The Internet of Things (IoT) is by far one of the most disruptive yet groundbreaking evolutions in our society today. As this significant technological advancement offers a unique opportunity to improve the way we live, commute, and travel, it sheds new light on how property and infrastructure owners need to adapt and embrace the change.


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For all property and infrastructure-related components of smart and connected systems, WSP offers both policy and technical support to public and private clients and acts as the liaison between owners and the emerging technologies.

 

Modern car technologies can detect hazards, and notify the driver or automatically react, therefore minimizing accidents. Bridges can transmit data related to structural integrity, preventing failures. Buildings can include sensors to monitor operating systems. For example, sensors can quickly identify a leaking ceiling issue that needs to be addressed promptly, and the appropriate sequence of actions will be triggered to minimize additional risk to building structure, sustainability, or occupants.  Today, sensors monitor and track huge amounts of data; cloud-based apps translate that data into useful intelligence and transmit it to machines on the ground, enabling mobile, real-time response. WSP can help integrate technology, capture the data, and turn it into action for end users.

 

Technology applications are expanding into all aspects of our society and their impact is profound, as cities, buildings, and infrastructure become ever smarter, with solutions for smart mobility, security, healthcare, governance, and many more becoming commonplace.

 

Smart Cities Provide Competitive Advantage

Our cities and the way we work are changing and cities that leverage the full potential of information will have a true competitive advantage.  We collaborate with government agencies, cities, and technology partners to develop integrated platforms to establish a city data marketplace. These platforms enable advanced analytics to support city functions like green infrastructure planning, traffic management, and energy usage, by integrating data from multiple sources including demographics, crime statistics, any sensor-based source – energy consumption meters, air quality sensors, and traffic sensors to name but a few – and information submitted by citizens and businesses. The new data marketplace is expected to offer businesses unprecedented insight into interactions and relationships between different city functions, supporting core business planning and fostering new business opportunities.

 

Living Better in Smarter Buildings

The ongoing expansion and upgrading of wireless networks and advances in computing power mean WSP possesses the tools and knowledge to make buildings more comfortable while reducing their carbon footprint.

  • Design and Engineering – from security systems to integrated energy management systems, and technology networks to digital engineering, our expertise and knowledge can create environments that improve collaboration and wellbeing. 
  • Future Ready – we can protect the investment value of real estate by designing or adapting buildings so that they accommodate future technology changes, thereby avoiding obsolescence and reliance on single technology providers, and improving the life cycle performance.

Smart Buildings Approach

Fully integrated technology design is necessary for project design and construction phases to coordinate, validate and understand the intelligent building systems and commissioning thereof prior to bidding, construction, substantial completion, and occupancy.

Our national team of experts works on systems related to:

  • Information and Communications Technology
    • Network Systems
    • Structured Cabling Systems
    • Beacon Technology
    • Distributed Antennae Systems
    • Visual Display Systems
    • WiFi Modeling
  • Electronic Security and Integration
    • Access Control Systems
    • Video Surveillance
  • Building Systems and Integration
    • Acoustics
    • Audio Systems
  • Emergency Communication Systems
  • Healthcare Technology
    • Nurse Call