AEC Hackathon 3.2 - Helsinki

June 3 – 5, 2016



Best X Project: Team SemRio
Best Mashup of Fun & Tech: Team BIM Injectors
Best Immersive Tech Project: Team Safety
Skanska Challenge: Team Helsinki Cartel Challenge: Team @BIMforAll
Thingsee Best IoT Project: Team Fira-Sonera

Guest Speaker

speakers & workshops

Kickoff Keynote
session by Nathan Wood, SpectrumAEC

From Destruction to Construction
session by Peter Vesterbacka, Rovio

Virtual Design and Construction
session by Martin Fischer, Center for Integrated Facility Engineering

Hacking Traditional Industries 101
session by Petri Vilén, Industryhack

How IoT standards enable new smart city and smart building ecosystems
session by Kary Främling, Aalto University

Our journey from the AEC Hackathon to a startup with first clients
session by Teatime Research , AEC Hackathon Alumni “Kitchenware”),

Let’s make project collaboration easy
session by Chris Keyack, Trimble

Developing applications for Mixed Reality / Microsoft’s HoloLens
session by Kim Nyberg, Trimble

Cognitive City
session by Dan Romescu, Augmented Citizen Foundation

Taking construction to the next level
session by Team Skanska, Skanska

Communication through BIM
session by Jyrki Maalahti, SRV

Disrupt! Now!!
session by Otto Alhava, Fira

To build or not to build a prototype?
session by Jaakko Jauhiainen, Sweco


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event sponsors


720° is a cloud based analytics solution for real-time collection and evaluation of indoor environmental quality data such as: air quality, thermal comfort and noise pollution.


aalto university


ae partners

AE Partners started in its present form in 1998. It was founded by Aarni Heiskanen and Eija Merenmies. Since then we have served clients both in Finland and internationally. With our local and global partners we are able to provide flexibly and fast the services that our clients need.



Autodesk, Inc. is an American multinational software corporation that makes software for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries.


digital disruption of industry

The Digital Disruption of Industry (DDI) -project studies the impacts of digitalization to the Finnish society through the lens of the industry.


A subsidiary of Nemetschek, Graphisoft SE develops Building Information Modeling software products for architects, interior designers and planners, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary.



IDEAbuilder is a high-tech building company, brought to life through the inspiration and experience of homebuilders, fabricators, and technologists. They have brought proven technologies from around the globe to the United States, with the goal of revolutionizing the cost & quality structure of the home building industry.


lassila & tikanoja

Lassila & Tikanoja is a service company that cooperates with its customers to transform our consumer society into an efficient recycling society. is a unified API to all mobile positioning technologies. With platform you'll kick-start location-aware app development in minutes. Just connect your app to platform with our native Android and iOS SDKs or Cordova plugin, and give it a go.



RAKLI´s goal is to ensure that buildings and infrastructure serve the needs of their users, and that our built environment is functional and attractive. A functional living and operating environment increases competitiveness and welfare - and will give Finland an edge in international competition.



RIL, founded in 1934, is an organisation for civil engineers with Master of Science degree and university students of civil engineering. RIL supports the development of building, urban planning and environmental technology and acts to preserve solid and durable building and maintenance traditions. RIL unites the most highly educated professionals in civil engineering to form a versatile network.



Skanska is a world leading project development and construction group.



SRV is an innovative construction company that provides end-to-end solutions and assumes customer-focused responsibility for the development, construction and commercialisation of projects. SRV operates in Finland in Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Turku, Tampere, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Lappeenranta, and Joensuu. It also operates in Russia and Estonia.


Sweco utilizes building information modeling BIM, in all phases of a building’s life cycle, from needs assessment to handover, use and maintenance. Design and commissioning are based on our own effective design methods that utilize LEAN principles and commissioning based on business information models. Sweco is active in developing their skills in design, modeling, simulations and virtual reality.



