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Enhancing project planning 


Enhancing project planning 

Digital services shorten the time spent on project planning to a fraction of what it used to be. Visual comparisons of different options and engaging users in a virtual environment make the draft stage more efficient and allows for users’ functional needs to be answered as early as possible in the project. In the end, the savings achieved can be seen throughout the building’s lifecycle. 

Initial data for investment decisions

The main goal of project planning is to bring all reliable initial data together to support investment decisions. In a virtual environment, it is easy to discuss ideas, concepts and standard solutions in a form that everyone can understand. With the help of VirtualSite, CAVE, gamification and Sweco’s other digital services, we can ensure early on that the project can be realised with the solutions given within the budget and on schedule. In renovation projects, initial data is also obtained through various types of surveying measurements and inventory modelling.


Through digital services and cooperation, initial ideas can be developed into functional solution models. Comparing options is easy with VirtualSite and SmartDrawings. Various frame solutions and choices of materials can be assessed quickly and cost-efficiently early on at the project planning stage. At the same time, the impact of different choices on aspects such as total costs, the facilities’ usability and the carbon footprint can be introduced to the decision-making sufficiently early. 

Ensuring functionality

Virtual environments help illustrate the functionality of a building before it is constructed. The virtual model show things such as the furniture, pathways, locations of interior walls and technical outlets in the facilities. Through the model, residents can learn about the space solutions in a building under construction, doctors and nurses can learn about a new hospital, or teachers can learn about new classrooms. This is a way to ensure that users’ needs are taken into consideration from the start. 

Virtual tools also support regional planning. A virtual environment shows concretely how buildings form blocks and how different functions are located in relation to each other. A virtual model also illustrates the traffic arrangements, distances and green zones in the area. 

Information flow into implementation

At the project planning stage, it is important that all data collected will also be useful at the later stages of planning and use. Using digital tools, initial data can be automatically refined as the project progresses, which will help the information flow efficiently to the worksite and site maintenance. As the planning progresses, a virtual model based on architectural drawings can be refined with new data, for example when balconies’ location data is updated with exact numbers and areas and, later, the product information. 


Digital services in the properties

Digital services enhance the planning and implementation of construction projects and the information flow into property maintenance. We offer modern automation and robotics technologies and simulation and optimisation tools. Decision-making can be supported through visual 3D information models, virtual environments, and carbon footprint calculation for buildings, the benefits of which can be experienced throughout the building’s lifecycle.


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