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The Hämeentie Street Renovation – Towards Model-Based Production in Cities

In spring 2019, the largest street renovation in Helsinki’s history began on Hämeentie. In addition to surface structures, the renovation project include water pipes, tram rails, cables and sewers. Protective structures beneath street level, in the roofing of the Sörnäinen metro station, have also been renovated. In the future, there will no longer be passenger […]

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Recruiting Talented Developers – Interview with our VP of Engineering Sakari Maaranen

It is quite often said that IT recruitment and attracting right talent can be a challenge, especially with more experienced developers. I interviewed our Vice President of Engineering, Sakari Maaranen, about IT recruitment. We also discussed some specific needs developers might have, and organisation culture in general. “Sakari, how long have you been in R&D?” […]

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Building Better Infra – Expert Interviews: Aki Kopra and Jero Juujärvi

The infrastructure sector and construction are in the midst of a transition with digital development. In our conversation with Kreate Oy’s Development Manager, Aki Kopra, and BIM Coordinator, Jero Juujärvi, we discussed the infrastructure industry, the changes it is undergoing and how, for example, new tools and themes of sustainability will also come up more […]

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Meet Our New Sales Director of Web Sales, Toni Lahtinen

I strongly believe in the destiny. Therefore, it feels like my previous positions have prepared me for my current role at Infrakit. After graduating from the Helsinki University of Technology in 2005, I got first job as a purchase engineer and then as a service engineer in Metso Automation. A few years later I was […]

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Meet Our New BIM Specialist & Customer Support Lead Mikko Siivola!

Hi, my name is Mikko. I am a Bachelor of Engineering in Land Surveying from Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences. I joined Infrakit team earlier this summer and I am super excited to work with this team of experts. In these past few months, I have noticed that this is a company where everyone works […]

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This week’s headlines included news of how seven recent construction and infrastructure projects in Turku came in below budget, as well as on schedule. The article describes how the highest savings in real terms were made in the infrastructure project for the Pääskyvuorenrinne planning area. “Road connections, bridges, parks, lighting, a water supply and storm […]

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PRESS RELEASE 7 August 2020, Espoo  Helsinki City Construction Services (Stara) and Infrakit Group Oy have signed a cooperation agreement to speed up street construction projects and improve construction data management. The project focuses on high-quality construction, which will be realised by better management and availability of data at various work stages. At the same time, Stara […]

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Hannu Varjoranta joins the Infrakit team

Hi, my name is Hannu. I have recently joined the Infrakit team as a Lead Scalability Engineer. My previous job was with Spotify in Stockholm where I worked for almost seven years, focusing on databases and general scalability of the Spotify platform. As we are returning to Finland with my family, I was happy to […]

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Infrakit in a Pilot Collaboration with Estonia’s Road Administration

Infrakit is in use in many different infra projects around the world. We operate in nine different countries: Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Norway, BeNeLux countries, Germany, France, Australia, and Serbia. Usually BIM projects are started by piloting Infrakit to see how it works and can be used.  For a great example of our pilot projects, Infrakit Estonia’s Country Manager Ingmar Aija has worked with Estonia’s Road Administration, and he had […]

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Better work planning with Web Map Services (WMS)

Visual information management in Infrakit is built on top of map tiles. Now it is possible for our customer to directly set the desired map tile sources.  Many municipalities and public infra owners provide open data sources as web service. These Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) services follow typically standards by Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), such as Web Map Service (WMS).  The content provided from these open interfaces may include city parcels, project boundaries and nature reserves to name a few.  See the following video that discusses […]

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