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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

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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

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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

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

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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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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

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

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

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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