Smart Building & Construction News

Vodafone launches smart home bundles in Spain

Vodafone is trying to make Spanish homes smart with a bundled package that includes IoT connectivity and security. The One Home Unlimited packages include mobile and fixed connectivity, cinema [...]

Schneider upgrades building management platform

Schneider Electric has launched EcoStruxure Building Operation 3.2, an open integration platform that addresses the entire building ecosystem. It is a scalable and secure architecture that lets users monitor, [...]

Honeywell helps Asean buildings stay healthy

Honeywell has launched integrated technology to help building owners in Asean improve the health of their building environments, operate more cleanly and safely, comply with social distancing policies, and [...]

Willow builds digital twin of LA stadium

Willow, a provider of digital twin technology, is partnering with Hollywood Park, a new, nearly 300-acre sports and entertainment destination in Inglewood, California, being developed by LA Rams owner [...]

PassiveLogic raises $16m for digital twin development

Utah-based PassiveLogic, creator of a fully autonomous building controls platform using digital twin technology, has raised $16m in a series A funding round. PassiveLogic was founded in 2016 by [...]

Brookfield offers house hunters choice of smart home platform

Brookfield Residential, a North American land developer and homebuilder, has introduced a set of tools to provide more choice in the new-home purchase experience and smart-home performance. Brookfield already [...]

Tado° adds smart thermostats to Eni smart home offering

German firm Tado°’s smart thermostat is to be part of the smart home offering from Italian energy company Eni Gas e Luce. The smart home market is experiencing significant [...]

How lighting can make buildings smarter

Chris Irwin, vice president of J2 Innovations, discusses the role of lighting in smart buildings. Lighting plays a major role in the infrastructure of a building and, with advances [...]

Johnson Controls opens innovation centre in Singapore

Johnson Controls has opened a S$50m smart building innovation centre in Singapore in partnership with Microsoft and the National University of Singapore (NUS). The OpenBlue Innovation Center aims to [...]

Winvic project uses IoT to track construction site hazards

UK firm Winvic is using real-time image and machine-learning technologies to detect, recognise and track hazards on its construction sites. This will then alert nearby operatives via IoT-enabled GPS [...]

Viking and Iioote use LoRa and AI to predict black mould

Swedish companies Viking Analytics and Iioote are using LoRa technology and artificial intelligence (AI) to detect the early onset of black mould (stachybotrys chartarum) in buildings. Viking provides analytics [...]

Zigbee chips in with smart home standard

The Zigbee Alliance has set up a working group to provide a European voice to its standards including its Connected Home over IP (Chip) project that aims to increase [...]