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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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May 17, 2018

BLOXHUB – A Co-Working Space for an Ecosystem

Coworking spaces have become popular in the Nordics, but few of them are focused on a certain vertical. Torben Klitgaard, director of BLOXHUB, describes the unique initiative from Denmark. It invites architects, designers, contractors, and tech companies to create better cities. / continue reading

echargie
May 9, 2018

Echargie: How to Make Use of Existing Infrastructure for E-Mobility

All major car manufacturers are committed to making hybrids and 100 % electric vehicles (EVs). Consequently, a growing number of drivers will need sockets to charge their vehicles. Echargie solves this problem by turning any power socket into a smart charging station. / continue reading

report data management
May 2, 2018

Survey: Manual Processes Hurt Quality Control and Add Costs on Construction Sites

A new survey of 500 US executives and managers in construction and engineering found that nearly half still use manual collection processes to capture critical data on job sites. These manual processes increase the time needed to make decisions, hurt work quality, and leave firms facing unnecessary costs. / continue reading

Mace London Eye
May 2, 2018

How BIM Becomes Business as Usual – Interview with Marzia Bolpagni

I had the pleasure of interviewing Marzia Bolpagni, an advocate for BIM in business and education. She’s the Strategic BIM Advisor at Mace in London and works actively in the standardization of BIM practices. / continue reading

Chaos Architects Smart City AI
April 20, 2018

CHAOS Architects Engages Citizens in the Smart City

In this podcast episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Natalia Rincón and Johanna Suortti of CHAOS Architects, a smart city AI platform startup. / continue reading