A $7.5bn "Digital Infrastructure City" is to break ground in the Las Vegas Valley in December this year.
The Bleutech Park, which is being developed by Bleutech Park Properties, hopes to "bring life to new technologies and alter the future of construction design". Among the features advertised for the park will be:
- Autonomous vehicles and robotics
- Artificial intelligence, augmented reality and the internet of things
- Localised air cleaning and self-healing concrete
Renewable energy will be generated from photovoltaic glass and floors that capture energy when walked on, and if all goes to plan, the park will have net zero carbon emissions when completed.
Affordable housing will be guaranteed for people working in jobs that serve the community, such as nurses, police officers, teachers and firefighters.
Bertrand Dano, Bleutech Park Properties’ chief technology innovation officer, said: "Bleutech believes in the rise of digitisation and robotics in construction as this will increase productivity and efficiency.
"Wearable technology will increase workplace safety, particularly in heavy lifting and repetition. We believe in the future of robotics and its ability to improve jobsite safety and employee’s health."
Mike Grigsby, Cisco Smart + Connected Communities’ group spokesperson, said: "Bleutech will push the envelope of innovation and bring together technology solutions that once seemed like pure science fiction. The convergence of the IoT and smart cities in a project like this challenges the way we define both of those solutions.
"It opens our thinking to what is truly possible and reveals just how expansive the connected communities concept really is."
Martin-Harris Construction will be the project’s main contractor and tech company Cisco will be its technology leader.
Construction of Bleutech Park Las Vegas is due to be completed by 2025.
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