Innovation project to be tested on Tallinn City Government's main building
On Monday, January 15, GScan OÜ, one of the four winners of Tallinnovation 2023, will begin measuring the cross-section of the exterior facade of the Tallinn City Government's main building (located at Vabaduse väljak 7) using muon scanners. The measurements will last approximately three weeks.The Tallinn City Enterprise Director, Kalle Killar, noted that this is a trial of technology that will make future building renovations more environmentally sustainable and efficient. "Therefore, it's crucial for the city of Tallinn to support the development of this technology by offering our facilities for testing," said Killar.
Sander Sein, the Product Manager at GScan, explained that the aim of these measurements is broader than just measuring the exterior facade. "The greater goal is to demonstrate that more reliable and precise data can allow for more sustainable building management, reducing risks in planning and preferring to preserve structures rather than demolish them. While we won't have a final product from this test, the measurements will provide invaluable information for further development planning," Sein elaborated.
GScan has developed muon scanner technology that allows for deep insights into structures, identifying their internal geometry and assessing anomalies. The project is being piloted in Tallinn; the measurements will last at least three weeks and will involve measuring the building's exterior cross-section in three different locations. The project is facilitated by Tallinn Urban Planning Department, which will assess the usefulness and applicability of the results in building management.
In the longer term, there are plans to scan at least one bridge in Tallinn, as the company has significant experience in infrastructure. For testing the building measurement and developing their solution, GScan received €30,000 last year.