Supported by the industry’s leading bodies, including KNX Association, The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) and the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) to name but a few, Smart Buildings 2016 will be a hive of world-leading content, CPD sessions and cutting-edge industry brands.
Showcasing the latest innovations in smart building technology, the event will cater for professionals across the full spectrum of the sector from home automation to climate control, lighting, access and security, workplace technology, entertainment systems and the Internet of Things.
Representing a more connected future, Smart Buildings 2016 offers the unique benefit to both exhibitors and visitors of networking with professionals from across the entire construction industry – being co-located alongside eight other shows as part of UK Construction Week.
Day one of the Smart Buildings Hub will kick off by looking at the integral role facilities managers should play in building design. Mike Packham, Owner of Bernard Williams Associates and member of BIFM’s Operational Readiness Group, will outline the difference involving a facilities manager makes to a buildings’ performance. Also on the first day there will be a seminar that looks at how data within the universe of technology can be protected from potential attacks by tools and safeguards. This is followed by an exploration of The “LIFI” Revolution.
The second day begins with a panel discussion about ‘The Connected Home and Workspace’ and promises to get to the heart of what this really means and how we achieve it. Speakers include: Iain R Gordon, President and Managing Director of KNX UK, Muir Baxter, International Account Manager – Major Projects at MDU & Hospitality, GIRA and Simon Buddle, Education Director for CEDIA.
Other topics on the agenda for day two include ‘Getting the Most out of Your Smart Buildings’ by Dr Martin Ganley – Director of Smart Homes and Buildings at the BRE – and what the future of lighting has in store in the coming years.
The final day will be forecasting trends of ‘The IOT Revolution’. It is expected that by 2020, 64 billion devices will be connected to the IOT, with 5.5 million devices connecting every day in 2016. This seminar will discuss the forecasts for the IOT and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
Also on the final day, Jeremy Towler, Senior Manager of Energy & Smart Technologies at the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA), will be discussing ‘Closing in on the Retrofit Challenge’. With 80% of all the UK’s buildings that will exist in 2050 already built, how can they be upgraded to become ‘smart’?
Registering to attend Smart Buildings 2016 is quick, easy and free and can be completed by visiting www.smartbuildingslive.co.uk. What’s more, by completing the form, trade visitors can access all nine shows taking place at UK Construction Week.