2020 / CEO's review
A strong year in a challenging operating environment
“The coronavirus pandemic made 2020 a very exceptional year. Many of us were concerned for our own health and the health of our family members and colleagues. The outlook on the market was initially very unclear. I am proud of how quickly we were able to adapt to the new situation and ensure the continuity of our business. We also decided on an additional investment in the digitalisation of construction sites. Our result improved considerably in 2020, and our company is now in excellent shape.“
2020 / Fira’s year 2020 in numbers
Fira in brief
Solutions for changing construction
Fira develops internationally scalable market solutions for the systemic change of construction and for better customer service. The company is also a significant constructor in the Helsinki capital region of Finland.
Technology enables a new era of construction. Fira, together with its networks of partners, is creating the future around scalable digital, modular and standardised solutions. The change in construction and the use of new technology are major drivers for boosting the productivity and appreciation of the entire industry.
The built environment plays an important role in view of people’s well-being
Fira’s aim is to allow for a sustainable built environment in which both people and nature feel well even after decades.
Fira Smart / Review
We develop new products, solutions and in the future to an increasing extent services that help shorten the implementation times of projects and improve construction quality.
Construction services / Review
A strong year for the construction business despite the pandemic
Fira Oy’s construction business achieved a strong result in 2020. Development work progressed in several areas, and the implementation of our strategy proceeded as planned. The coronavirus pandemic caused a dip in the order book at the end of the year under review but it also accelerated the development work.
Case: Postipuisto | A data-driven worksite
At the beginning of 2021, Fira’s six-storey residential building, consisting of 60 apartments, was completed on Postiljooninkatu in Postipuisto, Helsinki. Supervisors used a digital control room for worksite management, with data in different systems being displayed in clear visual views on screens in the worksite office.Read more
Commercial and office line
Case: Lounavoima ecological power plant | Homes heated with local energy
The modern low-emission plant generates heat for homes by converting non-recyclable municipal waste into local energy using state-of-the-art grate technology.Read more
Case: Aalto University in Töölö | Modernising a piece of Helsinki’s history
The renovation of the iconic Aalto University building in Töölö, designed by Woldemar Baeckman and Hugo Harmia, and built in the 1950s, was completed in the autumn of 2020. Fira Oy acted as the main contractor in cooperation with Caverion Finland Oy at the site protected by the Finnish Heritage Agency.Read more
Case: As Oy Maria Jotunin tie 4-12 | Participating in design as a contractor
This is one of the largest pipeline renovation sites for Fira Oy. Work was started in November 2020, and the project is expected to be completed by February 2022. The site will be renovated as a project management contract. The large and well-managed housing company consists of eight buildings and 183 apartments.Read more
Added value through standardisation
Fira Modules’ operations are based on standardised and mass-customisable bathroom and technical building system modules, assembled from predesigned options, which are easy to install in various frame solutions. This enables us to create more value for the customer compared with traditional bathroom elements.