A blog and podcast for innovators and game changers in the construction industry

Aarni Heiskanen, the author and host of AEC Business, is a consultant, software developer, and architect with over 30 years of experience.

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City digital twin

Helsinki is Building a Digital Twin of the City

The capital of Finland first tested city modeling as long back as 1987. But the most recent model of the Kalasatama district demonstrates the new state-of-the-art possibilities of this technology: creation of a highly accurate digital twin of the city.

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Skender modular construction

Skender’s Modular Revolution: An Interview with Angela Spadoni

I had the pleasure of interviewing architect Angela Spadoni, the director of residential architecture at Skender. On this podcast episode, we discuss how the company is taking the industry forward with modular construction.

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Will Superusers Future-Proof the AEC Industry?

Design professionals who leverage tools and technology and, at the same time, have people skills, are essential to the future of the industry. They are Superusers, the protagonists of the latest book by Randy Deutsch.

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Scissor Lift

Locating Construction Equipment with IoT and Mobile Technology

It can take hours, or even days, to find a specific scissor lift on a large construction site – multiply that with hundreds of machines on the site and, then, you grasp the scale of the dilemma. Three companies joined forces to test an IoT solution that could fix the problem, cost-efficiently.

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Plehat VR

Plehat Brings Natural Environments into Design Tools

Natural elements are an essential part of the built environment. However, BIM tools offer almost no support to landscape architecture. Plehat is introducing a new solution that helps architects and decision-makers to understand the dynamics of nature and make smart design choices.

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