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Novatron Oy Cooperation with Tampere University TAMK

Since the beginning of the 21st century, Novatron Oy has worked closely together with TAMK (Tampere University of Applied Sciences) to provide students with the opportunity to acquire practical skills beyond their theoretical basic training. In return, the tech company profits from connections with young talents to further enhance their professional team. As such, 20 employees with a TAMK background are currently working for the BIM pioneer from Finland.

Photo credit: TAMK / Tiina Suvanto

The students learn about state-of-the-art technologies while getting experience in the practical application of the intelligent machine control systems during excavation sessions at Novatron’s headquarters. The company has developed a special simulator that authentically reacts to the students’ operation, reflecting its control in all use cases. This means applications from data modeling to software testing and carrying out excavation work with a 3D control system.

Photo credit: TAMK / Tiina Suvanto

In extensive training sessions, the students thus not only learn about the functionalities and the handling of the Xsite® PRO 3D excavation control but also get the chance to apply their knowledge to real life projects. This is what happened for the Tampere Tramway project, which is currently in progress. Some of the material that the students created contributed to the self-built 3D model in the scope of the BIM approach to the construction of a tramway in Tampere. Besides the challenges that this opportunity posed on them, students still had the freedom to make mistakes and learn from them through the feedback of Novatron’s experts.

Photo credit: TAMK / Tiina Suvanto

Since the digitization of construction is further proceeding every day, genuine software know-how and a basic understanding of electronics and mechanics enrich every young professional’s skills portfolio while preparing them for the future. In fact, the feedback from both university and students is utterly positive. According to the principal of Information and Communication Technology at TAMK “The cooperation has been most important in ICT training and has now expanded to further trainings in construction, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and business economics.”. The complete practical base through all those related disciplines thus is a valuable achievement for all graduates.

 

Photo credit: TAMK / Tiina Suvanto

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