Tag archives for: construction

suburb game
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

February 9, 2017

The Sharing Economy for Construction – Interview with Kevin Forestell of Dozr

In this podcast interview with Kevin Forestell, Founder and CEO of Dozr, we discuss how contractors can lend and rent heavy equipment using the company’s new online service.

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augmented reality construction
January 29, 2017

Augmented Reality for Construction Videos

I’ve been looking for information on augmented and virtual reality for construction. Here is a collection of  videos that I’ve come across lately on the use of augmented reality. / continue reading

decking
January 12, 2017

Building with Recycled Plastics – Interview with Jeff Mintz of Envirolastech

Plastic waste is a huge global problem and we need viable solutions. In this interview with Jeff Mintz, CEO of Envirolastech, we discuss how plastic can be recycled and used as a building material in a unique way. / 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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December 6, 2016

ReCoTech: How WeWork Uses Data to Make Buildings Better

HESA-SAFA hosted the afternoon presentations at ReCoTech in Helsinki on November 30, 2016. One of the excellent presenters was Daniel Davis, Lead Researcher at WeWork. He talked about how his company uses data to make offices better. / continue reading

mbientlab-team
November 14, 2016

Sensors for Smarter Construction – Interview with Laura Kassovic of MbientLab

I had the pleasure of interviewing Laura Kassovic, CEO and Co-founder at MbientLab Inc. We discuss how wearable technology and smart sensors can help on the construction site.

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site-pix4d
November 7, 2016

A New Perspective on Mapping Construction Sites with the Crane Camera System

In this interview, Julian Norton, Business Development Manager of Pix4D, talks about the company’s innovative mapping system for construction sites. Pix4D has just launched an early adopter program and is looking for test users.
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October 3, 2016

REDI: High-rise Housing and Service Hacking

When you come to Helsinki by boat, the most prominent buildings on the skyline are a few churches. In fact, the city of Helsinki has not favored high-rise buildings, until now. Several projects that will reach unprecedented heights are under construction, and I visited one of them, REDI. / continue reading

September 27, 2016

Rhumbix: A Productivity Platform for Construction – Interview with Guy Skillett

I had the pleasure of interviewing Guy Skillett, head of construction at Rhumbix, a construction industry IT startup. In addition to the audio interview, here’s a summary of our conversation.

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