In Finland, professional snow and ice construction intended for use in the tourism industry belongs under official control. Official control of snow and ice construction means it must adhere to various laws and directives. Authorities and builders in construction projects do not always have sufficient knowledge about snow and ice as building materials.


The Lapland University of Applied Sciences can provide the necessary training and documentation for designing safe snow constructions.


During Lapland Snow Design project safer construction practices were developed especially when building in urban areas. In the city centres the operative areas are limited and the builders have to take into consideration the pedestrians and live traffic conditions.


Safety and security associated with lighting comprises construction period safety and ensures security after commissioning. These practices were developed and tested in several pilot projects during Lapland Snow Design project.