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AEC Hackathon builds new digital solutions for the construction industry on June 3-5 in Helsinki

The event provides a unique opportunity to see what kind of digital solutions the construction industry will be using in the future.

The construction industry and technology experts meet on June 3-5 in Helsinki to solve challenges provided by construction companies. Participants will be using 3D modeling, virtual reality, augmented reality, indoor positioning and sensors to build new solutions and compete for prizes. The second AEC Hackathon in Finland takes place in Helsinki at Sweco Finland’s new premises.

The event provides a unique opportunity to see what kind of digital solutions the construction industry in Finland and beyond will be using in the future. Industry experts will be guiding the hack teams to better understand the needs of the construction industry. The hackathon also includes presentations and demos, where the latest technologies like Microsoft HoloLens can be tried out.

Digitalization is changing the construction industry

New talented people are needed to solve the challenges and help companies to implement novel technologies. The first ever AEC Hackathon in Finland that took place in November 2015 attracted 150 construction business professionals, technology and game developers and “out-of-the-box thinkers” to Tekla’s offices in Espoo. The AEC Hackathon originates from the US and gathers together built environment professionals, software developers and pioneers in new technology into an active community of innovators.

- The feedback from the first hackathon was so positive that people asked us to organize another one as quickly as possible. AEC Hackathon is an excellent opportunity to build a community and an international partner network. Eight trillion euro global market is a huge opportunity for developers of digital services, says Teemu Lehtinen, local organizer from Aalto University. 

Inspiring speakers and sponsors

Many well-known speakers like Peter Vesterbacka from Rovio, Martin Fischer from Stanford University, Chris Keyack from Trimble and Petri Vilén from Industryhack will give inspiration at the event. Sweco Finland has kindly supported the hackathon by providing the venue at Ilmalanportti 2 in Helsinki. Other partners include Skanska, SRV, Trimble, Graphisoft, RAKLI, Proximi.io, Umbra, RIL, AE Partners, UpCloud, 720 Degrees, Thingsee and Aalto University.

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