Construction Industry

Security

Laying the Infrastructure for Global Physical Security Market Growth

April 7th, 2022
Smart Cities

The Role of Buildings in a Smart City’s Circular Economy

March 24th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Are We Crossing the PropTech Chasm? Geoffrey Moore Interview

“In the past, most of the technology disruption was actually happening inside the tech sector itself —Microsoft would disrupt IBM and Google would disrupt Yahoo, or whatever— but what’s happened in the last 15 years, is that tech has begun disrupting other industries,” explained best-selling author Geoffrey Moore during a Memoori podcast last week. “The first […]

Smart Cities

BIM: Beyond Building Construction to Operation & the Digital Twin

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has established itself as a key software in the fields of building design, construction, and more recently operation. Each new iteration of BIM software introduces features that open up new opportunities for buildings and compel the building industry to imagine what might be possible in the years to come. BIM is now […]

Smart Cities

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

On June 14th 2017, a fire broke out at Grenfell Tower, a high-rise residential block in northwest London, and claimed the lives of 72 people. The subsequent inquiry found fundamental failings at every stage of the building safety process, from construction, to regulation, inspection, and emergency response. In reaction, the UK government launched a review […]

Security

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

Dame Judith Hackitt has spoken extensively about the construction industry’s need for a more joined-up approach. Her report, ‘Building a Safer Future: Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety’, produced in the wake of the UK Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017, made a number of recommendations on preventing similar incidents from taking place in the future. Her […]

Smart Buildings

Digital Twins Advance the Journey Towards Improved Commercial Building Outcomes

This article was written by Daphne Tomlinson, Senior Research Associate at Memoori. While the benefits of Digital Twin solutions have been seen in pilot projects, this early adopter phase has yet to fully deliver on the promise of improved outcomes for commercial buildings.  This was the conclusion of our 2020 article on Early Innovators at the Forefront of […]

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 […]

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