My goal is to share ideas, success stories, and tools and techniques that you can use to develop your company. I’m responsible for most of the content, but I welcome guest bloggers with ideas that are of value and relevance to the AEC business community.
I have a master’s degree in architecture and I worked as an architect and architectural R&D manager for over a decade. Gradually, I became more and more interested in innovative business development. I became an internet entrepreneur, and, later on, a certified management consultant. Today I’m a co-owner of AE Partners, a consultancy, and Thinking Business, which is a software company.
Many of my management consulting clients are in the AEC industry. I’ve consulted for architects, engineers, contractors, IT developers, and their clients.
Companies in the AEC industry have one quality that makes them different from many other firms. They create our built environment, and their work endures over decades or centuries. In that sense they have a great responsibility to people and the environment. Construction requires money and creates wealth, but sometimes it also destroys them.
The industry’s output is closely linked to the swings of the economy. An important motivator for AEC firms to develop new business models is to make them less vulnerable to economic downturns.
I believe that there is a lot of business potential in AEC. Combining the traditional strengths of the industry with innovative ways of doing business can create awesome results.
I’m constantly looking for innovative ideas and good stories that can benefit my readers. Please feel free to send me suggestions, and I’ll look into them. My email address is aarni(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)aec-business.com.
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