Joakim Örn is head of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) in business area construction at Veidekke, a 7500-employee contractor and property developer active in Scandinavia. In his role he is responsible for implementing VDC widely within the company, as well as strategy and development regarding VDC. The methods have successfully been used in a wide range of project, such as Sweden’s biggest office building, large residential areas, tunnels, bridges, hospitals, underground parking garage etc.
During his 8 years with implementing VDC at Veidekke Joakim have practiced the methods at a variety of levels and departments. He has experience from practicing VDC in all construction phases such as design, construction and facility management as well as on a strategical management level.
Joakim earned a degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Luleå University of Technology where he specified his master thesis on Implementation of Virtual Design and Construction. He also holds a Certificate in Virtual Design and Construction from Stanford University.