Sitowise, an expert company in building and infrastructure construction design and consultancy, has appointed Markus Väyrynen its first CEO. Sitowise, born in the merger of Wise Group Finland Oy and Sito Oy, begins operations according to the new organisation model starting from January 1st, 2017.
HelA CEEQUAL sustainability expert training course was organised in Helsinki on 27–28 June 2017. Successful completion of the course entitles the participant to act as a CEEQUAL Assessor for infrastructure projects. CEEQUAL is an international, evidence-based sustainability assessment and rating scheme that can be applied to various infrastructure projects.
Sito ja Wise Group ovat mukana suunnittelemassa Järvenpäähän uutta uljasta kaupunkikeskusta.
Nokia Bell Labs driven industry group builds concrete enablers for future smart city with an ambitious three-year joint project called LuxTurrim5G. This will bring big data capacity available for companies and users through a network of smart light poles which include antennas and base stations for the novel fast 5G networks.
The European Space Agency (ESA) awarded financing to SITO and the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) for the development of an innovative watercourse monitoring system. The service being developed utilises new, accurate data provided by the Sentinel satellite, a positioning system, observations made by citizens with the help of mobile devices and automatic water quality measuring. The system will be implemented for Sito’s LOUHI geospatial data system.
Sito and Wise Group have merged and our new name is SITOWISE. Sitowise is an expert company in housing and infrastructure construction with 1,100 employees. We provide our customers with all planning, design, expert and digital services for construction projects under one roof.
Sito and Voodoo Associates have been selected to come up with new urban development ideas for the regional centre of Nödinge in the municipality of Ale in Sweden.
Kari Tuukkanen and Oskari Liukkonen of Sito’s Digital Services took part in the World Bank Land & Poverty conference in Washington D.C. on 20.-24.3.2017. The conference is one of the largest international events in the field of land governance and GIS with over 1300 participants from over 120 countries.
SITO ja MARSX have signed MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) about collaboration on underground spaces planning in South Korea.
Sito Oy and Wise Group Finland Oy are merging to form an expert organisation with nearly 1,100 employees. The new company will be the largest Finnish-owned building and infrastructure construction design and consultancy company. The company is looking to add more than 100 new talents annually to its staff.
Sito’s integrated management system was awarded a management system certification on 12 December 2016. The management system meets the requirements of the most recent SFS-EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems standard. At this stage, the certification covers the Planning and consulting services business. The certification is in effect for three years from the grant date.
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In early autumn, Sito provided consultancy assistance to Indonesian municipalities in a World Bank project
Architect Jenni Lautso appointed as expert representative of the Finnish Association of Consulting Firms SKOL to the Habitat III delegation.
Sito is in charge of designing a major renovation of Erottajanaukio. The square will be transformed into a new meeting place for city dwellers.
The magnificent proposal by Sito lighting designers ‘Out of the Cold into Warmth’ won one of the grand prizes in the lighting design competition ‘Valossa’ (‘In Spotlight’) organized by Senate Properties.
The new versions of the international maritime emissions project (MERIMA) models (the total emissions model and the emissions comparison model) have been completed. The new models take account of Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECAs) where the sulphur limit for fuel used by ships is set at 0.1 per cent.
The EUE project crystallized the business model and created foundations for smart data model management, speeding up the launch of digital services with high export potential.
Niittykumpu is one of the centers included in the Länsimetro development corridor. The size of the key area is approximately 50 ha. The new building stock planned in the area amounts to more than 250,000 floor square meters, consisting mostly of apartment buildings. The Niittykumpu center is City of Espoo’s first BREEAM Communities project.
The Finnish Association of Municipal Engineering awarded this year’s Municipal Engineering Achievement award to the Lahti Travel Center (shared first place) for bold urban landscape realization and architecture. The awards were given at the municipal engineering event in Mariehamn on June 9, 2016.
IMPERIA (Improving environmental assessment by adopting good practices and tools of multi-criteria decision analysis) is a joint project of the Finnish Environment Institute, the University of Jyväskylä, the Thule Institute of the University of Oulu, Ramboll Oy and Sito Oy, which strives to make EIA/SEA processes more systematic, transparent and interactive and to increase cooperation and dialog within the industry.
Mokša, an adaptable piece of urban furniture, is a well-crafted and realizable competition entry, which enables the integration of other smart services – such as mobile phone charging, the distribution of information or a base station, into a structure or cabin – commented the competition jury.
