Dialogue between the old and the new – Modern Karhukortteli residential block completed in the historical city centre of Pori
11 December 2019
When an architectonic apartment building block that stands out is being built in a central location, trailblazers are needed. Sweco has taken part in a massive new construction project.
Small changes in behaviour can have a big impact on the energy transition
05 December 2019
In a new report, Sweco experts team up with scientists to reveal how individual efforts can make substantial contributions on a collective level. Decreasing European household temperatures by 1ºC would save enough energy to provide electricity to a city the size of Amsterdam for 29 years.
Environmental responsibility and social sustainability important in business New safety services for industrial clients
28 November 2019
Just under a year ago, Sweco expanded its range of product, chemical and environmental safety services when 17 experts from Linnunmaa joined the group. Industry requires an increasingly holistic approach to responsible safety management.
Sweco’s virtual information model solutions bolster Honkajoki Oy’s project export
20 November 2019
Sweco has a long history of cooperation with Honkajoki Oy, which specialises in circular economy plants. Now, the collaboration has reached new heights with the addition of Sweco’s Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) process and the SmartDrawings and VirtualSite VR solutions which the customer can use in all life cycle phases of the project. At the moment, Honkajoki is utilising the solutions for export promotion.
Congratulations to the Helsinki Olympic Stadium – innovative steel structure awarded as best of the year
18 November 2019
The renovation of the Helsinki Olympic Stadium is nearing the finish line, and the spectacular functionalist building will be reopened in late summer 2020. Now, we are celebrating the remodelled stadium as the winner of the Steel Structure of the Year 2019 award. Sweco’s designers handled the massive renovation undertaking of the culturally and historically significant sports venue, including structural renovation engineering and structural design.
Ranua’s LEED-certified wellness centre promotes health in a natural way
14 November 2019
For almost a year, residents of Ranua have been enjoying the healthy and safe premises of their new wellness centre. Sweco’s designers handled the HVAC, electrical, telecommunication and safety design of the site that has been granted the LEED Gold environmental certificate.
Largest wooden school in Finland implemented sustainably with a life cycle model
12 November 2019
The new wooden Mansikkala School in Imatra will be built in the middle of the school campus by the Vuoksi River. The project will be carried out by YIT using a life cycle model, and the components for the wooden frame will be supplied by Oiva Wood Solutions. Sweco handled the preliminary design, element design and main structural design of the structures for the largest wooden school building in Finland.
International Sweco team to take part in completely drawing-free bridge project in Norway
03 November 2019
Sweco’s BIM experts from Finland, Norway, Denmark and Poland will handle the modelling of a unique concrete bridge across the Randselva river in Norway. The parametric 3D model will be used as the only official documentation for the international infrastructure project.
Sustainable urban planning links the redeveloping districts of Tapiola and Keilaniemi
01 November 2019
The connection between Tapiola, Keilaniemi and Otaniemi will become closer in the next few years. Länsimetro and new pedestrian and bicycle lanes will combine these city districts into a unified whole. Sweco’s multidisciplinary design expertise is visible in the densifying of the urban environment of Espoo on the terms of the residents and the environment.
Energy-storage-as-a-service key to cutting carbon emissions
29 October 2019
Energy storage can help mitigate climate change, but it is still on low levels and needs to triple by 2050 to keep global warming below 2°C. To do this we need to look at innovative ways of speeding up the process. Could energy-storage-as-a-service be one of the solutions?