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Construction Tech Review | Thursday, August 19, 2021

Nowadays, something about prefixing mundane objects with the word "smart" makes them appear smarter.

FREMONT, CA: A smart building is built with cutting-edge materials and technology that automate and self-regulate all systems. A smart building uses Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to boost utilisation, efficiency, safety, and accessibility while being more sustainable and environmentally conscious.

Characteristics:

  • Connected systems: Numerous buildings now incorporate smart technology to regulate certain regions within their structures. This does not imply that it qualifies as a "smart building." The following stage guarantees that all systems are integrated and that an efficient data processing programme is developed to maximise the building's efficiency.
  • Centralised platform: While a centralised platform is not essential to secure all systems’ independence, it provides building owners and facilities managers with a single user interface and dashboard for monitoring, controlling, and identifying inefficiencies across all integrated platforms.
  • Sensors: Sensors are a critical component of creating an intelligent building. They assist building managers and integrated systems in gathering the necessary data to maximise efficiency and make intelligent resource allocation decisions.
  • Automation: No data is ever thrown away. A smart building is continually collecting data, which the systems must analyse in real-time. This continuous monitoring enables automated modifications that can help control and improve building conditions. 

The purpose of an intelligent building

Intelligent buildings can do the following by incorporating current control and automation techniques:

  • Significant energy saving.
  • Support sustainability and environmental protection.
  • Enhance the tenants' health and safety.
  • Raise the standard of living for those who coexist with it.

The underlying technology of a smart building

The IoT is a collection of web-enabled intelligent devices that gather, send, and act on data acquired from their environments via embedded systems such as CPUs, sensors, and communication hardware. Although human participation is not required in every case, individuals are free to interact with the programme to configure it and access its data. When integrated with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, IoT can significantly improve the efficiency and ease of data collection.

Intelligent Building and the IoT

A building can develop its technology ecosystem by integrating a broad range of smart enablers, such as light and temperature sensors, with security systems, telecommunications devices, and information technology software.

See Also: Top Internet of Things Solution Companies

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