Service Life Planning - from theory to practical processes

Type of the project: Research
Status 10/2002: Ongoing


VTT Building and Transport & VTT Information Technology:

Other participating organizations:

Confederation of Finnish Construction Industry and Construction companies:
Building product manufacturers
Finnish Development Center For Building Services Ltd. and Building Services product manufacturers:
Senate Properties:
Building Information Institute:
Design companies

Contact person:

Tarja Häkkinen:

Project summary:

The LifePlan project is funded by the Finnish Technology development Center (Tekes), the Ministry of Environment and the project partners.

The objectives of the project are: 

  1. To create a large product-specific data base for service life information of building products and components.
  2. To develop the structure, representation and delivery of service life information in user-friendly format, which is compliant with the future product model based software products. The project will define the service life information using IFC based XML description language. 
  3. To support service life design utilizing service life information of building products. The service life design should result in the formulation of documents including the designed periods and measures for inspection, care, maintenance as well as renovation. 
  4. To create a solution model for life cycle of building product information. The information given by the manufacturers should finally find its way in the building-specific data basis, which includes all the product information that is needed during the service life of the components.