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The brief

Airbnb came and changed the world of hotel business. Now it’s your opportunity to make the same in construction field! In this project you get the chance to determine how buildings are built through FaaS model, where a platform facilitates the project management.

The background

Communal construction management (Ryhmärakennuttaminen in Finnish), where the inhabitants are on the driver's seat for the whole construction process, is one of the rising trends in construction sector in Europe. In Finland, only Helsinki has adopted the structure and is supporting it on city level. R&T Rakennustuotepalvelut believe that the rest of Finland are just as ready for such a service and practice, thus wanting to create a tailored platform for the purpose.

The problem

A big obstacle in increasing the communal construction is the lack of common practices and ways to manage such process. Could a platform with dedicated API solutions and intelligent contract management be the answer to boost community-driven construction processes? What is needed to maximize the benefits of a network that consists of relevant stakeholders and their APIs? What kind of contracts are utilized in construction and how they can be managed in digital form, can e.g. blockchain provide some answers?