I wasn’t surprised at the presence of new technology at the Mechanical Contractors Association of America convention in Orlando, but I was surprised at how much. The place was awash in new tech, and not just phones and tablets. Well, the topic of tablets was covered, too, with 83% of the audience in one session using iPads, with Microsoft Surface tablets coming in at number two. iPads are most popular because their security is rock solid; android tablets are not as secure.
IoT, tech tools are here now
The BIM model will be the center of all project data BIM is expensive both in terms of people and hardware The Internet of Things will include the Internet of Buildings, wherein smart buildings autonomously control HVAC and order and perform their own maintenance.