Sejong, South Korea, is the world’s first city to receive the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO’s) smart city certification. The ISO 37106, Sustainable cities and communities – Guidance on establishing smart city operating models for sustainable communities, designation is awarded by the British Standards Institution (BSI) to a city that has achieved world-class performance and maturity in light of the smart city framework.
The Government of Saskatchewan introduced legislation today to better protect and define the rights and obligations of owners, developers, contractors, and subcontractors. The proposed Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2018, will create a payment process to establish reasonable timelines for providing payment for construction projects.
The online retail boom (and the corresponding change in consumer delivery time expectations) has forced warehouses, distribution centres, and production facilities to operate at an ever-increasing pace. Fortunately, recent technological improvements in supply chain equipment have allowed industrial facilities to keep up with this demand, while maintaining safety and efficiency.
The newly launched EnergyCompass tool seeks to improve energy literacy in Ontario and aid construction professionals to make better use of green building designs to reach the goal of net-zero carbon emissions.
CommandWear Systems in Vancouver, B.C., has been selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and its research and development partners to create a smart city technology to assist public safety.
Design firm DIALOG and The Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) have published a framework to help design and development professionals understand the impact of their project design decisions on community well-being.
WiredScore, the company behind an international standard for rating digital connectivity in commercial buildings, has released the Wired Certification Guidelines for Commercial Developments and Redevelopments – Canada.
Innovators will test their smart city technologies in test-beds across Toronto, through the first-ever Urban Pilot Program (UPPlift). Designed and delivered by Urban Living Futures, the program focuses on bridging the gap between emergent smart city technologies and building and infrastructure operators seeking innovations to enhance the city’s liveability.