News and Updates
In this podcast interview, Aarni’s guest is Daniel Sundlin, a partner at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in New York. They talk about how BIG innovates and what opportunities and challenges digitalization brings to architecture.
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.
Nordic Smart Building Convention takes place in Helsinki on June 14-15, 2017. The theme of the event is Reconstructing Buildings into Platforms and Services. Aarni Heiskanen will be hosting two workshops at the event.
More info at nordicsmartbuilding.fi
On February 16, 2017, AE Partners hosted a webinar titled How Virtual and Augmented Reality Can Change Your AEC Business. The webinar is now available on demand.
In this podcast interview, Casey Grey talks about Conscious Building, passive houses, and and how we can make our homes healthier.
On February 16th, 2017, AEC Business is hosting a webinar aimed at the construction industry titled How Virtual and Augmented Reality Can Change Your AEC Business.
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.
A construction project is a network of hundreds of processes, participants, products, and materials. It’s no wonder that everything does not always go as planned. A building or infrastructure can have defects that are costly to repair and that can end up in lawsuits. The Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technologies could give construction quality management a much-needed boost.
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.
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.
MbientLab is a technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It was started about four years ago by a team of engineers who are experts in sensors and machine learning. MbientLab develops wearable technology and also does manufacturing in the USA and Asia.
In this podcast episode, Aarni interviews Joe Pulizzi, the leading content marketing expert. They talk about why content marketing is valuable for AEC firms, where to start, and how to stay successful.
Augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are hot topics right now. Aarni 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.
In this interview, Janne Orava, CEO of Smartblock, tells us about their innovative furniture-like workspace cube.
Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, offers an innovation coupon for SMEs that want to use external expertise for their innovation projects. Tekes has accredited AE Partners as one of the service providers.
Aarni met with Kasmir Jolma, a newly graduated Finnish architect, in Helsinki. They discuss his master’s thesis on strategy and communication for architects and how clients see the architect’s role.
Aarni’s article on REDI, a high-rise residential and commercial center project in Helsinki and #REDIHACK, a service hackathon.
Check out our AEC innovation blog at AEC-Business.com