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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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October 16, 2017

In Search of Cement Replacements

Could we replace cement as the vital element in concrete some day? We look at two alternative answers to this question. / continue reading

October 4, 2017

BLOK, a Wired UK Hottest 100 Housing Market Startup, Gets Funding from a Renowned Group of Investors

Blok, listed as one of the Hottest 100 European Startups by Wired UK, has secured several renowned investors to promote the company’s product development and marketing in its second round of financing. / continue reading

September 30, 2017

How to Make Experimentation Part of the Everyday – A Presentation

Construction industry companies of any size can develop and improve their business through experiments. Experimentation is a great, cost-effective way to explore new opportunities, learn new things, and implement what you’ve learned. / continue reading

September 26, 2017

Reducing Uncertainty in Construction – Interview with Brittanie Campbell-Turner

Brittanie Campbell-Turner is a Construction Management professional and a podcast host. In this interview, we discuss construction productivity, ways to make it better, and the Constructrr podcast. / continue reading

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September 14, 2017

User Interface With a Building – Interview with Esa Halmetoja of Senate Properties

Architect Mies van der Rohe once said that, “An office is a machine for working in.” From a maintenance person’s point of view that might be true. For a user, an office should offer a productive working environment. A pilot project, led by Esa Halmetoja of Senate Properties, is trying to find out how a digital twin of a building would serve both the needs of the maintenance worker and the office worker. / continue reading

September 8, 2017

Developing New BIM Norms for Building Construction – Videos

BuildingSMART Finland has supplemented open building information modeling (BIM) guidelines in a project that is a part of the national KIRA-digi program. The project has published its first version of the new norms.

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BIM at Helsinki Airport
September 1, 2017

How Helsinki Airport Uses BIM to Create the Best Customer Experience

Helsinki Airport is arguably one of the best in the world. Thanks to its perfect location between Asia and Europe, it’s becoming an ever-more-popular hub. I interviewed Finavia’s Design Manager, Kari Ristolainen, about the airport’s development program and how building information modeling (BIM) is essential to its success. / continue reading

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August 26, 2017

Digitalizing the Construction Site – Interview with Tenderfield’s Jason Kamha

Here’s my interview with Jason Kamha, Director at Tenderfield, an Australian construction software company. / continue reading

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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