Sievi Group Oy is a Finnish construction company specializing in building small residential homes and buildings. We build quality family homes, housing cooperatives centered on services, and well-being spaces designed to support people throughout the different phases of their lives.
The Sievi Group includes seven subsidiary companies. Sievi Group employs 130 building professionals, and the company’s turnover for the last financial year was 74 million euros.
During the initial planning phase of any building project, site designs are made with ARCHICAD. We then use these same designs to produce elements using the ArchiFrame add-on we procured at the end of last year. We also use ArchiFrame for structural design and, in the future, we will move all our structuring and design work to the same program (ArchiFrame).
Our designers are innovative professionals and learning the ropes of a new program was easy. We are constantly developing and iterating our products and the ways in which we design them, so we need a robust software that is also constantly developing. This has been one of the strengths of ArchiFrame, because requested improvements and changes to the software have been turned around very quickly.
We often work with external architects, and this was one of the main reasons we ended up choosing the combination of ARCHICAD + ArchiFrame. Most of the architectural firms we collaborate with use ARCHICAD, and using the same software means we can use their designs as the basis for element production. Another one of ArchiFrame’s strengths is its flexibility: it is not too wedded to the underlying ARCHICAD model.
ArchiFrame also gives us the necessary CNC files that we can put to use at our modern factory in order to enable wide-scale automation. ArchiFrame is also capable of producing a complete bill of materials of elements needed for a specific design.
Thanks to its mobile application, the corresponding BIMx model can easily be accessed by people on the ground; we’ve had good feedback on the process so far: an easily rotatable 3D model makes their lives easier as well!