Extension of Ülemiste shopping center opened
On 13 June Ülemiste shopping center was opened. With the current extension the shopping and recreation center has become the biggest in Baltics. The extension added 13 000 m² to the center making it a total of 125 000 m². It was designed by architects form AMB International (Norway) and Novarc Group (Estonia).
Novarc supported the international steel bridge competition BRICO
On May 13 to 17 the international steel bridge competition BRICO took place. It was the second time that Novarc supported the competition.
The goal of the competition is to offer an opportunity for the young engineering students to apply the theory they have studied in practice by designing and building a 5-meter span steel bridge. During the finals the speed of assembly, weight and deflection under 1000 kg load were measured. In addition to technical aspects the architectural and aesthetics of the bridges were assessed. Novarc was represented in the jury by the Chairman of the Board Kaitis Väär.
This year eight teams from three countries took part. The double win went to Poland, the Bialystok University of Technology. Taltech Teams Lovers won the third place.
For more see BRICO
The construction of the Pärnu common building for internal security designed by Novarc is starting
The general designer for the common building of institutions of the Ministry of the Interior is Novarc Group. The building complex houses the working and service spaces of Police and Border Guard Board, Rescue Board, Emergency Response Center, IT and Development Center and Victim Support Center.
The contractor is Ehitustrust and the completion is planned in 2021.
For more see Ehitusuudised
Erik Nobel and Novarc awarded second prize in ERR new TV building competition
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.
Contest Pre-Fab House of the Year 2019: Viimsi State Gymnasium is the best public building
Novarc in BIM academy 2019
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 examplaes 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.
• 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
On 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”.
Photo gallery from conference
Novarc in the board of the Digital Construction Cluster
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“
Novarc on 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
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