Caverion has been delivering life cycle solutions and services already for many years. But it was only last year that it was stated as the core objective of our operations.
With the life cycle approach Caverion is differentiating itself as a clear and innovative leader in the industry. Our ambition and focus is on total solutions taking responsibility for complex multidiscipline integration and management of these. Our strength is that we have thorough understanding of the complexity of building technologies and industrial processes and we have the technical and management skills in all disciplines throughout the life cycle.
The most visible spokesman of the life cycle view is Fredrik Strand, the President and CEO, who has been the captain of Caverion for a year now. ”We manage the entire life cycle from individual technologies to advanced total solutions. Few of our competitors have this capability. We see an increasing customer demand for the life cycle solutions. I strongly believe they are the key for the future success of Caverion,” Fredrik Strand states.
“Every employee plays a significant role inthe execution of the life cycle view. Whether you are an electrician, a plumber, a service technician or a bid calculator, your work is significant for the total life cycle of a well performing building or efficient industrial process.” “The point is to ensure not only that the technical installations work as individual units. But that they are well integrated and optimized to ensure a high quality indoor environment for high performing organisations, being it a corporation, a school, a hospital or a production facility.”
Continuity through the life cycle model
For employees, the life cycle model means continuity. Over the course of years or even decades, one learns to know the building like the back of one’s hand. At the same time, one learns to quickly see what kind of maintenance
modernisation the building needs.
Due to the long-term nature of life cycle projects, regular cooperation and good communication with the client are particularly important. On the other hand, there will be no need to discuss the budget with the client every time there is something to be
repaired or renovated, which gives us more leeway in our work. Of course, it pays to be cost-efficient, as any costs saved will profit us.
Due to population growth the city of Espoo decide to build a school with an indoor swimming pool
and chose a life cycle model. “The city of Espoo wanted to find
out whether the life cycle model is more cost-efficient and of higher quality than
maintenance implemented through a traditional service agreement,” says Jarno Salminen, Technical Manager at Caverion.
“As far as quality is concerned, our cooperation has worked very well,” says Jarmo Ikävalko
, Sports Manager, City of Espoo. “All annual maintenance tasks have
been carried out as planned, and no maintenance backlog has accumulated.
The main thing is that if something falls apart, it is repaired without delay.”
, Service Technician
at Caverion, ensures that the conditions in the Kaivomestari
swimming facility and other premises are always optimal.
“It takes a complex system and continuous monitoring to keep the water clean. My duties include taking care of the technical systems of the swimming pool, adding chemicals, cleaning the filters and monitoring the pumps and measurement values. Water quality is our first priority.”
Quality and continuity
|“The city of Espoo wanted to find out
whether the life cycle model is more
cost-efficient and of higher quality
than maintenance implemented
through a traditional service
Jarno Salminen, Techical Manager (on the left) and Tommi Tuominen, Service Technician at Caverion.
|“As far as quality is
concerned, our cooperation
has worked very well.”
Jarmo Ikävalko, Sports Manager, City of Espoo.
A life cycle project differs from a conventional maintenance contract, both from the client’s and the maintenance worker’s standpoint. For the end user, the main benefit is clear. “In one word: quality,” Jarmo Ikävalko says. Jarno Salminen agrees. “When I started here as a manager in March 2014, I found it hard to believe that the building is over ten years old. Everything was in good and clean condition. The building has
been well looked after.” In a long-term project, a service technician’s learns to know
the building and its systems inside out.
It is the continuity
in the life cycle model that Tommi Tuominen appreciates the most. “The best thing is the knowledge that your place of work will not suddenly
change. You know what is going on in the building and you can work for the future.
In addition, you have more influence in your work.”