Aarni Heiskanen

Aarni Heiskanen, a Finnish construction innovation agent, is hailed as a Top 100 influencer in construction. Aarni has been a pioneer in computer-aided design, he has co-founded a business software company, and worked as a certified management consultant. He runs AE Partners, a business development company. Aarni holds a master's degree in architecture.

The Communication Problem of AEC Research

The Communication Problem of AEC Research Innovation

Recently, I’ve discussed with several people the challenges of AEC research. AEC companies are traditionally very practical and task oriented. They find it quite hard to grasp the idea of research that is not directly related to their everyday business. On the other hand, researchers seem to have a hard time communicating their worth.

Making Construction Efficient Again with Lean and BIM

Making Construction Efficient Again with Lean and BIM Sacks

The construction of the Empire State Building took 13 months in the 1930s. Today, a skyscraper of a similar size would take three to four years to complete. What has changed, and could Lean Construction and BIM help in making construction efficient again? Associate Professor Rafael Sacks of Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, shared […]

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