Challenge 3 - Making environmental monitoring data accessible


Description of the challenge:


The project Kirri – Tikkakoski features among other things 28 bridges. Of the water bodies linked to each bridge are taken samples: 3 – 10 / week / bridge. Currently the data of this environmental monitoring is collected in spreadsheets that provide very little help to understand the data, spot possible changes, easily detect violations of limit values or link it to other project related or environmental information

How would a solution look like that would combine the abundant amount of environmental monitoring data with the BIM, GIS, and other content of the project to a clear, understandable, up-to-date, and user-friendly model, dashboard, or similar?

Dataset: environmental monitoring data (spreadsheets), BIM data of the project (bridges, roads, other objects), soil survey data, GIS data, maps, timetables etc



Karoliina Saarniaho 

I am an environmental engineer with a specialization in sustainable infrastructure. I have some 20 years of experience in the development of environmental assessments and analysis, sustainable design solutions, environmental indicators, and assessment tools as well as climate change mitigation and adaptation. I have been involved in strategic and process development in the field of environment and climate aspects, as well as practical applications. Within sustainable infrastructure, I have been involved in the analysis and application of environmental data in particular in general planning and EIA phases.  

I will be able to help with questions concerning processes and needs for environmental impact assessments in infra projects, data analysis and application as well as the sustainable design process, construction, and related project management aspects. 

Jussi Myllärniemi 

I work as a university teacher at Tampere University. I’m also a researcher in the ProDigial research programme ( where my interests are knowledge processing methods, knowledge flows and processes, networks, and value creation. 


Kalle Vaismaa 

I work as a professor of digitalization in the civil engineering sector. My key competencies are in the field of digitalization of the entire life-cycle of road infrastructures. My focus is mainly on the operating models and work processes that promote the utilization of digitalization. 


Jarmo Niskanen 

Jarmo Niskanen, Project manager at the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA), has worked with BIM-based infrastructure projects since 2010. His background as a civil engineer/designer since 1996 has helped him to understand the possibilities of BIM-based infrastructure construction. His key interest is finding new effective ways of working with BIM as a way to improve productivity in projects. Through his position as the leader of large infrastructure projects, he has excellent insights into development activities on the national level. 

Implementing model-based workflows throughout the construction project, from design to production and asset management, is in the interest of infrastructure property owners, and FTIA has a strong role to play in the development of the entire industry. 


Marion Schenkwein 

I am a civil engineer and my key competencies lie in the field of BIM in infrastructure: in practical applications as well as in more strategic work and development of national and international standards and guidelines.