innovate-services
May 17, 2016

Ten Ways to Innovate AEC Services – Part 1

Every company, big or small, can innovate. Companies that don’t innovate end up competing with their peers for the lowest profit. Here are five of the ten ways to start innovating your next service. / continue reading

future
May 10, 2016

The Changing Business Environment of Design in the Construction Industry

The Finnish Association of Consulting Firms (SKOL) organized its annual Consultants’ Day in April. The first presenter was the chairman of SKOL’s board, Markku Moilanen, of the Ramboll Group. His presentation addressed the changing business environment of design. / continue reading

building-3d-wireframe
April 28, 2016

Towards Paperless Construction: PaperLight

I just toured the newly built headquarters of a financial corporation. Our guide, a M&A specialist, boasted that they have completely removed paper from their offices. Could paperless construction become feasible any time soon? PaperLight is a portable smart board that could replace paper drawings on many occasions.  / continue reading

Granlund-Pulse
April 27, 2016

Productization in the Construction Industry: Interview with Granlund

Service productization can help construction companies do better business and have more satisfied clients.

AEC Business had the opportunity to interview Mika Virkki, Senior Consultant and Energy Manager at Granlund, a Finnish Helsinki-based company specialized in design, consultancy and software services with expertise in energy efficiency. He told us about their new productized service – Granlund PULSE. / continue reading

Redpoint-Positioning
April 26, 2016

Indoor GPS on the Construction Site: Interview with Antti Korhonen of Redpoint Positioning

This is my interview with Antti Korhonen, CEO of Redpoint Positioning Corp. We’re going to talk about indoor positioning, what Antti’s company has to offer, and how construction industry companies could use the technology successfully. / continue reading

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April 23, 2016

AEC Hackathons – Interview with Teemu Lehtinen

In this podcast interview I talk with Teemu Lehtinen, Doctoral Candidate at Aalto University, about AEC Hackathons. The AEC Hackathon gives those designing, building, and maintaining our built environment the opportunity to collaborate with cutting edge technologies and its developers and designers. It’s a weekend of ‘geek-sourcing’ for improving the industries that affect all that live or work in a house or building. It has become a global community of innovators that include all elements of the built environment. / continue reading

boardroom
April 22, 2016

Productization in the Construction Industry: Interview with Rapal

Service productization can help construction companies do better business and have more satisfied clients.

AEC Business had the opportunity to interview, Anna-Leena Raij, Director of Workplace Management Services at Rapal Oy, a software and services company for work environment developers and infrastructure managers based in Espoo, Finland, to learn how they productized their service and the benefits they achieved. / continue reading

expert interview contractor
April 17, 2016

Innovative Ideas for Managing Your Contracting Business

I had the pleasure to give an interview to PDH Contractors Academy. The interview is titled Expert Interview Series: Aarni Heiskanen on Innovative Ideas for Managing Your Contracting Business. / continue reading

workspace
April 14, 2016

Productization in the Construction Industry: Interview with Workspace

Service productization can help construction companies do better business and have more satisfied clients.

AEC Business had the opportunity to interview Jyrki Yläoutinen, Executive Workplace Consultant at Workspace, a consulting and design agency specializing in workplace design and management and based in Helsinki, Finland, to learn how they productized their service and the benefits they achieved. / continue reading

fira-story
April 7, 2016

Productization in the Construction Industry: Interview with Fira Palvelut

Service productization can help construction companies do better business and have more satisfied clients.

AEC Business had the opportunity to interview Sami Kokkonen, CEO of Fira Palvelut, a pipeline renovations company based in Vantaa, Finland, to learn how they productized their service and the benefits they achieved. / continue reading

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