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Smart Cities

Do Smart Cities Work in Developing Countries?

August 25th, 2022
Security

Laying the Infrastructure for Global Physical Security Market Growth

April 7th, 2022
Smart Cities

Building Electrification Demands Smart Adaptation

The growing trend of electrification in buildings appears to be an obvious choice for authorities around the world. Electrification was prominent in California’s latest Building Energy Efficiency Standards update and in president Biden’s efficient buildings strategy, it has been a growing influence on building policy in the EU for sometime and is estabilishing itself as an important issue […]

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 […]

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

The Building Process Must Begin with the End in Mind!

Too many modern buildings are born old. Planned with the smartest intentions but arrive obsolete on completion. This reality points to a problem-of-process that gives many buildings a handicap from birth, condemning them to a short life where they can never reach their potential value. If we are ever to realize our broad smart building […]

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