • Develop and create new knowledge and RDI activities to the region
  • The needs of the participating companies are investigated and typical construction processes modeled
  • Digital applications are developed and utilized in the selected processes of central importance in the construcion sector
  • The selected technologies are used in practical experiments in the context of real projects both in construction and manufacturing industries


As a result of the project, knowledge and practical know-how related to the digitalization of the construction sector will increase significantly in the region.

More information

Henri Riissanen
Project Manager
tel. +358 50 5663930

Juha Ojala
Software architect
tel. +358 40 1839467

Terhi Lahtinen
Software designer
tel. +358 50 5626172

Jukka Selin
tel. +358 50 3124961


Digital Technologies as Reformers of Construction Processes - ProRak

1 January 2023 – 31 December 2024

Project partners

Lead partner: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

Other partners: Rakennusliike U. Lipsanen Oy, U-Cont Oy, Piako Oy, Ekin Muovi Oy, Insinööritoimisto Jennacon Oy, Industrial Apps Oy

Focus areas: Digital economy


Total budget: € 460 424

XAMK part of the total budget: € 79 084

Financiers and main source of funding: South Savo Regional Council from European Regional Development Fund