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.

A New Study: Unexpected Overtime is Predictable and Controllable

A New Study: Unexpected Overtime is Predictable and Controllable construction overtime study

A new study by Dodge Construction Network and Versatile, a construction technology pioneer using artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) to optimize construction processes, found that unexpected overtime is predictable and controllable through regular job site activity measurement. According to the study, overtime is predictable at an 88% confidence level, if proper measurement is utilized.  Overtime […]

Automating Rebar Installation

Automating Rebar Installation automating rebar installation

In this episode of the AEC Business Podcast, Aarni interviews Carson T. Carney, the VP of Technology Integration at Advanced Construction Robotics. They discuss construction robotics and how doing one thing – rebar tying – extremely well, ACR’s robots increase project profitability, reduce schedule risk, and keep workers safer. “We’ve talked to people across the […]

Companies Providing Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality for AEC

Companies Providing Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality for AEC AR, VR, MR for AEC

What are AR, VR, and MR? AR, VR, MR – Definitions by Wikipedia Augmented reality (AR) is an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real world are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities, including visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory, and olfactory. Virtual reality (VR) is a simulated experience that can be similar to […]

How to Provide Impeccable Asset Data – An Interview with James Dixon, Digital Construction Lead at ISG

How to Provide Impeccable Asset Data – An Interview with James Dixon, Digital Construction Lead at ISG ISG's COBie delivery

How can we provide clients with a perfect record of their facility so that they can reap the benefits of digitalisation? I sat down with James Dixon, digital construction lead for ISG’s science and health business, to discuss his method. ISG is a global construction specialist working across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia creating smart, […]

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