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Aarni Heiskanen, the author and host of AEC Business, is a consultant, architect and educator with over 25 years of experience.

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July 20, 2017

How Drones are Speeding Up Construction

Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are being used in many industries, e.g. agriculture, construction, mining, oil & gas, mapping, and surveying. In construction, drones have proven to be quite disruptive, offering huge productivity increases. / continue reading

Evaliina Vesalainen
July 8, 2017

Augmenting BIM Classifications – Interview with Eveliina Vesalainen of Granlund

BuildingSMART Finland is supplementing building information modeling (BIM) guidelines in a national standardization project, as a part of the KIRA-digi program. In her Master’s thesis, Eveliina Vesalainen, of Granlund, has compared European BIM classifications for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design. Her study is the groundwork for the upcoming Finnish norms. / continue reading

July 2, 2017

Architectural Democracy – Interview with Pedro Aibéo

In this podcast interview with Pedro Aibéo, we discuss Architectural Democracy, a research project, and its practical implementations. / continue reading

Smart Building Convention
June 26, 2017

Notes from the Nordic Smart Building Convention

The first Nordic Smart Building Convention took place in Helsinki on June 14 and 15, 2017. It was an inspiring event with great keynotes, tech talks, and an exhibition of smart building products and services. / continue reading

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June 18, 2017

Digital Construction and Smart Cities – Interview with Paul Doherty

I had the pleasure to talk with Paul Doherty, AIA, President and CEO of the digit group. Paul is a BIM pioneer, construction innovator, and smart city strategist. / continue reading

June 8, 2017

Mobile Construction Field Management – Interview with Miikka Viljanen of Consight

In this interview with Miikka Viljanen, CEO of Consight, we discuss the company’s solution for mobile construction field management. / continue reading

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June 2, 2017

Automating Construction Processes by Making BIMs Machine-Readable

Process digitalization and automation is an essential strategy in improving construction productivity. A Finnish fast-track standardization project is paving the way to automation by making open building information models (BIMs) machine-readable. / continue reading

May 26, 2017

The Agile Construction Company – Interview with Pirita Vainio of NCC Group

Pirita Vainio NCCI had the pleasure of meeting with Pirita Vainio, Head of Digital and Innovation at NCC Group. In this podcast interview, we discuss how a newcomer to the industry brought agile practices into a construction company. NCC Group is actively exploring agile methods such as Scrum and Kanban.  / continue reading

May 16, 2017

The BIM Summer School – interview with Vishal Singh of Aalto University

In this interview with Vishal Singh, assistant professor at Aalto University, we discuss the upcoming BIM Summer School. It will start in Otaniemi, Finland, on Monday 29 May and end a week later. / continue reading

robotic timber fabrication
May 11, 2017

Robotic Timber Fabrication – Videos

These videos demonstrate today’s possibilities of robotic timber fabrication. / continue reading

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