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Aarni Heiskanen, the author and host of AEC Business, is a consultant, architect and educator with over 25 years of experience.

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VisuaLynk
August 15, 2018

Connecting IoT Data to BIM

Internet of Things sensors and IoT-capable devices provide a huge amount of data from buildings. To make this data useful and usable for research, Aalto University is developing and testing a service that links IoT with building information models, BIMs. / continue reading

CLT construction
August 9, 2018

Digitalizing Cross-Laminated Timber Construction

A Finnish experimentation project has made cross-laminated timber construction more productive and creative by using digital modeling. / continue reading

Sellen construction site
July 30, 2018

Raising the Bar: Sellen Construction’s Salla Palos and Construction Tech

Find out how Palos and Sellen Construction are leading the way in turning Seattle into a real-time incubator for the latest in construction innovation. / continue reading

July 26, 2018

Join: Computer Science Meets Construction

Increasingly, projects need to be optimized to create the most value for their clients and users. With the fragmented nature of project teams, decisions can be lost, communication sporadic, and information disjointed. In addition, the rapid pace of innovation means that it’s difficult – if not impossible – for architects and engineers to be aware of all the latest construction products and materials. / continue reading

Kimmo Tiilikainen
July 16, 2018

The Digital Future of Construction – Interview with Minister Tiilikainen

Kimmo Tiilikainen is the Minister of the Environment, Energy, and Housing of the Finnish government. He will be speaking at the upcoming World Summit on Digital Built Environment WDBE 2018 in Helsinki. Aarni Heiskanen interviewed Minister Tiilikainen on his views of the construction industry and its digital future. / continue reading