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BSRIA expert speaking & exhibiting at Smart Buildings Show 2017September 2017

Henry Lawson Market Research Consultant

BSRIA is delighted to be speaking, exhibiting and supporting the Smart Buildings Show 2017 – taking place on Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th November at the Barbican, London.

BSRIA’s expert speaker is Henry Lawson, Senior Market Research Consultant in BSRIA’s World Market Intelligence division. Henry specialises in smart building solutions and energy solutions and will speak on Wednesday 8th November.

Henry will be presenting 'From the Smart Building to the Wise Building' which will look at how building automation systems are changing and being challenged and at the dramatic growth in the smart homes market, as well as more specialised areas including Building Energy Management (BEMS) and the newly emerging revolution in Smart Connected HVAC systems.

His areas of specialist knowledge include conducting recent detailed research into smart homes, building automation, building energy management (BEMS) and hydronic controls.

Henry holds an MA from the University of Oxford and has worked for a number of international organisations in a marketing, product management and market research capacity. A common theme has been a focus on data and analytics, which is also increasing at the heart of building services and smart buildings.

Henry said:

“The smart building is already upon us. In 2016 the global market for automated and smart building services was worth over 30 billion US dollars. This is having a massive impact on the way buildings are designed and commissioned and how we use them and experience them.

All of this means that the Smart Building is evolving into the Wise Building. The wise building is in constant touch with its occupants and the wider world. It moves beyond smart programming and even basic decision making to ‘remember’ and ‘learn’ how to provide the best, most comfortable and most productive environment.”

Henry will also look at how the Cloud and the Internet of Things are central to achieving this transformation and what this means both for business and society.

John Hatcher, Conference Director, said:

"This is the most exciting smart buildings event to take place in the UK and we are pleased to be launching it at The Barbican, London. We will be bringing together technology vendors and suppliers with FMs, senior leadership teams and building owners under one roof and showcasing the possibilities of smart buildings."

The Smart Buildings Show already has an impressive list of exhibitors and speakers. Exhibitors include: Beckhoff, Distech Controls, enlight, Mitie, One Sightsolutions, RedstoneConnect, Sontay, Tridium and WAGO.

A full list is available at

Speakers from companies such as Accenture, Capita, IBM, JLL and Philips will be giving their view of the commercial smart buildings market, plus there will also be a training hub with a range of CPD courses.

  • For more information on speaking opportunities & exhibiting please contact:
  • Claire Hatchett, Sales Manager:
  • Tel: 01923 437 617 mobile: 07976 613 352
  • Register now! Free attendance: smartbuildingsshow

Smart buildings look beyond the building equipment within their four walls. They are connected and responsive and they interact with building operators and occupants to give them new levels of visibility and actionable information.

The Smart Buildings Show will cover all key aspects of creating and managing a smart building, including:

  • Building automation systems & design.
  • Energy efficiency.
  • Lighting & controls.
  • Security.
  • HVAC.
  • Smart meters & monitoring.
  • Networks & wireless.


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