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Construction Takt time

Idle time vs. takt time

Pace determines our activities. It creates harmony and a systematic approach. Our hearts beat at a certain rhythm, the daily rhythm keeps repeating the same pattern and music also has a specific rhythm. Our lives would be turned upside down if the morning was immediately followed by night. A musical performance would change if one […]

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Press Release: Jimmy Ruokolainen appointed as director of Fira's smart services

Fira, an innovator in the field of construction, has appointed Jimmy Ruokolainen as the director of smart services. He is coming to Fira from F-Secure where he was the head of business development and partnerships and also previously the product organisation. Ruokolainen has a strong background in technology as he has also previously worked as […]

Construction Digitalisation

Improving quality, safety and cost-effectiveness in construction

Is it an impossible equation to ensure quality, speed, safety and cost management simultaneously at a construction site? No, not at all. It is definitely possible, but it requires changing the traditional construction methods and adopting new ones. Digitalisation offers a wide range of new opportunities for improving and harmonising working methods and thus ensuring […]

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Press release: Fira aims for global reform of the construction business

The pioneering construction firm Fira is building the apartment building Capella in Helsinki’s Kalasatama. The project has been an exercise in addressing the sorest points of the construction business – quality, speed, safety and cost management – with digital tools and the modification of the sector’s conventional operating methods. For Fira, Capella has been a […]

Habitation Modular construction

Modular building now and in the future

The modular building has come a long way from the modular bathroom pods of the 1970s. Module libraries are rapidly being created in Finland in collaboration with various operators in the construction industry, and the modular building practices of the future will enable flexible modification of flats and houses to suit residents’ life situations. Modular […]

Construction Humans motivation Let's work together

Crisis communication needs practice

While we will never be able to predict quite what will happen when a crisis hits, practising crisis communication is extremely important. At Fira, we organised an industrial accident drill in May at a location in Tikkurila in Vantaa, and the drill also included crisis communication. The occupational safety team began planning the drill with […]

Let's work together

What does it mean to work at Fira?

I often see photos and humorous personal descriptions of employees companies have posted on social media and their own websites. This makes me think of what might be the best way for us at Fira to tell a little more about ourselves in our own unique way – to give a glimpse behind the scenes. […]

Humans motivation Let's work together

Doing what’s best for staff

Modern human resource management is all about interaction. Bureaucratic operating models don’t support today’s work, since people’s life situations and roles vary a lot and are changing all the time. Many HR models are based on the needs of the HR bureaucracy, rather than taking the point of view of employees. As a result, responding […]

Digitalisation

The goal: a cost calculation in 15 minutes

In Fira, the preliminary cost calculation for a construction project can be completed quickly during the working week. However, the goal is to use technology more and more all the time, and to automate functions so that cost calculations can be carried out in as little as 15 minutes. It all begins with primary data. […]

Change in housing Construction Habitation Home

Group building for Sompasaarenlaituri

Sompasaarenlaituri is Fira’s second group building venture. The first was built in JätkäsaariMalagankatu 2, Helsinkiin Helsinki. Sompasaari has a special location in that the marine environment and the new built-up district create an invigorating living environment. Sompasaarenlaituri, our joint building venture, is a Hitassite, which is being built on land leased from the City of […]