The Virtual Construction project develops new kind of digital processes and business concepts for the construction industry.

In the Virtual Construction project, the aim is to renew processes in the construction industry towards open, collaborative, and virtual practices and enable the use of advanced building information models (BIM) during the whole life cycle of construction projects. Current advanced game engines (e.g. Unity, Unreal Engine) are utilized for developing new tools for collaborative, open, and crowdsourced design and maintenance of buildings. The project also aims at studying the utilization of new display technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in visualizing building information models. In addition, the aim is to develop advanced simulations, for example, for modeling human activities carried out in buildings. Based on the developments in the project, novel business concepts for service business are designed.

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Esa Hannus
Project manager
tel. +358 40 864 4990

Jukka Selin
Principal lecturer
tel. +358 50 312 4961

Juha Ojala
IT Specialist

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Virtual Construction

1 September 2017 – 31 August 2019

Project partners

Lead partner: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

Other partners: Rakennusliike U. Lipsanen Oy, Documtec Oy, U-Cont Oy, Arkkitehtitoimisto Art Michael Oy and Insinööritoimisto Jennacon Oy

Focus areas: Digital economy


Total budget: € 450 000

Financiers and main source of funding: Business Finland, Smart city programme / European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)