Compared to the previous year’s results, our customers’ image of Sito as a service company has improved in terms of almost every aspect and indicator. For this we thank our customers and everyone at Sito!
All in all, the extension of the airport towards Terminal 2 is a huge project not just in terms of its scale but especially because it is being carried out within the existing infrastructure, without disturbing the operation of the airport. For Sito, contributing to the project represents a great opportunity to showcase its expertise.
With more than 400,000 cubic meters of space, Tapiola’s central parking lot is a huge parking cavern. It was built as a side-project to the West Metro and designed during the construction works. Nevertheless, the geotechnical works were actually completed ahead of schedule.
Sito Oy and Fluidtime Data Services GmbH have signed a strategic partnership agreement in Helsinki on the 12th of February 2016.
The floating restaurant Meripaviljonki in Hakaniemi was granted the Helsinki Construction Committee’s prestigious award. Sito was responsible for the Meripaviljonki’s geotechnical engineering.
Major regional development projects, a breakthrough in building information modeling in the infrastructure industry, new services and internationalization are keeping Sito busy in the midst of the celebrations.
Sito is teaching BIM-based road design to future infrastructure professionals at Metropolia. The video training was first developed and perfected in Sito’s internal training.
The acquisition of Norwegian consulting company Asenso As is in alignment with Sito’s growth strategy while providing Sito’s current employees with great opportunities in interesting Norwegian projects.
The project alliance for the implementation of the brand-new Lahti Travel Center, with its gleaming copper surfaces, was an enjoyable and instructive effort for Sito, who was in charge of its planning.
Sito has launched its first urban design projects in China, in the city of Changyang, which wants to benefit from Sito’s design expertise and competence
All the Nordic countries have acknowledged that electric cars will form a part of future transport systems, but the stage of development and investments made to promote this varies by country. During the fall, we learned about the goals and methods to further the electrification of transport in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark
The RIL prize for 2015, awarded by the Finnish Association of Civil Engineers RIL, went to the subgrade reinforcement work for the Presidential Palace. Sito was heavily involved in the foundation engineering.
Kimmo Fischer has been granted a lifetime achievement award for his outstanding 40-year career in the engineering and co
Sito has been involved in drawing up the first large-scale report on the impacts of online retail. Several reports had been made earlier on online retail, with the focus on a specific subarea, sector or product group. Clear overall surveys on online retailing and its impact had not been made in Finland or elsewhere, for that matter, so this report was almost the first of its kind in the world.
Sito, Aalto University and the City of Espoo organized the 3D City Model Hackathon event at Aalto Design Factory on 9-11 October as part of the Energizing Urban Ecosystems (EUE) project.
Building information modeling (BIM) is an invaluable tool in infrastructure planning. Everyone involved in the planning process, from professionals to residents along the route being designed, are satisfied with the system. Even the flying squirrels living in the forests along the Highway 6 in Kouvola might one day thank the planners, once someone comes up with an idea of how to interview them.
Urban planning and design involves working with wild visions for the future. Urban designers shape environments into lively and attractive centers all over the world.
The construction of the wastewater treatment plant for the Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY) is a major municipal engineering site. Sito is responsible for the construction management services for the rock engineering contracts.
The Geotube® method has proved to be unbeatable for the processing of sludge from pulp mills, for example.
As logistics operator, Sito is responsible for ensuring that Jätkäsaari, Kalasatama, and Kruunuvuorenranta are as good to live in as to build.
Karelian Gold Rush 2015 is a global exploration challenge hosted by Endomines Oy. Endomines will provide contestants with all relevant research data concerning the Karelian Gold Line. Sito has developed a map-based service called Louhi, which will be used to manage all data relating to the contest and distribute the data to contestants.
The internationally recognized FEM (Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining) Conference will be held this year on November 3rd–5th at the Levi Summit Congress & Exhibition Center in Levi, Finland. Sito will be taking part in the event for the first time.
In Seinäjoki, MaaS (Mobility as a Service) is advancing at a rapid speed towards a concrete pilot project. Background support for the pilot project and, in a broader context, the modernisation of passenger traffic is provided by policy guidelines included in the new Government Programme.
In Finland, Mobility as a Service is moving from the hype phase towards real development projects and practical implementation. One good example of this is Case Seinäjoki, which was introduced at SITO’s MaaS seminar at the beginning of June.
The effects of sea disposal on the marine environment are usually clearly visible during the disposal work. The observation of long-term effects is more difficult. Moreover, only a limited amount of research information is available on these effects.
