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VisiLean chosen as winner of Construction Computing Award 

Aalto University-born start-up VisiLean has won the Construction Computing Award for Innovation of the Year. The awards were announced on 15 November in London’s Covent Garden.
Bhargav Dave of VisiLean (middle) at the 2019 Construction Computing Awards
Bhargav Dave of VisiLean (middle) celebrated the company's award in London.

VisiLean was developed to address the acute need of the industry to improve production control on construction sites. The main aim of VisiLean is to make it easier to manage construction projects, cut costs and accelerate the pace of construction.

VisiLean is a cloud-based project management system that uses building information modelling (BIM) – in other words, a system that combines every bit of data about a construction project with a real-time, three-dimensional model.

’Our intention is to make construction processes more efficient and to make everyday work at construction sites easier,’ says Dr. Bhargav Dave .

VisiLean’s path to commercialisation began in 2013 at Aalto University with funding from Business Finland’s (then known as Tekes) New Business from Research Ideas funding programme.

The system is based on the research of Bhargav Dave, conducted at the University of Salford and at Aalto University. Founding members of the company also include Dave’s research colleague Stefan Boddy from Salford and business development veteran Martin Zilliacus.

Lean construction pioneer Professor Lauri Koskela has also contributed to the idea’s development and now serves as an advisor to the company. Also providing support is Professor Rafael Sacks, a major figure in the development of building information modelling.

VisiLean supports lean management, a method that aims to improve the quality of processes by pruning unnecessary actions. When all employees can participate in progress reporting and planning, the management of construction projects becomes easier, saving both money and time.

Contact information

Aalto University Innovation Services
Panu Kuosmanen
tel. +358503841600

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