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The Future of Smart Cities – Building a Sustainable and Resilient Future

The need for smart cities grows as the world becomes more digitized and automated. From improving traffic flow and reducing air pollution to creating more efficient public transportation systems and managing energy use, there are countless ways in which technology can help make cities more sustainable and resilient. While many governments and city municipalities have begun implementing smart city initiatives, there is still a lot of work to do to use this transformative technology to its fullest potential. In this blog post, we discuss some of the key features of a successful smart city and explore how Hellman Electric supports these efforts.


For a smart city to be prosperous, it must have a highly effective and functional public transportation system. This is because public transportation is a keystone of any city and is vital for the efficient movement of people and goods. Today, to increase the capacity and dependability of the transportation system and help it operate more safely, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) should be considered when designing and developing a smart city. Recognized as one of New York’s ITS leaders, Hellman Electric is an expert in installing ITS and systems integration assignments for both new and old installations. Click here to learn how to start developing your smart city with ITS.


When designing and constructing a smart city, it is essential to have a clear vision for the future. Without a forward-thinking plan, making the necessary changes to infrastructure and buildings can be difficult. Furthermore, it can be challenging to attract the required investment without a clear plan. Thankfully, Hellman Electric has a team of experienced planners who can help cities develop a progressive outline for the future. As more cities look to adopt innovative city technologies, it’s not a surprise to see Hellman Electric’s Design-Build services becoming an increasingly popular choice.


As our world becomes increasingly connected and reliant on technology, it’s clear that our cities will need to continue to evolve if they want to thrive. This means investing in future-proof infrastructure and systems that can adapt to changing demands. By doing so, cities can ensure they are prepared for whatever the future may hold. For those ready to begin future-proofing their city, making enhancements to aging infrastructure and new systems is an excellent place to start. By investing in resilient solutions, cities can ensure they are ready for the future.


At Hellman, we are dedicated to helping our clients build resilient and sustainable futures. We have the experience and expertise necessary to help your city thrive in this new era of technological advancement. Contact us today to learn more about how we can begin enhancing your city with smart technology design and solutions. 


Shaping the Future of Construction

The construction industry is at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement as new technologies are being developed, and more efficient techniques are replacing older rigorous methods. Due to this ever evolving landscape, it can be challenging to keep up with the latest trends. At Hellman Electric, we always have our finger on the industry’s pulse so that we can provide our clients with the most efficient and affordable solutions possible. Here are five construction trends that should be on your radar as we head into 2023. 

Smart Cities Change Industry Operation

The “smart city” concept is one of the most talked about trends in the construction industry. While the term can mean different things to different people, smart cities are generally defined as urban areas that use technology to improve the quality of life for residents. This can include everything from self-driving cars and intelligent traffic management systems to energy-efficient buildings and waste management solutions. While the concept is still in its early stages, it is already significantly impacting the construction industry due to its demand. For example, more and more companies are being asked to incorporate smart technology into their projects, which means construction companies will need to adapt if they want to be involved in shaping the future.

Connectivity Leads to Job Site Transformation

As construction companies embrace digital connectivity, they will see a transformation in how work gets completed on job sites. By having real-time visibility into machine utilization, diagnostic information, and performance, construction fleets can improve asset management, reduce fuel consumption, increase safety and improve preventive maintenance scheduling. This increased visibility and efficiency will lead to better project management and, ultimately, a better construction experience for all involved. 


Drone Technology Is Here to Stay 

Drones are quickly becoming an essential tool in the construction industry. Once thought of as toys, drones are now being used to survey and inspect various locations, providing significant cost savings. By using drones, construction companies can send crewless aerial vehicles (UAVs) to survey potential job sites, inspect progress on existing projects, and identify potential hazards, allowing companies to save time and money while keeping their workers safe. In addition, drones can provide real-time footage of ongoing construction projects, enabling project managers to monitor progress closely and identify potential problems early on. 


Tech Solutions Improve Onsite Safety

For the past several decades, hard hats have been one of the most prevalent safety equipment at construction sites. But with the increasing number of nonfatal injuries at job sites over the last several years, improved safety equipment has been called upon. That’s why we’ll see an influx of tech-enabled safety equipment over the next few years. A few examples include: 

  • A helmet from HexArmor features a Kinetix suspension system that can absorb and direct impact out and away from the neck and spinal cord. This system reduces 40% more of the impact force than other helmets.
  • Kenzen has developed a continuous health monitoring program where workers wear a small device on their upper arm to monitor core body temperature, heart rate, sweat rate, and activity level. The data feeds into an app visible to the worker and the manager to help predict and prevent workforce injuries.


Corporate Strategy Focuses on Cybersecurity 

With the rise of the digital age, businesses in every industry have had to adapt their practices to protect themselves against cybercrime. However, until recently, the construction industry has avoided attacks that have become common in other industries. Unfortunately, this is changing. A growing number of construction companies are finding themselves the targets of cyberattacks, and many are ill-prepared to deal with these threats. As a result, construction companies will need to take active steps to protect their data and systems from attack. To do this, they’ll need to include cybersecurity into their ongoing strategy and invest in strong cyber defense measures while educating employees on best practices.


As the construction industry continues to grow, it’s essential to stay ahead of the trends to remain competitive. We hope this blog post has given you valuable insights into the future and how your business can prepare for what’s to come. By following us on Instagram and Facebook, you can be sure that you won’t miss a thing regarding upcoming construction technology and methods.