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Aarni Heiskanen, the author and host of AEC Business, is a consultant, architect and educator with over 25 years of experience.

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WDBE 2018 Helsinki
May 30, 2018

WDBE 2018 – Full Program Published

On September 11-12, 2018, the World Summit on Digital Built Environment WDBE 2018 will showcase a unique portfolio of ideas, projects, and businesses from the digital forefront of design, construction, and real estate. The event will take place in Helsinki, Finland.

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May 25, 2018

Sweco Boosts Construction Productivity and Quality with AI

Artificial intelligence is a much-hyped technology, but there are only a handful of real-life implementations in construction. Sweco is one of the first in the world to showcase the use of machine learning in structural design. / continue reading

May 17, 2018

BLOXHUB – A Co-Working Space for an Ecosystem

Coworking spaces have become popular in the Nordics, but few of them are focused on a certain vertical. Torben Klitgaard, director of BLOXHUB, describes the unique initiative from Denmark. It invites architects, designers, contractors, and tech companies to create better cities. / continue reading

echargie
May 9, 2018

Echargie: How to Make Use of Existing Infrastructure for E-Mobility

All major car manufacturers are committed to making hybrids and 100 % electric vehicles (EVs). Consequently, a growing number of drivers will need sockets to charge their vehicles. Echargie solves this problem by turning any power socket into a smart charging station. / continue reading

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May 2, 2018

Survey: Manual Processes Hurt Quality Control and Add Costs on Construction Sites

A new survey of 500 US executives and managers in construction and engineering found that nearly half still use manual collection processes to capture critical data on job sites. These manual processes increase the time needed to make decisions, hurt work quality, and leave firms facing unnecessary costs. / continue reading