More efficient urban planning through simulation

We solve challenges related to urban planning and construction by various methods, such as wind condition modelling and mathematical optimisation methods. We specialise in simulation and optimisation methods, which we utilise to the benefit of town planners, architects, consultants and structural designers.

Tall buildings and extreme weather phenomena are becoming more commonplace. Numerola’s urban wind condition analyses and models ensure accuracy, cost efficiency and risk management in the planning of urban environments and for construction control requirements.

  • Simulation and optimisation expedite and facilitate planning efforts
  • Cost savings and error prevention in construction
  • Wind condition modelling is more affordable than traditional wind tunnel testing
  • Wind condition modelling produces more precise data on wind loads

The wind condition modelling method developed by Numerola can be used to determine wind conditions in a specific location – i.e. the effects of wind on the safety, comfort and life cycle of buildings. The modelling provides pre-emptive data on how the planned buildings will impact the wind conditions at the site. Wind condition analyses are also used in the design of structures and their strength. Thanks to their precise and illustrative nature, wind condition models can be widely utilised in city planning in combination with geographical data analyses.

Buildings and structures can become a risk factor in stormy weather.

Gusty winds can detach structures and make them life-threatening. Simulating the wind conditions at the design stage ensures that the buildings and functions are positioned so that nothing falls or comes off. And moreover, dangerous gusts do not occur at the street level.

Determining wind conditions in the planning of the area is therefore also a safety act. Design flaws can cause massive damage. Unfortunately, there are sad examples all over the world:

  • Dangerously strong winds form on the streets close to tall buildings, causing even fatal accidents.
  • Unpredictable wind conditions create areas in the living areas between tall buildings (e.g. squares and performance squares) that topple structures and pose a danger.
  • Roof structures become detached or broken by strong winds.
  • Strong winds cause hazards at the entrances of tall buildings when the exit is blocked due to strong winds.

Numerola’s mathematical expertise is also useful in other planning of urban environments, such as visibility and coverage analyses as well as the placement of solar energy solutions, equipment related to the safety of urban environment (surveillance cameras, lights) and charging stations for electric cars.

Please, contact our experts!

Pasi Tarvainen


+358 40 747 7986


Samuli Korpinen

Sales Director

+358 50 511 5343