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Smart Buildings

Aukett Swanke Expands Further into Smart Buildings with Vanti Acquisition

March 22nd, 2024
Energy

Net Zero Buildings Explored: Cambridge University’s Civil Engineering Building

February 23rd, 2024
RIBA 2024 Smart Building Overlay to Plan of Work
Smart Buildings

Reviewing the 2024 Smart Building Overlay to RIBA’s Plan of Work

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has created a Smart Building Overlay to the 2020  RIBA Plan of Work, which clearly defines the stages of development in building projects. This Smart Building Overlay acts as a resource for all built environment professionals, clients and end users, looking for guidance on how to incorporate smart […]

Complimentary Article Podcast MSI +Architect = Improved Smart Building Technology Delivery!
Smart Buildings

#Podcast 19: Why has an Architectural Firm Acquired a Smart Building Integrator?

In our Podcast series “Sh*t You Wish Your Building Did!”, Memoori explores the intersection between technology and commercial real estate through interesting conversations. Last month, architectural and interior design services company Aukett Swanke Group (ASG) confirmed the acquisition of smart building integrator company Torpedo Factory Group (TFG), in a deal that hints at a new potential […]

Commercial Buildings Design Build Gap
Smart Buildings

Bridging the Design-Operate Divide in Commercial Buildings

This week, architectural and interior design services company Aukett Swanke Group (ASG) has confirmed the acquisition of smart building technology company Torpedo Factory Group (TFG), in a deal that hints at a new potential trend in the commercial buildings sector. While architects have used M&A to broaden their technological capabilities in the past, few deals […]

Net Zero Buildings The Forge London
Energy

Net Zero Buildings Explored: The Forge, Bankside

Completed in January 2023, The Forge, Bankside, comprises two new-build net-zero commercial office buildings of nine storeys each and almost 140,000 square feet of internal space. It is the first commercial office development constructed and operated in line with the UK Green Building Council’s (UKGBC) net zero carbon buildings framework. Property developer, Landsec, has constructed […]

Security

Uptick and PlanRadar: Two Scale-Ups Transforming Building Compliance for Life Safety

Dame Judith Hackitt has spoken extensively about the construction industry’s need for a more joined-up approach. Her report, ‘Building a Safer Future: Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety’, produced in the wake of the UK Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017, made a number of recommendations on preventing similar incidents from taking place in the future. Her […]

Smart Cities

It Wouldn’t Be the First Time that Disease Reshaped our Built Environment

Are the open-plan office, co-working, and hotdesking all dead? Is remote working the new normal? Will our commercial real estate ever be the same again? These are the questions swirling around the buildings industry as we look ahead to the mysterious post-COVID landscape. “We are, at this moment, probably prone to overthinking a pandemic’s influence […]

Smart Buildings

Legacy Procurement Practices Continue to Hold Back the Building IoT Market

Construction methodology is still, for the most part, archaic. It starts with a strategic definition, where a business case is developed around the client’s requirements and budgets, and sites are appraised. Once the project is defined, preparation and briefing can begin, where budgets, outcomes and aspirations are refined further and feasibility can be studied. Next, […]

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