The evolution of smart buildings has been painfully slow over the last 25 years. But we are now on the threshold of realizing a fully automatic system that could control all the building services without the intervention of humans. This we call the building internet of things (BIOT).
You may think working in a comfy, climate-controlled office is safe and hazard-free, but there are many risks to your safety and health all around you. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports tens of thousands of injuries or work-related health problems that office workers suffer each year.
A local councillor has said a multi-million-pound plan to build a giant office in the centre of London's Old Street roundabout never got off the ground because it was impossible from an engineering standpoint, Techworld reports.
The amount of office space being built in central areas of the capital rose 24 per cent in the six months to the end of March, a survey of construction activity by advisory firm Deloitte has found — the second-biggest increase in 20 years.