BIM World MUNICH 2022 - established trade fair for digital solutions in the construction industry took place from November 22 - 23 in Munich. Finland has accompanied BIM World MUNICH since 2017 and it has always been represented with its own Finnish BIM Pavilion.
The Finnish Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Mr. Ville Skinnari, participated virtually in the Welcome Session on Day 1 at the BIMWorldMunich Fair on the 22nd of November 2022. In the video you can follow his speech:
Finland has been among the earliest adopters of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and therefore is a key player in driving the innovations for the AEC industry.
The basis is in OpenBIM, which has been set as a standard by governmental stakeholders. However, OpenBIM is not only driven by the government. Currently, the entire AEC industry and the enthuastic people behind the varios companies support OpenBIM!
With this backround in 2022 Finland received official Partner Country status from the Organizing Committee of BIMWorld Munich.
The Finnish Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Mr. Ville Skinnari, attended the event virtually and gave a speech in the Welcome Session. The Finnish Ambassador Mrs. Anne Sipiläinen also travelled to Munich to attend the fair and gave her official speech at the BimWorldMunich.
In addition, visitors to BIM World MUNICH once again had the opportunity to attend our traditonell Finnish Get Together with typical Finnish specialties on the first evening, hosted by the exhibitor of the Finnish BIM Pavilion and supported by Business Finland.
Anna-Riitta Kallinen, Owner of ARK Consulting/ARKCON, is nordic Ambassador of BIM World MUNICH and supports the export business and marketing for Finnish BIM companies with great commitment and success.
“Part of the inspiring spirit of the Finnish pavilion is the open BIM collaboration that has a strong foothold in Finland. Common national BIM requirements and open innovative approach to BIM motivates companies and their clients to appear side by side also in this most important annual German BIM venue. Every year of attendance has brought added value to the companies in terms of client collaboration, latest developments in the German market and networking with overseas partners.”
The Finns are very open to future Finnish-German cooperation in the BIM business. Please contact the companies directly (you can find the list of companies below) or our BIM Pavilion Team, if you need support in this regard.
The following leading Finnish players with innovative, digital solutions in the construction sector presented their latest service ideas and technologies at BIMWorld 2022:
Infrakit - Your digital transformation partner who enables successful and sustainable infra projects by connecting people and data
Infrakit is a cloud service for infrastructure construction projects with a vision of a sustainable infra-industry. As an independent platform, integrating all brands of CAD systems, surveying equipment and heavy machinery control systems it enables unprecedented real-time command and control of the site leading up to 20% savings in total project costs. It offers real-time situation awareness and data flow to and from the construction site, shared by all project parties. The company has been helping its customers to digitalize their infra projects since 2010, with over 30 billion euros of infra-assets built with Infrakit in more than 2000 projects in 11 countries.
Novatron - a technology company focused on earthmoving automation, offering open solutions for digitalizing earthmoving jobsites and robotizing earthmoving machinery
With 30 years of experience, Novatron develops, manufactures, and supplies hardware and software to increase the productivity, quality, safety, and sustainability of the earthmoving industry.
Novatron’s customers are earthmoving contractors and construction equipment manufacturers. Novatron is part of German MOBA Mobile Automation AG.
SokoPro - Finland's leading document management SaaS-solution for construction projects, which has been serving its customers for thirty years.
SokoPro is a pioneer in its field and is constantly looking for new solutions to offer the best tools to its users. Since January 2022 SokoPro is part of the Swedish iBinder Group, which is one of the largest providers of software for the construction industry in the Nordic countries.
Gravicon - the developer of Modelspace software, which is a cloud-based solution that helps property owners to keep track of their investment projects and to control the project requirements
Gravicon provides also provides BIM consulting services for the construction industry. Company’s key strengths are long experience in construction projects, pioneer position in BIM and knowledge of software development within the sector.
SATEL provides robust solutions for off-highway machinery connectivity.
The work site and the process connectivity requirements are implemented reliably and cost effectively.
SATEL connectivity technology is perfect for mission-critical operations. It is used globally in machine control systems such as smart farming, construction and mining, field metering and monitoring, surveying, forestry, telematics, autonomous vehicles and drones, emergency stop and demining.
One Click LCA is the leading Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) cloud software for the construction industry globally.
The platform supports architects, engineers, investors and manufacturers accelerate decarbonisation of their projects and products.
They can perform LCAs for buildings, infrastructures and products, Life Cycle Costing, Circularity Assessments and GHG Reporting.
One Click LCA:
•integrates to more than 15+ BIM tools like Revit, Tekla, Rhino, IES etc
•holds 100K + global environmental data for the construction industry, generic and manufacturer specific
•supports 45+ certifications and local compliance life cycle assessment, and carbon calculation modules; DGNB, BREEAM, LEED...
