• Erik Nobel and Novarc awarded second prize in ERR new TV building competition

    2019-04-17

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    Erik Nobel, Lauri Laisaar and Kaitis Väär

    25 designs were submitted to the competition for the new Television Building of Estonian Public Broadcasting.
    The design HÄÄ LINK by architect Erik Nobel (representing Novarc) was awarded second place.
    The winner is „Roheline lina“ by Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid.

    Arhitekt Erik Nobeli võidukavand

    Competition work by architect Erik Nobel

    ERR news (Estonian)
    ERR news (English)
    Photos
    Estonian Association of Architects

  • Contest Pre-Fab House of the Year 2019: Viimsi State Gymnasium is the best public building

    2019-04-03

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    The building of the Viimsi State Gymnasium designed by Novarc and KAMP Arhitektid is the first timber (CLT or cross laminated timber) school house built in last hundred years.

    See all winners
    Ehitusuudised
    Estonian Woodhouse Association

     

  • Novarc in BIM academy 2019

    2019-03-26

    On 21 March a training day within the BIM academy arranged by the provider of business software solutions Usesoft took place. This year’s enhanced programme focused on essential BIM topics from creation of the model to further implementation throughout the building’s life cycle. From February till April there will be seven training days.

    Mihkel Kaesveld from Novarc spoke in the building structures module. Through practical examplas the clients and project managers that participated in the training got the idea of modelling the building structures and smart procurement. The training was based on BIM requirements as per EVS 932, RKAS 2018, COBIM 2012 and Novarc’s current practice.

    Main topics: BIM_academy
    • Design stages of building structures in model
    • Requirements for the model of building structures
    • Starting with design in model
    • Collaboration between submodels
    • Geometric model
    • Analytic model
    • Design documentation
    • Presentation of model.

    Based on discussions and feedback the clients are very interested in quality BIM projects. By involving professionals and implementing recognised terms of reference they are ready to contribute to more detailed information models – the goal being saving of resources within construction process and further operation period. By analysing the costs of potential errors and the marginal price of their resolving in model, the common understanding has been reached to build digitally first.

    BIM academy 2019 programme and trainers

  • Novarc on conference Energy Efficient Building 2019

    2019-03-21

    Saastlik_hooneOn 19 March the conference Energy Efficient Building 2019 arranged by Ehitusuudised took place. It gave an overview of latest developments in hot building topics: near zero buildings, energy labels and energy efficient solutions.

    Novarc and EAACEC (Estonian Association of Architectural and Consulting Engineering Companies) were represented by Kaitis Väär who made a presentation “Energy efficient building ≠ cheap design”.

    Programme and speakers

    Photo gallery from conference

  • Novarc in the board of the Digital Construction Cluster

    2019-03-08

    Klaster

    The new board of the cluster has been active for a couple of months and created a good teamwork spirit. Within the period we have set the goal of increasing the number of members as well as enhancing cooperation with national organisations and associations. The increasing number of involver parties allows us to boost development activities and consecutively raise our level in digital world. In coming years we aim at enhancing the visibility and image of Estonian construction sector on international level. First steps include cooperation with BuildingSmart and preparations for Dubai Expo – together with digital Estonia.

    See also the article in Ehitusuudised: „The digital construction cluster invites to join“

    Digital Construction Cluster

  • Novarc on BIMsummit 2019

    2019-03-07

    BIMsummit-2019

    On 11 April the third BIMsummit will take place. This is an expert-to-expert conference addressing burning actual topics and future visions of BIM and digital construction.

    Novarc will be represented by Mihkel Kaesveld with “The Fine Art of BIM” sharing the experience from the first project procured on basis of RKAS’s new BIM requirements.

    See more BIMsummit 2019

  • Sketch for the new block of psychiatric clinic approved

    2019-03-05

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    Tallinn Urban Planning Department approved the sketch for the new building of the North Estonia Medical Centre psychiatric clinic. The general designer is Novarc Group, architect Arhitektibüroo Vaarpuu & Kõll, interior designer Pille Lausmäe Sisearhitektuuri Büroo.

    In the design of the new, approx. 22000 m² building, BIM (Building Information Modelling) technology and Big Room process management concept is applied. Within the project the client and designer collaborate in a common data environment.

    See the news and sketch on North Estonia Medical Centre web page

  • Novarc on Building Technology Conference

    2019-03-01

    Tehnolkonv

    Virgo Sulakatko, Member of the Board

    For the professionals of the field, new technological solutions and development of digital building information is daily routine. Virgo Sulakatko from Novarc moderated the Building Technology Conference, this time titled „Time is money, let’s build and design more efficiently“. We are happy to acknowledge the extension of the implementation of new technologies and an increased circle of development partners.

    Ehitusuudised: article and gallery

     

  • Novarc’s message to conference „Energy efficient building“

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    Kaitis Väär, Chairman of the Board

    On the significance of design phase within the construction process of an energy efficient building, see interview with Kaitis Väär.

    On 19 March the conference “Energy efficient building” arranged by Ehitusuudised will take place. It will give an overview of today’s hot topics – the latest developments in near zero energy buildings and energy saving solutions.

    For more see Ehitusuudised

     

     

  • Novarc on seminar „Building life cycle“

    2019-02-18

    RKAS_elukaarOn 14 February a seminar “Buiding life cycle” arranged by RKAS (State Real Estate) took place. It was aimed at architects, consulting engineers, contractors and performers of owner supervision. The goal was to gather and share ideas on providing the best end-user experience.

    The seminar was concluded with a panel discussion featuring among others Kaitis Väär, Chairman of the Board of Novarc.

    For more see RKAS

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