With their partners, the City of Espoo and Sito Ltd have joined RYM Ltd’s EUE program to leap to the forefront of digitalization in city planning and building. In digitalization, the key solution lies in a city model, which is integrated with city processes and can enable genuine and complex interaction.
Sito is strongly involved in Posiva’s research and development projects at Olkiluoto. At any one time, up to ten Sito employees will be contributing to the safe disposal of spent nuclear fuel.
A Master’s thesis by Sito’s employee Oskari Liukkonen, The path of municipal geographical information from base maps to 3D city models, is a part of a 3D city model project (KM3D) carried out by the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities and BuildingSmart. Liukkonen’s thesis provides municipalities with guidance on how to replace base maps with city models
Under the direction of the Border Guard Department of the Ministry of the Interior, an assessment is under way of the effects and the attendant resource needs arising from the growth of eastbound mobility.
SITO has in-depth knowledge of mining operations and processes, alongside expertise in project management and implementation. Wherever specialist skills in the extractive industry are needed, SITO can provide the required expertise.
Open BIM is coming, but more input is required.
Joensuu is a town for walking and cycling. The share of journeys made on foot or by bicycle is larger than the national average, and in 2014, Joensuu was selected the as cycling municipality of the year. Merits that earned this recognition include the determined development of cycling conditions in the town and the ambitious approach to promoting cycling. Over the years, Sito has been involved in several projects concerning the development of cycling opportunities in Joensuu.
Flexible and easy-to-use, the pedelec has many benefits. It is not yet widely known in Finland, unlike in the rest of the world. As cycling, even with the help of electricity, represents a smart and sustainable mode of transport, the Finnish Transport Agency and Trafi wish to join forces to promote the use of pedelecs in Finland. Activities planned to promote the use of pedelecs are presented in a new report.
Jenny Asanti, landscape architect at Sito, has been awarded the 2014 Lappset Group stipend for her master’s thesis entitled A Design Manual for Resilient School Grounds.
Based on the excavation material development plan completed last year, Helsinki can save up to hundreds of millions of euros by reducing the amount of surplus spoil and reusing it sensibly.
In 2014, a plan was drawn up by Sito for the development of the outdoor recreation areas owned by the City of Helsinki to the west of the Helsinki municipal boundary. This plan took into account the perspectives of the users, the City Sports Department, and the service providers. The recreation areas concerned were Lähteelä, Elisaari, Karjakaivo, Pirttimäki, Luukki, Vaakkoi, and Salmi. Today, these areas are used for hiking, cycling, skiing, boating, camping, and caravaning
The Finnish Transport Agency has made a procurement decision regarding the service provider to build the E18 Hamina–Vaalimaa motorway on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis. A consortium formed by Meridiam Infrastructure and YIT Rakennus Oy has been selected to implement the service agreement.
High-speed, comfortable, easy, environmentally friendly – railroad traffic has a bright future ahead of it, and Sito wants to be increasingly involved in its development.
Sito is involved in planning the extension of the west metro from Matinkylä to Soukka. This section includes three metro stations and over four kilometers of rail tunnel
Finavia has chosen Sito as the infrastructure planner of Helsinki Airport. Finavia is investing in major developments at the airport in the coming years, in preparation for increasing its transit traffic capacity.
Besides housing construction, information modelling has also been quickly adopted in projects of all sizes related to regional construction and infrastructure. Sito has been actively involved in the development of infrastructural information modelling.
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Sito Oy’s subsidiaries Sito-rakennuttajat Oy, Sito Tampere Oy, Sito-Kuopio Oy and Sito Oulu Oy were merged into the parent company on 31 December 2014.
This year, five study trips have been arranged during which we have, together with our customers and cooperation partners, learnt comprehensively about urban planning, commercial projects, housing trends, and road tunnels in various parts of Europe.
Art has a significant position in a built environment. It is pleasing, surprising and entertaining. Environmental art will create an identity for new areas and even prevent graffiti.
In line with its new strategy, Sito is aiming at the international market. Sito has just signed a cooperation agreement with Nordplan As.
The next top project in Helsinki public transport is being designed by top experts in railway design. Sito is in charge of compiling the railway plan.
City of Vantaa Building Control would like to make greater use of digital information model data to increase its operational efficiency and to improve the quality of building. Sito developed a 4D urban model of the Kivistö area for Vantaa.
The renovation of the National Library of Finland has been chosen as the “Construction Site of the Year 2014.” The selection was made by an expert jury invited by the Finnish construction industry publication Rakennuslehti. Sito is responsible for geotechnical planning for the project.
