Smart Cities

We round-up a range of articles looking at smart cities.

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What makes a city street “tick”? What gives it that essential but elusive quality of a desirable “ambience”?

29 March 2017 | by

We often talk of the digital construction revolution but what are the top tech trends on a mission to transform the industry? We look to the skies, welcome our new robot overlords, and discover what a world powered by big data will deliver.

29 March 2017 | by

The Swedish-headquartered purveyor of MALMs, EKTORPs and BILLY bookcases is set to make a play for the smart lighting market with its new TRÅDFRI range. With BSRIA estimating that the smart home and light market in the UK is set to grow by almost 30% in 2017 is it time to start specifying smart tech? We look to shed some light on the subject.

07 March 2017 | by

Ecobuild presented a packed programme of inspiring places, people and products, at London's ExCeL from 7 to 9 March.

28 February 2017 | by

4D Hyperlocal - A cultural toolkit for the open-source city is a thought-provoking collection of essays on how the digital construction revolution is reimagining urban design, planning and community engagement as it goes.

15 February 2017 | by

Building successful UK sectors in smart cities, cyber and physical security and realising the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of the Digital Built Britain initiative. But what is the IoT and how can construction make the most of the opportunities it affords?

08 February 2017 | by

Are electric highways the answer to the range problem? Harry Hoster explores the potential for electric vehicle charging without the wires and muses on a dense network of roads that can charge vehicles on the move.

30 January 2017 | by

Mark Bew MBE, chairman at PCSG and the UK BIM Task Group, shared his thoughts on the UK's Level 2 BIM programme and revealed that a BIM Level 3 mandate will form part of Digital Built Britain plans.

01 November 2016 | by

By 2030, 60% of the world’s population is expected to live in mega-cities. How all those people live, and what their lives are like, will depend on important choices leaders make today and in the coming years.

24 October 2016 | by

How can we put bacterial ‘builders’ to work on a new generation of construction materials? Martyn Dade-Robertson explores the potential of synthetic biology and its role in building the cities of the future…

21 October 2016 | by

BIM Level 2 – Was it worth it? Is it working? And what support can we expect for BIM Level 3?

19 September 2016 | by

The cities of tomorrow are smart - technologically-connected, sustainable and reactive. But what does this actually mean? We seek clarity on definitions, look at the importance of emerging models and standards and ask whether inhabitants can expect a better quality of life.

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