The productivity of the real estate and construction sector must be improved
We want to bring the productivity of the sector to a level that we can all be proud of. We have the recipes for this and change is already underway!
More productive construction projects, please!
One of the challenges in our industry is making the same errors many times, as errors are only discovered afterwards, and learning does not lead to continuous improvement. Modern design systems and efficient optimisation models are getting rid of this in design.
Urgency and fear of increased risks, however, decrease the willingness to change old habits, even if more efficient and functional solutions exist. Lean construction tools, collaboration and digitalisation provide opportunities to increase the productivity of projects in a safe way.
The application of Lean principles can result in significant savings in construction projects. Identifying and eliminating non-productive resources is at the core of our Lean strategy. We have gained good experience in Lean models in designing hospitals and other healthcare services, for example.
We have developed a project management service that is particularly well-suited for buildings in which MEP design play a major role. We can coordinate the implementation of the entire project so that it is kicked off, proceeds and is completed cost-efficiently on schedule, with the set lifecycle indicators verified in the use phase.
Scalable solutions make production more efficient
Buildings are designed to last for a long time. Each building is individual, but there are also parts that can be reproduced using the same logic and standards. Developing the scalability of building solutions helps to design and implement premises more efficiently without increasing resources.
We have been involved in the development of premises, technology and implementation concepts of many organisations that own and use properties. Through these concepts, it is possible to significantly improve the efficiency of operations while producing individual solutions by means of “mass customisation”.
We have the insight and expertise to assess when and how productisation and the scaling of solutions is reasonable and improves productivity. Read about the scalable energy recycling system we implemented for the Finnish retail chain K Group .
Getting commissioning backup in order
Ensuring the functionality of engineering systems in the commissioning phase has a direct impact on the productivity of a building. It is considerably more affordable to perfect the MEP design before the building is put into use than to fix shortcomings along the way, when the users already occupy the premises.
Cost control increases transparency and productivity
It is important to evaluate, calculate and steer the development of costs impartially throughout the construction project. Cost control helps to control the total costs of a construction project from the very beginning of the project. We control the development of costs through cost estimates and cost and lifecycle calculations. Our cost control services make it possible to ensure that the budget is followed and the project remains under control, while supporting productivity.
Energy efficiency is a service for the environment and finances
We have been promoting energy efficiency since the 1960s, even though it was not fashionable at the time. Nowadays, energy efficiency and environmental responsibility are an integral part of all construction and property management. Improving energy efficiency is clearly reflected in the carbon emissions of buildings, which supports the carbon neutrality goals and and is also directly reflected in the value of the buildings.
Granlund’s energy management services are aimed at property owners interested in making their properties more economical, valuable and environmentally responsible as well as improve their indoor conditions.
Systematic energy monitoring and active development measures directly reduce energy consumption and achieve obvious savings – usually with zero investment.
Energy efficiency projects provide solid results
In energy-intensive sectors in particular, energy efficiency is a prerequisite for profitable business. Data centers are an excellent example of this. As a leader in the field, we have ensured the energy efficiency, reliability and environmental friendliness of several data centers.
Supporting you in the energy transition
The energy transition does not only present new challenges, but also, and above all, opportunities that should be seized by all involved in the real estate and construction sector. Our energy consultants offer a wide range of services from the management of individual buildings to increasing the efficiency of entire property portfolios.
We have in-depth expertise in modern energy production solutions and technologies that improve energy efficiency. We can conceptualise and simplify complex things and choose the package from among countless options that best serves you and works now and in the future.
Let’s take a productivity leap in property maintenance together
In property management, quality and the productivity of operations are increasingly connected to digital solutions. Decisions that have impacts on the value of properties, operating costs and user comfort should be based on data in addition to experience.
In business intelligence, data is brought to the core of management at all levels of the organisation from senior management to the personnel in charge of property maintenance. Business intelligence provides property maintenance with a completely new kind of systematicness, quality and timeliness. The goal is a property portfolio that provides its users with added value and is easy and affordable to maintain long into the future.
When the process is in order, time is saved and operations become faster when there is no need to look for information from different sources or collect reports from each property separately. Any deviations can be addressed immediately before they escalate into enormously expensive repair needs.
Granlund’s proprietary Granlund Manager software is the best tool for the business intelligence and efficient maintenance of properties. The software allows you to digitalise the management of maintenance and service operations, monitor the energy consumption and environmental impacts of your properties, manage documents and generate relevant reports to different target groups.
In addition to digital solutions, business intelligence requires effective processes. Our experience in process development is always at your disposal.
How does smart maintenance differ from conventional maintenance?
Profitable maintenance and service operations
The process of maintenance management can be continuously improved – and it should evolve with the chosen service model. We help to systematically take over maintenance step by step according to a jointly agreed budget. It is important to allocate repair measures correctly to keep the long-term plan (LTP) up to date, preserve the value of the properties and avoid the maintenance backlog from accruing in an uncontrolled way. When the basics are in order, we can continue the development at a more strategic level.
We also offer technical expertise in the management of maintenance and service networks and support the quality and cost-efficiency of the maintenance of your properties. One of the biggest challenges in managing the service network is the varying quality of service and maintenance. Tenant satisfaction will remain high and the value of the property will be preserved when the service providers stick to the promised quality level and resources of property maintenance.
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Our other strenghts
Energy has been at the core of our operations throughout our existence of more than 60 years. We have extended our carbon handprint to the entire lifecycle of properties.
Responsibility is a key part of Granlund’s operations. We can also help you to be one of the good guys: responsibility is incorporated into all of our services.
Data and digitalisation
At Granlund, we believe that data and digital tools serve all real estate and construction sector parties from investors and developers to property users and maintenance staff.
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