Ihku briefly in English

The Infrastructure Cost Management System (Ihku) project aims to create a new cost management solution for the needs of various infrastructure projects in Finland. The system fulfills the future needs and challenges by providing timely cost data for infrastructure projects.

The system is slated to launch gradually during 2019-2020, followed by a service and upkeep phase starting in 2021.

Stakeholder feedback is collected regularly during the development of the software, taking into consideration the end users and administrators of the cost management system.

The project utilizes an Alliance Model (Integrated Project Delivery). The alliance partners are: The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Turku and Jyväskylä, Ramboll Finland Oy, Solita Oy, Civilpoint Oy and Mittaviiva Oy.

Digitalisation, open data and open interfaces are changing the operational environment of cost management. In developing a new cost management system, the openness of data and transparency of calculations are important considerations. The system will cover the whole infrastructure sector. The data structure is based on the Finnish Infra Classification System. The new Infrastructure Cost Management System in cooperation with infrastructure actors will enable an accumulating database. Evolving processes will allow for evolving cost estimated planning and improved awareness of infrastructure costs.

Contact information:

Ihku
Infrastructure Cost Management System
Alliance Project

Ihku Big Room: Väylä, Opastinsilta 12 A, 00520 Helsinki
Alliance Project Coordinator: Heidi Kotiranta, email: heidi.kotiranta@vayla.fi, p. 050 470 1102
Alliance Project Manager: Timo Ruoho, email: timo.ruoho@civilpoint.fi, p. 040 507 8809