Adopting Innovation: Building Information Models in the Finnish Real Estate and Construction Cluster

Arto Kiviniemi

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClients Driving Construction Innovation; Moving Ideas into Practice
EditorsKelly A. Brown, Keith D. Hampson, Peter S. Brandon
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
Pages15-23
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material
EventGold Coast, Australia 12-14.3.2006 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …

Conference

ConferenceGold Coast, Australia 12-14.3.2006
Period1/01/06 → …

Keywords

  • BIM
  • Building Product Models
  • IFC
  • Interoperability

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