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, an innovation agency. Aarni holds a master's degree in architecture. Connect with Aarni on LinkedIn

How Product Identifiers Can Enhance Your Building Process barcode reader

How Product Identifiers Can Enhance Your Building Process

Have you considered the significance of a product’s bar code when you shop at a supermarket?  The 50-year-old invention contains a standardized product number essential to the operation of the whole value chain: the retail store, the distribution center, the transportation company, the warehouse, the vendor, and the producer.  Standardized numbers also allow us consumers […]

Leaders Circle – AEC Leadership Training Leaders Circle

Leaders Circle – AEC Leadership Training

Will The Leadership Skills That Got You Here Get You Where You Need to Go NOW? Leaders Circle Delivers the Goods Enroll now for May 24 start. Working from home… Large-scale prefabrication…Artificial Intelligence…Lean construction processes…New materials… Materials shortages…Diversity, Equity and Inclusion…Covid 19…. Robot dogs working on construction sites…Virtual meetings…etc…etc….etc… The massive changes impacting the AEC […]

SafeGuard, an AI-Powered Safety Solution for Construction, Raises $8 Million SafeGuard safety on construction site

SafeGuard, an AI-Powered Safety Solution for Construction, Raises $8 Million

SafeGuard’stechnology identifies hazardous patterns, generates risk predictions, and enforces preemptive measures in real time and cross-industry. SafeGuard is an international Safety-Tech company that uses machine learning to predict and prevent accidents on construction sites. Today, the startup announced an $8 million Series A funding round. Hi-tech investors Ron Zuckerman and Hillel Kobrinsk lead the round. Also participating are Ronen Peled, Yehuda Rachamim, Zemach […]

Sonic Sculptures: Shaping the Urban Soundscape with Aki Päivärinne Aki Päivärinne OiOi

Sonic Sculptures: Shaping the Urban Soundscape with Aki Päivärinne

In this special episode of the AEC Business podcast, Aarni Heiskanen’s guest is Aki Päivärinne, Sound Designer at OiOi. Aki is a versatile professional. He is a Sound Designer (TeM), Musician, Composer, UX-Sound Designer, and Taste-Sound Designer at OiOi. OiOi crafts meaningful, immersive, and interactive installations in the built environment by using the latest digital technology. In the […]

AI-Powered Construction Material Procurement App Raises $4.65M construction materials procurement

AI-Powered Construction Material Procurement App Raises $4.65M

Field Materials says it is the world’s first material-purchasing software powered by AI. The startup has now raised a $4.65 million seed round. Founders Eldar Sadikov and Victor Gane are Stanford-educated serial entrepreneurs. They sold their previous company to PayPal in 2018 and have backgrounds in AI, payments, e-commerce, and construction. Blumberg Capital leads the […]