Construction

Smart Cities

Do Smart Cities Work in Developing Countries?

August 25th, 2022
Smart Buildings

How Does Biden’s New Clean Energy Bill Impact Smart Buildings?

August 22nd, 2022
Smart Cities

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 […]

Smart Cities

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 […]

Smart Cities

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 […]

Smart Cities

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 […]

Smart Buildings

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 […]

Smart Cities

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 […]

Smart Cities

Building Greater Efficiency into the Construction Industry

2017 was an important year for the construction industry. Consultancy firm McKinsey estimates the sector to now be worth around $10 trillion, potentially growing up to $14 trillion by 2025. While the numbers are impressive, what made 2017 so important for the construction industry was realizing its inefficiencies. The early introduction of advanced technologies have […]

Smart Buildings

Using Generative Design, Buildings can Mimic the World’s Greatest Designer – Mother Nature

There are few better designers in this world than Mother Nature herself. Not short on time, Nature’s evolutionary approach to design weeds out weaknesses and promotes strengths over millions and even billions of years in order to create masterpieces that seem perfectly suited for their environments. From lichen, to dragonflies, to humans, each successful life […]

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