The Embassy of Finland and Finnish Infrakit company organized a seminar at the Ambassador's residence on February 29. The aim of the event was to to introduce Infrakit's solutions and services to the most important stakeholders in civil engineering sector in Serbia.
Ambassador Pertti Ikonen welcomed the audience and shared information on Finland as one of the world leaders in innovations and digital solutions. Ambassador also pointed out how Infrakit is a perfect example of a reliable and innovative Finnish company and that it was awarded a first place in the Finnish National Category and a second place in the International Category in the Quality Innovation 2015 competition.
Infrakit offers a practical solution on how to best utilize BIM (Building Information digital/electronic Modeling) workflow in road and railroad construction projects.
Infrakit's digital tool reduces time in which projects are completed, eliminates mistakes and conflicts, improves quality and saves costs. According to the CEO of Infrakit, Mr. Teemu Kivimäki, this technology is widely used in construction works within both structural-building and civil-infrastructure construction industries in Finland.
Serbia did not advance too much if we look at the usage of digital technologies in everyday work, especially in the construction sector. By accepting BIM/Infrakit solution, Serbia would benefit from increased efficiency, communication and transparency in the infrastructure construction. Serbian construction industry has to be prepared for a very competitive international market and introduction of digital technologies into everyday activities is one of the ways to do it.
EU decided to modernize public procurement rules by recommending the use of electronic tools such as BIM for public work contracts and design contests. The UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland and Norway already require the use of BIM for publicly funded building projects.
Infrakit has an office in Serbia and it is looking for a long-term cooperation in the Balkan region. The goal of Infrakit is to bring together all stakeholders for a better and more successful project outcomes.