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This podcast includes the audio recordings for the AEC Business blog.

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English


Episodes

A New Way to Design in 3D – Interview with Pouria Kay of Grib

8/18/2017
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In this podcast interview with Pouria Kay, CEO and Co-founder at Grib, we talk about the startup’s new, intuitive 3D design tool. Grib® is a cloud–based software that turns a mobile device into a universal controller. With Grib, both young and professional designers can sketch complex objects without first having to learn cumbersome 3D software. You […] The post A New Way to Design in 3D – Interview with Pouria Kay of Grib appeared first on AEC Business.

Duration: 00:12:34


Architectural Democracy – Interview with Pedro Aibéo

7/3/2017
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In this podcast interview with Pedro Aibéo, we discuss Architectural Democracy, a research project, and its practical implementations. Architectural Democracy started as a doctoral research by Pedro Aibéo, architect and civil engineer. Pedro has been doing his research at Aalto Bim Lab, Aalto University School of Engineering. The project has now grown into a larger […] The post Architectural Democracy – Interview with Pedro Aibéo appeared first on AEC Business.

Duration: 00:12:09


Digital Construction and Smart Cities – Interview with Paul Doherty

6/19/2017
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I had the pleasure to talk with Paul Doherty, AIA, President and CEO of the digit group. Paul is a BIM pioneer, construction innovator, and smart city strategist. In this 44-minute interview, we’ll learn, among others How the AEC Hackathon came about Why proper application of BIM will revolutionize construction How to do construction business in […] The post Digital Construction and Smart Cities – Interview with Paul Doherty appeared first on AEC Business.

Duration: 00:44:19


The Agile Construction Company – Interview with Pirita Vainio of NCC Group

5/26/2017
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I had the pleasure of meeting with Pirita Vainio, Head of Digital and Innovation at NCC Group. In this podcast interview, we discuss how a newcomer to the industry brought agile practices into a construction company. NCC Group is actively exploring agile methods such as Scrum and Kanban. What is agile? Agile is the term […] The post The Agile Construction Company – Interview with Pirita Vainio of NCC Group appeared first on AEC Business.

Duration: 00:16:42


Predicting Our Future with Andrew Weinreich

4/26/2017
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In this podcast episode, my guest is Andrew Weinreich. We talk about the future of homebuilding against the backdrop of Andrew’s new podcast Predicting Our Future. Is construction ripe for disruption? Andrew believes that homebuilding is much closer to a tipping point than ever before. In this interview, he explains why. “In the United States, […] The post Predicting Our Future with Andrew Weinreich appeared first on AEC Business.

Duration: 00:29:44


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

3/27/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:15:37


The Conscious Builder – Interview with Casey Grey

2/13/2017
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In this podcast interview, Casey Grey talks about Conscious Building, passive houses, and and how we can make our homes healthier. About Casey Grey Casey Grey is the founder and CEO of The Conscious Builder Inc., an Ontario company. Casey is one of those very few people who knew what he wanted from a very young […] The post The Conscious Builder – Interview with Casey Grey appeared first on AEC Business.

Duration: 00:15:48


The Sharing Economy for Construction – Interview with Kevin Forestell of Dozr

2/10/2017
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In this podcast interview with Kevin Forestell, Founder and CEO of Dozr, we discuss how contractors can lend and rent heavy equipment using the company’s new online service. In the construction industry, the cost of owning and operating equipment is a big factor in profitability. As the owner of a commercial landscaping company, Dozr co-founder and CEO […] The post The Sharing Economy for Construction – Interview with Kevin Forestell of Dozr appeared first on AEC Business.

Duration: 00:10:18


Building with Recycled Plastics – Interview with Jeff Mintz of Envirolastech

1/12/2017
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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. Envirolastech, Inc, is a developer of thermoplastic technology that offers a cost-competitive alternative to wood and concrete in a […] The post Building with Recycled Plastics – Interview with Jeff Mintz of Envirolastech appeared first on AEC Business.

