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Jon Belfield, Building Controls Industry Association, BCIA, Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard, MEES, Building Energy Management Systems, BEMS, specification
Big data, better results

Jon Belfield, President of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), reflects on some of the key developments from 2018 and discusses the importance of good specification to ensure long term performance of a BEMS.

Nick Sacke, smart, WeWork, Comms365
Intelligent Infrastructure

Nick Sacke describes the benefits of smart buildings – and the barriers we face in achieving more connected buildings.

Renu Chopra, BSRIA, Megatrends, Henry Lawson, Iain Gordon, KNX UK, Terry Sharp, NDA Consulting
The future is now

Renu Chopra reports on trends in smart building technology and considers the gap between vision and reality.

Alpesh Trivedi, interconnection, Industry 4.0, fourth industrial revolution, The Internet of Things, Cloud, 3D manufacturing, York
Smart watch

Alpesh Trivedi believes the HVAC sector is on the cusp of an enormous technological revolution, driven by digitisation. He explains how it will impact on building services.

Karen Fletcher, BACnet, ASHRAE, Optigo Networks, Andy McMillan, Ryan Hughson, Project Haystack
Talking the same language

Karen Fletcher looks at the future of BACnet in the fast-moving world of the internet. Can this familiar protocol keep pace in the new world of smart buildings?

Nick Mellor, lift, Internet of Things, otis, ThyssanKrupp, KONE, BS EN ISO 25745, Lift and Escalator Industry Association, LEIA
Going up

Nick Mellor explains how the humble lift is getting smarter and why this matters to building owners and users.

Open minded

Iain Gordon explains why, even though proprietary equipment control systems may seem an easy choice for specifiers, taking the open approach is more effective and efficient in the long-run.