Tag archives for: tools

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

March 9, 2017

Run Your Service Business from Your Phone – Interview with Joe Crisara, CEO of Jobi

This is my interview with Joe Crisara, CEO of jobi.  We’re discussing the company’s award-winning service contractor app and platform. / continue reading

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

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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September 6, 2016

How BIM Lives After the Handover – Interview with Hans Kristian Grani

I had the pleasure of meeting with Hans Kristian Grani, CEO of Areo, a software startup from Oslo, Norway. We discussed their solution to make building information models and other building data usable and useful after the construction phase. / continue reading

August 18, 2016

BREEAM USA – Interview with Barry Giles

In this episode 52 of the AEC Business podcast I interview Barry Giles, CEO of BREEAM USA. We talk about BREEAM In-Use, a sustainability rating system for existing buildings. It has entered the American marketplace as a localized version, BREAAM USA In-Use. / continue reading

co2 performance ladder
August 9, 2016

CO2 Performance Ladder: Cut Emissions, Save Costs and Win Business

Reducing your company’s CO2 emissions is not optional, especially if you operate in the EU. The CO2 Performance Ladder is a tool that helps companies in improving their environmental and business performance. In this interview, Brian Heikamp, Project Manager at The Foundation for Climate Friendly Procurement and Business, explains the tool and the benefits of using it. / continue reading

augmented reality mixed reality
July 27, 2016

Augmented and Mixed Reality in Construction

Augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) are in the headlines, thanks to the recent mobile gaming boom. How are these emerging technologies applicable to construction? In this blog post, I present six application areas to consider. / continue reading

virtual-reality-construction
July 11, 2016

Virtual Reality for Construction

Paradoxically, Virtual Reality (VR) technologies are still lagging behind the visions that people have for their use.  However, VR has already demonstrated its capacity to change the ways we design, make decisions about, and produce built environments. / continue reading

May 30, 2016

Virtual Reality for Homebuyers – Interview with Teatime Research

I visited the newly formed virtual reality startup Teatime Research, tried out their Showroom app demo, and interviewed the team. They let me step into a virtual apartment house, move around, and modify it to my liking. The experience was great! / continue reading