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3 innovations that leverage AI in the building sector

The built environment is facing challenges, from climate change to workforce shortages. However, several emerging technologies are helping the sector address these issues while also revolutionizing the way we design, deliver, and operate facilities. In this article, KP Reddy, founder and CEO of Atlanta-based consultancy Shadow Partners, shares major industry trends and opportunities he expects to

2023-10-01T22:17:45+00:00October 1st, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

The Future is Here: Understanding Smart Building Technology!

In terms of energy efficiency, tenant comfort, and building security, “smart buildings” are the wave of the future in building design and administration. Smart buildings may improve performance, cut costs, and provide a better experience for occupants by utilizing the latest innovations in building automation systems, data analytics, and Internet of Things technologies. This article

2023-09-26T20:12:53+00:00September 26th, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

Self-Governing Wireless Networks Can Empower Smart Buildings

The move to smart buildings and facilities will significantly impact the marketplace. According to FortuneBusinessInsights.com, the smart-building market is projected to grow from $80.62 billion in 2022 to $328.62 billion by 2029, at a CAGR of 22.2% in the forecast period from 2022-2029 (Fig. 1). Making buildings and facilities smarter isn’t just a fad—it delivers real-world operational and financial

2023-09-21T00:10:07+00:00September 21st, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

Heavy Equipment Design influenced by Smart Engineering & Collaborative Solutions

By connecting and enriching the digital thread, heavy equipment makers can achieve collaborative manufacturing for improved process planning. There is no doubt that heavy equipment manufacturers today are being challenged by their customers, the competition, and the industry in general, to develop smarter heavy equipment in a tough economic climate. What must they do to

2023-09-11T01:21:27+00:00September 11th, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

Turn off the lights if nobody’s there: Smart buildings technology

In the last six months, we have seen an explosion of public interest in all things AI (artificial intelligence), bidding up the stocks of companies directly (for example, Microsoft) and tangentially (e.g., Nvidia) linked to this technology. AI-mania has fueled the biggest stock-price rally in the tech sector since 2002. Out of the entire S&P

2023-09-05T22:53:53+00:00September 5th, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

Security’s Central Role in Smart Buildings

What’s in a Name? If you plug in the term “smart building” to Wikipedia it automatically redirects you to the term “building automation.” Here is Wikipedia’s definition: “Building automation is the automatic centralized control of a building’s HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), electrical, lighting, shading, access control, security systems, and other interrelated systems through

2023-08-28T18:18:44+00:00August 28th, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

Can your network infrastructure handle your smart building?

When you think of smart buildings, you might envision technologies like IoT devices, automation, and artificial intelligence. But behind every functional smart building there is a robust network infrastructure that makes connections seamless and data transfers and technology integration possible. A weak or unreliable network can disrupt the operation of the building’s integrated systems. For

2023-08-25T15:28:14+00:00August 25th, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

Smart Building Market as Cities Seek Increased Efficiency

As cities begin investing to improve building sustainability and efficiency, the market for smart buildings is expected to soar through the end of the decade, according to a recent report. ResearchandMarkets.com’ report on the smart building market provides insights into the industry’s trends, projections, as well as the impact on urban development. With governments worldwide investing in smart

2023-08-14T01:07:51+00:00August 14th, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

The smart building evolution

Over the past several decades, miniaturized electronics and networked communications have transformed the way people live, work and play. Now, a new stage in the evolution of the digitally connected world is gaining momentum: the move to smart buildings. A smart building is more comfortable and intuitive for its occupants. At the same time, it

2023-08-07T19:19:48+00:00August 7th, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|

Open-source technologies that cut costs and eliminate vendor lock-in

A building management system (BMS) can greatly streamline oversight of day-to-day operations of the many connected systems—lighting, electrical, HVAC, security, life safety—of a smart building. Building owners and operators looking to reduce their technology spend can consider the use of open-source smart building management platforms as an alternative to commercial alternatives. Not only is the

2023-07-31T11:51:10+00:00July 31st, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Smart Buildings|