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Construction management

We develop new premises and renovate old buildings for our clients according to their specifications. These measures aim to optimise our clients’ operations, reduce rental costs and promote the overall interest of the state. The investments are based on the user requirements, life cycle costs and functionality.

Construction projects

We have versatile construction projects under way each year, such as prisons, law courts and police stations, research institutes, cultural-historical properties and government agencies' co-working space projects.

Construction projects (in Finnish)

The main investment focus is on improving work environments and space efficiency

The focus of our investments in recent years has been on renovation and basic improvements and on the development of work environments, which have accounted for around 70% of investments. In line with central government policies, the goal is to always primarily utilise the existing building stock rather than new development. Besides this, we also utilise vacant facilities available on the private market.

We take environmental aspects into account in many ways also during design and construction work. The particular focus is on actions to improve energy efficiency. Carbon footprint calculation has been mandatory since 2020 in all our new development projects. Construction work also emphasises material and carbon efficiency as well as circular economy goals. Finland’s carbon neutrality goals also drive Senate Properties’ operations.

Investment financing

We invest around EUR 300 million a year in our clients’ premises and have more than 100 construction projects underway each year. Parliament decides Senate Properties’ maximum annual amount of investments. As an unincorporated State enterprise, Senate Properties finances its activities itself and receives no contribution from the Budget. Investments aimed at clients are financed through rents, the sale of properties and services, and through borrowing.

Government rents are based on the gross rent model, which means that investments aimed at clients affect rents and the agency must have sufficient appropriations for facilities costs before starting investments.
You can find out more details about investments in our Corporate social responsibility report.
For more information, please contact: Jonni Laitto, Director, Construction Management, tel. +358 50 533 7025.

Construction management guidelines

Consistent ways of working and operating models with our partners are part of our quality management. The key guidelines to be complied with in our construction projects can be found in the project document management environment (BEM). The service brings together all electronic documentation of construction activities by building and project in one place. You can find the related documentation in the project bank of each construction project.

BEM guidelines also contain instructions related to the project bank. The design guidelines contain information technology design guidelines for Senate’s construction projects.

  • The CAD Guide defines the technical formalities of drawing, text and spreadsheet files produced by architectural, structural, electrical, HVACA and other design fields, as well as the contents of databases.
  • The guidelines for handing over documents apply to the delivery of final construction documents to the client in manual format as paper and as files on a flash drive. Information on further instructions is available from the project manager at Senate Properties.

Our data modelling contact person at Senate Properties is Juho Malmi, data modelling adviser, tel. +358 40 647 6608.

Our BEM contact person at Senate Properties is Kari Alatalo, Construction information management specialist, tel. +358 40 534 5531.

Service providers and partners

Here you can find information for our service providers and other partners, for example, on security clearances, personal approval, construction management and maintenance systems and instructions, and our learning environment.

General data modelling requirements

You can find general data modelling requirements here.

Material bank

You can find occupational safety and worksite board guidelines among other things in the material bank.

Contact persons

Prevention of financial offences

All responsible organisations in the construction and property sector want to take part in efforts to find measures to prevent financial offences. The efforts concern the reputation of the entire industry as well as that of individual companies. This is not only about the financial aspects but also about the elements concerning quality and safety.

Our practices

  • We require all contractors to supply information as described in the Act on the Contractor’s Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out.
  • We collaborate with the authorities.
  • We require contractors to have a RALA certification or similar.
  • We require contractual penalties to be paid for the use of chains of subcontractors and other breaches of contract.
  • We require contractors to join the Reliable Partner service.
  • Every site must have an electronic access control system.

Reliable Partner service

Action plan

We have drawn up an action plan for the prevention of financial crimes, which, for example, poses requirements to the contractors concerning professional qualifications that are stricter than those specified in law and which limits the number of subcontractors in a project. Senate’s instructions concerning the prevention of financial crimes cover construction and maintenance projects, service purchases and maintenance operations.

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