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.
Novarc recognized within digital innovation team
On November 27 the conference Construction 2020+ took place in Cinamon Kosmos in Tallinn. A special prize issued by the the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications “Best digital innovation project 2019” was awarded to T1 Mall of Tallinn.
Client: Tallinna Moekombinaat AS
Designers: Novarc Group AS, Civen OÜ, E-Betoonelement AS, IB Aksiaal OÜ, Melior Projekt OÜ, AS Merko Ehitus Eesti
Contractor: AS Merko Ehitus Eesti
In T1, the design process and collaboration organisation was based on BIM execution plan. In the plan, the principles of collaboration within the design and construction management teams were agreed, also the requirements for the building information models. Both the design and construction were based on BIM models. These were used by the client, supervision, designers, subcontractors and the contractor.
For more see the article in Forte: Digital construction – for whom and why?
Reidi road opened
On November 29, Reidi road located in Central Tallinn was opened to traffic. Its design started in September 2015 when the client Tallinn Public Works Department signed the contract with the consortium of design companies K-Projekt AS, Novarc Group AS and Järelpinge Inseneribüroo AS. The assignment was aimed at decentralization of traffic load, enhancing the connections of ports with main roads as well as development of urban space and opening the city to the sea.
The main design was completed in 2017. The contractors Verston Ehitus OÜ and KMG Inseneriehituse OÜ have completed the work.
For more see:
Novarc in competition Building Project of the Year 2019
On November 27 the winners of the competition Building Project of the Year 2019 were announced on the joint conference of the associations of the construction sector Construction 2020+. The event took place in Cinamon Kosmos.
Novarc participated in two assignments submitted to the competition. Of these the T1 Mall of Tallinn was awarded the special prize issued by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications “Best digital innovation project 2019”. For more see Ehitusest
A total of 24 objects were nominated: 15 buildings and 9 structures, see all.
See news by EAACEC
Novarc designed the engineering parts of the Tallinn Music and Ballet School
On October 15 the building permit was issued for the new Tallinn Music and Ballet School (initially named the School of Fine Arts) located at Pärnu Rd 59, Tallinn. The room programme was a real challenge for the structural and MEP engineers.
The design is based on the competition work by Atelier Thomas Pucher ZT GmbH. They won the competition in 2010 with the work „Garden of Silence“. The general designer for the following design is 3+1 arhitektid (Kolm Pluss Üks OÜ) in cooperation with Atelier Thomas Pucher ZT GmbH. The design of the engineering parts was led by Novarc Group AS.
For mores see Ehitusuudised
Novarc in China with the delegation of the Digital Construction Cluster
From October, 25 till November, 3 the Estonian Digital Construction Cluster visited China -Beijing and Shanghai – to learn about the latest developments and implementation of digital construction. The delegation participated in the international buildingSMART conference that addressed digital construction solutions developed in different countries. Among the 24 members of the delegation were Virgo Sulakatko (Novarc’s Member of the Board and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Cluster) and Kaitis Väär (Novarc’s Chairman of the Board).
The visit to China confirmed our position that we are among the best in the world in the area of digital construction. We just have to say it with confidence and loudly to the rest of the world. And, of course, we must not rest on our laurels. We have to strive for the next goals at the same pace or even faster.
For more see the article by the Chairman of the Board of the Cluster in Ehitusuudised
See also Digital Construction Cluster