Technical excursions

Excursions can be cancelled if less than 15 persons register. 


Technical excursion 1: 
Friday 12th of June 2015


Yara Siilinjärvi phosphate mine is a large open pit operation, annual mining volume is about 32 Mt. The technical excursion concentrates on fleet management system, automatic slope monitoring system and mill automation.

  • Hosted by: Yara Mine Management
  • Presentation and site visit
  • Site: Siilinjärvi Apatite Mine, about 3 hours from Oulu, bus connection arranged, lunch included
  • Cost: 60 eur (incl. VAT. 24%)
  • Time: 7:00-17:00
  • More info about the mine: Siilinjärvi



Technical excursion 2
Wednesday 17th of June 2015

Bus to Kemi mine leaves from Radisson Blu Oulu (Hallituskatu 1) at 7.00

  • Candidate for the Greenest and Most Intelligent Underground Mine in the World - Kemi Mine                     
  • Hosted by: Outokumpu Chrome Kemi Mine
  • Presentation and underground mine visit 
  • Site Kemi, about 1.5 hours from Oulu, bus connection arranged, lunch included
  • Cost: 60 eur (incl. 24% VAT) 
  • Time: 7:00-15:00
  • More info: Outokumpu




Technical excursion 3: The best pieces of BIM based Building Construction of Skanska

Thursday 18th June 2015 


Excursion starts in front of Sokos Hotel Arina Oulu (Pakkahuoneenkatu 16) at 8.30. (Walking excursion)

Skanska has implemented BIM on many types of projects (for example, buildings, roads, bridges, tunnels and industrial plants) and has realized a variety of benefits, including improved communication amongst project stakeholders, enhanced efficiencies, greater certainty for both schedule and cost conformance and the reduction of risk. Skanska recognizes that BIM affords us the opportunity to deliver a higher quality product in the most efficient manner to our clients.

On site, models have been used to visualize drawings, to do production planning, and to support procurement. The mobile devices have been used effectively on the site. All building information models as well as all the documents can be viewed at the site with iPads, making supervising easier and more efficient.

Shopping Center VALKEA: 

  • Owner: Arinan Kiinteistöt Oy
  • Architect: UKI Arkkitehdit (ArchiCAD)
  • Structural Engineer: WSP (Tekla Structures)
  • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, water & automatic systems design: Plan-Air Oy (MagiCAD)
  • Electrical design: Sweco Talotekniikka Oy (MagiCAD)
  • Geotechnical design: Pöyry Finland Oy
  • Total Gross Area: 37 500 m²
  • Shopping Center: 24600 m²
  •  Renovation: 6600 m²
  • Residential Building: 5600 m²
  • Pedestrian mall: 500 m²

    Excursion info: 
  • Hosted by: General contractor Skanska Oy, R&D Department
  • Site Kauppakeskus Valkea, Oulu City (Valkea on youtube)
  • No cost for participants
  • Time: 8:30-12:00
  • More info about Skanska BIM building 
  • Skanska BIM building quality




Technical Excursion 4

Thursday 18th June 2015


  • The Most Advanced BIM based Automation in a major Railway Construction Project
  • Hosted by: General Contractor Destia Oy
  • Presentation and site visit
  • Site Kokkola-Ylivieska Dual Rail Construction Project, about 2 hours from Oulu, bus connection arranged, lunch included  
  • Cost: 60 eur (incl. VAT 24%)
  • Time: 8:00-16:00
  • More info about Destia: Destia