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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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rhumbix-construction-productivity
September 27, 2016

Rhumbix: A Productivity Platform for Construction – Interview with Guy Skillett

I had the pleasure of interviewing Guy Skillett, head of construction at Rhumbix, a construction industry IT startup. In addition to the audio interview, here’s a summary of our conversation.

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office-innovation
September 19, 2016

How to Evaluate Sustainability Innovations in Construction

I attended a doctoral dissertation defense at Aalto University in Otaniemi on Friday, September 15, 2016. The candidate, Juho-Kusti Kajander, M.Sc. (Econ.), presented his thesis on how construction industry companies can evaluate their sustainability innovations and the economic benefits of innovation investments. / continue reading

recotech-vr
September 13, 2016

Forerunners Connect with Startups at ReCoTech – Interview with Anssi Salonen

ReCoTech is a SLUSH side event that will bring together real estate and construction forerunners and startups on November 30. I had the pleasure of meeting with Anssi Salonen, Project Manager at RAKLI, and learning more about the event. / continue reading

areo-display
September 6, 2016

How BIM Lives After the Handover – Interview with Hans Kristian Grani

I had the pleasure of meeting with Hans Kristian Grani, CEO of Areo, a software startup from Oslo, Norway. We discussed their solution to make building information models and other building data usable and useful after the construction phase. / continue reading

your next vision book
September 2, 2016

Your Next Vision – A Guide for Creating a Compelling Vision for Your Company

Does your company need a compelling vision to take you to the next level? To help you on the journey, we wrote a guidebook, Your Next Vision. / continue reading

brand
August 23, 2016

Branding AEC Services – Interview with Tobias Dahlberg

In this podcast interview Tobias Dahlberg, CEO of Wonder Agency, talks about branding. You’ll learn what a brand means, how to develop a brand, and why branding is a strategic question. / continue reading

The Bloc
August 18, 2016

BREEAM USA – Interview with Barry Giles

In this episode 52 of the AEC Business podcast I interview Barry Giles, CEO of BREEAM USA. We talk about BREEAM In-Use, a sustainability rating system for existing buildings. It has entered the American marketplace as a localized version, BREAAM USA In-Use. / continue reading

co2 performance ladder
August 9, 2016

CO2 Performance Ladder: Cut Emissions, Save Costs and Win Business

Reducing your company’s CO2 emissions is not optional, especially if you operate in the EU. The CO2 Performance Ladder is a tool that helps companies in improving their environmental and business performance. In this interview, Brian Heikamp, Project Manager at The Foundation for Climate Friendly Procurement and Business, explains the tool and the benefits of using it. / continue reading

building-envelope
August 5, 2016

Reinventing the Building Envelope – Interview with Gordon A Geddes

In this interview with Gordon A Geddes, CEO of Lynx Systems, we talk about reinventing the building envelope. Gordon also gives great advice to innovators in the construction industry. / continue reading

augmented reality mixed reality
July 27, 2016

Augmented and Mixed Reality in Construction

Augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) are in the headlines, thanks to the recent mobile gaming boom. How are these emerging technologies applicable to construction? In this blog post, I present six application areas to consider. / continue reading

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