Novarc Group will have a new CEO
The supervisory board of Novarc Group, an architectural and consulting engineering company, approved a new management board that will take office in November 2020.
The new management board will have two members: Virgo Sulakatko, Chairman of the Board and Head of Development and Finances. Ragnar Jõesaar will be Member of the Board and CEO.
Ragnar Jõesaar: „Novarc Group has been one of the leaders in its field. We have been offering the services of main designer and complex services of architectural and engineering design starting 1990. Our team will continue on the same course as a leader in innovation and BIM modelling. In addition we will focus on fine-tuning of the efficiency of design activities.”
The Novarc concern covers the complex of design and consulting of the whole construction project – from the sketch to facility management model. The company has been active for 30 years and can be considered the importer of BIM to Estonia.
See also Ehitusuudised
Oak alley planted next to Pärnu Common Building designed by Novarc
In the process of construction of the Pärnu common building for internal security and adjecent widening od pedestrians’ route of Tammsaare Blvd, some oak trees had to be removed. Today the trees were planted on the alley with dedication to the future employees of the building. The building will be completed next year. It will house the Police and Border Guard Board, Estonian Rescue Board, Estonian Internal Security Service, Emergency Response Center, IT and Development Center of the Ministry of Interior and Victim Support Service of the Social Insurance Board.
The building was designed by Novarc. Construction is under way.
For more see news by Riigi Kinnisvara
Tactical fighter aircraft apron designed by Novarc completed
The United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) completed $10.8 million worth of improvements to Estonia’s Ämari Air Base in July with European Deterrence Initiative (EDI) funding. USAFE partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct a new tactical fighter apron adjacent to the runway that will accommodate parking for twelve tactical fighter aircraft and turnaround space for transport aircraft.
It was designed by Novarc Group. The client was SKE Support Services GmbH.
See information on Novarc’s web site
For more see
press release from U.S.Embassy in Estonia
Novarc in task group of a new standard enforced on June 5
On June 5, a new edition of standard EVS 915 „Organising Public Procurements for Design Works and Construction Works” was enforced. Marika Utkin from Novarc participated in the standard committee representing the Estonian Association of Architectural and Consulting Engineering Companies.
The purpose of the standard is to provide guidelines for avoiding habitual errors and to introduce good practice in public procurement.
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Novarc in the new board of EAACEC
For the following two years the board will be: Keijo Vaher (Sweco Projekt AS), Merike Rannu (KOKO arhitektid OÜ), Ahti Lääne (EstKonsult OÜ), Oliver Napits (Inseneribüroo Telora OÜ), Johann-Aksel Tarbe (Arhitekt Tarbe OÜ), Virgo Sulakatko (Novarc Group AS), Maidu Saar (TARI AS), Siim Rõõmus (K-Projekt AS) and Andres Piirsalu (Entec Eesti OÜ).
See also EAACEC
Novarc on utilisation of BIM
The April supplement of Estonian business newspaper Äripäev, Ehitusuudised, published an article „What are the current BIM bottlenecks?“ compiled on basis of the topics addressed during the discussion panel on building technology conference.
In the panel Kaitis Väär participated representing Novarc (chairman of the board) and EAACEC (member of the board).
It was 10 years ago that Novarc decided to transit to modelling. Presently, 99% of projects are designed in BIM with the perspective of utilising the model throughout the life cycle of the building. The next step will be clarifying the comprehensive operation-period benefit of the model to facility managers and developers.
Article in Ehitusuudised
Novarc works from home
Starting 16 March 2020 all employees of Novarc work from home. We maintain the usual work on projects. We take virus protection seriously, so no meetings requiring physical presence are arranged neither in or outside our office. We are ready to contact all parties electronically or by phone.
Let’s all stay healthy!
Virgo Sulakatko from Novarc: „We have made a big leap“
On March 11, 2020 the Ehitusuudised, construction theme supplement to Estonian business newspaper Äripäev, published an article „We have made a big leap“.
According to Virgo Sulakatko, the vice chairman of the board of digital construction and member of the board of Novarc, we can be satisfied with the developments. The problem is we do not always value and promote them.
Digitalisation has exceeded the limits of particular companies. Previously the developments were company-specific. Today’s trend is collaboration. “The collaboration between companies combined with national support has resulted in a unique community providing an advantage in future advancements in European context”.
See the article in Ehitusuudised, pages 8-9
Topping-off ceremony of the Pärnu common building designed by Novarc
The 1300 m² building was designed by Novarc. The project managers were Kätlin Simberg and Reino Rass, architects Martin Aunin, Annika Aasmaa and Marti Kahu, interior architect Urmo Vaikla.
The contractor is Ehitustrust.
For more see news by the client RKAS
Global construction industry is in the path of digitalisation
In December 2019 an article by Novarc’s board member Virgo Sulakatko was published in Rakennustekniikka, the Finnish Civil engineering construction journal.
It addressed the digital transformation going on in Estonia. So far it manifests in our e-state activities and ICT sector. The construction industry is taking steps in order to keep pace with global innovation trends.
For more see the article on pages 38-39 in the online edition of Rakennustekniikka.