Introducing Janika Rehn as Development Manager

Introducing Janika Rehn as Development Manager

Hello,
I started at Infrakit at the beginning of May. I am originally from the Helsinki area in Finland, where I also got my master’s degree in Transportation and Environmental Engineering with a specialization in geotechnical and rock engineering at Aalto University. Since then, I have also completed studies for Global BIM Management for Infrastructure Projects. I started my career as a geotechnical engineer at Pöyry Finland. In 2015 Pöyry offered me an expat position involving BIM and design coordination in the Follo Line EPC project in Oslo, which I gladly accepted. What was supposed to be 1-2 years in Norway slowly turned into a permanent residency in Norway. After Follo Line I have worked as BIM Lead at Implenia Norway and at Sporveien, the facility owner for the metro and tram infrastructure in Oslo Region. In both positions I have been responsible for development of the organization’s BIM strategy, BIM use-cases, model-based workflows and BIM requirements for development projects.

While I got drawn into BIM mainly because I thought it was a lot of fun, my main motivation to keeping on working with BIM has always been the enormous potential digital florkflows have for making the construction industry more sustainable for the environment. I wanted to join Infrakit because I saw that it is a company filled with people that share the same vision.

I have seen that Infrakit has a very international team of employees with a lot of and varied range of different types of experience from the industry. I am looking forward to exchanging ideas and gaining new perspectives to the old problems from my colleagues.

On my free-time I enjoy traveling and getting to know other cultures, which is why I also do volunteer work for AFS, a non-profit organization specializing in intercultural learning. For relaxation I enjoy my yoga practice and dancing different styles ranging from classical ballet to contemporary jazz and salsa. During the weekends I love escaping to the Norwegian mountains with my boyfriend for some skiing or trekking, depending on the season.

Damyanti Rathore
August 11, 2022

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ProDigial research programme awarded at the Kuntatekniikan päivät infrastructure event in Pori, Finland – Infrakit part of pilot projects in Lahti and Jyväskylä

ProDigial research programme awarded at the Kuntatekniikan päivät infrastructure event in Pori, Finland – Infrakit part of pilot projects in Lahti and Jyväskylä

Tampere University originally reported on the topic on 8 June 2022, read the original article in Finnish here.

The ProDigial research programme of the university’s Research Centre Terra was awarded as a successful development project at the Kuntatekniikan päivät-infrastructure event held in Pori.

The Finnish Association of Municipal Engineering (FAME) gives out the “Kuntatekniikka development initiative achievement” award annually to significant construction and development projects that have a wide national impact.

The aim of the research programme is to develop means and operating models that improve productivity, promote the utilisation of digitalisation throughout the entire life cycle of the infrastructure and provide an overall picture of the system. Practical infrastructure projects testing new means and operating models form an integral part of the research. (8 June 2022 tuni.fi)

Infrakit has been involved in the research in the pilot projects carried out in Lahti and Jyväskylä.

The infrastructure project carried out at an old garrison in Hennala, Lahti, focuses on the construction of a residential area for 5,000 people, in a manner that respects its history and using the early contractor involvement model. The aim of the project, in which Infrakit is a key application provider and development partner, is to develop an operating model for setting and verifying quality requirements.

The pilot project carried out in Jyväskylä aims to develop BIM utilisation in site management. The project focusing on the restoration of River Tourujoki functions as the development platform. In the project, Infrakit acts as a key application provider that carries out the practical work to provide a snapshot for site management.

Read more about the research and pilot projects in Finnish here.

Damyanti Rathore
July 5, 2022

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Infrakit will be attending bauma 2022 with infrastructure digitalization in the forefront of our minds

Infrakit will be attending bauma 2022 with infrastructure digitalization in the forefront of our minds

Bauma 2022 is fast approaching. The event is to be held in Munich between 24.-30. October. Infrakit will be in hall A2 Bauma Digital at stand 213. We are particularly excited to discuss the following topics with partners and customers alike: digitalization and sustainable infrastructure construction sites.

