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Built Environment

Smart innovation for tomorrow's urban landscape

A platform for professionals working or interested in the built environment industry. Sharing best practice for a sustainable future through publications, services, professional networking opportunities and events. 

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Digital Technology Adoption in the Smart Built Environment technical briefing

There is a rapidly changing landscape for digital technologies in the built environment. Understanding the opportunities, challenges and enablers for successful systems implementation is key to ensuring appropriate investment of time and resources in digital built environment projects. Download the Digital Technology Adoption in the Smart Built Environment technical briefing and get an insight and case studies showcasing industry projects delivered in this area.

Latest news

nest-weave Low-power smart devices given boost with Nest’s Weave platform

Smart home purveyor Nest has unveiled its Weave platform that will allow devices to speak directly with one another without a connection to the internet. 

tube-train Tube network powered by energy from braking trains

London Underground (LU) is trialling a new system to recuperate the energy lost from braking trains.

Key Topics

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Building Information Modelling (BIM)

BIM is fast becoming an accepted process on many projects.  See webcasts from industry experts on what this means for practitioners.

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Building Information Modelling (BIM): Addressing the cyber security issues

This Insight looks at the risks inherent in the adoption of BIM, in particular the need to address cyber security.

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Building energy efficiency

Webcasts and industry interviews from building energy efficiency professionals, as well as a perspective from tomorrow’s engineers in Europe.   

Sector publications

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Built Environment Thought Leadership Summit: A review - Data as the lifeblood to the Smart Built Environment

The IET brought together leading experts from across the information and communications sector, and the building services industries, for a thought leadership summit on data in the smart built environment. This review highlights the current thinking, future opportunities, and key priorities in this fast-developing area.

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Energy efficient lighting in the UK

A comprehensive showcase led report outlining a current technology overview, market intelligence and the role of energy-efficient lighting in the drive for carbon reduction.

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Intelligent Buildings: Understanding and managing the security risks

View the Information and Communications Sector Insight on intelligent buildings and the security risks.

Sector Newsletters

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Sector newsletter

Bringing you all the latest on sector initiatives, partnerships and thought leadership, and details of upcoming events.

Built environment articles

Home 2020

Home 2020

14 September 2015

Traditional bricks-and-mortar homes are set to become more intelligent and more energy-efficient in the next few years.

Le Corbusier's vertical city in Marseille

Le Corbusier's vertical city in Marseille

14 September 2015

Despite its uninspiring Brutalist exterior, Radiant City in Marseille epitomises Le Corbusier's dream of a perfectly engineered and highly functional urban dwelling.



14 September 2015

A complex facility in Michigan is set to test the safety and reliability of driverless cars of the future, with hyper-realistic settings and accurate recreations.

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