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AEC Business Podcast: Tailwind for Technology Adoption on Construction Sites

The construction industry is undergoing rapid change, and the landscape features a growing number of powerful technology solutions. The wholesale shift toward digitization and adoption of innovation among builders since the outset of the pandemic is undeniable.

In this edition of the AEC Business Podcast, Episode 122, host Aarni Heiskanen welcomes OpenSpace CEO Jeevan Kalanithi to share the results of an OpenSpace customer survey that clearly shows how technology adoption has increased on construction sites across the world. The two also discuss construction technology investments and explore how companies can best deploy new tech in construction.

Listen to this podcast to:

  • Gain new perspectives on the surge of investment in construction technology.
  • Understand the mindset of today’s construction professionals regarding technology adoption based on OpenSpace’s customer survey.
  • Learn how the industry is viewing key construction technology trends such as BIM and digital replicas.
  • Explore the impact of remote project management in construction.

About the Speakers

Jeevan Kalanithi

Jeevan Kalanithi

Jeevan is CEO at OpenSpace. He sold his first company, Sifteo, to 3D Robotics, where he eventually became the President. 3DR, a 200+ person company, launched a drone that made $45M in its first year. 3DR partnered with Autodesk to launch Site Scan, a tool for documenting and analyzing job sites. Jeevan was most recently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Lux Capital. He holds a BS from Stanford and an MS from MIT, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow.
Aarni Heiskanen

Aarni Heiskanen

Aarni Heiskanen, a Finnish construction innovation agent, is hailed as a Top 100 influencer in construction. Aarni has been a pioneer in computer-aided design, he has co-founded a business software company, and worked as a certified management consultant. He runs AE Partners, a business development company. Aarni holds a Master's degree in architecture.
At OpenSpace, we’re on a mission to bring new levels of transparency to construction. We combine simple off-the-shelf 360° cameras, computer vision, and AI to make it incredibly easy to capture a complete visual record of a jobsite, share it via the cloud, and track progress remotely. Our customers have used the platform to capture more than ten billion square feet of jobsite imagery in over 600 million images of active construction projects, from jobsites in 91 countries across five continents.