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Tampere tramway
December 18, 2017

The Benefits of Using BIM in a Tramway Construction Project

Tampere is a growing city in southern Finland. Its metropolitan area has a population of over 330,000. To future-proof the city’s transportation capabilities and increase the city’s appeal for both residents and non-residents, Tampere has decided to build a modern tramway system. BIM is an essential technology in the design and construction of the new tramway. / continue reading

September 8, 2017

Developing New BIM Norms for Building Construction – Videos

BuildingSMART Finland has supplemented open building information modeling (BIM) guidelines in a project that is a part of the national KIRA-digi program. The project has published its first version of the new norms.

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BIM at Helsinki Airport
September 1, 2017

How Helsinki Airport Uses BIM to Create the Best Customer Experience

Helsinki Airport is arguably one of the best in the world. Thanks to its perfect location between Asia and Europe, it’s becoming an ever-more-popular hub. I interviewed Finavia’s Design Manager, Kari Ristolainen, about the airport’s development program and how building information modeling (BIM) is essential to its success. / continue reading

Helsinki Central Library by ALA
April 23, 2017

Unique and Challenging—The Helsinki Central Library Project

A construction site always looks more like a field experiment than an industrial process. In all fairness, the site of Helsinki’s Central Library site looks well organized and clean. The impressive steel structures suggest that the building will be something special. / continue reading

October 3, 2016

REDI: High-rise Housing and Service Hacking

When you come to Helsinki by boat, the most prominent buildings on the skyline are a few churches. In fact, the city of Helsinki has not favored high-rise buildings, until now. Several projects that will reach unprecedented heights are under construction, and I visited one of them, REDI. / continue reading