About the project



BIM-ICE Project standing for “BIM Integration in Higher and Continuing Education” seeks to accelerate BIM implementation in the field of construction and building design in Finland and Russia. Addressing such topical issues as lack of common terminology in the field and development phase of standardization,  lack of technical know-how and lack of competence in process development, the Project is aimed at improving productivity and quality within the construction industry by developing new training models and increasing the level of education among different target groups.

Target Groups

Students, experts and teachers, professionals, Finnish and Russian construction companies and decision makers.

Expected Results

In the long-term perspective the BIM ICE Project will further sustainable methodological support of embedding BIM in higher, professional and continuing education process by means of:


developing pedagogical approaches to BIM education


creating digital open access platform of collected and produced materials for professionals and decision makers on different levels


continuity in education and development via educating HEI staff in BIM philosophy and technicalities

Events and activities

Opening seminar 29 October 2020

BIM-ICE Opening seminar “Possibilities of education in promoting BIM implementation in companies” 29 October 2020 Online seminar in Zoom at 12.45-15.00 (UTC+2.00 Helsinki) / 13.45-16.00 (UTC+3.00 St. Petersburg) Welcome to the Opening seminar of the BIM-ICE project! In the seminar you will: learn more about the current state of BIM use in Finland and Russia hear expert views about how education can promote BIM use be

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SPb Gasu students take part in the BIM-ICE project

SPbGASU students developed digital prototypes of the engineering systems for a public health facility in the scope of BIM ICE Project Summer practice for SPbGASU 3rd and 4th-year students brought fruitful results. Students representing Department of Heat and Gas Supply and Ventilation (, Department of Water Use and Environment (, Faculty of Environmental Engineering and

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Summer School final session 27 August 2020

The final session of thе Summer School 2020 was conducted as a live session on campus at the LAB University of Applied Sciences and an online Teams meeting with participants and staff in Russia and Finland. The aim of the Civil Engineering Summer School in LAB University of Applied Sciences is to offer summer work

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Our partner companies

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been taken into wide use especially in building and building process management (timetables, purchases, work planning). Compared to so-called traditional design and management tools, BIM enables different parties to work with a common platform, real-time and with accurate and up-to-hour details and technical information. The aim of BIM-ICE Project is

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LAB Civil Engineering Summer school 2020 is now open!

  02.06.2020 Civil Engineering Summer School in LAB University of Applied Sciences will not only offer summer work places to students but also will enhance students’ knowledge about actual topics. Students will work at real civil engineering development projects offered by clients, teachers and staff.  Summer school started 1.6.2020 and ends 28.8.2020.  For every week

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BIM-ICE a new cross-border project

BIM-ICE is a new cross-border project implemented by LAB University of Applied Sciences (Finland) and Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Russia). In late 2019, the project proposal was approved for funding within the scope of the South-East Finland – Russia CBC 2014-2020 programme, and the project was launched in April 2020.

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companies and organisations

At the time being, we are in the situation that the development in the field of BIM should consider wider educational programmes for both higher and continuing education, process development, standardization development, application development and applicability development.

BIM ICE CBC Project provides an opportunity to develop educational processes required for the ongoing change in the industry and to create an innovative network, governed by the leading BIM-universities cross-border, to benefit whole project area.


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Eliisa Punttila

Project Manager
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Anna-Riitta Pettinen

Communication Manager

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Svetlana Petrova

Communication Manager
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