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Smart Buildings 2.0: Thinking Beyond The Walls

Dating back to around 3600 B.C., the Megalithic Temples of Malta are considered by many experts to be the oldest buildings in the world. The term “building” is somewhat loosely interpreted, considering the Flintstones-style architecture of the existing site. Nonetheless, building construction has obviously undergone an epic evolution since those structures were first raised.

From that point on, the human spirit has been on a never-ending quest to build better and “smarter.” Just a few hundred years later, Newgrange, likely the smartest building of its era with an integrated time-telling capability, was built. This begs the question, was that the first smart building ever constructed?

Ilika plc (LON: IKA) has world class expertise in accelerated materials innovation, including in the automotive, aeronautical and electronic components sectors. Global brands such as Rolls-Royce and Toyota have long-term collaborations with Ilika. High throughput technology enables functional materials to be made, characterised and tested up to 100 times faster than traditional techniques. Robust datasets enhance intellectual property value, optimise product performance and reduce time to market, thereby maximising return on R&D investment.

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