Contemporary Design Management


On 23rd of November 2017, Esplan gathered the whole team to Hilton Park Hotel in Tallinn to learn from the best and set the path to move towards company’s vision.

Our Chair of the Board Mr Priit Pääso and CEO Ms Kadi Metsmaa, gave a thorough overview about Esplan vision and future goals. Day started with an introduction of Estonian Digital Construction Cluster’s 10-day study visit to Singapore. There were visits to the prefab factories, architecture and engineering companies, universities, real estate developers and state structures. During the visit, we got many good contacts, international cooperation with them continues. Esplan is learning from the best and we are moving towards our vision with increasing speed.

Focus of the day was on contemporary design management, which was led by Mr Ergo Pikas. Ergo is a PhD Candidate in construction management. His research interests are related with construction/production management, construction automation and computerization, and design management, more particularly lean construction and building information modelling. As for his second MSc degree, he conducted a research on topic ‘Development and Evaluation of Building Information Modelling Education in Construction Engineering and Management Programmes’.

We had presentation about Last Planners system and its usage in design management. Presentation was accompanied with several case studies and examples of best practices.

As Esplan is the IPD pioneer in Estonia, we had extensive presentation about IPD principles and Target Value Design. Estonia needs to start implementing these contract forms to allow positive disruption in the constructions field.

Management board shared insights about Jira implementation. Esplan is the first architecture and engineering company in Estonia that is using this world-renowned software to increase transparency of design management. We are starting to see the benefits already although the implementation of the software has not been easy.

The day had 100% attendance rate and it was crucial for information sharing and team-building. Esplan is growing rapidly and this is only possible due the motivated efforts of our employees – we are grateful that they are not satisfied with the present status and are striving for better, more integrated, smarter projects and stronger organization.

Construction Technology Seminar 30th of May


‘Hold The Date’
Construction Technology Seminar 30th of May
In partnership with HML Project Management, Lift 99, Esplan Architects & Leansite app
(This is a free to attend event)

Time: 18.00 – 20.00

Location: Lift 99, Telliskivi 60a, Tallinn

Topics: BIM (Building Information Technology)
IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) & Construction Technology

Speakers: Leo O’Neill; CEO HML Project Management, Kadi Metsmaa; CEO Esplan Architects & Annika Salak; Leansite

To confirm your attendance, please email
before 28th of May

Supported by the Embassy of Ireland, Estonia and Enterprise Ireland

Esplan takes part in architectural competition for contemporary church in Copenhagen


2 November 2016 saw the unveiling of the entries in and the announcement of the winner of the architectural competition for the contemporary church being planned in the southern port district of the Danish capital Copenhagen. The competition was won by Denmark’s JAJA ARCHITECTS with their entry ‘Sky and Sea’. Esplan’s design was mentioned as one of the entries that generated the most debate, being discussed by the jury right up until the moment the final decision was made. A total of 114 teams submitted entries to the competition, 53 of which came from outside of Denmark. Esplan was the only participant from the Baltic States.

Esplan’s entry was designed by architects Lauri Eltermaa, Urmo Mets, Anne Piirsoo and Kaur Talpsep. Contributing to the acoustic solution implemented in the design were Akukon specialists Henrik Möller, Gerda Kaasik and Marko Ründva. The functionality of the construction solution was analysed by Esplan construction engineer Jaanika Saar and its energy efficiency by Esplan energy efficiency specialist Erkki Seinre. Esplan’s participation in the competition was supported by Enterprise Estonia.

Esplan’s entry can be viewed online here

All of the entries can be found online here

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Esplan to take part in Digital Construction cluster study and networking trip to West Coast USA


Esplan will be taking part in a trip that is designed to allow the participants to familiarise themselves with the best practice of leading American construction sector businesses and to learn about the future vision of developments on the construction market. There will also be meetings with representatives of some of America’s foremost universities who are currently driving innovation in the fields of design, construction and real estate development. IT and construction technology developments are changing the construction sector, which is generally a very traditional one. Esplan is one of those success-oriented companies in the field of design that provides its clients, by operating in new ways, with solutions and processes that are ahead of their time.

Võru State Upper Secondary School nominated for Construction Project of the Year award


Võru State Upper Secondary School, designed by Esplan, was one of the five nominees selected by the Estonian Association of Architectural and Consulting Engineering Companies for the Construction Project of the Year award 2014/2015. All of the structures selected by the jury for the final round are linked by the keywords ‘energy efficiency’, ‘innovation’ and ‘caring for the environment’.

Esplan attends world’s biggest real estate trade fair in Cannes


The MIPIM international trade fair in Cannes, France brings together the most influential real estate, architecture, place marketing and investment professionals from all over the world. At the 2017 MIPIM Esplan will be presenting its new service package, which is designed for real estate developers and companies offering construction services who want to achieve substantial cost savings.

Esplan grows in partnership with Enterprise Estonia


Enterprise Estonia has faith in Esplan’s ambitious plans and is offering wide-ranging support towards their fulfilment. Today Esplan works with Enterprise Estonia as part of three measures that make it possible to enter export markets and develop new services.