UK Association sponsors Smart Buildings 2017 at UK Construction Week
As the logical choice for headline sponsor for a Show dedicated to the future of smart building control, KNX UK (the UK association of KNX manufacturers, installers and suppliers) is putting the spotlight on the importance of catch-free interoperability. “Only a global open standard and a certification system that guarantees interoperability will give us the levels of real smartness we need” said Iain Gordon, President of KNX UK and a leading KNX solutions provider.
Construction is changing and pile driving to painting, effective collaboration is the name of the game in delivering a successful project. “The new generation that is shaping our industry’s future has been weaned on BIM. For them sharing and collaboration are the norm. KNX is match fit and ready for them,” said Iain Gordon.
As the uptake of KNX spreads – over 30,000 KNX partners are installing systems in 110 countries – it is inevitably encompassing more types of installation. While the main focus to date has been on larger commercial and public sector projects and private mansions, smaller commercial projects are now a key realistic target for KNX installers. This is especially so given the growing range of KNX-certified control devices available. The wider market opens the doors to a new generation of KNX installers, many of whom will be attracted by the new KNX software and app (ETS Inside) for smaller installations which is being previewed on the KNX Stand (S115).
Mr Gordon has been invited to speak at the show (Wednesday 11 October), when he will share ideas on how KNX can add value in the working environment in smaller premises and dispel once and for all the hype about smart control only being practical for skyscrapers and houses on millionaires’ rows.
KNX UK partners and enthusiasts will be on Stand S115 at the Smart Buildings Show to share their knowledge and experience.