Duration: 00:22:15


Sensors for Smarter Construction – Interview with Laura Kassovic of MbientLab

11/14/2016
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I had the pleasure of interviewing Laura Kassovic, CEO and Co-founder at MbientLab Inc. We discuss how wearable technology and smart sensors can help on the construction site. 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 […] The post Sensors for Smarter Construction – Interview with Laura Kassovic of MbientLab appeared first on AEC...

Duration: 00:12:45


Content Marketing for AEC Companies – Interview with Joe Pulizzi

10/31/2016
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In this podcast episode, I interview Joe Pulizzi, the leading content marketing expert. We talk about why content marketing is valuable for AEC firms, where to start, and how to stay successful. Joe Pulizzi is founder of Content Marketing Institute, the leading education and training organization for content marketing, which includes the largest in-person content marketing event in […] The post Content Marketing for AEC Companies – Interview with Joe Pulizzi appeared first on AEC Business.

Duration: 00:24:53


Strategy and Communication for Architects – Interview with Kasmir Jolma

10/11/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:13:25


Rhumbix: A Productivity Platform for Construction – Interview with Guy Skillett

9/27/2016
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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. What is Rhumbix? Rhumbix is a construction data platform that replaces manual reporting processes like timekeeping, daily reporting, installed quantities and production tracking. The genesis of Rhumbix was […] The post Rhumbix: A Productivity Platform for Construction – Interview with Guy Skillett...

Duration: 00:22:48


Branding AEC Services – Interview with Tobias Dahlberg

8/23/2016
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In this podcast interview Tobias Dahlberg, CEO of Wonder Agency, talks about branding. You’ll learn what a brand means, how to develop a brand, and why branding is a strategic question. What is your definition of “brand”? Assuming that I’m developing a new service in the construction industry, why should I pay attention to branding as part of my strategy? Can you walk us through the process of creating and launching a brand for a service? What do you think about the relationship...

Duration: 00:14:30


BREEAM USA – Interview with Barry Giles

8/18/2016
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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. Here's how BREEAM USA describes BREEAM In-Use: "In 2009, BRE Global developed BREEAM In-Use (BiU), the scheme which just launched this year in the US. It is an assessment and certification process designed to help building owners,...

Duration: 00:29:06


Become a Successful Innovator – Interview with Gijs van Wulfen

7/13/2016
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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 first 150 influencers. On his LinkedIn page he says: “Why is innovation made complex by so many people? My mission is to make innovation simpler, and inspire you with my...

Duration: 00:18:38


How Construction Will be Disrupted – Interview with Stefan Engeseth

6/20/2016
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Stefan Engeseth is author, consultant, speaker, CEO and Guest Professor. His latest book is Sharkonomics. In this podcast episode, we're going to talk about what nature has taught Stefan and how that could be applied to the construction industry. Sharks are not only nature’s most revered killing machines, they are highly strategic and efficient predators. Studying their behavior and instincts can provide lessons for companies of any size who want to attack the competition. Stefan...

Duration: 00:13:28


Circular Economy for AEC Firms – Interview with Pöyry

6/15/2016
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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 sales of Pöyry Group were over half a billion euros, with around six thousand employees. Jaana is President of Environmental Business in Pöyry...

Duration: 00:18:37


Killer Innovations – Interview with Phil McKinney

5/28/2016
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Phil McKinney is an award winning innovator of technologies and products used by 100’s of millions ofconsumers and businesses worldwide. In this interview,Phil shares ideas on how to innovate in the construction industry. Since 2005, Philhas shared his expertise in innovation and creativity, free of charge (in anapproach he refers to as “paying it forward”) through his award winning weekly podcast KillerInnovations™. Philhas been credited with forming and leading multiple teams that...

Duration: 00:22:48


AEC Hackathons – Interview with Teemu Lehtinen

4/23/2016
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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 live or work in a house or building. It has become a global community of innovators that include all elements...

Duration: 00:10:53

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