Smart Buildings

Analysis

BIM for Facility Management

The merging of information technology and facilities management is an inevitable trend nowadays. Making more energy efficient, more productive and more comfortable buildings for tenants and operators are the main goal of facilities managers.

Analysis

Preparing for tomorrow’s smarter, connected, autonomous built environment

From the proliferation of sensors in buildings that monitor occupancy levels and environmental conditions, to smart utility networks that help reduce energy consumption and improve resiliency, digital technology is changing the real world.

BIM News

CloudCities Update Focuses on BIM—New IFC Support and Password Protected Scenes

AEC industry cloud-based software upstart, CloudCities, advances its offering with new IFC BIM model integration features, private scenes and attribute editor.

BIM News

Siemens to control 3D-printed office in Dubai

The world’s first 3D-printed office building in Dubai, will be controlled using smart technology from Siemens, to integrate the building management systems, access control and surveillance into a central building management platform.

BIM News

Doha and Dubai have the `smartest’ buildings in the Middle East

A new survey of buildings across the Middle East by technology firm Honeywell shows that Doha and Dubai top the list for cities with the `smartest’ buildings, more than half of those surveyed in the ...

Smart Buildings
BIM News

Truly ‘Smart’ Buildings are Finally Here – With Video Management Systems at their Heart

The world of construction is heading for continued growth in many economic hotspots around the world in 2016.

Analysis

Smart Buildings & BIM

In a broad sense, intelligent buildings bring together a number of technologies with the aim of achieving efficiency and a productive environment for the occupants. BIM can be extremely important in helping to achieve this.

Opinion

BIM in Smart Buildings Environment

Building Information Modelling (BIM) was introduced in the early-1990’s initially used in modelling steel structures, by the mid-1990’s the shift started to take place into architectural, engineering and construction (AEC).

Opinion

The Future of Building Technology

Our world is going through changes that have a substantial impact on our environment, dramatic population growth, urbanisation, global warming and resource shortages. These ongoing changes are forcing us to think in new ways.

Analysis

BIM will Become Mainstream for Smart Buildings

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is being described as a game-changing information and communications technology (ICT) and cultural process for the construction and smart buildings sector.