Aarni Heiskanen

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

Making Construction Efficient Again with Lean and BIM Sacks

Making Construction Efficient Again with Lean and BIM

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 […]

Ten Tips To Create Memorable Client Experiences

Ten Tips To Create Memorable Client Experiences

I had a chance to attend a panel discussion on the future of design. One of the themes for the discussion was customer experience.  It is a topic many AEC companies don’t seem to care too much about. We’ve been taught that in B2B relationships, price and competence are the only things that matter. This […]

Achieve Profitability by Choosing the Right Clients Residential

Achieve Profitability by Choosing the Right Clients

Does our company have the right clients, and does it pick the right projects? AEC company owners and management teams don’t ask these questions as often as they should. Experience has shown how the same client and projects can be profitable for one company yet unprofitable for another.