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Smart Buildings will create a scalable foundation for creating the elusive smart city, building by building, from the ground up.

Launched in 2017, TIA’s Smart Buildings Program focuses on connectivity, interoperability, communications and capacity. It brings together thought leaders and subject matter experts from across the real estate and ICT ecosystem to define exactly what a smart building is and provide a framework for assessing that definition.

Developing smart buildings will give rise to smart campuses, which will foster smart communities, and eventually smart cities. While areas such as smart HVAC, lighting and kiosks directories are integral components of a smart building, TIA and its member companies have identified additional areas of consideration when designing and constructing a Smart Building. These areas of focus include:

  • defining cabling and other integration requirements;
  • certifying neutral host/infrastructure to ensure interoperability;
  • identifying broadband and capacity requirements;
  • scoping of in-building requirements to include FirstNet; and
  • identifying revenue generating opportunities for buildings and rooftop real estate

The goal of this multi-year TIA Technology Program is to unify the broader ecosystem of smart buildings under a recommended framework of best practices to meet functional and performance requirements with adequate security, reliability and availability. TIA is also leading the development of a Levels Assessment that will benchmark and certify buildings for their design and build as a “Smart Building.”

TIA invites individuals to learn about the Smart Buildings Program and join the collaboration efforts of more than 100 companies. This program and its global thought leaders are breaking new ground with vision and innovation that’s poised to drive significant Return on Investment (ROI). Together, TIA and its members will grow the estimated $32B industry, and realize the benefits of the connected live, work and play environment of the future.

Frequently Asked Questions about Smart Buildings

Do You Have a Wireless Plan? A Strategic Question for Enterprises and Cities

This guest post is sponsored by T-Mobile. We are pleased to have T-Mobile as one of our Founding Sponsors for TIA's Smart Buildings Program. Guest Post by Luke Lucas Senior Manager, National 5G SMART and In-Building Coverage T-Mobile Over the past few months, I’ve received messages from many building owners concerned about how poor connectivity…

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TIA and The Safer Buildings Coalition Sign Mutual Membership Agreement

Arlington, VA (June 22, 2020) –– The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced it has joined the Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC), an independent, not for profit organization providing thought leadership and education focused on advancing policies, ideas, and technologies that ensure effective in-building communications capabilities for public…

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TIA Announces Next “Assessing Smart Buildings” Webinar

Arlington, VA (June 08, 2020) –– The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced details for the second live webinar of its Assessing Smart Buildings series. This next installment will be moderated by TIA and feature experts from Corning, T-Mobile, Symmetry Operations, and Connected Real Estate Magazine. Expert…

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Assessing Smart Buildings – The Time is Now for a Holistic Approach

There’s no denying the growing demand for smarter buildings – regardless of building type or industry vertical. According to reports from CABA, Navigant Research and Markets and Markets, the commercial smart building market is expected to grow from $35 billion in 2018 to $70 billion by 2023. The question becomes: How do building owners, REITs,…

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TIA Position Paper:
The Time is Now for a Holistic Approach to Assessing Smart Buildings

The smart building market will double to $70 billion by 2023 as the ICT industry, commercial real estate and governments embrace smart buildings as the gold standard in commercial construction. Fully integrated systems are enabling advanced building automation for increased efficiency, optimized operations and enhanced occupant productivity, safety, security and wellbeing. Now, new 5G, IoT…

TIA Announces Details for Smart Buildings Webinar Featuring Leaders from Corning, Microsoft, and T-Mobile

Arlington, VA (March 26, 2020) –– The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced details for an upcoming live webinar featuring experts from Corning, Microsoft, and T-Mobile. TIA is actively working to develop industry-accepted smart building standards and assessment criteria through its Smart Building Program that brings together…

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TIA and TSDSI Announce Collaboration to Advance ICT Standards

Arlington, VA (September 23, 2019) –– The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, and the Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI), a standards development organization that aims to develop, promote and maintain standards, driven by India-specific requirements and innovations, have agreed to collaborate to accelerate the development of…

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TIA and UL Showcase Smart Buildings Collaboration and Expertise at Realcomm – IBcon 2019 Conference

Arlington, VA (June 6, 2019) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, together with UL, a leading global safety science organization, today announced a collaboration in conjunction with the upcoming Realcomm – IBcon 2019 Conference taking place June 13-14 at the Music City Center…

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TIA Teams Up With UL To Advance Work in Smart Buildings

We were eager to kick off 2019 announcing our collaboration with UL, a leading global safety science organization, to accelerate an industry framework for the evolving world of smart buildings.

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TIA Sets the Foundation for Smart Buildings at MWC Barcelona

This year MWC Barcelona was full of the usual bustle, but TIA stood out among the conversations about next-gen networks by leading the discussion around one of 5G’s most essential components – Smart Buildings.

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TIA Presents Smart Buildings Expertise at the IoT Community’s IoT Day Slam 2019 Virtual Conference April 9th

Arlington, VA (March 21, 2019) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced a dedicated program track for the Internet of Things Community’s (IoT Community®) acclaimed IoT Day Slam 2019 Virtual Conference. Taking place April 9th, TIA and several of its member company…

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TIA and UL Announce Collaboration to Advance the Smart Buildings Marketplace

Arlington, VA (February 21, 2019) –– The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks together with UL, a leading global safety science organization, announced a new agreement to work together, through TIA’s Smart Buildings Program, to accelerate the development of common framework for smart buildings. TIA and UL are…

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