Rank #1: 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, […]
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Mar 27 2017
Rank #2: 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 […]
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Dec 14 2015
Rank #3: 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)
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Dec 17 2015
Rank #4: 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 […]
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Dec 30 2015
Rank #5: 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 […]
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Oct 15 2019
Rank #6: 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 […]
May 30 2019
Rank #7: 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 […]
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Jul 13 2016
Rank #8: 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, […]
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Oct 11 2016
Rank #9: 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 […]
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Aug 05 2016
Rank #10: 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 […]
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May 13 2019
Rank #11: 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 […]
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Apr 11 2019
Rank #12: 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 […]
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Aug 12 2019
Rank #13: 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 […]
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Dec 01 2019
Rank #14: 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, […]
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Feb 26 2019
Rank #15: 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. […]
Feb 01 2016
Rank #16: 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 […]
May 28 2016
Rank #17: 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 […]
Apr 23 2016
Rank #18: From Earth to Mars and Back – An Interview with David Malott
David Malott, the Founder and CEO of AI SpaceFactory, is my guest on the AEC Business podcast. We discuss the new robotized 3D printing technology that can make living and working on Mars possible but also help us build more sustainably on our planet. AI SpaceFactory was founded in 2017 by David Malott to create […]
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Dec 10 2019
Rank #19: 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 […]
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Feb 08 2016
Rank #20: Circular Economy for AEC Firms – Interview with Pöyry
I had the pleasure to visit the headquarters of Pöyry and meet with Jaana Tyynismaa and Jouni Honkala. In this episode 48 of the AEC Business Podcast we talk about circular economy. Pöyry is an international consulting and engineering company that serves clients globally across the energy, industry and infrastructure sectors. Last year, the net […]
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Jun 15 2016