The developer of software for the construction industry maintains its international growth trajectory
Oberschleißheim, August 18, 2020 – Construction software vendor SOFiSTiK is establishing a new subsidiary, SOFiN Consulting, in Espoo, Finland. The move is a response to the latest developments in the construction industry, in which new modeling and design methods are coming to the fore, requiring additional services and knowledge transfer. SOFiN will act as an independent consultant advising engineering practices, builders and public authorities around the world on their bridge construction projects.
Regardless of size, complexity or type of bridge, SOFiN will guide its clients through all stages of the development process. Its services include conceptual and detailed construction design, detailed parameter-based 3D modeling and all aspects of load-bearing planning. In addition, SOFiN will offer project-specific training and consultancy in the SOFiSTiK FEA bridge design software with BIM (building information modeling). This will enable clients to use the software even more effectively and, together with SOFiN, to develop the ideal approach to modeling, analysis, design and reporting for their specific bridge construction project.
Atte Mikkonen, a specialist civil and structural engineer of more than 20 years’ experience in bridge construction, will take on the role of Managing Director at SOFiN Consulting. He is a specialist in cable-stayed designs and post-tensioned bridges. Reference projects in his previous role at WSP include high-profile architectural and international projects such as the Kruunuvuori bridge in Finland, Thu Thiem 2 bridge in Vietnam, and the Chenab bridge in India. Mikkonen and SOFiSTiK have already enjoyed a successful partnership since 2012, collaborating to bring numerous international projects to fruition, and culminating now in the creation of this new venture.
“Our objective is to offer clients a productive and scalable solution for realizing complex projects,” explains Frank Deinzer, CEO of SOFiSTiK AG. “In establishing SOFiN Consulting we have created an opportunity to meet our clients’ needs for additional services beyond software technical support. From its Finnish base, SOFiN will support bridge projects around the world, with clients benefiting from our expertise and practical knowledge. Atte Mikkonen is a highly skilled expert in his field with many years’ experience in design and real-world bridge construction. We are proud to be continuing our partnership.”
“SOFiN is all about better design in a shorter time with higher quality,” says Atte Mikkonen, Managing Director of the new subsidiary. “In partnership with our clients we will strive to achieve technical excellence, applying state-of-the-art modeling, analysis and design techniques. We will be a reliable sub-consultant, team member or service provider, helping engineering practices, construction contractors and authorities to optimize their bridge designs and coordinate client projects. I am looking forward to exciting and challenging international projects in bridge design and construction.”
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