CIFE in Finland, May 16th 2000

Background and Goal of the Seminar

1999 Tekes joined as a partner to CIFE (Center for Integrated Facility Engineering) in Stanford University. This partnership enables that Finnish companies, research institutes and universities can co-operate with CIFE. CIFE is working in close co-operation with facility and construction business as well as with information and communication technology companies.

Seminar presented the activities and projects of CIFE.

 9:00-9:30 Registration
 9:30-9:45 Opening Technology Director Ari Ahonen, Tekes
 9:45-10:00 Introduction to CIFE goals, mission, projects, and technology transfer Professor Martin Fischer
10:00-10:45 eBusiness in Construction Professor Hans Björnsson
10:45-11:30 Internet Collaboration Tools Professor Renate Fruchter
11:30-12:15 Project Demonstrations
12:15-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:45 4D CAD - 3D Models Incorporated with Time Schedule Professor Martin Fischer
13:45-14:30 Research Questions, Methods and Testing Professor John Kunz
14:30-15:30 Coffee and Project Demonstrations
15:30-16:00 Closing Discussion