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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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March 27, 2017

A Culture of Innovation – Interview with Daniel Sundlin, Partner at Bjarke Ingels Group

In this podcast interview, my guest is Daniel Sundlin, a partner at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in New York. We talk about how BIG innovates and what opportunities and challenges digitalization brings to architecture. / continue reading

suburb game
March 22, 2017

You’re Invited to Revitalize a Suburb with an Online Game

There’s now an online game for complementary development of a Finnish suburb. It educates and inspires inhabitants on how to boost the vitality of their neighborhoods. It also provides valuable information to the city, builders, and designers. / continue reading

March 9, 2017

Run Your Service Business from Your Phone – Interview with Joe Crisara, CEO of Jobi

This is my interview with Joe Crisara, CEO of jobi.  We’re discussing the company’s award-winning service contractor app and platform. / continue reading

March 2, 2017

A New Report Inspires Innovators to Redefine the AEC Industry

The World Economic Forum and The Boston Consulting Group recently released a report to encourage innovators redefine the AEC industry. They give recommendations and feature ten lighthouse innovation case studies to demonstrate the potential of innovation. / continue reading

Conscious Building
February 13, 2017

The Conscious Builder – Interview with Casey Grey

In this podcast interview, Casey Grey talks about Conscious Building, passive houses, and  and how we can make our homes healthier. / continue reading

February 9, 2017

The Sharing Economy for Construction – Interview with Kevin Forestell of Dozr

In this podcast interview with Kevin Forestell, Founder and CEO of Dozr, we discuss how contractors can lend and rent heavy equipment using the company’s new online service.

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virtual augmented reality housing
February 7, 2017

A Showcase of Virtual and Augmented Reality for Housing

The annual Housing Market Conference took place in Helsinki on January 31, 2017. During the event, the attendees had a chance to try out virtual and augmented reality solutions for housing. Nine service providers were showcasing their solutions. / continue reading

augmented reality construction
January 29, 2017

Augmented Reality for Construction Videos

I’ve been looking for information on augmented and virtual reality for construction. Here is a collection of  videos that I’ve come across lately on the use of augmented reality. / continue reading

January 20, 2017

How Virtual and Augmented Reality Can Change Your AEC Business

AEC Business hosted a Virtual and Augmented Reality Webinar aimed at the construction industry. Watch the recorded presentations now! / continue reading

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January 12, 2017

Building with Recycled Plastics – Interview with Jeff Mintz of Envirolastech

Plastic waste is a huge global problem and we need viable solutions. In this interview with Jeff Mintz, CEO of Envirolastech, we discuss how plastic can be recycled and used as a building material in a unique way. / continue reading