The building sector has been globally identified one of the least digitalized industry sectors. Driving forces for digital transformation are both push activities from digital solution providers and pull activities from building industry. There is lot of potential to learn from other industry sectors by benchmarking best practices and adopt those in appropriate way.
Driving force for digital transformation is productivity improvement that can be divided in several subtopics. Digital solutions enable this transformation, but people should be in the focus when talking about digital transformation.
In this scope digital transformation is not sudden change to something new but it is rather continuous evolving process towards better working environment. Mindset in building industry should be changed from waiting to get digitalization ready to systematic thinking of future solutions enabled by digitalization.
Toni Teittinen is working as a research and development manager in Gravicon Ltd. Teittinen has been working with BIM technologies and related process development for more than 15 years. He has been working as designer, bim coordinator and bim manager in various size and types of the building projects. Teittinen has been developing new service products for industry needs. Teittinen states that building sector should put more focus on process re-engineering than waiting for new digital technology solutions to tackle productivity gap. Despite Teittinen is technology enthusiast he points out that people are in the key role of the digital transformation
The second international Drivers for Wood Construction event will be held in Joensuu 15.-16.5.2023 with the theme Holistic Approach Towards Sustainable Wood Construction.
Drivers of Wood Construction 2023 event organized by the Karelia University of Applied Sciences
in cooperation with Natural Resources Institute Finland, University of Eastern Finland and European Forest Institute.
Main Partners and Sponsor
Ministry of the Environment, Wood Building Programme