Smart Buildings

Designing Buildings For Users Means Designing Buildings With Users

Infrastructure provides connectivity and connectivity provides the basis of smart buildings, therefore, it is essential to get that infrastructure right from the outset. Upgrading the hard infrastructure of connectivity within a building retrospectively is costly, complex, and highly disruptive so, if the intention is to minimize problems over the entire lifecycle of the facility, then most experts agree that all the key stakeholders must be involved when designing and selecting infrastructural elements. “The key to planning and installing an efficient intelligent building infrastructure is cooperative design between the end-user, contractor, system designer, and facilities personnel. This means detailed meetings and careful project management between all parties,” says Carol Everett Oliver, principal of CEO Communications. “Planning for a smart building involves more than just connecting the various facilities, systems, and building functions. It involves connecting the systems that need to be integrated.” Knowing what systems need to be integrated requires us to anticipate how the building […]

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