Director, R&D, Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries, Professor, Doctor of Science (Tech.)
How do we ensure proper use of BIM tools and ISO 19650 certification in the building industry. We’ve asked the four Nordic countries, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden. Here are ideas from Finland by Jukka Pekkanen, Director, R&D, Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries, Professor, Doctor of Science (Tech.). To read the answers from the 3 other markets please find the links below this article.
How do we ensure that the building industry use BIM tools more uniformly ?
using BIM according to their standards that are being done at the
moment. There must be close interaction with the companies involved in
creating the standard. It ensures compatibility between standard and
enterprise processes. There is also a need for training of BIM users, as
well as a wide range information of good practices and successful
Do you, as an association, see benefits in members being ISO-19650 certified?
Yes, by unifying the processes and information needs. This improves the productivity and quality of the entire construction process. However, we do not believe the deployment is very fast and the use of standard is mainly limited to large companies.
In ten years, will your specific country be primarily digital building projects?
Digital tools are already being used in many ways, both in infrastructure and building construction. In the future, all new bigger projects are digital. Exploitation is focused on BIM, but more and more digital tools are also used in work planning and project management. In renovation and smaller sites, digitalization is slower.