Arup

Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings Need Smarter Facilities Management

December 20th, 2021
Smart Buildings

In This Age of Smart Workplaces, Is it About Time We Had Smarter Desks?

September 18th, 2018
Lighting

Lighting Takes the LEED on Energy & Occupant WELL-being

“There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that the brightness and wavelength of workplace lighting is not only essential for enabling sight, but that it can also have strong non-visual biological effects, in regulating the human circadian system, and impacting the biological clock of workers, as well as their mood and alertness,” states […]

Smart Buildings

“Most People Don’t Realize how Buildings can Affect our Health & Wellbeing”

How do office workers respond to artificial lighting that simulates natural light? How do changes of indoor environmental conditions affect sleep and stress? What types of indoor environment intervention can increase cognitive performance and improve job satisfaction? In order to answer these questions and others, Minnesota-based Well Living Lab recently announced an extensive three-year scientific […]

Smart Buildings

Putting 3D People Into 3D Building Design With BIM & Advanced Crowd Simulations

Have you ever looked at architectural illustrations, showing relaxed people happily interacting with their built environment, all distributed evenly across the landscape, and thought; that’s not how our buildings and cities actually look. The truth is that many buildings have one busy entrance/exit and another that is not used; cities have a crowded street next […]

Smart Buildings

Building Smart Buildings Smartly – The New Technology of Construction

The construction industry is not known for its willingness to implement new technology but even it can’t ignore the wave of new technology flowing around it. As the abilities of artificial intelligence, drones, augmented reality, 3D printing and other new technologies continue to grow; it looks increasingly like construction is ready to open up to […]

Smart Cities

The Continued Disruption Caused by the Internet of Things Signifies its Progress

The “political dimension” of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities is now becoming increasingly apparent as city authorities and citizens are forced to wake up to the social changes that connected technology brings. That’s according to Léan Doody, associate director at consulting engineering firm Arup, speaking at the Internet of Things Business Summit […]

Smart Buildings,Smart Cities

Designing Buildings Today For The Technologies Of Tomorrow

How would we build our buildings today if we knew the technological developments of the future? While this might just be a wish for most in the smart building sector, London headquartered engineering firm Arup is taking the question very seriously. “As engineers, we need to keep an eye on new advances in technology. Sometimes […]

Smart Buildings

Will Smart Buildings of the Future Charge by the Hour?

Rolls Royce no longer sells engines for aircrafts; it sells flying time. In the automotive industry, many manufacturers are developing Mobility as a Service (MaaS) by way of various car-sharing applications. For many years Software as a Service (SaaS) has been a staple for software giants such as Adobe and Microsoft. “In the building industry, […]

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