Smart Building & Construction News

LG helps US homes order smart consumables

After record numbers of consumers upgraded to smart home appliances in the past year, South Korean firm LG Electronics’ US subsidiary is improving user convenience with its centralised ThinQ [...]

Latium integrates PCL smart construction into IoT OS

Canadian firm Latium Technologies has integrated PCL’s Job Site Insights (JSI) smart construction platform into its IoT operating system. “This agreement brings together PCL’s dynamic and highly capable smart [...]

Sysinno runs air quality detectors on Microsoft Azure

Taiwanese firm Sysinno Technology has announced that its iAeris line of indoor air quality detectors will run on Microsoft Azure’s Sphere. The company says this makes them the world’s [...]

Gamgee and Yissum tackle smart home authentication

Amsterdam smart home company Gamgee, and Yissum, the technology transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, are developing machine-learning algorithms that enable seamless identification of multi-vendor IoT devices [...]

Ergomotion bed connects with smart homes

California-based Ergomotion has introduced beds that connect with smart home technology to improve home automation. Imagine a future where the bed instructs the coffee maker to begin brewing automatically [...]

Sonova smart building adapts to outside climate

Swiss hearing-aid company Sonova has opened a smart building for its Phonak Communications subsidiary that adapts heating and ventilation to the outside climate. This is said to be one [...]

Top ten start-ups picked for proptech programme

Ten start-up companies have been selected from nearly 300 submissions from 42 countries and cities to join PropXTech, a corporate innovation programme jointly launched by Hong Kong-based Sino Group [...]

Alliance connects Dali with Bluetooth Mesh and Zigbee

The Dali Alliance has published specifications that define how Dali lighting products can be incorporated into Bluetooth Mesh and Zigbee wireless ecosystems. The specifications are part of the alliance’s [...]

Pelion helps Johnson Controls develop smart buildings

Arm subsidiary Pelion, a connected IoT device service provider, is working with Johnson Controls on smart, healthy and sustainable buildings. This partnership aims to accelerate innovation in connectivity, security [...]

Ring and Yale embed intelligence into Masonite doors

Florida-based door maker Masonite has teamed up with Ring and lock company Yale to integrate power and internet connectivity into residential doors. The collaborations will explore opportunities for product [...]

Kerlink and Hydrao install smart showers in US hostels

French IoT companies Kerlink and Hydrao are combining their technologies to install a smart-shower system for a large chain of US hostels that is expected to reduce water use [...]

Trimble SaaS package targets civil construction

California-based Trimble has announced a cloud-based software-as-a service (SaaS) estimating and budget management package for civil construction professionals. The Quest estimating software is for civil engineering contractors who need [...]