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A Culture of Innovation – Interview with Daniel Sundlin, Partner at Bjarke Ingels Group

In this podcast interview, my guest is Daniel Sundlin, a partner at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in New York. We talk about how BIG innovates and what opportunities and challenges digitalization brings to architecture. BIG is a Copenhagen and New York based group of architects, designers, builders, and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, […] The post A Culture of Innovation – Interview with Daniel Sundlin, Partner at Bjarke Ingels Group appeared first on AEC Business.

15mins

27 Mar 2017

Rank #1

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Field Reports the Smart Way – Interview with ArchiSnapper

In this podcast interview I have two guests: Jeroen de Paepe and Pieter Eerlings of ArchiSnapper. Jerry and Peter share the story of their company and tell about their mobile app for field reports, ArchiSnapper. Jerry and Peter of ArchiSnapper The founders of ArchiSnapper originally offered Web and mobile software development. When one of their […] The post Field Reports the Smart Way – Interview with ArchiSnapper appeared first on AEC Business.

10mins

14 Dec 2015

Rank #2

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Visualization as a Sales Tool – Interview with Doug Vickerson

In this podcast episode I interview Doug Vickerson, the CEO of Renoworks Software. Their design and presentation sofware tools help manufacturers and remodelers sell more through personalized visualizations. You can learn more about Renoworks at renoworks.com and about Renoworks Pro at renoworkspro.com. Listen to the interview (also on iTunes and other platforms) The post Visualization as a Sales Tool – Interview with Doug Vickerson appeared first on AEC Business.

18mins

17 Dec 2015

Rank #3

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From 3D Printing to 3D Value Networks – An Interview with Janne Kyttanen

What’s the future of 3D printing in construction? I discussed this and other related topics with 3D visionary Janne Kyttanen in this podcast episode. Kyttanen, the CEO of What the Future Venture Capital, is a Finnish conceptual artist and designer who is best known for his work in design for 3D printing. He is the […] The post From 3D Printing to 3D Value Networks – An Interview with Janne Kyttanen appeared first on AEC Business.

16mins

24 May 2020

Rank #4

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Game Technology for Construction – Interview with Petri Kokko

Petri Kokko is a Finnish architect, service developer, and the CEO of Sova3D. In the 40th episode of the AEC Business podcast Petri shares his experiences and ideas on using game technology in construction. The slogan of Petri’s newly founded company is Internet of spaces. Sova3D creates interactive building models and develops new applications that utilize […] The post Game Technology for Construction – Interview with Petri Kokko appeared first on AEC Business.

18mins

30 Dec 2015

Rank #5

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AI for Construction – An Interview with René Morkos of ALICE

Artificial Intelligence is finding its way into construction planning and simulation. I interviewed René Morkos, the founder and CEO of ALICE Technologies. ALICE combines a first-of-its-kind construction planning platform with a powerful AI engine and promises big savings on construction projects. In the interview, we discuss, among others, the following topics: René’s professional experience and […] The post AI for Construction – An Interview with René Morkos of ALICE appeared first on AEC Business.

29mins

15 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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Computational Design and Digital Fabrication

In this podcast interview with Shajay Bhooshan, Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects, we discuss computational design, digital fabrication, and AI. The topics include: Parametric, algorithmic, and generative design –are these all the same? How much computational design have Zaha Hadid Architects used in their most recent projects How computational/parametric design differs from a more […] The post Computational Design and Digital Fabrication appeared first on AEC Business.

24mins

30 May 2019

Rank #7

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Become a Successful Innovator – Interview with Gijs van Wulfen

This is the 50th episode of the AEC Business podcast! As a special guest, I have Gijs van Wulfen, a globally renowned innovation speaker and founder of the FORTH Innovation Methodology. We talk about his new book, The Innovation Maze, and how you can become a successful innovator. Gijs was chosen by LinkedIn as one of the […] The post Become a Successful Innovator – Interview with Gijs van Wulfen appeared first on AEC Business.

18mins

13 Jul 2016

Rank #8

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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.  Here are snippets of the summary of Kasmir’s thesis, published in May 2016 at Tampere University of Technology: “Business development has not been a strength for architectural firms, […] The post Strategy and Communication for Architects – Interview with Kasmir Jolma appeared first on AEC Business.

13mins

11 Oct 2016

Rank #9

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Digitalizing the Building Permit Process

In this podcast episode, Aarni speaks with Francesca Noardo and Rick Klooster who gave presentations at this year’s first WDBE pre-event which took place in Tallinn, Estonia. The event was about BIM-based Building Permit Process Automation. The WDBE pre-event took place on the 20th of February 2020 and was hosted by the Estonian Ministry of Economic […] The post Digitalizing the Building Permit Process appeared first on AEC Business.