Thingsee is the maker of Thingsee One, a smart developer device for Internet of Things (IoT) application and solution development. The device is designed for the easier and faster deployment of new IoT applications and services at a fraction of the current cost.



Though best known for GPS technology, Trimble integrates a wide range of positioning technologies including GPS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide complete commercial solutions.



Uber Technologies Inc. is an American multinational online transportation network company. It develops, markets and operates the Uber mobile app, which allows consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request which is then routed to Uber drivers who use their own cars



Umbra is on a mission to make it possible to display any 3D content in real time on any piece of hardware. Umbra’s solutions are the backbone of a wide range of 3D applications that are used by millions of people every day.



UpCloud Ltd is a European cloud hosting company offering an hourly billed infrastructure-as-a-service for the most business critical customers. UpCloud is passionate about offering the most high performance servers with extremely redundant infrastructure to the most demanding customers. We take great pride in our work and are extremely humble of all the trust we receive in the form of business from all over the world.


community sponsors


The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), focuses on research, education, and outreach related to geoinformatics and geomatics. Specific areas of research in these fields include GIS, geospatial analysis and modeling, high density survey, enterprise spatial databases, remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, and geospatial data and model interoperability.



A Danish company that offers a technological platform and product portfolio of Wireless Information Services. These services are based on a time and location aware content brokerage system. While primarily aimed at the traffic and transport fields, the services are generic in order to enable the service providers to customize and integrate them into their own service portfolio.


kreysler & associates

Kreysler & Associates has been leading the way in the use of composite materials in construction since its establishment in 1982. They have worked with internationally known artists, architects and engineers, using composite materials and advanced manufacturing techniques to address complex construction challenges.


the digit group

The Digit Group is a powerfully exciting technology solutions company at the leading edge of developing innovative solutions for the health, safety and welfare of city assets, residents, visitors, workers and officials, commonly called Smart Cities.



ZBRELLA is a top-notch technology consulting firm focusing on the accounting, construction, and legal industries. We help our clients leverage the latest technology to increase efficiency and profits. From assessments to integration to implementation and beyond, ZBRELLA delivers excellence and puts tomorrow’s technologies in its client’s hands today.


supporting organizations

Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance

The Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) is the only global non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to widespread adoption of interoperable AR-enabled enterprise systems.



BuiltWorlds is a place to engage researchers, businesses, and other stakeholders in a holistic effort to advance the Built Environment industry. Based in Chicago, BuiltWorlds is creating one collective community that investigates technology needs and trends, publishes research, reviews products and providers, and gives guidance to companies wading through the technology maze.


de la peña & holiday llp

de la Peña & Holiday is a growing national full service litigation and transactional law firm with offices in San Francisco, Century City, and Tampa, Florida. Their talented lawyers are experienced in assisting businesses, insurance companies, construction companies, and individuals. They are particularly adept at handling complex matters with significant potential exposure, sensitive public relation issues, and national or world-wide consequences.


digital fabrication network

The Digital Fabrication Network (dFab Net) is an international network comprised of digital fabricators; hardware and software suppliers; and professional designers, academics, and researchers, all working together to improve processes and accelerate digital fabrication.



The IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its highly-cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing and technology information around the globe.


the khronos group

The Khronos Group is a not for profit, member-funded consortium focused on the creation of royalty-free open standards for parallel computing, graphics and dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices.


national Iinstitute of building sciences

The National Institute of Building Sciences is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests, and regulatory agencies to focus on the identification and resolution of problems and potential problems that hamper the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce and industry throughout the United States.


the shippan institute

The Shippan Institute is a not-for-profit that’s dedicated to events, training & research into Human-Computer Interfaces & Interactions. We run hackathons, fund research and play with the coolest toys possible.


web3d consortium

The Web3D Consortium is a non-profit group open to industry, academic, government and individual members.  The Web3D Consortium is committed to the creation and deployment of open, royalty-free standards that enable the communication of real-time 3D across applications, networks, and XML web services.