Blockchain puts surveyors, town planners and estate agents under threat

Some industry jobs currently done by human beings are to be taken by machine Surveyors, town planners and estate agents … do they have anything in common? They are middlemen. For example, general practice or estate surveyors specialize in land matters. They verify titles and ensure all other details in the property deeds are accurate and…

How are 4D cities developed?

4D city models enable detection of changes in built environment over time The research team led by Prof. Xiaoxiang ZHU in the Technical University of Munich (TUM) retrieved data from the German TerraSAR-X satellite, the most high-resolution civilian radar satellite in the world, to develop algorithms and models of 4-dimensional (4D) cities. They used point…

Blockchain and the built environment: how far are they connected?

How Blockchain helps with efficient use of electricity Answer: could be closely. Efficient use of energies especially electricity is a major concern for building’s life cycle costing, in particular in this era when everyone is talking about saving the earth’s resources for a sustainable growth of economy and for our next generations. From the economists’…