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The benefits of modular construction – how much can you save?

The benefits of modular construction can be divided into three categories: design, construction and use. For designers, modularity means simplicity, as the modules integrate technical building systems, among other things. You can read more about this in our blog post on design based on modularity. In addition, prefabricated bathroom modules reduce work phases on construction […]

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 […]

Construction Digitalisation Rakentaminen Työmaa

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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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 […]

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 […]

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Fira Modules reduces interior work by 50% on a construction site

For many of us, the bathroom is the most important room in our home – even though we may not necessarily be aware of this. We spend less time in the bathroom than in other rooms, which is why the bathroom is so important. Everyone has an opinion about what a bathroom should be like: […]

Construction Modular construction

Design based on modularity

In the construction process, bathrooms are usually designed for one apartment or site at a time. A large number of details must be taken into account, as bathrooms involve several aspects of technical building systems. It must be ensured that the space is resistant to humidity and that the sewer system works. Attention must also […]

Construction Digitalisation Let's work together Rakentaminen

Technology reduces friction

Real-time information saves time and costs by eliminating overlapping tasks. When we make use of current information in our operations, we are also increasing trust between our employees, customers and partners. Kaija Sellman, Deputy Country General Manager at IBM Finland, has predicted that the amount of data in the world will double every 18 months. […]

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Residential construction is about building homes for people profitably

Homes are meant for living in. In residential construction, the requirements for quality are high: an apartment is good when it is nice to live in. For the developer, however, it’s also important that the construction project is profitable. In other words, good residential construction combines a human-centred approach with profitability. Fira has participated in […]

Construction Let's work together Rakentaminen

Commercial facilities are designed focusing on their purpose

Fira builds many types of facilities, from minor to major sites. Over the years, we have built car parks, logistics facilities and industrial and production facilities, as well as offices. Our commercial construction operations range from construction engineering to user-focused work based on dialogue. The purpose of the building determines much of the planning approach. […]