The Contractor’s Corner – What’s a smart building?
Abstract: This issue’s “Contractor’s Corner” takes a look at “smart buildings,” which have sensors that gather and track information about the structure’s usage and performance. With this data, owners can better regulate the building’s energy consumption and, ultimately, save money. But this trend isn’t limited to new construction; it’s also in renovations and rehabs. Going forward, this trend will be particularly important for companies that work on design-build projects, where complex technologies are often factored into building plans upfront.