DiCtion: Digitalizing Construction Workflows

Partner session – 30th September 2020 at 13:00–14:00 (EEST)

This partner session is hosted by the DiCtion project (www.aalto.fi/en/diction).

DiCtion is a research and development project that aims at a future in which every stakeholder in a construction project has access to real-time information about the past, present, and future events of a project. The shared situation picture is made possible by digitalising construction workflows and using common data models and ontologies.

DiCtion applies technologies from three domains: building information management (BIM), construction management (CM), and supply chain management (SCM). Until now, these technologies have been separated, with little data-level interaction between them. DiCtion creates connections between these application areas, which is a game-changer in construction information management.

Session Programme


Current state and gaps in construction digitalization

Olli Seppänen, Associate Professor, Aalto University

Otto Alhava, CDO, Fira


Social and business model prerequisites for digitalizing construction operation workflows

Rita Lavikka, Senior Scientist, VTT


Digital construction ontologies for linking situational awareness data

Seppo Törmä, CEO, VisuaLynk


Software solutions linked with common ontology

Ari Viitanen, CarinaFour

Timo Makkonen, Congrid

Tommi Vihervaara, Fira

Pyry Virrantaus, Aiforsite




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