Living as a Service – Interview with Teemu Suila of Kojamo

November 18, 2018

Kojamo is the biggest housing investor and rental services provider in Finland. Teemu Suila is the Chief Development Officer leading the strategic development and digitalization of the company. 

RecoTech podcast

Opportunities in PropTech – Interview with Duke Long

November 10, 2018

Duke Long is a world-renowned PropTech promoter, commercial real estate broker and owner of the Duke Long Agency. In this interview, he talks about why Proptech is a huge opportunity and how to seize it.

SkenarioLabs Team

SkenarioLabs Uses AI for Property Benchmarking

November 4, 2018

AI continues to be a hot topic across industries. The PropTech startup SkenarioLabs has a data analytics solution that utilizes AI. The results have been successful from the perspective of property owners: reliable technical surveys that contribute to making smart investment decisions.

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Toward Increased Citizen Engagement in Urban Planning

October 27, 2018

Digitalization creates new opportunities for citizen engagement in urban planning. I gave a short presentation on the topic at the Digitalization in Urban Planning event in Helsinki.


eRent: Construction Efficiency Using Principles of the Sharing Economy

October 18, 2018

eRent has developed a digital equipment management portal for construction equipment. At the very heart of the concept lies the resource efficiency that can be achieved using principles of the sharing economy.

3D City Model

City Development with Interactive 3D Models

October 4, 2018

The Finnish city of Hyvinkää has developed a unique internet service for collaborative 3D city planning. It gives real estate owners, investors, developers, designers, authorities, and citizens easy-to-use tools to publish their 3D plans and ideas for the built city environment.

AEC Hackathon Helsinki

The Winning Teams at the AEC Hackathon Helsinki

September 16, 2018

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.

WDBE 2018

Interviews with WDBE 2018 Presenters

September 14, 2018

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.

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How AI Can Become a Design Adviser

September 10, 2018

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. 

City Mobility Uber

How Uber is Developing Urban Mobility –Interview with Marius Macku

September 6, 2018

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.

AR in construction

BIM Meets Reality on the Construction Site

August 30, 2018

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.

How BIM Can Serve Building Owners

August 27, 2018

Building Information Models typically end their active life after the construction phase. An experimental project was initiated to find out whether and how they can serve owners throughout the life cycle of a building.

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