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Built environment

Providing information on aspects of built environment for members and the public.

This section contains IET briefings on built environment issues (such as smart cities, integrated building services and infrastructure risk and resilience). The aim in every case is to provide authoritative information and increase understanding both for parliamentarians and the public.

CPD logo These documents can count toward the IET’s CPD. Please look for the CPD logo on documents in this area. Please note this does not imply that the activity is specifically sanctioned or accredited by the IET. For further information on CPD please go to the IET CPD homepage.

Scaling Up Retrofit 2050 Scaling up retrofit 2050

Why a nationwide programme to upgrade the existing housing stock is the only way for the UK to achieve its carbon saving goals.

Scaling Up Retrofit 2050  

 

Scaling Up Retrofit 2050 flyer Scaling up retrofit 2050 (flyer)

Why a nationwide programme to upgrade the existing housing stock is the only way for the UK to achieve its carbon saving goals.

Scaling Up Retrofit 2050 flyer  

 

Smart Cities - Time to involve the people? Smart cities - time to involve people

A insight report from the IET detailing research undertaken about smart cities and the public's awareness of the advantages.

Smart Cities - Time to involve the people?  

 

Data integration approaches for smarter operation of large commercial buildings Data integration approaches for smarter operation of large commercial buildings

A case study on approaches on integration of data and data collection to enable smarter operation in commercial buildings.

Data integration approaches for smarter operation of large commercial buildings  

 

Smart buildings in action – real-time structural monitoring Smart buildings in action – real-time structural monitoring

A case study detailing the real-time structural monitoring of Barcelona’s Olympic venue “Palau Sant Jordi”.

Smart buildings in action – real-time structural monitoring  

 

Accelerating the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Built Environment Accelerating the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Built Environment

A case study detailing the adoption of building information modelling or BIM.

Accelerating the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Built Environment  

 

Building Information Modelling (BIM): Addressing the Cyber Security Issues Building Information Modelling (BIM): Addressing the Cyber Security Issues

A case study looking at the challenges and opportunities of data-driven systems for building, community and city-scale applications.

Building Information Modelling (BIM): Addressing the Cyber Security Issues  

 

Digital Technology Adoption in the Smart Built Environment Digital Technology Adoption in the Smart Built Environment

A case study looking at the challenges and opportunities of data-driven systems for building, community and city-scale applications.

Digital Technology Adoption in the Smart Built Environment  

 

Integrating building services data for energy efficiency and cost saving investment Integrating building services data for energy efficiency and cost saving investment

A case study on how analysis of data can help improve building management and energy efficiency.

Integrating building services data for energy efficiency and cost saving investment  

 

Infrastructure Risk and Resilience: Managing Complexity and Uncertainty in Developing Cities Infrastructure Risk and Resilience

Selected papers highlighting current thinking regarding the resilience of cities.

Infrastructure Risk and Resilience: Managing Complexity and Uncertainty in Developing Cities  

 

Digital engineering and project controls in the construction industry Digital engineering and project controls in the construction industry

A case study on digital engineering and project controls in the construction industry.

Digital engineering and project controls in the construction industry  

 

City-scale Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure: Applying a collaborative, people-centric approach City-scale Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure

A case study on applying a collaborative, people-centric approach to city-scale internet of things (IoT) infrastructure.

City-scale Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure: Applying a collaborative, people-centric approach  

 

An open data platform for integrated city services An open data platform for integrated city services

A case study on open data platforms for integrated city services in Glasgow.

An open data platform for integrated city services