•allows sharing access to projects and data across the supply chain
M-Files is a global leader in information management.
The M-Files metadata-driven document management platform enables knowledge workers to instantly find the right information in any context, automate business processes, and enforce information control. This provides businesses with a competitive advantage and substantial ROI as they deliver better customer experiences and higher-quality work with lower risk.
Vektorio Oy is a software company driven by engineering excellence and solving challenging problems. The core team has a long history in developing advanced 3D-software solutions and have worked with 3D BIM models for a decade. The Vektor-platform can be utilized in every stage of complex AEC project: It automatically combines data from different sources and fits them together. You can build new applications leveraging the data in minutes and collaborate with Your stakeholders seamlessly. It can integrate all the 2D/3D-model formats generated in the different phases of the building lifecycle.
Granlund is the leading BIM expert in sustainable digital lifecycle implementation and the Finnish market leader in MEP. Outside Finland, Granlund operates in Asia, the Middle East, the Nordic and Baltic countries and the United Kingdom, among other locations. They employ 1,300 experts with over 60 years of innovative history. Granlund’s key goal is to make properties more functional and smarter and to improve human well-being in the built environment.
Magicad - Their flagship MagiCAD for Revit and AutoCAD products deliver powerful Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) design functions and integrated engineering calculations to thousands of companies in over 160 countries. Their online Building Information Modelling (BIM) object library, MagiCAD Cloud, includes over 1,000,000 manufacturer-verified BIM objects. The team of passionate software professionals with over 35 years of experience in BIM continues to provide their customers with intelligent solutions that make engineering, design and construction management work easier, faster and more profitable. Since 2015 is MagiCAD Group a part of Glodon Company Limited.
The Research Centre Terra in Tampere University (Finland) conducts a research that focuses on information flow in life cycle of infrastructure projects, the data types of the different disciplines, and the analyses of these core technical data. The aim of the study is to find out how the flow of information during the life cycle of infrastructure projects can be analyzed, improved and developed. The study will be carried out as a case study in a street construction project in the city of Kuopio.
The research is a part of the ProDigial Research Program that promotes productivity for the infrastructure sector by utilising digitalization. The program is funded by 10 Finnish cities and Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency. There are also 20 Finnish companies in co-operation in the ProDigial Research Program.
The University of Oulu’s special strength is bringing science and the different actors of society closer together
The University of Oulu aims to be among the best places in the world to do research in following areas:
- Strengthening research in emerging fields and multidisciplinary activities
– Systematically monitoring and developing the quality of research
– Developing high-quality research infrastructures
– Promoting responsible research and the utilisation of open information
Metropolia, University of Applied Sciences - the largest University of Applied Sciences in Finland with a degree programme offering in four educational fields: Business, Culture, Health Care and Social Services, and Technology (17,000 students and over 1000 staff members, with 1400 foreign degree students from over 100 nationalities). They offer over 70 degree programmes - 18 of them conducted in English, 6 on Bachelor level and 12 on Master’s level.
Metropolia is the largest provider of BIM education for construction professionals and stakeholders. Their customers include the largest public and private organizations in the construction industry in Finland. The innovation hub of data-driven construction aims at retrieving and utilizing the data from design construction and facility management processes.
Link e.g. to BIM-Courses
Click on this photo for a short video: openBIM Infra project
Click on this photo for a short video: how to generate user-friendly spaces in large demanding facilities, for example in hospitals or shopping centers.
The agenda and topics of the Finnish experts at BIMWorld Munich 2022:
Mrs. Tiina Talvitie, City Geodesist at City of Helsinki, speaker topic “City of Helsinki digital twin and city models”
Prof. Mr. Rauno Heikkilä, Oulu University is participating to the Expert Panel BIM4Infrastructure
“From BIM Infra to automated infrastructural information flow”
Mr. Petteri Palviainen, Director Digital Infra Development, Novatron and Mr. Jere Syrjälä, Product Manager, Sustainability, Infrakit
"Sustainability and OpenBIM Infra"
Mrs. Tytti Bruce-Hyrkäs, Business Development Director, Sustainability at Granlund is on Expert Panel
"BIM 4 NetZero II“ with the title “Systemic building and renovation as change maker for resource efficient real estate”
Wenn Sie Interesse haben, sich mit den finnischen Experten auszutauschen, nehmen Sie gern Kontakt auf mit Hannele@findeconnect.com
For more information, please, contact
Finnish BIM Pavilion Team
Ms. Anna-Riitta Kallinen (English)
+358 40 770 9799
Ms. Hannele Zilm-Schulz (Deutsch)
+49 173 6001211