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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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January 20, 2017

How Virtual and Augmented Reality Can Change Your AEC Business

On February 16th, 2017, AEC Business is hosting a Virtual and Augmented Reality Webinar aimed at the construction industry. / continue reading

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January 12, 2017

Building with Recycled Plastics – Interview with Jeff Mintz of Envirolastech

Plastic waste is a huge global problem and we need viable solutions. In this interview with Jeff Mintz, CEO of Envirolastech, we discuss how plastic can be recycled and used as a building material in a unique way. / continue reading

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January 2, 2017

A New Era of Construction Quality with IoT and Blockchain

A construction project is a network of hundreds of processes, participants, products, and materials. It’s no wonder that everything does not always go as planned. A building or infrastructure can have defects that are costly to repair and that can end up in lawsuits. The Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technologies could give construction quality management a much-needed boost. / continue reading

December 23, 2016

Popular in 2016 and Plans for 2017

Happy Holidays and an Innovative New Year 2017! A warm thank to all my interviewees, my readers, and those who shared my content on social media. Here are the most popular posts from 2016 and plans for 2017. / continue reading

December 18, 2016

Benefits and Pitfalls of Partnerships Between Companies

To bring innovations to the market, companies almost always need partnerships. Partnerships can offer scalability, productivity, and open up new markets. However, partnerships are not easy to establish and manage.

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December 6, 2016

ReCoTech: How WeWork Uses Data to Make Buildings Better

HESA-SAFA hosted the afternoon presentations at ReCoTech in Helsinki on November 30, 2016. One of the excellent presenters was Daniel Davis, Lead Researcher at WeWork. He talked about how his company uses data to make offices better. / continue reading

December 2, 2016

ReCoTech: A Slush Side Event Where Startups Partner with Established Companies

The first-ever ReCoTech meetup, an official Slush side event, took place in Helsinki on November 30, 2016. This meetup was an opportunity for startups to partner with established real estate and construction companies and possibly get funding. / continue reading

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November 27, 2016

My Lessons Learned from Software Development

I’ve been involved in software development in both my own and our clients’ companies. There are a few things that I’ve learned over the years about software development. Perhaps you can find some of these experiences useful. / continue reading

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November 14, 2016

Sensors for Smarter Construction – Interview with Laura Kassovic of MbientLab

I had the pleasure of interviewing Laura Kassovic, CEO and Co-founder at MbientLab Inc. We discuss how wearable technology and smart sensors can help on the construction site.

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November 7, 2016

A New Perspective on Mapping Construction Sites with the Crane Camera System

In this interview, Julian Norton, Business Development Manager of Pix4D, talks about the company’s innovative mapping system for construction sites. Pix4D has just launched an early adopter program and is looking for test users.
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