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.

Spot the Robot on a Skanska Construction Site

Spot the Robot on a Skanska Construction Site spot Skanska

The Finnish Building 2030 consortium and Aalto Robot Learning research group brought Spot the robot to Skanska’s shopping mall construction site in December 2021. The purpose of the test was to see how Spot could use its newly-acquired arm and gripper. Construction companies are testing the capabilities of mobile robots on construction sites. The main […]

AEC Business Newsletters in December 2021

AEC Business Newsletters in December 2021 newsletter

Are you interested in AEC technology and want to keep tabs on what’s new and noteworthy? My newsletter covers weekly one of the four themes: AI, smart construction, industrialized construction, and extended reality. Subscribe here! Here are the editions from December 2021: Industrialized construction Extended reality Artificial Intelligence Smart construction

New and Noteworthy in AEC Tech in 2021

New and Noteworthy in AEC Tech in 2021 podcast aarni Paul

In this last AEC Business Podcast episode of 2021, Paul Wilkinson and Aarni Heiskanen discuss the AEC technology news and phenomena that they found interesting this year. Paul and Aarni started collaborating in 2020. They host AEC TechTV and organized two AEC TECH Webinars with WDBE this year. Both Aarni and Paul blog about AEC […]

Automating Construction with AI – An Interview with Stuart Maggs

Automating Construction with AI – An Interview with Stuart Maggs stuart maggs scaled robotics

I had a great conversation with Stuart Maggs, the CEO of Scaled Robotics. On the AEC Business Podcast we discussed how AI, machine learning, robotics, and BIM work together to create situational awareness of a construction project. Scaled Robotics is a startup that leverages computer vision, machine learning and AI to provide precise construction quality […]

Smart Collaboration on Infrastructure Projects – An Interview with Joe Giegerich

Smart Collaboration on Infrastructure Projects – An Interview with Joe Giegerich Joe Giegerich

I had the pleasure of interviewing Joe Giegerich, founder and CEO of ProjectReady. We discussed why and how the construction sector should start using an integrated data environment on large infrastructure projects. You can listen to the interview on the AEC Business Podcast. The USA, Japan, China, and the EU are among the economies that […]

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