Uncertainty is the Only Certainty for Commercial Real Estate Post-COVIDApril 24th, 2020
What Construction NEEDS to Learn from Industrial IOT & ManufacturingMarch 2nd, 2020
How Valuable is the Channel in Smart Building Technology?
In the midst of increased M&A activity in the smart building space, it is natural to consider the implications to building owners, operators and other competing solution providers. Do these acquisitions mean that smart building technology is maturing and has “arrived”. Or, were these acquisitions made opportunistically? It’s hard to know, and the answers may […]
Could Safety be the Gateway for Smart Technology into the Construction Site?
“While sectors such as retail and manufacturing have reinvented themselves, construction seems stuck in a time warp. Global labor-productivity growth in construction has averaged only 1 percent a year over the past two decades, compared with growth of 2.8 percent for the total world economy and 3.6 percent in manufacturing,” states a recent report by […]
Asia Stands Out in the Steadily Growing Building Occupancy Analytics Market
“Growth will be healthy in all regions, but it is the Asia region that will enjoy the most impressive rise in revenues from Occupancy Analytics over the forecast period, with predicted growth of 26.4% CAGR,” estimates our most recent report: Occupancy Analytics and In-Building Location Based Services 2017 to 2022. Markets around the world are […]
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 […]
Verticalized IoT Startups “Will Power the Next Wave of our Industry’s Evolution”
The Internet of Things (IoT) is broad and promises to almost everything for almost everyone: McKinsey & Co. estimates a potential economic impact of IoT systems of as much as $11.1 trillion per year in 2025. Approximately 70% of the value is derived from B2B applications. GE believes the IoT will add $10 to $15 […]
Should India Build Smart Cities?
India is pushing ahead with plans to build 100 Smart Cities in an effort to drive development and improve living standards across the emerging nation. However, last month’s devastating flooding in Chennai has raised an intriguing debate; Should nations who are largely developing, be focusing on smart development in cities, rather than creating basic protection […]