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A BLOG FOR INNOVATORS AND GAME CHANGERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Aarni Heiskanen, the author and host of AEC Business, is a consultant, architect and educator with over 30 years of experience.

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AEC Hackathon Helsinki
September 16, 2018

The Winning Teams at the AEC Hackathon Helsinki

The AEC Hackathon on September 7-9, 2018, was a part of Housing Fair Finland’s City Living event. The winning hack teams presented three quite different solutions to the hackathon challenges. / continue reading

WDBE 2018
September 14, 2018

Interviews with WDBE 2018 Presenters

The World Summit on Digital Built Environment WDBE 2018 in Helsinki on September 11-12 was a great success. Here’s a collection of my interviews with a number of the presenters. / continue reading

concrete panel wall
September 10, 2018

How AI Can Become a Design Adviser

Parametrized design software is not a recent invention. This software is based on predetermined, fixed algorithms, leaving most of the work to the designer. Sweco, a leading engineering consultancy, is now exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) could take design automation in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry to the next level.  / continue reading

City Mobility Uber
September 6, 2018

How Uber is Developing Urban Mobility –Interview with Marius Macku

I had the pleasure of interviewing Uber’s Marius Macku, Senior Associate of Public Policy & Government Relations, EU. We discuss the outlook for urban mobility. / continue reading

AR in construction
August 30, 2018

BIM Meets Reality on the Construction Site

BIM models are mostly used by foremen on construction sites. But what if they could be made available for workers at the press of a button? This question was what the Finnish government-funded KIRA pilot project set out to answer. As a by-product, the project also produced augmented reality (AR) solutions for construction sites. / continue reading

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