Infrakit hires a new Head of Services to help Norwegian clients digitalize their projects

Infrakit hires a new Head of Services to help Norwegian clients digitalize their projects

Morten Westergård joined Infrakit from Atkins Norway on August 1st to help Norwegian entrepreneurs with digitalization.

Our customers will become stronger with Morten Westergård on the team. Builders and all national contractors use technology provided by Infrakit. With a talent like Morten Westergård on our team, it will be easier for our customers to succeed with digitalization and BIM, says general manager of Infrakit, Anders Tiltnes.

Morten Westergård will be responsible for the services department of Infrakit in Norway, a department that helps builders and contractors with model-based planning and construction of infrastructure projects.

I look forward to helping Norwegian builders succeed with model-based planning and construction. The methodology is interesting because it is both economically and socio-economically profitable, says Morten Westergård.

Model-based planning and construction is a methodology that contributes to sustainable construction projects for personnel, projects and society. BIM is also a requirement from all the major builders in Norway.

Infrakit – Your digital transformation partner

Infrakit is a cloud service for infrastructure construction projects with a vision of a sustainable infra-industry. Infrakit offers real-time situation awareness and data flow to and from the construction site, shared by all project parties. Infrakit is an independent platform, integrating all brands of CAD systems, surveying equipment and heavy machinery control systems, which enables unprecedented real-time command and control of the site leading up to 20% savings in total project costs. 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.

Contact:

General Manager Infrakit AS
Anders Tiltnes
anders.tiltnes@infrakit.com
+47 480 78 230

Head of Services
Morten Westergård
morten.westergard@infrakit.com
+47 476 08 488

Damyanti Rathore
August 5, 2021

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National road 4 set to be completed 22 weeks ahead of schedule

National road 4 set to be completed 22 weeks ahead of schedule

Our customer Destia’s project National road 4 project started in 2018 and will be completed by 2023, the customer of the project is Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency.

National Road 4 is improved between Kirri, Jyväskylä and Vehniä, Laukaa. Between Kirri and Makkarajoki river, the road runs in a new terrain corridor and between Makkarajoki river and the Vehniä multilevel interchange the motorway is in the current terrain corridor.

National Road 4 is constructed as a 2+2 road with a central barrier. In addition to the motorway, a parallel road is constructed for the entire section. (Destia.fi)

The work between Kirri and Tikkakoski has already crossed the halfway point. The biggest project of this summer is laying asphalt on different parts of the road. During the summer one third of this project has been completed.

According to project manager Jarmo Niskanen from the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency the construction of this road has gone well and progressed faster than planned. (Yle 19.7.2021.)

The road is set to open by 2023, but according to the project manager the road will be in use earlier.

“We are ahead of schedule, the new road will be open to traffic in June of 2022” Niskanen states.

According to Niskanen the contributing factors for this development have been great resources and contractors. One major reason has also been the modernization of design and construction.

Project plans have been created using 3D-models, which have been beneficial in furthering construction and following its development and execution according to plans even down to the millimetre.

“With model-based design we’ve saved about 22 weeks so around six months of loose ends have been cut which is also showing on the construction side as better efficiency” Niskanen says.

Read the original article from YLE here (in Finnish)

Damyanti Rathore
July 21, 2021

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Infrakit helps to improve quality control for infra owners

Infrakit helps to improve quality control for infra owners

In our previous blog we talked about streamlining infra owner’s project management. To help answer the rising demand for digitalization and sustainability in the infrastructure sector, Infrakit provides a cloud platform to help you manage your projects efficiently.

In this blog we’ll discuss quality control improvements in infra projects.

Built correctly from the start with automatic quality documentation

Infrakit ensures that all project parties can work efficiently without wasting resources with the bonus of documentation being completed simultaneously.

Because of our continuous documentation for progress, quality control and handover materials, you can easily stay on top of what’s being done at the worksite and make sure everyone works with the correct information from the start. This helps avoid unnecessary reworks which saves time and costs.

Project Manager Kadi Tuum from the Estonian Transport Administration said “We had problems with the quality of the lower asphalt surface. I asked the site engineer to register all the places in Infrakit with a picture, where the lower asphalt pavement had defects. After a few years when the top asphalt might have defects, it’s easy for me to inspect the site using Infrakit Field app to disassemble the situation that was at this particular location.”

Read the rest of her interview here.

“All plans and real-time quality assignments are handled through Infrakit. This is important for the owner of the project, who wants quality recognition to take place immediately during the work and not with the traditional way of delay. Without Infrakit, quality designation would not only be delayed, but it would also require more work: quality reports and their storage in a project bank. Now there is no need for it, but all quality measurements and as-built measurements are displayed in real time when the points are taken.”

Sami Laakso, Project Manager, Kreate on case Klaukkala Bypass

Overall quality improvement

With the platform construction’s overall quality is improved by real-time monitoring. Real-time view of the project enables you to fix errors and make quick changes, when necessary. This saves time and helps you stay within the schedule.

