Challenge 6 - How can as-built data of a project be used for road maintenance tasks using automatic control systems?  


Description of the challenge

Maintenance tasks may include de-slippage, snow ploughing, levelling road surfaces, removing snow banks and cleaning traffic signs, resurfacing, patching wheel ruts, holes and cracks, mowing and cutting down young trees on the roadside .   

The available source data is the project deliverables (IFC and/or LandXML), from which it is possible to extract e.g. carriageway edge/ kerb data, signs, fittings, bridges, etc. The deliverables can be used e.g. for an automatic control system following the carriageway.



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.