Category: Smart City

Digital Building Technologies: shaping our future as Human Sensors

Digital building technologies are developing faster than designers, users, and other stakeholders are used to assimilating. PropTech is an emerging set of tools that makes buildings intelligent, enabling them to communicate with each other, their components, and contained objects. They automatically collect data about their users, aiming to improve their performance. One example is Digital Twins: Technology that creates a virtual representation of the physical assets, from buildings to contained objects, facilities, and interacting users.

Introducing SPIRE a holistic assessment program for Smart Buildings

Built by TIA and UL, SPIRE is the industry’s first smart building program that holistically measures building technology and performance. Available now, the SPIRE Self-Assessment online tool can evaluate building intelligence based on an expertly curated, objective framework. And coming soon, the SPIRE Verified Assessment and Rating offers a complete smart building evaluation with the opportunity to earn a Smart Building Verified Mark.

Webinar: Assessing Smart Buildings – Planning Your Future Starts Today

What will your smart building be capable of in 10, 25, or even 50 years? What is driving change today and how will it impact buildings and cities in the future? As we are only in the dawn of the new IOT-age, this discussion will look at the horizon to understand what digital transformation will enable for tenants, owners and investors. With new wireless technologies like 5G and Wi-Fi 6 coming to market and more smart devices to connect and secure every day, our expert panel will discuss what building owners and managers need to plan for ahead of the coming wave of innovative smart technologies.

CI&M holding online conference August 11-12

On August 11 and 12 Cabling Installation & Maintenance will host a series of 8 online seminars addressing emerging applications as well as cabling and wireless infrastructure strategies for networks. The online conference, Emerging Applications in Data Center and Enterprise Networks, will include 4 seminars each day. The seminars on Tuesday, August 11 will focus on data center networks and those on Wednesday, August 12 will focus on enterprise networks.

Why do smart building projects stall and how they can succeed

There is a common and recurring challenge amongst commercial real estate developers. To ensure their project does not result in delivering an obsolete building upon substantial completion. This is an understandably stressful predicament for development teams who are having to define functional and experiential uses cases two, three, sometimes five years in advance of completion with expectations that the new building meet both market demand as well as operational requirements.

The Future of Smart Cities

In 1962, The Jetsons cartoon came on the scene and gave us an idyllic world enabled by technology. Things like video chat, holograms, jet packs, 3D printed food, and smartwatches were science fiction at the time. These things are all reality today. While the vision for a truly “smart city” might seem like science fiction to some, it’s fast becoming reality. Smart Cities are fully connected, sustainable, energy efficient, and socially friendly communities that use their infrastructure to intelligently improve the quality of life of those who live and visit there.