Monthly Archives: February 2018


Learn IT, Carnegie Mellon University

Peggy Smedley is joined by Azizan Aziz, assistant research professor at the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics in the School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, who talks about a new building energy diagnostic tool. They discuss how this innovation can help cities and construction companies build smarter cities.

Innovation in Technology, City of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh understands data is key to making cities smarter. Grant Ervin, chief resilience officer and assistant director for the Dept. of City Planning, sheds some light on energy and water conservation in the city of Pittsburgh. He gives Peggy Smedley a peek behind the curtain at what the city is doing to integrate smart [...]

Building Automation

Construction is helping rebuild smart cities including roads, bridges, transportation, utilities, and more. Peggy Smedley chats with Scott Smith, enterprise program manager and industry principal, OSIsoft, about building energy efficiency and what contractors should be thinking about to gain marketshare. He identifies drivers, ROI (return on investment), and examples.

Augmented Reality in Smart Cities

Brian Ballard, CEO and cofounder, Upskill, discusses with Peggy Smedley how AR (augmented reality) is changing how cities are built and how construction will use the technology. He talks about how it is going to help train people faster and help close the skills gap.