The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the ability of internet-enabled devices to communicate independently. What that means for the construction and service contracting industries is unfolding in a variety of opportunities and challenges. This will have a transformative effect on these sectors of our economy, and smart contractors need to be aware of the implications.
This paper by the New Horizons Foundation seeks to increase awareness among sheet metal and HVAC contractors of how big data will change the ways that buildings and building systems are designed, constructed, and maintained. HVAC contractors who have the connections and insight to be on the front end of these transformations can become more valuable to their customer, the owner.