“From my point of view as the Quality Manager, Infrakit makes monitoring the project in the field so much easier. There is no need to travel 35 kilometres for every little thing when I can just check it from my PC screen at the office. I am not tied to a time or place. It has been a big relief — I can see in real-time how the project is progressing”.

Jussi Laamanen, Quality Manager YIT on case E18 Hamina – Vaalimaa

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July 1, 2021

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Streamlined infra project management for project owners

Streamlined infra project management for project owners

Growing pressure for sustainability and digitalization in the infrastructure sector is raising questions for infra owners. How to control high risk projects from delivery failures, keep the schedule, stay within the budget while maintaining great quality in a public procurement environment?

Infrakit offers a centralized cloud platform for infra owners to streamline their project management.

Real-time situational awareness and progress reporting

Infrakit enables a real-time map view of the project’s progress and status in all project phases. This makes sure that the project is completed as planned, with documentation being created simultaneously. This enables you to build with less errors, reworking and claims.

Kadi Tuum, Project Manager from Estonian Transport Administration says that “from the owner’s point of view, it is very convenient to be able to record the problems that have arisen on the map with the route during the whole construction period. This makes it much easier to identify the causes of defects and resolve disputes during the warranty period. “

Read her interview here.

Shorter project delivery time with savings in total project costs

Because all project parties have access to the same information from designs to any changes of plans at the same time, projects can move forward faster without the need to send information around. This leads to savings in total project costs. All of this is possible while increasing the quality of the project.

Infrakit’s wide variety of integration partners gives you the change to choose freely which software and equipment you prefer to use.

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June 22, 2021

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Infrakit provides real-time progress data of infra projects for contractors

Infrakit provides real-time progress data of infra projects for contractors

In our previous benefits blog we told you about the cost savings and heavy machinery efficiency improvements that Infrakit enables. Infrakit ensures that all project parties are working with the latest plans and schedule to avoid waste of resources and expensive errors, while improving efficiency at the worksite.

In this blog we’ll talk about real-time map view of the project status and progress.

As planned and as built

Infrakit enables easier coordination of plans and quality assurance, which leads to high quality end products that are ready and suitable for digital construction. As built aggregation enables progress and quality monitoring.

“Infrakit is used as a project bank in the project – all plans and real-time quality assignments are handled through Infrakit. This is important for the owner of the project, who wants quality recognition to take place immediately during the work and not with the traditional way of delay. Without Infrakit, quality designation would not only be delayed, but it would also require more work: quality reports and their storage in a project bank. Now there is no need for it, but all quality measurements and as-built measurements are displayed in real time when the points are taken.

At the same time, quality data can be combined with the location, ie material certificates, culverts, etc. are documented. It is possible to look at what quality measurements can be found in each case.”

Sami Laakso, Project Manager, Kreate on case Klaukkala Bypass

Real-time status and progress information

Real time situational awareness and project progress status can be found in the platform with different devices like smartphones and tablets which are easy to use on site. Project progress monitoring can be done with the help of surveying and machine control log points, photos, orthophotos and drone views.

“HSY can view photographs and completed pipeline networks through Infrakit. Photos provide valuable information on how construction is progressing. Infrakit’s orthophotos have been praised, as they provide an up-to-date situational image. During the implementation stage, supervisors can also view the photos and situational images in Infrakit on site, on their tablets.”

Tomi Mäkelä, Head Surveyor on case: Jokeri Light Rail

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June 2, 2021

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Infrakit Enables Cost Savings and Better Machine Efficiency for Contractors in Infra Projects

Infrakit Enables Cost Savings and Better Machine Efficiency for Contractors in Infra Projects

In our previous blog we talked about providing overall control over projects. Contactors need access to all project information to fulfil the requirements of project owners, which is where Infrakit can help. Infrakit transforms your projects into more controlled processes enabling a more harmonized way of working.

In this article we’ll dive into how contractors can achieve cost savings and better efficiency through Infrakit.

A common issue for contractors is staying within the budget and schedule, while fulfilling the project owner’s requirements. Infrakit ensures that all project parties are working with the latest plans and schedule to avoid waste of resources and expensive errors, while enabling you to invoice for all additional work.

Infrakit offers cost savings in the total project costs

Because of the continuous documentation for project progress, quality control and handover materials, you can easily keep track of what’s being done at your worksite and make sure that your subcontractors work efficiently. This ensures that they do the right things, keep the planned schedule and quality without overcharging you.

Machine usage data and truck haul monitoring, together with volume and schedule tracking, can boost jobsite and heavy machinery efficiency from 50% up to 90%.

“We wanted to have all the machine control in one place. The same applied to photos, models and the updating of new versions. Before, we used several programs with different portals. This meant that we had to post models several times. On Infrakit they are collected. In a turnkey contract like this, there are many models and updates. Instead of going through five different portals, it now sticks with one. Overall, this provides much more efficient machine control.”

Eirik Frimannslund on case: PEAB building E6 Moelvkrysset (in English)

Damyanti Rathore
May 25, 2021

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