Digital Construction and Smart Cities – Interview with Paul Doherty

Aarni interviewed Paul Doherty, AIA, President and CEO of the digit group. Paul is a BIM pioneer, construction innovator, and smart city strategist. Listen to the...
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Aarni Heiskanen’s Article in Construction Research and Innovation Journal

The technology of trust: How the Internet of Things and blockchain could usher in a new era of construction productivity. The article by Aarni Heiskanen was published in Construction Research and Innovation Volume 8, 2017 - Issue 2. Contact us at if...
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Automating Construction Processes by Making BIMs Machine-Readable

Process digitalization and automation is an essential strategy in improving construction productivity. A Finnish fast-track standardization project is paving the way to automation by making open building information models (BIMs) machine-readable. Read...
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The Agile Construction Company – Interview with Pirita Vainio of NCC Group

NCC Group is actively exploring agile methods such as Scrum and Kanban. In this podcast interview, Pirita Vainio, Head of Digital and Innovation at NCC, talks about how a newcomer to the industry brought agile practices into a construction company. Listen to the...
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BIM Summer School – Aarni Heiskanen Presenting

In this interview with Vishal Singh, assistant professor at Aalto University, tells about the upcoming BIM Summer School.  Aarni Heiskanen will be presenting at the BIM Breakfast on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Read the...
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