Articles: control & automation

Overview: Is Training for Electricians in the UK Adequate?

Danny Lawless

By Danny Lawless, ARK M&E Ltd. In the UK under the City & Guilds (C&G) training schemes, electricians currently go through 3 – 4 years of theoretical and practical training. During this time, fundamental electrical understanding is taught along with … [READ MORE]

Highlights from Light + Building 2018 – Part 1: IoT, Home Automation, HVAC, Water Management, Lighting and Shading

Intesis' Maria Elena Cabello pointing out the IntesisBox ModBus to KNX gateway.

By Yasmin Hashmi, KNXtoday Light + Building 2018 was a real treat for the KNX professional. There was something for everyone and so much on show from KNX manufacturers, service providers and the KNX Association, that our show report has … [READ MORE]

Show Report: Top Ten Innovations at Light + Building 2018

KNX stands

By Mark Warburton, Ivory Egg. Having spent the full six days at Light + Building 2018, plus a preview day on the Saturday, I was able to see the majority of the show – well, the building part anyway! Other … [READ MORE]

Case Study: Why an M&E Consultant Specified KNX in a London Residential Block

Chelsea Island is a development by Hadley Property Group next to the River Thames in southwest London.

By Danny Lawless, ARK M&E Ltd. KNX is gaining in prominence in the UK’s large high-end residential sector. This is primarily due to its capabilities, which are compelling and are now being noticed by large M&E (Mechanical & Electrical) consultants. … [READ MORE]

Case Study: Automation of a Self-Sufficient Eco-Apartment Complex in Slovenia using KNX

The Ankaran apartment complex in Slovenia.

By Flavio Sanches, ComfortClick. The Ankaran complex comprises ten apartments, a concierge’s office, a wine cellar and a swimming pool. It is located in the coastal region of Slovenia, and as such, has high solar incidence and good wind power … [READ MORE]

Business Opportunities: KNX – the Perfect Backbone for Voice Control of Buildings

Dejan Bukovnik

By Dejan Bukovnik, Voxior. The revolution of intuitive hands-free computing is already here. According to Mark Warburton of Ivory Egg, this is “the first time people have communicated with computers and machines using our own natural interface instead of a … [READ MORE]