Olli Seppänen

Associate Professor
Associate Professor
T214 Civil Engineering

My field of expertise is operations management in construction. My research interests include lean construction, real-time production control, location based management systems, prefabrication / modular construction, construction logistics and digitalized construction operations. My main goal is solve the productivity problem of construction projects by leaning the process, achieving situational awareness through digitalization (IoT, robotic vision, AI) and moving most of the work outside of the construction site to industrialize construction.

I coordinate the Vision 2030 consortium which includes 13 Finnish construction and design companies who try to develop a vision for how buildings should be constructed in 2030. Vision 2030 consortium funds 2-3 research projects annually and I am currently the principal investigator of two of these projects.  I am the principal investigator in three projects funded by Business Finland:

  1. iCONS –Intelligent Construction Site – using indoor positioning to monitor resource flows in real time
  2. RECAP – Reality Capture – using deep learning techniques to automatically analyze pictures and laser scanned pointclouds to measure progress and quality
  3. DiCtion – Digitalizing Construction Workflows – trying to combine the data sources of construction into a relevant, real-time situation picture for all main stakeholders of a construction project
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Contact information

Phone number
+358503680412

Honors and awards

Best paper Award paper

Best paper award in 2019 IEEE Conference on Wireless Sensors
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Civil Engineering Nov 2019

Best paper award PhD paper

Best paper award for a PhD paper "Situation Picture through Construction Information Management" at the 10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization
Award or honor granted for a specific work Structures – Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation May 2019

Student prize: DSc dissertation award

3500 EUR
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Civil Engineering Jan 2010

Research groups

  • Performance in Building Design and Construction, Professor (Associate Professor)

Publications

Ontology-Based Construction Process Library for Process States Inference

Yuan Zheng, Olli Seppänen, Mustafa Khalid Masood, Seppo Törmä 2024 Advances in Information Technology in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of ICCCBE 2022 - Volume 1

Analysing Film Plastic Waste in Residential Construction Project

Krishna Chauhan, Antti Peltokorpi, Olli Seppänen 2023 Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC31)

AUTOMATIC INDOOR CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS MONITORING : CHALLENGES AND SOLUTION

Inshu Chauhan, Olli Seppänen 2023 Proceedings of the 2023 European Conference on Computing in Construction and the 40th International CIB W78 Conference

Inventory and Piling Waste: A Computer Vision Approach

Inshu Chauhan, Eelon Lappalainen, Ana Reinbold, Ilari Palsola, Olli Seppänen 2023 Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC31)

Task planning and control in construction : revealing workers as early and late planners

Christopher Görsch, Olli Seppänen, Antti Peltokorpi, Rita Lavikka 2023 Construction Management and Economics

Learning From Delays in Daily Design Work – Comparison of Root Cause Analysis and Functional Resonance Analysis

Eelon Lappalainen, Aku Hänninen, Petri Uusitalo, Olli Seppänen 2023 Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC31)

Planned Percentage Completed in Construction – a Quantitative Review of Literature

Eelon Lappalainen, Ana Reinbold, Olli Seppänen 2023 Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC31)

A case study on the implementation of location tracking technologies for productivity monitoring : understanding workers’ acceptance and socio-technical implications

Danny Murguia, Alonso Urbina, Jianyu Zhao, Kwadwo Oti-Sarpong, Olli Seppänen, Xavier Brioso 2023 Frontiers in Built Environment

Interplay of Technology, Business and Ecosystems: Creating Digital Transformation in the Construction Industry

Roope Nyqvist, Antti Peltokorpi, Antti Ainamo, Rita Lavikka, Olli Seppänen 2023

Uncertainty network modeling method for construction risk management

Roope Nyqvist, Antti Peltokorpi, Olli Seppänen 2023 Construction Management and Economics