Monthly Archives: November 2019

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Can Smartphones Drive Citywide Energy Efficiency?

By Dan Hounsell ENERGY EFFICIENCY Is there anything smartphones can’t do? Probably. But as maintenance and engineering departments continue to discover, the devices are having a tremendous influence in several areas of institutional and commercial facilities. Maybe the largest impact of smartphones for maintenance and engineering has been on the productivity of front-line technicians. Armed […]


AI brings automated rail inspection closer

All Construction News Artificial intelligence computer software, developed by Omnicom Balfour Beatty and The University of York, could revolutionise rail track inspection, it is claimed. Omnicom Balfour Beatty and the University of York have been working together for more than two years and have come up with a way to automate and digitalise railway line […]


Defining Security for Access Control

By focusing on assessment, specification and implementation, managers can streamline installation and enhance the safety of facilities By James Piper, P.E.DOORS & HARDWARE No matter the type of access control system a manager specifies, a number of issues must be addressed before the project can begin. For each employee in the organization, managers need to […]