Byggstyrning is an innovative construction consultancy and early adopter of digital tools. The company’s ambition is to constantly improve their processes and find new ways to work smarter.
In their journey towards a digital construction process, the company was awarded the bSI 2020 Construction Award by BuildingSmart, in its recent Celcius project for its client Vasakronen – which Byggstyning concluded 2 months ahead of schedule and below budget, with 80% fewer rework orders, and zero accidents, through efficient use of OpenBIM tools.
Challenges with Prefabricated Constructions
In 2020, Byggstyrning was selected by Vasakronan, one of the largest real estate companies in Sweden, to take charge of managing the Folkungagatan 44 project - A 23.000 m2 commercial construction spanning seven floors in the heart of one of Stockholm's trendiest neighbourhoods. Once completed, the new office building will receive the LEED certification's platinum level – the greenest classification possible.
Several factors contributed to the challenge of managing this project.
Working with a short deadline, the superstructure had to be prefabricated in parallel while the site was demolished and prepared for assembly.
Tight margins to neighbouring buildings
The construction was located on one of the major and busiest streets in Stockholm, with many surrounding buildings. The existing structures around the two ground floors had tight margins to the new building. The team had concerns of potential issues with fitting the prefabricated elements onsite when these arrive, and the risk of this halting the entire project.
Traditional construction inspection methods
Instead of the traditional methods of manual inspections and spot checks — which take days or even weeks, leaving several issues hidden — the Byggstyrning team sought a faster and objective examination method of the As Built conditions that avoids subjective evaluations.