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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.
OpenSpace, the global leader in reality capture and AI-powered analytics, empowers construction and real estate companies of every size to digitally transform and create a 360° view of their built environment. Customers such as JLL, AECOM, and RG Construction have used OpenSpace to operate more efficiently and reduce risk, capturing more than 15 billion square feet of imagery from construction projects across thousands of sites in more than 91 countries.