TV’s Property Brothers launch new venture to explore the risky world of custom homebuilding

Property Brothers, Jonathon and Drew Scott, are jumping from the fire of the small screen into the frying pan of real estate development and custom homebuilding with their latest venture, Dream Homes by Scott Living. Lucy Cohen Blatter, of Mansion Global, has more in an exclusive interview with the brothers: Jonathan, a professional contractor, takes … Continue reading TV’s Property Brothers launch new venture to explore the risky world of custom homebuilding

Solving the User Interface problems associated with Smart Home technology

Smart homes of the future may just as readily respond to instructions sent by text, as the voice-powered interfaces that dominate the early entrants to the market for the Internet of Things in the home. Amazon, Google and Apple all have technologies largely relying on speech recognition, but as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discovered after … Continue reading Solving the User Interface problems associated with Smart Home technology

Building security and safety susceptible to attack by hackers – this time it was a luxury hotel

The upside to using modern electronic/smart door security systems in hotels across the globe is that it is really easy to check guests in and out, replace lost keys, and prevent former guests from reusing their key to gain unauthorized access. The downside is that the smarter these security systems become, the more susceptible they … Continue reading Building security and safety susceptible to attack by hackers – this time it was a luxury hotel

The Construction Industry is (finally) developing its own standards for exchanging data

As the construction industry becomes more reliant upon technology, we must follow the proven examples of other industries and adopt standards for exchanging information. It started with CAD. All of a sudden there was a way to create drawings electronically that could improve the precision of the design process and reduce the repetitive labor associated … Continue reading The Construction Industry is (finally) developing its own standards for exchanging data