Pontarius recertified by TransQ

Pontarius has once again been certified according to the TransQ qualification system, which is focused on the leading Nordic transport organizations. For one year forward, Pontarius is qualified in no less than 15 disciplines:

  • Civil Engineering Services
  • Project Management Services
  • Architectural Services
  • Construction and Site Management Services
  • Technical Drafting Incl. CAD Services
  • General Management Consultancy Services
  • Cost and Planning Consultancy Services
  • Risk Assessment Consultancy Services
  • Quality Technology Consultancy Services
  • Transport Planning Consultancy Services
  • Design Consultancy Services
  • Surveying / Valuation Services
  • Legal Services
  • Estate and Facility Management Services
  • Research and Development (R&D) Services

Feel free to read more about TransQ at https://www.achilles.com/community/transq-nordics/

Pontarius AB new active member of the East Sweden Chamber of Commerce

Pontarius has been a member of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce for 15 years and is now also an active member of the East Sweden Chamber of Commerce, which is the region’s largest business network with around 900 member companies with an estimated 50,000 employees. Pontarius sees the East Swedish Chamber of Commerce as a good platform for taking part in the region’s visions, plans and development. Pontarius’ contact person is Linköping & Jönköping Office Manager Björn Westerström (bjorn.westerstrom@pontarius.com).

Thesis – Determination of density from the air

Pontarius has the opportunity to use the help of drones to invent and determine the status of asphalt surfaces with the help of drones. The thesis aims to develop a working method to drone film surfaces and, by means of color filters, separate the structures of the surface. These surfaces must then be determined and graded on the basis of its density using a known reference surface.

The aim of the thesis is to determine the quality of asphalt layers without using traditional test methods such as drilling. This can be used in both inventory of existing surfaces and quality control of new production.

The thesis is aimed towards you who see an interest in the asphalt structure more than the drone flight itself.

Are you interested in knowing more?
Contact niclas.bryngelsson@pontarius.com
Or visit www.pontarius.se/en/career

Thesis – Climate Calculation

The construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructure entails energy use and generates climate-impacting emissions. In order to calculate the energy use and climate impact caused by the transport infrastructure from a life cycle perspective, a climate calculation can be produced.

Pontarius has been working on climate calculations for several months in soil and construction projects. The tools available in the industry are not adapted to our business, so we are interested in investigating what is needed to develop a company-specific climate calculation model.

Are you interested in knowing more?
Contact niclas.bryngelsson@pontarius.com
Or visit www.pontarius.se/en/career

Pontarius and Indealsia participate in the Almedalen Week 2019!

In just under a month, it is once again time for the Almedalen Week. This year, Pontarius, together with our sister company Indealsia, will participate. We will arrange seminars with two different themes. You are very welcome to attend both or choose the topic that interests you the most. Please book a personal meeting so we can tell you more about our services and discuss your specific needs.

How can we work together to create better infrastructure and sustainable housing?
Date and time:Monday, July 1 at. 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Drinks, non-alcoholic options and snacks are served in the courtyard.
Location:Södra Murgatan 17, Visby. Near the south gate.
Program & Content:

  • We present a selection of our 1,200 assignments within aviation, seaports, roads, landscape architecture, law and real estate.
  • A future perspective with a focus on affordable housing and social sustainability.
  • How to reduce the cost of disputes between public clients and private actors – we discuss methodology and case studies from reality.

Surely we want to continue flying?
Date & Time:Wednesday, July 3 at. 8:30 a.m to 10:00 a.m. Breakfast is served in the courtyard.
Location: Södra Murgatan 17, Visby. Near the south port.
Program & Content:

  • Green flight & New technology – How far have we come?
  • Flight shame & train brag – Some facts are presented.

RSVP as soon as possible to natasa.kateri@pontarius.com or linda.hallen@indealsia.com. Please note that the number of seats is limited.

Please book a personal meeting! Send an email with the desired time and the business area that interests you most to natasa.kateri@pontarius.com or linda.hallen@indealsia.com.

A warm welcome!

Wide and extensive work in Askersund municipality

Pontarius works by order of both the state, municipalities and the private sector. When it comes to municipalities, Askersund is a big customer, especially when it comes to project planning!

Since 2017, Pontarius has carried out about a dozen project planning assignments regarding the exchange and renewal of existing pipeline networks around the locations in Askersund municipality. All assignments consist of several different parts, such as developing complete contract documents, conducting environmental checks, acting as a construction manager, inspecting, inventorying, carrying out measurements using drones and performing various types of investigations.

Image: The project Spikvägen in the town of Kårberg. We have created contract documents for the exchange of approximately 300 meters of water pipes and 60 meters of spill pipes to existing booster station. We also carried out an environmental inspection, handled the inspection and had the role of construction manager during the production.

One of the more interesting and unique projects is “Förbifart V Åmmeberg”, which is still in its startup phase. There we will design and investigate the possibility of adding a new transmission line through Åmmeberg. The route passes through a harbor belonging to a Zink mine and through the lake Åmmelången. As these stretches are contaminated, much contact and cooperation is required with the County Administrative Board and Environmental Management to perform sampling on the bottom sediment, geotechnical engineering and to map the lake. In other words, it is a comprehensive assignment that involves several people from different areas of expertise and professional categories and also gives us the opportunity to further broaden and deepen our knowledge – just as we strive to work in projects!

Pontarius contributes with excellence in municipal park management and management strategies

A few weeks ago, one of our landscape architects traveled to Jyväskylä in Finland to lecture at the Finnish landscape and technology fair Viherpäivät and participate in a live-broadcasted panel discussion afterwards! 

