There are a number of areas that IoT will be applied in the building industry:
- Things in Buildings: Virtually every component of a building can be sensored to deliver superior performance benefits. For example, see our case study on lighting control.
- Systems in Buildings: The way all the different things in buildings are connected will change as well. Primarily this is in relation to new forms of building management systems. However, depending on the building sector any number of enterprise systems will be disrupted by IoT. For example tracking of critical assets within buildings will change dramatically. Essentially, whatever the problem is
- Construction and maintenance of buildings: Again tracking of building components during the procurement and construction phase will bring productivity benefits to the construction process. Workers' clothing and equipment can also be instrumented and connected. For example, helmets may include visors with augmented reality to assist workers in assembling and maintaining equipment. It can even be used to monitor the movement of adjacent buildings during construction.
See our micro case studies for more examples.
Edited by Tim Kannegieter