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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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Grib Design Tool
August 18, 2017

A New Way to Design in 3D – Interview with Pouria Kay of Grib

In this podcast interview with Pouria Kay, CEO and Co-founder at Grib, we talk about the startup’s new, intuitive 3D design tool. / continue reading

construction robotics
August 11, 2017

Construction Robotics – Videos

The market for construction robotics is still in its infancy. That’s mainly because a large portion of the work takes place on-site, not in controlled industrial environments. The following videos demonstrate the possibilities of today’s construction robotics and offer a glimpse into tomorrow.

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August 3, 2017

More Business Value from Drones with Propeller and Trimble – Interview with Rory San Miguel

Here’s my interview with Rory San Miguel, CEO of Propeller Aerobotics, a UAV tech company. We’re discussing the use of drones in construction and the company’s recently announced collaboration with Trimble to deliver efficient UAV workflows. / continue reading

VR and AR in Construction
July 27, 2017

The Future of VR and AR in AEC – Danielle Dy Buncio of VIATechnik

In this presentation, Danielle Dy Buncio, Co-Founder and CEO of VIATechnik, talks about the future of VR and AR in AEC. The recording  is from our webinar, How Virtual and Augmented Reality Can Change Your AEC Business.

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July 20, 2017

How Drones are Speeding Up Construction

Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are being used in many industries, e.g. agriculture, construction, mining, oil & gas, mapping, and surveying. In construction, drones have proven to be quite disruptive, offering huge productivity increases. / continue reading

Evaliina Vesalainen
July 8, 2017

Augmenting BIM Classifications – Interview with Eveliina Vesalainen of Granlund

BuildingSMART Finland is supplementing building information modeling (BIM) guidelines in a national standardization project, as a part of the KIRA-digi program. In her Master’s thesis, Eveliina Vesalainen, of Granlund, has compared European BIM classifications for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design. Her study is the groundwork for the upcoming Finnish norms. / continue reading

July 2, 2017

Architectural Democracy – Interview with Pedro Aibéo

In this podcast interview with Pedro Aibéo, we discuss Architectural Democracy, a research project, and its practical implementations. / continue reading

Smart Building Convention
June 26, 2017

Notes from the Nordic Smart Building Convention

The first Nordic Smart Building Convention took place in Helsinki on June 14 and 15, 2017. It was an inspiring event with great keynotes, tech talks, and an exhibition of smart building products and services. / continue reading

Kingdom City Saudi Arabia
June 18, 2017

Digital Construction and Smart Cities – Interview with Paul Doherty

I had the pleasure to talk with Paul Doherty, AIA, President and CEO of the digit group. Paul is a BIM pioneer, construction innovator, and smart city strategist. / continue reading

June 8, 2017

Mobile Construction Field Management – Interview with Miikka Viljanen of Consight

In this interview with Miikka Viljanen, CEO of Consight, we discuss the company’s solution for mobile construction field management. / continue reading

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