Finland has been one of leading countries in the research and development of building product models since late 1980s. In 1996 Finland joint the activities in International Alliance for Interoperability to develop an international standard, IFC, for Building Information Models. In 1997 Finland started a large national technology programme, Vera – Information Networking in the Construction Process 1997-2002, which aimed to the implementation and deployment of these technologies in the Finnish Real Estate and Construction Cluster. This paper presents briefly the main results of the Vera Programme and the major activities in Finland after the Vera Programme. The conclusion part discusses about the main reasons of the success in the implementation and deployment of BIM in Finland and in the end also the main problems and challenges in the future.
|Title of host publication||Clients Driving Construction Innovation; Moving Ideas into Practice|
|Editors||Kelly A. Brown, Keith D. Hampson, Peter S. Brandon|
|Place of Publication||Brisbane, Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|MoE publication type||D2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material|
|Event||Gold Coast, Australia 12-14.3.2006 - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …
|Conference||Gold Coast, Australia 12-14.3.2006|
|Period||1/01/06 → …|
- Building Product Models
Kiviniemi, A. (2006). Adopting Innovation: Building Information Models in the Finnish Real Estate and Construction Cluster. In K. A. Brown, K. D. Hampson, & P. S. Brandon (Eds.), Clients Driving Construction Innovation; Moving Ideas into Practice (pp. 15-23).