Specialists - Senaatti

Workplace development

Reetta Ripatti-Jokela, Head of Workplace Solutions

When our clients make comprehensive changes to their workplaces, we support them from beginning to end. A few decades ago I was offered the opportunity to become one of the pioneers of workplace development in Finland. My strengths are that I have a comprehensive understanding of the overall view of the sector and of the directions of future development. Over these years, the concept of workplace development has grown from space planning to being a multidisciplinary speciality area. There is now also a greater understanding of the strategic possibilities offered by work environments in the management of organisations.

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Pertti Siekkinen, Specialist, Change Management

My job involves working together with our customers’ management teams and personnel. A work environment can be divided into physical, virtual and social elements. The work environment is an entity in which it is vital to improve digital solutions and work methods during periods of change. My aim is to collaborate with our customers to build a work environment for tomorrow where people feel good and are productive.

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Heritage properties

Selja Flink, Construction Project Manager

Even as a child I was fascinated by old buildings. They oozed history and beauty that you can’t see in new buildings. That is why I have spent practically all my career as an architect working on historical buildings. For the past ten years I have specialised in a combination of fields that is quite rare in Finland: restoration and construction contracting. Accessibility became an important feature when I was in charge of castles and museums, as I believe that everyone must have equal access to buildings that are maintained by the taxpayer.

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Maintenance

Esa Halmetoja, Specialist, Maintenance digitalisation

I usually describe myself as an electrician through and through. I started working as an electrician on building sites when I was 18. After working for various employers and gaining further qualifications, I ended up working as a specialist developing smart workplaces at Senate Properties. I’m a determined and curious person. Fortunately, in my current job, I have plenty to study and experiment with. In fact, challenges are my passion and finding a solution to a problem is the best reward.

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Pasi Pipatti, Senior Specialist in indoor climate and energy use

When the users of our premises are satisfied, Senate Properties has succeeded in its operations. The aim of my work is to maintain the good condition of our buildings, ensure high-quality indoor climate and keep the environmental impacts of our operations as low as possible. The best successes are when development projects become new, national operational models. One such example is our indoor climate monitoring system, which we have already introduced at 80 of our locations.

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Indoor climate

Anne Korpi, Specialist, Indoor Climate

Indoor conditions at the workplace are likely to be appropriate if they require no attention. However, the users of our facilities report cold indoor temperatures in the winter, draughts caused by air conditioning and stuffy indoor air. In my work, I develop practices and measures to ensure good indoor air quality and the effective management of indoor conditions at government workplaces, to create pleasant work environments that promote health. In practice, this means producing instructions, models and guidelines, to name just a few examples.

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