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May 2, 2017

Discussing Parametric Design with Shajay Bhooshan of Zaha Hadid Architects

Robotics, 3D printing, and digital fabrication—these evolving technologies are changing how we design and construct. Looking into the future can surprisingly cause us to rediscover history, as I learned when discussing parametric design with Shajay Bhooshan. / continue reading

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March 22, 2017

You’re Invited to Revitalize a Suburb with an Online Game

There’s now an online game for complementary development of a Finnish suburb. It educates and inspires inhabitants on how to boost the vitality of their neighborhoods. It also provides valuable information to the city, builders, and designers. / continue reading

January 2, 2017

A New Era of Construction Quality with IoT and Blockchain

A construction project is a network of hundreds of processes, participants, products, and materials. It’s no wonder that everything does not always go as planned. A building or infrastructure can have defects that are costly to repair and that can end up in lawsuits. The Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technologies could give construction quality management a much-needed boost. / continue reading

December 18, 2016

Benefits and Pitfalls of Partnerships Between Companies

To bring innovations to the market, companies almost always need partnerships. Partnerships can offer scalability, productivity, and open up new markets. However, partnerships are not easy to establish and manage.

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July 3, 2016

The Innovation Maze – A Book for Innovators and Game Changers

Innovation is a maze. You can get in, but navigating to a commercialized innovation fails eight times out of ten. Gijs van Wulfen’s book The Innovation Maze is a practical guide to finding your way through the maze.  / continue reading

June 8, 2016

Ten Ways to Innovate AEC Services – Part 2

Every company, big or small, can innovate. Companies that don’t innovate end up competing with their peers on the lowest profit. Here are five more ways to start innovating your next service (check out the first five). / continue reading

May 17, 2016

Ten Ways to Innovate AEC Services – Part 1

Every company, big or small, can innovate. Companies that don’t innovate end up competing with their peers for the lowest profit. Here are five of the ten ways to start innovating your next service. / continue reading

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April 17, 2016

Innovative Ideas for Managing Your Contracting Business

I had the pleasure to give an interview to PDH Contractors Academy. The interview is titled Expert Interview Series: Aarni Heiskanen on Innovative Ideas for Managing Your Contracting Business. / continue reading

February 12, 2016

Selling Your Idea: Understand What You Are Selling and Set Goals

Despite that the construction industry is often considered conservative, there is always plenty of room for fresh ideas. Original ideas are the reason businesses can innovate their offerings much more quickly, continue providing better services to the customers, and grow profitably. The challenge is to sell your idea to your peers or to your customers. / continue reading

January 21, 2016

Adopting a Culture of Experimentation in Construction

I’ve attended numerous seminars and workshops that came to the same conclusion: construction must become more customer-focused and, at the same time, productivity must go up. In spite of even substantial investments in development projects and change programs, very little has changed. Could a culture of experimentation come to the rescue? / continue reading

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