Following common international standards in information management would significantly improve the profitability of the real estate and construction sector. It could also increase cooperation among the different organisations. Through the RASTI project launched under the KIRA-digi process the Ministry of the Environment is now building a strategy for the use of international standards. The aim of the RASTI project is to improve the efficiency of information management in Finlands built environment by up to 50%. In the long term this would mean annual cost savings of about EUR 300 million. At the moment there are several international and local, partly overlapping standards relating to information management, and it is a challenge for operators in the real estate and construction sector to choose the most suitable ones.
The document presents a national vision for 2030 and a strategy which, if realised, will together make Finland one of the leading countries in the digitalisation of the built environment. The strategy document describes the steps (roadmap) for reaching the vision in 2030. In addition to commitment to the shared standards, the required measures include development tasks, education and training, support for the implementation, evaluation of the results and a management model for further development of digitalisation. The target state requires measures in both the private and the public sector. Cooperation between civil society organisations and organisations participating in standardisation is essential.