The introduction of SMART BUILDING EXPO represented an important opportunity to talk about building infrastructure as the basis for the evolution of the ultra-wideband plan and digital services. The event’s offering and training and information sessions were essential for the attending companies, as they revealed new opportunities and rose to the challenge as regards the integration between the security and home automation industries.

The first edition of SMART BUILDING EXPO, the Fiera Milano and Pentastudio event designed for the building automation market, took place alongside SICUREZZA and has been deemed a success.

The professional visitors were provided with an extremely innovative opportunity as regards smart building networking, which completed the product offering that spanned from security to building automation.

The exhibitors who took part at SMART BUILDING EXPO were highly satisfied with their participation as well as with the average number of new contacts made: the operators who visited the area housed in hall 3, showed genuine interest in the offering and drew considerable inspiration for their businesses.

Alongside SICUREZZA, SMART BUILDING EXPO made its original vocation quite clear: integration. This means proposing a new working model that meets the interests of an articulated industry according to a partnership strategy and that no longer identifies its potentiality for growth purely in relation to the sale and installation of individual products, but above all, to the search for a common vocabulary between the various different professionals involved (designers, builders, technology manufacturers and installation technicians) as well as to the study of structured solutions for the building. An opportunity that did not go unnoticed for the countless sector associations and their associates present.

SMART BUILDING EXPO therefore consolidated the ‘smart building’ concept as a factor for technological evolution, a driving force for economic growth and bearer of all that is required to see a cultural leap within the design, installation and building construction industries and their methods, as well as a fundamental resource for the development of the Ultra-Wideband Plan in Italy. This synergy created by Assimpredil ANCE, Confindustria Digitale, Anitec-Assinform and ANCI - i.e. the largest of the ANCE organisations that unite the construction companies in the provinces of Milan, Lodi, Monza and Brianza, the ICT company federation and association and the Association of Italian Comunes - for the drafting of the application guide of article 135a of the Consolidated Building Law presented in Milan undoubtedly represents a ‘cultural leap’.

The ‘Building Predisposed to Ultra-Wideband’ label was officially presented at the event, the complementary element of article 135a, alongside a series of workshops dedicated to BIM, the method for the designing and management of construction projects via software. For the first time in Italy, BIM designing was also discussed in relation to MEP design. Even this proposal was oriented towards the principle of integration, where the design project becomes a collaborative and shared exercise for the various individuals involved, thereby reducing, or even entirely eliminating, the timings and costs of eventual works or installations relative to the digital infrastructures realised after construction.