Future organization of the building process: Finnish national report

Pertti Lahdenperä, Pekka Pajakkala

    Research output: Book/ReportReport


    The CIB commission W82 "Futures studies in construction" is implementing an international study project called "Future organization of the building process". The objective of the project is to anticipate the future organization of the building process in a changing environment. The project began with a world-wide collection of results of recently finished studies and information about on-going studies (study reports) that are considered relevant to the project. This report presents the results of the Finnish inventory made for the project. The report describes the present Finnish building process and its organization by introducing the used procurement systems and the subcontracting practice. Here the progress is described as it takes place in traditional contracting (competitive bidding) with emphasis on the parties to the building process and the application for a building permit and contractual practice. The report also includes expert opinions on the trends and developments that will influence the future organization of the building process. The study covers such essential themes as information technology and automation, industrialization and building markets. Opinions about the probable organization in Finland in the near future are also expressed. In addition, this report introduces those Finnish future-oriented studies that are considered relevant in this context. The implementation and the results of the chosen research projects are presented as well as their impact on the future building process and, especially, its organization. The analyzed studies are: - Building process 2000 (RATA 2000) - New generation of the open system building technology (TAT) - Computer-integrated construction (RATAS) - Building procurement methods, parties to and organization of the building process in selected EC countries (FUTUM) - Intelligent building - need-based building mode - Quality in building technology - Information and automation systems in construction (RTA) - Construction 2010 and - Competition in the housing market of Finland
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages128
    ISBN (Print)951-38-4204-5
    Publication statusPublished - 1992
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes


    • future
    • construction
    • Finland
    • organizing
    • procurement
    • contract administration
    • contracts
    • research projects
    • automation
    • management planning
    • bids
    • building automation
    • licenses
    • opinions
    • trends
    • development
    • information technology
    • marketing
    • reporting
    • computer aided engineering
    • intelligent buildings
    • quality
    • competition
    • European Communities


    Dive into the research topics of 'Future organization of the building process: Finnish national report'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this