We champion the physical environments that people need to work, rest and play - offices, homes, services and open spaces. We focus on opportunities for engineering and technology. Bringing together experts from a range of professional disciplines across industry, academia and government, we deliver programmes of activity, inspired by issues of the day and innovation, from retrofit to new build and beyond.
The IET is investigating the impact of the increased use of digital technologies in the built environment and has launched a survey to examine their impact of the use on the security and resilience on built assets (buildings and/or infrastructure).
Challenges and Opportunities of Data-Driven Systems for Building-, Community- and City-Scale Applications
Data has always played a profound role in the decision-making and engineering management processes within the built environment, whether at building-, community- or city-scale.
Whilst Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a welcome addition to the digital information available when planning, designing, building, operating and maintaining the built environment, is it fully understood, being widely adopted or suitably protected from cyber-attacks?
Which technologies will have the greatest impact when it comes to reducing the carbon footprint of buildings? Our ‘future power’ programme will showcase the latest innovations in micro generation, storage and low voltage and direct current networks.
How can we continue to provide heat and cooling to buildings which have traditionally relied on fossil fuels? Our ‘heat’ programme will explore the opportunities from improving energy efficiency to embracing retrofit and switching to low-carbon energy sources.
Resilience and sustainability in water availability and quality, natural disasters, and opportunities for integrating water into the built environment will be an area of focus. Technology will be encouraged to better manage this scarce resource.
27 October 2015
27 October 2015
Using wooden floors, doors and furniture when furnishing a house could significantly reduce carbon emissions, a UN agency has said.
The Land Rover BAR sailing team, aspiring to become the first British team to win the America’s Cup next year, has scored a different first by becoming the first British sports team to have built a base compliant with highest sustainability standards.
A sensor-fitted connected office desk developed by Arup engineers aims to give individuals greater control over their open-plan office environment.
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