Built environments in the digital era


The following are a number of main projects related to Aalto BIM


VisuaLynk aims to provide a web-based platform that integrates Web of Building Data, Analytics and Visual Management capabilities for intelligent FM solutions.



The DRUMBEAT project will develop new ICT solutions for distributed publication and utilization of building information models on the web. (Budget is: 6.8 m€)

Go to bIoTope


bIoTope (Building an IoT OPen innovation Ecosystem for connected smart objects) is a Horizon 2020 funded project (budget: 8.2m€n, 21 international partners).



Combines concurrent strands of digital technology and operational knowledge business models that systematically target performance improvement.


A Virtual Reality Learning Environment to offer a unique situated, interactive and collaborative learning experience. (Funded by A!OLE & KIRA-digi)

Go to Architectural Democracy

Architectural Democracy

Turns Buildings into Open Source tools for the improvement of the democratic decision making process, in the everyday life of citizens. (Funded by Kone)

BIM creates and manages built facilities during their life-cycle

About Us

Aalto BIM Collaboration fosters digitalization-driven innovation and improvements in built environments
What is

The construction industry is currently plagued by high levels of waste and inefficiencies, from gaps between what is designed, built, and maintained? We see BIM and other technologies such as Internet of Things as the key enabler to close these gaps through a holistic view of the BIM and construction ecosystem.

Building Information Modeling (BIM)-enabled digital infrastructure can be used to effectively create and manage built facilities during their lifecycle. The Aalto BIM Collaboration is a strategic multidisciplinary research group at Aalto with the goal to consolidate Finland’s position among the global leaders in this emerging area. Our research focuses on the emerging BIM ecosystem comprising of technologies, processes, people and policies for creating resource effective, sustainable, user-friendly and intelligent built environments.

Our Team

We have a team of experts from various fields of engineering

Vishal Singh

Assistant Professor
Expertise: Digitalization, Design and computational thinking

Jan Holmström


Kary Främling

Professor of Practice

Mehmet Yalcinkaya

Doctoral Student
Yalcinkaya’s research interests are BIM-based Facility Management, Linked Building Data, Internet of Things (IoT). Yalcinkaya is driving the VisuaLynk research project, a linked data-based interactive facility management platform for during his PhD research.

Saeed Mirzaeifar

Doctoral Student

Pedro Aibéo

Doctoral Student
Pedro Aibéo has a vast area of interests and international practice experience in the fields of Engineering, Architecture and Arts. He sees the understanding of cities as a fundamental part of a working democracy. At Aalto, he is working on the PhD of “Architectural Democracy”.


Aalto BIM Collaboration consolidates Finland’s position among the global leaders in this emerging area

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