Technology invades the construction sector in a race against time towards smart cities

by | Oct 22, 2021

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A smart city is one that, in addition to being efficient, is also sustainable, and it uses technology to report data and offer a better life to users. This is possible through optimal services, more accurate administration, lower energy consumption, better fluidity in urban mobility, among others.

At present day, there are several smart cities such as London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Singapore, among others, of which some stand out more than others for being leaders in technological aspects, as well as financial and art emporiums. The real goal is to have cities that can sustain themselves.

Learn about the main leading technologies of this process with Carolina Custom Homes.


Technology has taken over the construction industry to transform traditional cities into empowered metropolises


Technology advances rapidly in all fields of life. In the construction industry, new intelligent ways are added every day to minimize management costs, save energy, impact the environment as little as possible, and at the same time, give a better quality of life to all human beings.

These are some of the main technologies that merged with the construction industry make it possible for any city to become smart:


  • Smart grids: they are interrelated smart grids through which data passes bidirectionally between the control center and the user.


  • Smart metering: it consists of measuring the energy consumption data of each user through digital meters or remote meters. The reading is made remotely and in real-time.


  • Smart sensors: these sensors are in charge of compiling all precise data to help keep the city connected and informed.


  • Distributed electricity generation: this electricity network shared by an area through small sources placed near the consumption points instead of a central point is similar to the microgeneration concept, which was used long ago.


  • Electric vehicles: the construction industry has been widely using this type of vehicle and also their charging stations.


  • Smart buildings: these are efficient, self-managed buildings interconnected with each other, emitting less CO2 and saving energy.


  • Establish the use of ICT: this refers to the use of information and communication technologies to have control of all the subsystems with which it works and that results in a smart city.


Smart cities are not born from scratch; they arise as an adaptation of existing ones.

By providing cities with the technology of various subsystems, we can achieve a better climatization of buildings, better mobility through a network of interconnected traffic lights, excellent demographic and environmental conditions, higher quality of life, and harmony with nature.

´´It is estimated that 70% of the world population will live in urban centers in the year 2050´´ according to Nexbits based on information showing that there are large numbers of communities that are in favor of smart cities.

If you want to develop an architectural project in hopes of being part of a smart city, we are here to help you with its execution.

Mike Goubran

Mike Goubran

Mike Goubran, owner of Carolina Development and Properties, LLC, and its affiliate, Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations, LLC, has been building homes in the Charlotte area for over 20 years. Mike graduated with a degree in Construction Management from East Carolina University and went on to receive a Master of Business Administration from Queens University in Charlotte. He has been a Licensed General Contractor since 1999 and currently holds this designation in both North and South Carolina. Mike is also a Certified Green Professional and is a member of the National Association of Home Builders. Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations is also an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau.

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