Infrared shift: a new standard for LiFi

A new standard covering the use of infrared in LiFi communication catapults the technology into mainstream relevance – a move that could redefine data communication in built environments, says’s Jeroen van Gils

The value chain: blockchain in the built environment

Blockchain is fuelling the digitisation of the built environment by providing a secure method of data exchange. IN2 Engineering’s Samreet Singh explores how it could revolutionise the use of BIM, energy microgrids and the circular economy

Platforms for growth: digital engineering for SMEs

Adopting a digital way of working may be daunting for SMEs with a fraction of the budget of big rivals, but Atkins’ Ben Roberts MCIBSE says in-house digital advocates, training and freely available tools can get firms up to speed quickly

Building back digitally

There are calls to ‘Build Back Better’ as we seek to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Hywel Davies describes the role digitalisation has to play in making buildings safer and more cost efficient

Jagannatha Reddy – the digital engineer of the year

Jagannatha Reddy’s commitment to innovation in digital processes and collaboration earned him the title of best digital engineer 2019 at the
Society of Digital Engineering Digital Awards. Liza Young finds out more

Factors affecting workplace satisfaction

A major occupancy study by Hoare Lea, with support from UCL, has revealed that cultural and organisational factors have the greatest effect on workplace satisfaction, while daylight, indoor air quality and thermal comfort are the environmental factors that have the biggest influence