“I am hoping to see increasing interest towards improving digitalization within the infrastructure construction sector in visitors.“ says Teemu Kivimäki CEO of Infrakit Group Oy

Beyond our own topics of interest, we are also looking forward to Bauma’s supporting program that includes the following:

  • Construction methods and materials of tomorrow
  • The way to autonomous machines
  • Mining—sustainable, efficient, and reliable
  • Digital construction site
  • The road to Zero Emission

Pasi Joensuu, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development is looking forward to meeting old friends and new people from the industry. “I’m interested in the increased curiosity towards digitalization of infra construction industry and sustainability. I want to learn from visitors about their challenges and motivation to solve these challenges and make new partnerships.”

“Infrakit has now successfully entered the DACH market, and I am looking forward to meeting all the great people and experts from our civil construction industry to discuss digitalization and how solutions like ours can help execute construction projects in a more sustainable and efficient way.” says Stefan Argiriu Sales Director Infrakit Deutschland GmbH

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Damyanti Rathore
July 1, 2022

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Infrakit’s easy-to-use solution and expert support helps to increase adoption and succeed in deployment

Infrakit’s easy-to-use solution and expert support helps to increase adoption and succeed in deployment

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. Our experienced experts will work closely with the customers, visiting their construction sites and offices when needed. We will always design our service solutions according to the customers’ needs to ensure the best results.

With the help of a Deployment project, we can achieve the best possible result together based on our customers’ feedback. This project begins with thorough Infrakit training. After that, we will work on the implementation of Infrakit in joint workshops, where we will select targets, create a plan, and set clear goals and indicators for the operations. Our experts will work together with customers to carry out the pilot projects throughout their entire life cycle.

Built according to plans

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 subscriber 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, drums, 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

Status reporting and as documented

The pilots will be systematically monitored according to the project plan. The project’s results will then be compared and measured with the original goals defined in the workshops. After the project, we will create a final report that clearly records the project’s challenges, benefits, and possibilities. Based on this information, we will create a follow-up action plan for the customer, which will further help the practical work and the digitalization of designing and building through concrete actions.

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 23, 2022

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Infrakit increases trust for contractors in infrastructure projects by providing real-time information

Infrakit increases trust for contractors in infrastructure projects by providing real-time information

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.

A common issue for contractors is staying within the budget and schedule, while fulfilling the infrastructure owner’s requirements. Infrakit ensures that all infrastructure 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.

Access to real-time information keeps you updated on everything that’s going on at the site to improve trust throughout the organization.

“It is easy on these grounds: the project progress becomes open and transparent and work time is used more efficiently than before.

I don’t see any other options on how infrastructure projects will be done in the future: a combination where worksites operate with machine control and site management systems like Infrakit. There aren’t any other ways to complete infra-projects. This is the Way of working with a capital W. I can’t think of it any other way.”

Survey Chief Petri Honkanen City of Lahti on case Suoniitynkatu Residential Street

Due to a more efficient way of working, fewer resources are wasted, and less reworking is done which will directly lead to a more sustainable way of building.

Cost savings in total project costs made possible by continuous documentation

Because of the continuous documentation for project progress, quality control and handover materials, you can easily keep track of what is being done at your worksite and make sure that your subcontractors work efficiently. This ensures that they do the right things and keep to 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 applies 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)

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June 6, 2022

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Introducing Srikanta Patra as Quality Assurance Lead

Introducing Srikanta Patra as Quality Assurance Lead

About Srikanta’s background

I am Srikanta Patra and I am very happy to start my new position as QA Lead and enjoying the nice working culture of Infrakit. I was born & brought up in India and completed my Engineering in Information Technology & MBA in Retails & Supply Chain Management

During the previous 15 years I have worked in QA Area which includes database, API, Performance & Automation in different domains like Banking, Retails and clients like Nordea, FISKARS & NESTE.

Why did you want to join Infrakit?

Joining Infrakit felt like a unique opportunity to be a part of an energetic team. It is always motivating to work with new technologies like Cloud platforms, Api, mobile in infra domain.

What are you looking forward to the most in the future?

Adding Quality Assurance as a service to Infrakit products both front-end and back-end services so that our customer experience will be always good irrespective of our service zone.

What do you enjoy outside of office hours?

During my free time I enjoy Badminton, Cricket and travelling to different cities around the world. Now a days I enjoy parenting and spend many hours in Hoplop with my 3-year-old son.

Damyanti Rathore
May 27, 2022

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