From retrieving information to viewing information
In early 2020, Fira began working with Digia to build a real-time site overview that would collate information from Fira’s various systems into a single display. These data sources included Fira’s own schedule management system (Fira Sitedrive), its quality assurance system and its access control system. The overview also displays data from sensors that are monitoring factors such as humidity and temperature.
“The same information used to be available in separate systems, but the overview brings it all together. To quote our work supervisors: instead of having to manually go through the data and collate it in a spreadsheet, they can go from searching for the information to seeing the information on the site office screen,” says Tommi Vihervaara, Head of Data at Fira.
“In practice, all construction sites have several large screens, so there’s no need to go digging for information – it’s always visible to everyone. We’ve also sought to make all the displays clear and intuitive, so that any passerby can understand what they’re seeing,” says Koivu.
Koivu says that many people on site benefit from the real-time overview.
“The main target group consists of work supervisors and foremen. Our goal was to create an overview that will help them solve problems in their daily work,” says Koivu.
“Certain important parts of the overview have also been displayed in the staff facilities, such as a breakdown of work for the next three weeks by contractor.”
Koivu says that people on the pilot construction sites have been happy with the new real-time overview.
“We’ve received good feedback about the overview from pilot construction sites. People are actively keeping abreast of the situation and consider the overview to be a valuable addition to their working day.”