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Aarni Heiskanen, the author and host of AEC Business, is a consultant, architect and educator with over 20 years of experience.

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July 18, 2016

Interview with the AEC Business Blog Host, Aarni Heiskanen

The AEC Business podcast had its 50th episode and the blog started its fifth year. Below is an interview with the author and founder himself – Aarni Heiskanen. Interviewed by Larisa Topalo. / continue reading

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July 13, 2016

Become a Successful Innovator – Interview with Gijs van Wulfen

This is the 50th episode of the AEC Business podcast! As a special guest, I have Gijs van Wulfen, a globally renowned innovation speaker and founder of the FORTH Innovation Methodology. We talk about his new book, The Innovation Maze, and how you can become a successful innovator. / continue reading

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July 11, 2016

Virtual Reality for Construction

Paradoxically, Virtual Reality (VR) technologies are still lagging behind the visions that people have for their use.  However, VR has already demonstrated its capacity to change the ways we design, make decisions about, and produce built environments. / continue reading

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July 3, 2016

The Innovation Maze – A Book for Innovators and Game Changers

Innovation is a maze. You can get in, but navigating to a commercialized innovation fails eight times out of ten. Gijs van Wulfen’s book The Innovation Maze is a practical guide to finding your way through the maze.  / continue reading

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June 20, 2016

How Construction Will be Disrupted – Interview with Stefan Engeseth

Stefan Engeseth is author, consultant, speaker, CEO and Guest Professor. His latest book is Sharkonomics. In this podcast episode, we’re going to talk about what nature has taught Stefan and how that could be applied to the construction industry. / continue reading

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June 16, 2016

Connecting Real Estate Developers with Consultants – Interview with Savannah de Savary of IndustryHub

I had the pleasure of interviewing Savannah de Savary, Founder and CEO of IndustryHub. The company’s discovery platform enables real estate developers to find top architects, interior designers, engineers and other consultants.
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June 15, 2016

Circular Economy for AEC Firms – Interview with Pöyry

I had the pleasure to visit the headquarters of Pöyry and meet with Jaana Tyynismaa and Jouni Honkala. In this episode 48 of the AEC Business Podcast we talk about circular economy. / continue reading

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June 8, 2016

Ten Ways to Innovate AEC Services – Part 2

Every company, big or small, can innovate. Companies that don’t innovate end up competing with their peers on the lowest profit. Here five ways to start innovating your next service (check out the first five). / continue reading

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June 4, 2016

Peter Vesterbacka of Rovio: The FINEST Tunnel and More

Today, at the AEC Hackathon 3.2 Helsinki, Peter Vesterbacka of Rovio made two interesting announcements. He wants to build an undersea tunnel between Finland and Estonia and at the same time create the capital of Eurasia. / continue reading

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June 1, 2016

Managing Infrastructure Projects with Infrakit – Interview with Teemu Kivimäki

Finland has been in the vanguard in adopting building information modeling (BIM) for infrastructure construction. In this interview I discuss with Teemu Kivimäki, CEO of DCS Finland, how Infrakit helps in projects that use BIM. / continue reading

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