BIM

Smart Cities

Can Digital Twins Offer Long-Term Solutions to a Building Safety Crisis?

September 14th, 2021
Smart Buildings

Solving the Design-Build-Operate Divide with Ontology-based Digital Twins

June 16th, 2021
Smart Buildings

GIS Goes Indoors to Bring a New Level of Visual Data Intelligence to Buildings

Geographic information system (GIS) has been around for a long time, dating back to the 1960’s or earlier by many accounts, it has helped urban and regional planners better understand their environment with data rich mapping. In recent decades, GIS has become an important business tool, helping companies understand patterns, trends, and relationships by using […]

Smart Cities

The Emerging Blockchain Across the Entire Lifecycle of Buildings

Blockchain is one of those technological innovations that promise to revolutionize anything it touches. While cryptocurrencies do appear to be surviving the test of time, the actual use of blockchain in the buildings industry has so far been struggling to match the hype that surrounds it. Blockchain is essentially a decentralized database that chronologically and […]

Smart Cities

Scandinavian Minimalist Design Seeps into Smart Urban Development

Scandinavian design is a design movement characterized by simplicity, minimalism, democracy, and functionality that emerged from the five Scandinavian nations in the early 20th century and has flourished across the world since the 1950s. Scandinavian designers are known especially for household goods including furniture, textiles, ceramics, lamps, and glass, but the Scandinavian design phenomenon has […]

Smart Buildings

A Year in The Life of a Building — The Turbulent Story of 2020

The beginning of 2020 seems like a long time ago. While COVID-19 was already starting to make an impact in China and neighboring countries, for the rest of the world it was just another January. In the smart building industry, we were talking about Amazon, Apple, and Google asserting their dominance over the smart home […]

Smart Cities

Autodesk Continues its Digital Construction Crusade with Spacemaker.ai Acquisition

Last week, US-based software giant Autodesk announced the acquisition of Norway-based urban development startup Spacemaker.ai for a reported $240 million. The all-cash-deal is the latest in a string of acquisitions that repeatedly underline Autodesk’s determination to drive the digital evolution in the infamously antiquated construction sector. For a company that also serves the engineering, manufacturing, […]

Smart Buildings

Building Technology Startups Gain a Foothold in Commercial Real Estate Deployments

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori. Smart building startups are gaining a foothold in the commercial real estate sector as indicated by the Increasing deployment of innovative building technologies developed by new entrants. Building owners and operators are adopting AI and IoT building systems to reduce their carbon footprint, […]

Smart Buildings

Software is King across the Commercial Building Lifecycle

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori. Software is a critical component in the lifecycle of a commercial building, starting from the design, planning and construction phases through to building operations and facility maintenance; followed by refurbishment and renovation before the final demolition phase. Until recently, the design and construction […]

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