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Do Smart Cities Work in Developing Countries?
Since the Indian government announced their 100 Smart Cities Mission in 2015, industry media channels have been flooded with news on the latest city selected and the next technology to be implemented. Other populous developing countries, like Egypt and Indonesia, are now following India’s smart cities policy with ambitious projects at their own scale, each striving […]
How Does Biden’s New Clean Energy Bill Impact Smart Buildings?
Last week, President Biden signed the new Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law, which will drive over $430 billion toward clean energy and sustainability solutions, with a specific focus on buildings. While the total amount is a step down from the $550 billion suggested in the 2021 Build Back Better proposal, the emphasis on buildings in addition […]
Curving the Linear Model of Construction Towards Circular Buildings
The business case around circular economy approaches in the buildings sector is conclusive and the environmental case against the current linear model of construction, demolition, and disposal is damning —yet wasteful building development culture persists globally. The equivalent building development of the city of Paris will be built each week around the world from now […]
The Role of Buildings in a Smart City’s Circular Economy
“A growing and wealthier global population are straining the biocapacity of our planet. In the densely populated and prosperous Netherlands, for example, we consume more than three times what the Dutch ecosystem can produce, while globally we consume 1.7 times what the Earth can produce. The current rate of resource consumption is unsustainable, both for […]
The Digital Disruption for Post-COVID Construction
“While sectors such as retail and manufacturing have reinvented themselves, construction seems stuck in a time warp,” states a 2018 report by McKinsey & Co. that echos the voice of the whole industry over the last few decades. “Construction lags significantly behind other sectors in its use of digital tools and is slow to adopt […]
What Construction NEEDS to Learn from Industrial IOT & Manufacturing
Why has productivity in manufacturing, retail, and agriculture grown dramatically since 1945; but productivity in construction has barely increased at all? And what can construction learn from other industries to start to address this imbalance? Memoori speaks to IIoT expert Richard Smith from Delphium about what construction can learn from the Manufacturing process. The McKinsey […]
Would you Live in a Smart Home Built by Amazon, Apple or Google?
Through product development and acquisition retail colossus Amazon now provides consumers with almost every element of the smart home, aside from the bricks and mortar itself. This situation led customer experience futurist, keynote speaker and author, Blake Morgan to ask, “would it make sense that Amazon take it to the next level and simply start […]
BIM is Creating a Structure of Innovation to Drive Construction into the Digital Era
“Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the both the leading edge and the foundation of construction innovation”, says Ivanka Iordanova, Director of Pomerleau BIM-VDC. In an industry that has typically struggled to keep up with digitization trends and productivity targets, recent years have seen BIM become the construction sector’s shining light of innovation. Now 2018 seems […]