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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

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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

lessons learned software development
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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October 31, 2016

What is Content Marketing and why AEC Companies need to do it – Interview with Joe Pulizzi

In this podcast episode, I interview Joe Pulizzi, the leading content marketing expert. We talk about why content marketing is valuable for AEC firms, where to start, and how to stay successful.

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October 27, 2016

Augmented Reality for AEC – Interview with Charles Woodward of VTT

Augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are hot topics right now. I had a chance to meet with Professor Charles Woodward, principal scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He is a pioneer and globally renowned authority on AR. / continue reading

smartblock
October 20, 2016

The Smartest Office Space – Interview with Janne Orava of Smartblock

A few weeks ago, I was a speaker at a seminar on the future of office work. At the venue, I noted a cube-like object with two gentlemen sitting inside. I stepped in, and I was immediately sold on the concept. It was a Smartblock, an idea and product that I’m sure will stick. / continue reading

strategy for architects
October 11, 2016

Strategy and Communication for Architects – Interview with Kasmir Jolma

I met with Kasmir Jolma, a newly graduated Finnish architect, in Helsinki. We discuss his master’s thesis on strategy and communication for architects and how clients see the architect’s role.  / continue reading

redi
October 3, 2016

REDI: High-rise Housing and Service Hacking

When you come to Helsinki by boat, the most prominent buildings on the skyline are a few churches. In fact, the city of Helsinki has not favored high-rise buildings, until now. Several projects that will reach unprecedented heights are under construction, and I visited one of them, REDI. / continue reading

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