Archive for the “2016” Category

Be inspired to inspire – managerial skills can be learned just like any other skill

Posted on December 28th, 2016 by Maiju Nupponen

The idea of lifelong learning is old and familiar, but the message still stands. Learning new skills is a constant requirement in today’s ever-changing working life. Sometimes, this idea may seem challenging in the middle of all the hurry. ”Is it not enough to possess a great deal of diverse experience? Where could I even

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Gas extinguishing for critical facilities!

Posted on December 1st, 2016 by Maiju Nupponen

  Christmastime is a risky period in terms of fire safety in households. Candles, outdoor burners, porridge forgotten on the stove and broken decorative lights cause a spike in fire damage during the darkest time of the year. In businesses, factors causing fires are quite similar; in addition to the human factor, fires are caused

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Well-being at work – and for life

Posted on October 25th, 2016 by Maiju Nupponen

  Working capacity can be imagined as a block of flats. You can build your working capacity in the same way as modern properties are constructed and then maintain your property throughout its life cycle. You must estimate the condition of your property regularly, in addition to updating its technology and optimising the conditions.  This

Energy efficiency through solar power

Posted on October 13th, 2016 by Maiju Nupponen

At the end of the summer, the European Commission published a proposal on how much EU member states must cut their greenhouse gas emissions outside of carbon credit over the next decade. The proposed emissions target for Finland was a 39 per cent decrease by the year 2030. Achieving the goals set means making major

From a trainee to a project coordinator

Posted on September 19th, 2016 by Maiju Nupponen

When I was browsing job advertisements on my educational institution’s website in November 2015, one advertisement caught my attention. Are was looking for a project coordinator trainee to work with the company until the end of August 2016. I hesitated for a moment: I still needed to complete a few courses and write my thesis

Rantaväylä Tunnel – a successful alliance project

Posted on September 6th, 2016 by Maiju Nupponen

  Alliances are usually established to carry out an extensive or technologically challenging construction project in a manner that ensures optimal quality, technical implementation and cost level for the client. The client determines the scope and quality targets of the project and seeks to find the best project partners.    The parties of the alliance

Digitisation for buildings

Posted on August 8th, 2016 by Maiju Nupponen

Anyone who owns a car knows how frustrating it feels to have it serviced after a certain number of kilometres, even if there is nothing wrong with it. It makes you think about all the faults the repair shop may discover and how much it will cost to fix them. It’s even more costly and

Superior customer experiences

Posted on July 11th, 2016 by Maiju Nupponen

  I decided to request an offer to have our windows replaced. I selected a company and called them. A young man answered and asked me to provide more detailed information about the windows. I received their offer the following morning. In addition to specifying the prices and delivery time, it stated that they would

A summer job at Are: My thoughts and expectations

Posted on May 30th, 2016 by Maiju Nupponen

  Last June, I was a summer worker with the construction department at Are. It was a rewarding experience, and I have high expectations for this summer as well. I am supposed to start on 6 June – which is pretty soon. The suit I bought for my graduation will be replaced by overalls, and

Safety is caring

Posted on May 17th, 2016 by Maiju Nupponen

When I take my child to day care in the morning, I assume that the instructors will take good care of them during the day and that they will be unharmed and in good health when I come to pick them up. I also make a promise to my child when leaving them at day