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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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October 9, 2015

Interactive Buildings – A New Experience

Interactive buildings are indeed a unique experience and have revolutionized our lives the way it had never done before. It has actually raised the bar of our living standards by providing a blend of convenience, enhanced security system and through easy to use and yet sophisticated gadgets. Interactive buildings have also enhanced the entertainment system and thus have managed in creation of high tech, advanced and digital homes that are inspired by YOU. / continue reading

October 1, 2015

How Open Data Could Serve in the City

Is Open Data finally making its presence felt in cities? The answer is yes as more and more cities are striving to become smart. If you want answers to questions like where did your dog go? How many lobbyists are in your city? If you want to get from 13th street to Main Road, should you take a bike, the subway or a ride? All such questions can now be answered easily in cities with the help of open data. / continue reading

September 28, 2015

The Future of 3D Printing in Construction

It has been for some time now that the concept of 3D printing has been doing rounds. The use of 3D printing in actuality, and the way it is being adapted in the construction industry, is now on the verge of being a reality for sure. Contractors and architects all over the world have started to construct the first 3D residential buildings that include apartments and houses. / continue reading

July 23, 2015

Are We on the Road to Sustainable Construction?

By consuming resources and creating pollutants and wastes, the construction of buildings and infrastructure has a dramatic effect on the environment. According to a report by the Willmott Dixon Group, around half of all global energy usage can be attributed to the construction industry. Similarly, an estimated 60% of the total usage of raw materials, 50% of landfill wastes, and 23% of air pollution is the byproduct of construction. If construction and design firms are serious about improving the life span of our environment, they will need to address these problems sooner rather than later. / continue reading

July 22, 2015

Making The Most Of Your Commercial Space

Wherever your business is located, space comes at a premium, and this means that you need to utilise every square foot that you have and put it to the best use possible. / continue reading