Viherpäivät Landscape and Technology Expo” is Finland’s largest national park and landscape fair. Here, landscape architects, landscape engineers, construction workers, city gardeners, suppliers of materials, equipment and machines, as well as trade magazines, gather to visit technical exhibitions, attend seminars and listen to lectures. During this year’s fair, one of Pontarius‘ landscape architects was invited to talk about successful municipal park management, a lecture based on the master’s thesis that she and another person conducted two years ago! 

Among other things, the lecture was about various success factors behind park management in smaller municipalities. It is evident that a holistic perspective is needed, where aspec ts concerning both the physical work out in the city’s parks as well as organizational and leadership factors are needed in order to achieve a successful result. Good strategies are needed to find great values in small areas, design, plant, care, commitment, roles and goals, communication, competence and marketing! 

The master’s thesis that formed the basis of the lecture is entitled “Successful park management – inspirational guidance from small municipalities with great ambitions” and has previously been summarized, translated and published in “Viherympäristö“, the Finnish magazine for park and landscape.

The thesis is available here (swedish language!

Roads and streets – not only concrete and asphalt!

Our urban society places high demands on roads and streets’ capacity, sustainability, aesthetics and function. How does Pontarius work to meet the increasing needs? What role does the business area roads & streets play for our customers and society in general? How do we look at the challenges of the future? These are questions whose answers we want to present in this business area special!

A holistic approach
Within the business area, we have a broad set of competencies. Environmental specialists, surveyors, traffic planners, road safety experts, VA investigators, plan architects, landscape architects, data coordinators, road designers, construction and project managers, construction lawyers and maintenance planners are examples of some of the specialist categories that conduct a close collaboration in our road and street projects. But is it necessary to have so many categories? For us, the answer is undoubtedly YES. It requires both broad and deep knowledge to create the perfect road/street project that extends across the entire chain; from early road and detail plans to developing maintenance strategies for the entire life of the establishment!

Interdisciplinary collaboration for sustainable roads and streets

We work with everything from rebuilding of inner courtyards to new construction of motorways as well as with the development of new solutions. In all assignments, we focus on creating more sustainable contracts and roads/streets in harmony with our environment. For us, this means taking a holistic view of all perspectives that can affect our earth and its inhabitants; for both current and future generations.

This is achieved through a cross-border collaboration between areas of expertise and professional categories. Our lawyers often have a prominent role in both demanding and following up that contracts are performed under socially acceptable conditions such as working hours, remuneration and security. Our financial consultants work with economic sustainability, which is, among other things, about making smart procurements with innovative elements. Our engineers are working to optimize the service life by carefully choosing methods and materials, as well as with a well thought out and planned maintenance. Our environmental specialists work with emissions to water, use of chemicals, oil spills, toxic substances in soil.

The challenges of the future

“The industry’s challenges for the future are undoubtedly capacity and consideration for our environment! We need to find smart solutions that combine these two perspectives, only then can we claim that the industry is creating a better society!” says Johann Rollén, Business Area Manager Roads & Streets.

We work to develop roads and streets that meet the needs of the future. For us, this means that we focus on seeking solutions that have care, balance, capacity and collaboration as key words. How do we give cyclists and pedestrians a safe and efficient traffic environment that combines modern technology with aesthetic values? How do we develop capacity-fulfilling roads and streets that lift and improve the urban society while protecting our flora and fauna? Our conviction is that we can solve issues such as these by early in the process/assignment/project work as support of our clients in order to preserve and secure by developing, changing and planning with the purpose of finding the areas that make a difference if one makes the right choice! For would it not would be wonderful if we in the future avoid queues, feel safe and fully and with good environmental conscience can enjoy the surroundings; whether we are walking, cycling, driving or using any other means of transport?

Do you have any questions?
Please contact Johann Rollén, Business Area Manager. (johann.rollen@pontarius.com)

Click here to read more about our business area roads & streets!

Drone + Landscape Architecture = Smart!

Last week, one of our designers held an internal introduction in drone technology for our landscape architects – something that turned out to work even better than we anticipated!

Pontarius business model is focused on value-adding and sustainable development for our customers; something that we believe is created by the continous professional development of our colleagues. We therefore work from a holistic perspective where our different areas of expertise, offices and professional categories work together – all in order to constantly broaden and deepen our knowledge.

This time we created a connection between drone technology and landscape architecture. Pontarius already has several assignments where inventory of land is done with the help of drone technology, something that has proved to work smoothly and provides daily updated information to the customer, and the idea is thus to further expand the technology’s areas of use.

Landscape inventory with the help of drones enables innovative working methods and meeting processes together with both customer and working group. The technology makes it possible to create 2D and 3D views of areas that can be used as a basis for sketching and design work, as well as illustrative material.

The introduction was, to say the least, very successful! Due the clear examples given, the potential of the drone technology became obvious, and our landscape architects were thus both inspired and motivated to deepen their knowledge in order to be able to implement the technology in everything from working methods to visualization!

…To be continued!

Pontarius visits LAVA 2019

In little over a week, it is time for the 25th edition of LAVA, the infrastructure section’s Labor Market Day at KTH in Stockholm, and Pontarius will of course participate!

For Pontarius, LAVA will be the first fair of the year, and we look forward to another year filled with rewarding meetings with enthusiastic and driven students who have the future in sight!

Image: LAVA 2018

This time, it will be possible to meet more of our consultants than before – both senior and junior, who work within everything from law, environment and finance, to roads and street, ports and airports. We hope that this will give us the opportunity to showcase our entire breadth and knowledge, as well as capture a wider range of areas of interest and show more clearly how we work daily cross-border between areas of expertise, offices and professions!

You will find us in “Gamla matsalen”, showcase no. 25 – warmly welcome to visit us!

» Read more about LAVA here!

» Read about what it is like to work at Pontarius here!