Enterprise Architecture of Built Environment
The digitalisation of the built environment and construction sector requires shared concepts and terminology that can be used systematically in planning, legislation, gathering of information and interaction.
The central government’s task is to coordinate different terminology needs related to the built environment and incorporate the results in the public administration’s enterprise architecture.
Over the years, the stakeholders in the built environment and construction sector have prepared several terminologies in cooperation with the Finnish Terminology Centre TSK. This work has been continued in KIRA-digi under the leadership of the Standardisation industry group of BuildingSMART Finland, which has been extended to public administration.
The objectives are: expanding the terminology, investigating interoperability between Nordic and European terminologies and nomenclatures, harmonising nomenclatures and producing a building information ontology.
Building classifier is a new electronic tool that will, among other things, guide a planning permission applicant in the choice of the correct building class.
As background work, Statistics Finland has updated its building classification dating back to 1994 to provide a better match for today's building types. The users of the building classification include the Population Register Centre’s building and apartment register.
The building classification tool will save labour in municipal building supervision services and improve the quality of building data in the Population Register Centre’s file. Over the long term, the results will also improve the quality of statistics
Road Map to standardisation of the national built environment
The digitalisation of the KIRA sector requires that shared standards which also work in international contexts are used in information management.
Standardisation enables machine readability and scalability of information and enhances management of the information on the built environment, which will in turn improve the quality of construction, help carry out repairs in time and lower costs.
A strategy proposal regarding the use of standards in the management of the information on the built environment at the national level for the period 2018-2030 is currently being prepared under KIRA-digi.