In line with its new strategy, Sito is aiming at the international market, primarily targeting Norway, Sweden and China. Sito has just signed a frame agreement with a Norwegian customer.
A driver training and motor sports centre on an international scale is planned to be implemented in Finland. KymiRing is located in South-Eastern Finland in Tillola, Iitti. Sito has been deeply involved in the planning of this first motor sports centre in Finland, including its environmental impact assessment in accordance with the Act on Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure.
Sito has responded to the ongoing wind power boom by significantly strengthening its wind power expertise in several areas of planning.
In addition to sample counts carried out on the road network, the comprehensive service includes data services during the count period, the modelling of count data into traffic indicators as well as their export into the Finnish Transport Agency’s road register, and service development.
A new underground parking facility called Kivisydän is under construction in Oulu. The project will also entail moving service and delivery transportation underground in central Oulu.
Planning of streets and municipal engineering, as well as bridges and shoreline structures, has begun in the planning zones of the Sompasaari and Capella blocks.
The City of Rovaniemi held the Valionranta and Koskipuisto area land use and construction design competition. The competition board unanimously selected the “Iltatuulen viesti” proposal as the winner. The winning joint team consists of Sito Oy, Kukkola-yhtiöt Oy, Arkkitehtitoimisto Viiri-Ylinenpää Oy and Studio Lumart.
The impact of spoil dumping at sea on the water environment are generally clearly visible while the dumping is going on. Long-term impacts are more challenging to observe, and very little research is available.
The Ministry of the Environment has decided to acquire the Liiteri service. Liiteri is a living environment information and analysis service that will bring together information on the built-up environment and housing produced by a variety of actors, mainly authorities. Sito has been selected as the service supplier.
Sito created an eService network map service for the Regional Council of Lapland. The map service enables the illustrating of current datasets from municipalities or regions on a map and the planning and measuring of changes. The eService network map service is a new addition to the range of products and services at Sito.
Experiences gained in several pilot projects have reinforced the notion that information modelling of infrastructures helps make operations more efficient.
The ‘E18 Koskenkylä–Kotka’ project run by the Pulteri consortium received the ‘Worksite of the year’ award and is ahead of schedule. Sito is involved in the design work.
The City of Hämeenlinna organised a partnership competition with the objective of finding ideas to form the basis for the town plan of the southern part of Engelinranta and a partner to construct the area. The City Board has decided on the winner, and the victory went to ”Vanajan kosketus” (“Touch of Vanaja”) by Construction company Jatke Oy. Sito Oy is one of the members of the winning team. Nine works took part in the competition.
The city of Espoo published innovation competition winners. The shared first place went to regional reporting application delivered by Sito to the city of Espoo.
Rakennuslehti magazine selected the E18 road construction project between Koskenkylä and Kotka, carried out by TYL Pulteri, as the winner of the Worksite of the Year competition. Sito was strongly involved in the planning of the motorway together with Ramboll and Destia. Sito designed the “calling card” of the project, the Ahvenkoski bowstring girder bridge, the Markkinamäki tunnel and around one third of the roads and bridges in the project.
Sito and Nokia’s HERE started a collaboration to utilise Nokia’s map data. Sito is the Finnish retailer for the global HERE maps.
On 6 September 2013, Sito signed an agreement with the Finnish Transport Agency concerning the drawing up of a railway plan for the railway line between Pasila and Riihimäki. The purpose of the railway plan is to specify improvement measures at various stations and on the section of line between Kyrölä and Purola to enhance traffic capacity between Pasila and Riihimäki.
The City of Joensuu held a combined ideas and design competition for roundabouts in the city centre, including their street environment and appearance in the cityscape. On 6 September 2013, the jury announced that the winner of the competition is PUNOS, the entry submitted by the Sito working group.
Helsinki and the government evaluation group are proposing that the entry ‘Tripla-keskus’ submitted by YIT be declared with winner of the design and implementation competition for the Keski-Pasila area. ‘Tripla-keskus’ will be located in the area of the former marshalling yard next to Pasila station, linking Itä-Pasila to the east of the railway line and Länsi-Pasila to the west.
Sito has signed a membership agreement with Cleantech Finland. Sito considers that cleantech collaboration will support the company’s aims and create new opportunities.
Kauppalehti’s Property Search updated with map service. The map service shows the searched property automatically on the map. Properties can also be searched directly from the map.
Sito is participating in the Ministry of the Environment’s project to improve nutrient recycling and the current state of the Archipelago Sea. (Raki Program)