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Uptick and PlanRadar: Two Scale-Ups Transforming Building Compliance for Life Safety

September 8th, 2021
Smart Cities

It Wouldn’t Be the First Time that Disease Reshaped our Built Environment

July 7th, 2020
Smart Buildings

Legacy Procurement Practices Continue to Hold Back the Building IoT Market

Construction methodology is still, for the most part, archaic. It starts with a strategic definition, where a business case is developed around the client’s requirements and budgets, and sites are appraised. Once the project is defined, preparation and briefing can begin, where budgets, outcomes and aspirations are refined further and feasibility can be studied. Next, […]

Smart Buildings

On Buildings that Compute. A Proposal.

“What if the intelligent matter of our surroundings could understand us, give us feedback and communicate with us? What if the walls surrounding us were not only supporting our roofs, but had increased functionality? What if each brick, or building block, was a self-powered, decentralised computing entity that would comprise a part of an emerging, […]

Smart Buildings

Like “a Motherboard for Buildings”

The Internet of Things (IoT) is infiltrating every corner of the building. Systems like heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting and access control have already been revolutionized by connectivity. More recently, elevators, windows, and furniture have been given a smart makeover. Now, a Toronto firm wants to go one step further by integrating IoT […]

Smart Cities

Is Human Psychology Being Neglected in Our Smart Buildings and Cities?

Smart buildings and cities give great emphasis to being “human-centric” by placing occupant and resident health and safety at the top of their list of priorities. They talk about how their design goes beyond efficiency to increasing health using lighting, air quality monitoring, and a variety of other techniques but are they actually neglecting one […]

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