On May 29, heads of construction ministries of Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, and Denmark decided to introduce uniform standards in the industry in order to improve its efficiency and competitiveness.
The decision was taken at an official meeting in Stockholm held for the first time in many years. As stated in the message of the Finnish government, the introduction of uniform norms will also help to increase the free movement of workers and building materials across the region. As a result, the document says, the Nordic countries should become the most integrated region in the world.
“The fastest harmonization should keep pace with new solutions such as digitalization and low-carbon construction”, said Kimmo Tiilikainen, head of Finland’s Ministry of the Environment, Energy, and Housing, who represented the country at the meeting.