Research and development

Research and development activities at Lemminkäinen focus on the utilisation of information technology in construction, environmental and energy efficiency, and service development. Lemminkäinen has also initiated a variety of developmental measures to improve operational efficiency.

In 2013, the company continued to develop the utilisation of building information modelling in project planning. Lemminkäinen participated in the PRE (Process Re-Engineering) development project that fine-tunes the latest achievements in data modelling, as well as in the BIMforLEAN development project by Aalto University that combines data modelling and Lean production.

The Group’s business segments are each responsible for their own research and development activities, which focus on, for example, quality assurance and ensuring the efficiency and viability of business activities. Lemminkäinen’s Central Laboratory carries out infrastructure construction R&D. In 2013, the Group’s research and development expenditure accounted for 0.6 (0.6) per cent of net sales.