18mins

7 Apr 2020

Rank #10

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Reinventing the Building Envelope – Interview with Gordon A Geddes

In this interview with Gordon A Geddes, CEO of Lynx Systems, we talk about reinventing the building envelope. Gordon also gives great advice to innovators in the construction industry. Here are our discussion topics: Why Gordon became interested in innovation in the construction industry What are responsive building envelopes What it the problem with traditional […] The post Reinventing the Building Envelope – Interview with Gordon A Geddes appeared first on AEC Business.

21mins

5 Aug 2016

Rank #11

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Digital Transformation of the Estonian Construction Sector: An Interview with Jaan Saar

In this episode of the AEC Business Podcast, Jaan Saar tells us about his work as Head of Digital Construction and why he thinks the public sector has a key role in the digitalization of the construction industry. Jaan has managed processes and IT in the construction industry for over 15 years. He joined the […] The post Digital Transformation of the Estonian Construction Sector: An Interview with Jaan Saar appeared first on AEC Business.

26mins

13 May 2019

Rank #12

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Skender’s Modular Revolution: An Interview with Angela Spadoni

I had the pleasure of interviewing architect Angela Spadoni, the director of residential architecture at Skender. On this podcast episode, we discuss how the company is taking the industry forward with modular construction. Skender is one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019”. Last year, the Chicago-based construction, design and manufacturing firm launched […] The post Skender’s Modular Revolution: An Interview with Angela Spadoni appeared first on AEC Business.

25mins

11 Apr 2019

Rank #13

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Simulation on the Web with SimScale – an Interview with David Heiny

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation requires extensive computational power. Cloud-based services allow architects and engineers to do simulations without investing in high-end hardware. In this podcast interview, David Heiny, the CEO and Co-Founder of SimScale, explains how AEC firms can run simulations in a web browser. David is Co-Founder and CEO of SimScale. SimScale is […] The post Simulation on the Web with SimScale – an Interview with David Heiny appeared first on AEC Business.

24mins

12 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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Citizen-Centric Development: An Interview with Ken Dooley

In this interview with Ken Dooley of Granlund, we discuss sustainability from a user’s point of view and how technology will help cities become more citizen-centric. Dr. Ken Dooley is a Technology Director at Granlund in Helsinki. He has over 15 years’ experience as a consultant in the built environment and has worked in London, […] The post Citizen-Centric Development: An Interview with Ken Dooley appeared first on AEC Business.

23mins

26 Feb 2019

Rank #15

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Three Views into Residential Innovation

The leading Finnish residential business conference of 2016 gathered industry leaders to Helsinki on January 26, 2016. In addition to the presentations on the present state and future trends of the market we also learned about digitalization and residential innovations. My company, AE Partners, was one of the organizing partners of the Asuntomarkkinat 2016 conference. […] The post Three Views into Residential Innovation appeared first on AEC Business.

19mins

1 Feb 2016

Rank #16

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Killer Innovations – Interview with Phil McKinney

Phil McKinney is an award winning innovator of technologies and products used by 100’s of millions of consumers and businesses worldwide. In this interview, Phil shares ideas on how to innovate in the construction industry. In this interview, we discuss What are killer innovations Where to innovate How to use questions as an innovation tool How to brainstorm […] The post Killer Innovations – Interview with Phil McKinney appeared first on AEC Business.

22mins

28 May 2016

Rank #17

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AEC Hackathons – Interview with Teemu Lehtinen

In this podcast interview I talk with Teemu Lehtinen, Doctoral Candidate at Aalto University, about AEC Hackathons. The AEC Hackathon gives those designing, building, and maintaining our built environment the opportunity to collaborate with cutting edge technologies and its developers and designers. It’s a weekend of ‘geek-sourcing’ for improving the industries that affect all that […] The post AEC Hackathons – Interview with Teemu Lehtinen appeared first on AEC Business.

10mins

23 Apr 2016

Rank #18

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What’s Around the Corner? An Interview with Rita McGrath

I had the pleasure of interviewing Rita McGrath about pivotal changes in business environments. That’s the topic of her latest book Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen. I was interested in hearing what an inflection point could be in the construction industry. In the interview, we discuss the […] The post What’s Around the Corner? An Interview with Rita McGrath appeared first on AEC Business.

9mins

1 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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The Story of BulldozAIR – Interview with Ali El Hariri

In this episode of the AEC Business podcast I talk with Ali El Hariri, Co-Founder and CEO of BulldozAIR. Ali’s company developed a mobile and Web solution for visual task management for construction. Ali is a construction engineer who realized, while working on projects, certain limitations with existing construction software. They were internal solutions that did […] The post The Story of BulldozAIR – Interview with Ali El Hariri appeared first on AEC Business.

21mins

8 Feb 2016

Rank #20