Sooner than later, IoT (Internet of Things) is going to be a significant part of the way we live our lives. People today are able to control remote appliances with just the tap of a touch screen. According to a report published by Deloitte, the current number of IoT devices in India is around 60 million and the number will increase to 1.9 billion units by 2020. Furthermore, the IoT market in India is expected to be $15 billion by 2020, accounting for 5% of the global market, indicates a NASSCOM report.
“IoT is being used for Construction management, and intelligent Building information modelling in Green buildings to shut down unnecessary systems or open and close louvers automatically, also used for creating intelligent prefab buildings and limiting construction waste. The use is growing.”
Just imagine how much our life and lifestyles are going to be revolved around IoT! To me, getting heavily dependent on technology seems scary. However, in this article I am focusing on the good it is doing for the building and construction industry.
Recently, Jacqui Levy in her blog for IBM wrote about the various ways in which IOT is impacting design and construction, such as use of IOT for intelligent Building information modelling or BIM, in Green buildings where IoT devices are engineered to do things like shut down unnecessary systems automatically when the building is unoccupied, or open and close louvers automatically to let in optimal levels of natural light. It is being used for creating intelligent prefab buildings and limiting construction waste. Construction management is another area where IoT is helping. For example, Heavy construction equipment is being outfitted with sensors, which can be remotely monitored for key indicators of potential maintenance issues like temperature fluctuations, excessive vibrations, etc.
Infact, IoT is slowly steadily penetrating every area of our living in the future such as surveillance, automated transportation, energy management, managing inventories, intelligent shopping systems, biological sensors that could use cloud-based analyses to allow users to study DNA or other molecules, monitoring and operation of urban and rural infrastructures like bridges, railway tracks, on and off shore wind farms is a key application of IoT. As the Oxford online dictionary mentions, “If one thing can prevent the Internet of Things from transforming the way we live and work, it will be a breakdown in security.”
This is excerpt from the article “10 TAKE AWAYS from 2017 to 2018” by Vertica Dvivedi, first published in SURFACES REPORTER MAGAZINE January 2018 edition. You can buy the copy from www.amazon.in from 1st January onward. Discounted Subscription can be done at www.surfaces.in