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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

December 2, 2016

ReCoTech: A Slush Side Event Where Startups Partner with Established Companies

The first-ever ReCoTech meetup, an official Slush side event, took place in Helsinki on November 30, 2016. This meetup was an opportunity for startups to partner with established real estate and construction companies and possibly get funding. / continue reading

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October 27, 2016

Augmented Reality for AEC – Interview with Charles Woodward of VTT

Augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are hot topics right now. I had a chance to meet with Professor Charles Woodward, principal scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He is a pioneer and globally renowned authority on AR. / continue reading

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October 11, 2016

Strategy and Communication for Architects – Interview with Kasmir Jolma

I met with Kasmir Jolma, a newly graduated Finnish architect, in Helsinki. We discuss his master’s thesis on strategy and communication for architects and how clients see the architect’s role.  / continue reading

September 19, 2016

How to Evaluate Sustainability Innovations in Construction

I attended a doctoral dissertation defense at Aalto University in Otaniemi on Friday, September 15, 2016. The candidate, Juho-Kusti Kajander, M.Sc. (Econ.), presented his thesis on how construction industry companies can evaluate their sustainability innovations and the economic benefits of innovation investments. / continue reading